"I would rather regret the things I have done than the things that I have not." (Lucille Ball)
"Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dream?" (Tim Burton)
"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." (Oscar Wilde)
"One person's craziness is another person's reality." (Tim Burton)
"There is no beauty without some strangeness." (Poe)
"I would rather regret the things I have done than the things that I have not." (Lucille Ball)
:::DESIGNERS, BOUTIQUES, & BRANDS
*worked with more than once
-Devoid N' Deveil*
-Lu Ander's Boutique
-The Middleton Dress Company
-The Velvet Button
-White House|Black Market
H O T O G R A P H E R S:::
* = worked with more than once :-)
-*Kris Ugarizza*---Red Wave Photography (www.redwavepictures.com
): Kris has a talent for realizing his visions through his work. Not only is he a friend, he's also a very, VERY talented photographer, and I recommend working with him if you're in need of fabulous photos for a portfolio update!
-Kyle Bursaw---of Red Wave Photography (www.redwavepictures.com
): Kyle is a very sweet guy and captures wonderful images while still listening to what the model is hoping for in the final results. I definitely recommend working with him if your portfolio is in need of a boost.
-Huba Rostonics---Huba Rostonics Photography (MM#2827244) www.rostonics.com
: Very nice gentleman with wonderful ideas and the ability to bring them to life. Now based in Florida.
-Dustin Thalman---DThalman Photography (www.dthalmanphotography.com
): Dustin is a naturally gifted photographer, is laid-back but professional, and a lot of fun to work with. If you need a wedding or portrait photographer, he's your guy---just contact him through the website I've listed.
-Chongyi Wang---Moonsilhouette Photography (MM#2133618): Chongyi is a very sweet, creative photographer with lots of cool ideas; I only wish we'd had more time to work together. He's able to capture extraordinary images in places you'd least expect. I'd absolutely recommend working with him if your portfolio is in need of some "vamping up".
-Sean Shimmel---Time Stands Still Studio (MM#1042749): Sean is great at creating a relaxed but professional atmosphere. I really enjoyed shooting with him and appreciate his eye for beauty and art.
(Carol Stream, IL)
-*Lee Fenendael*---Lee Bonaventure Photography (MM#25297): Lee and I have worked together several times now, and he is a very sweet, thoughtful individual with a lot of fun, whimsical, and extremely creative ideas. I always enjoy the conversations that go along with the shoots:-)
(Oskosh, WI/Madison, WI/Fon du Lac, WI)
-*Ben Sprague*---Ben Sprague Photography: Mr. Sprague is a very quiet, sweet, thoughtful person, while the images he captures are often bold, loud, and intense. I very much like his style, and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again.
(Oshkosh, WI/Fon du Lac, WI)
-IMAGES BY AUGUSTUS: Augustus is a lot of fun to work with---happy to bend rules, ignore "Do Not Enter" signs, and allow his models to really let their personalities shine while shooting.
-*Alan M. Ross* (MM#274169): A very nice man who welcomed several of us into his beautiful home for a shoot on a warm day this October. Although he had his own agenda as far as the photographs he needed to get (he uses them to advertise clothing online), he still wanted to ensure we models were able to get some unique, lovely and useful images for our portfolios.
-Kelly Kuzulka---Locked Studios (MM#2119475): Kelly was SO much fun to work with! She really helped improve my comfort level with on-the-spot creativity and just "going with the flow", and from my shoot with her we were able to get some absolutely wonderful, flattering, beautiful images. I definitely recommend working with her:-)
-Pierre Stephenson---Pierre's Portrait Art Co. (MM#2109520): Incredible job with night shooting---a sweet, "chill" guy with a great eye, good taste, and a wonderful assistant. I'd love to work with him again!
-*Sarah Wykhuis* (Second Photographer at Pierre's Portrait Art Co): Sarah was a lot of fun to work with, manages to capture some really unique, interesting, and flattering angles, and I loved the photos I received from her!
(Madison, WI/Verona, WI)
-Cory Huntington---Studio H Photography (MM#43209): Great photographer with an excellent eye for the best angles/lighting---would love to work with him again!(Madison, WI)
-*Matt Engelhart*---F7 Photography (MM#2390891): Matt is an honest-to-God sweet person who is very patient and willing to take into consideration what the model needs to gain from a shoot for her portfolio. I recommend working with F7 if your port needs a bit of a boost, and if you want to work with someone in a truly collaborative effort.
-Ben Reilly---Reilly Images (MM#2434386): Ben is a young, easy-going, extremely talented wedding photographer who is venturing into the world of fashion photography. He's very willing to listen to and incorporate his model's interests and creative concepts into shoots; I'd definitely recommend working with him for any model looking to expand/enhance her (or his) portfolio.
-*Ann Oleinik*---Ann Oleinik Photography (MM#2248794): Ann is a sweet, thoughtful, delightfully creative wedding and bridal fashion photographer with a great eye for both the perfect image and the perfect setting. I had the privilege of working with her at my first "bridal" shoot (though I hope to do more!) at the Spertus Center---an absolutely gorgeous architectural structure overlooking Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. Ann was able to get a couple of sample images to me and the other model within a day or two of the shoot, which (considering her busy schedule) was not only thoughtful, but quite impressive. I truly enjoyed working with Ann, as well as the other photographers invited to the shoot---not only was it a fun, valuable learning experience, but I received some wonderful, diverse images to add to my portfolio.
(Chicago, IL/Madison, WI/Cambridge, WI)
-Alan David Charles (MM#1436354): Truly incredible photographer to work with. He's had many years of real-world modeling experience (the kind most of us can only dream about) and he's able to channel that very effectively in how to appropriately direct his models. He has a wonderful eye for capturing not only an interesting, eye-catching image---but also one that is most flattering to the model, his/her wardrobe, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Alan if ever given the opportunity.
-*Heather DeCamp* (www.heatherdecampphotography.com
): Heather is not only a very talented photographer, she is also a lovely individual (both inside and out). My opportunity to work with her was very brief, but the photos yielded from that short time were extremely wonderful, and I can't wait to work with her again!
-Rory Drezdon---RoryFoto (MM#68155): I had the pleasure of shooting with Mr. Drezdon for several hours at an incredible Milwaukee location called "Bucketworks". It's a fabulous space, with so much potential for creating different themes that you really need more hours than the day allows to fit in all the ideas it inspires. Rory was wonderful to work with---patient, down-to-earth, very receptive to his model's creative ideas, and---most importantly---he shoots beautiful work. I am personally very excited to work with Rory again, and I would recommend him to any of my modeling friends---whether you are in need of a serious portfolio re-vamp, or you just want to shoot for fun, Rory is the photographer for you!
-Fred L. Timm (MM#1086): I met and worked with Mr. Timm during my shoot with Rory Drezdon. Fred is a very quiet, funny, kind man, who has a sharp eye and is able to capture the images he wants very quickly. I enjoyed meeting/shooting with Fred, and hope to do so again soon.
-*David Maynard* (MM #:1581470): Modeled for two (separate) four-hour photography workshops instructed by Florida-based, internationally published fashion and nature photographer David Maynard. Not only were these a GREAT modeling experiences, but I also learned quite a bit about various shooting techniques. I highly recommend working with David, if you ever have the opportunity! :-)
(Madison, WI/Rockford, IL)
-Fallen Oak (MM #2191037): Modeled for photographer Elan O'Neal for an outdoor, Medieval-themed shoot. Elan proved to be a very sweet and easy-going individual to work with---I'd definitely recommend shooting with him if one is given the opportunity:-)
-*Michael Mowbray*:Michael and I work together quite frequently. He is an absolute MASTER when it comes to lighting techniques, and we've become quite a good team. He's not only a talented photographer, but also just a cool guy--great to work (or toss around ideas) with. I'd absolutely recommend shooting with Michael, or taking one of his workshops/photography classes.
(Madison, WI/Milwaukee, WI/DeForest, WI)
-*Dan Frievalt*: I was fortunate enough to shoot with Dan during a day-long photography workshop lead by photographers Michael Mowbray, Dan, and Pierre Stephenson. Dan is very down to earth, has a fabulous eye, and I would love to work with him again!
-*Carlos Guzman*---CG Photography (MM#2627916)
(Madison, WI/Middleton, WI)
-*James Aroy*: James is an incredibly creative, talented photographer, who always has a plan, but is not afraid to stray from it if the moment presents a new and interesting idea or opportunity.
(Madison, WI/Baraboo, WI)
-*Armando S. Vera* (www.mandophotography.com
): Extremely talented photographer who is wonderful with direction and very fun/relaxed to work with.
-*Tom Holoubek*: modeled for a night time photography class instructed by Tom Holoubek (www.holoubekphotography.com
) focusing on the use of both professional flash equipment and unnatural available light, as well as a second, indoor, studio class.
(Loves Park, IL)
-Thor Vang Photography: I recently had the pleasure of shooting with Miss Mai Vang of TVP---she is young, talented, and does a great job taking her vision and making it come to life.
-Robert Stebler of Oooah Photography (MM #2027881): We briefly attempted to brave a blizzard, but despite the cold, I greatly enjoyed myself, and hope to work with Robert again soon:-)
-*Brett Stoddart of Tidy Photography*: I have had the pleasure of shooting with Brett a couple of times, and we have more in the works. His images are delightfully dark, with a piercing quality that lingers with the viewer, even after s/he has looked away. I would highly recommend working with Brett!
(Chilton, WI/Madison, WI/Germantown, WI)
-Vismaya Vijayraj: Vismaya is a truly unique talent--not only a gifted photographer, but also a master of the post-production process. Her images tell stories in a more powerful way than any other photographer I've met. You can see more of her work at her website, www.coloursofdreams.com
*OR* her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ArtbyVismaya?ref=hl
-Ingrid Bonne Photography: Ingrid is absolutely fabulous to work with. Not only is she a talented artist with a sharp eye, she's also funny, thoughtful, creative, adventurous, and she makes you feel at ease almost immediately.
(Vernon Hills, IL)
-*JB Kucken* (www.facebook.com/JBtakespics
): JB is a young, energetic, talented photographer with a great eye. Though he is still a student (I initially met him while modeling for a course taught by Michael Mowbray, a well-known photographer in the area), JB gets great action shots, and is just an all-around good, fun guy to work with. I'd highly recommend him to any model looking to update their portfolios!
-Sarah Smiley: absolutely PHENOMENAL eye with an enviable level of creativity. I adore Sarah's work and was thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot with her!
:::E X P E R I E N C E: Runway:::
-P&G Wella and Sebastian Hair Show, Hair Model: Received cut and color from the Sebastian Team, participated in on-stage demonstration of how to achieve hairstyle, and walked the runway to model the stylist's work.
(Lake Geneva, WI: 04/19/2010-04/20/2010)
-Redken Hair Show, Hair Model: Participated in a two-day hair show at The Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. Received haircut and color from Redken platform artist Julie Lahr, walked the runway to model new hairstyle and wardrobe for audience.
(Lake Geneva, WI: 11/2010)
-Irregular Pearl Designs at Teslacon II Steampunk Fashion Show, Runway Model: Participated in the fashion show portion of a Steampunk Convention, twice walking the runway for Irregular Pearl Designs (MM#873445).
(Madison, WI: 11/2011)
-AQUAGE at America's Beauty Show, Hair Model: Received new color and on-stage cut/style demo by Aquage platform artist Eric Fisher, walked stage, runway and venue to model new style for show attendees, posed on-stage for 15-30 minute periods before/after the beginning and end of each Aquage show, interacted with consumers, posed for photographs with customers, and answered product-related questions.
(Chicago, IL: 03/02/2012--03/05/2012)
-UWFW: The Runway Show: Modeled designs by Land's End, Aldo, and SHOO for a fashion show put on by MODA and Kj Lynn of Arquette Talents Inc---Minneapolis, MN.
(Madison, WI: 03/16/2012)
-.DokianG.: Modeled two designs for designer at RAW-Madison runway show.
(Madison, WI: 07/2012)
-RAWking Through The Decades: Modeled two looks (1970s hair/makeup/fashion & "Future" hair/makeup/fashion) for stylist Hattie Chamberlain and MUA Katrina King at RAW-Madison's "Radiate" event.
(Madison, WI: 08/2012)
-Dress For DAIS Fashion Show: Modeled fall fashion looks, walking the runway for two boutiques (Tereze Zache and Re-Threads) at a fundraising event for Madison's Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.
(Madison, WI: 09/2012)
-RAWards: RAW-Madison Semi-Finals Fashion Show: Modeled an editorial "Evil/Broken Doll" Makeup theme for MUA Katrina King---who was later won the "crown" in her category:-)
(Madison, WI: 11/2012)
-2012 Madison Women's Expo Fashion Show: Walked the runway modeling looks by Macy's Chicago
designer-in-residence Rachel Frank: www.rachelfrankdesign.com
and The Gap
(Madison, WI: 11/2012)
-TESLACON III: Walked the runway modeling a design by Silversark (#1299088)
for the Steampunk Fashion Show portion of the 2012 Teslacon Convention.
(Madison, WI: 12/2012)
-RAW-Madison's "Discovery" Showcase: Walked the runway modeling editorial fashion design by Rachel Frank (www.rachelfrankdesign.com
(Madison, WI: 02/2012)
---> VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFGTy2gzDoY
-Strut. Madison Fashion Series: Catwalk, Couture, and Cocktails: Walked the runway for designer Rachel Frank
, modeling one of her new ready-to-wear designs sold exclusively at Macy's.
(Madison, WI: 02/2012)
-RAW-Milwaukee Presents Kaleidescope: Walked the runway for both of the evening's featured designers, Moda Muneca of Milwaukee, WI and Leaf Lee
, based out of Chicago, IL.
(Milwaukee, WI: 06/2012)
-Summerset Arts Festfival: Walked runway modeling RFD Steampunk line for Chicago-based designer Rachel Frank (www.rfdbyrachelfrank.com
(Baraboo, WI: 08/04/2013)
-Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary LEATHER and LACE Fashion Show: Walked the runway modeling four different looks from the Harley brand during their celebratory event.
(Oconomowoc, WI: 08/31/2013)
-A Little Black Dress Affair: Modeled wardrobe from Hilldale retailer "Title Nine" during their black tie fundraising event benefiting the Madison chapter of Gilda's Club.
(Madison, WI: 09/2013)
-PINK Partini Fundraising Fashion Show For Breast Cancer Awareness/UW-Madison's Carbone Cancer Research Center. Walked the runway for White House|Black Market and Rue21.
(Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells, WI: 10/2013)
-Reve Runway: The Fashion Experience. Walked the runway six times, showcasing designs by: GG Collections, Lu Ander's Boutique, Moda Muneca, The Velvet Button, NEWD Clothing Company, and The Middleton Dress Company.
(Madison, WI: 11/2013)
-BRAVA Magazine 2013 Madison Women's Expo: Modeled designs for GG Collections, Iona, and Upstart.
(Madison, WI: 11/2013)
-PASSION FOR FASHION (Reve Madison Production): Modeled designs/wardrobe by Twigs (Hilldale) and Macy's (Hilldale) during The American Heart Association's "American Heart Month" celebratory/promotional event.
(Madison, WI: 02/2014)
-Matrix Hair Show: walked the runway displaying new color/cut/styling, in addition to an on-stage demonstration of currently trending color application techniques.
(Milwaukee, WI: 03/2014)
-Convergence 2014: walked the runway modeling designs by Devoid N' Deveil for a national Goth Style/Music convention.
(Chicago, IL: 04/2014)
:::E X P E R I E N C E: Etcetera:::
-Paul Mitchell Professional Salon Concepts, Hair Model: Participated in a three-day Hair Show featuring Vivienne Mackinder.
(Chicago, IL: 07/2010)
-Onesta Hair Show, Hair Model: Received haircut and participated in on-stage product demo for Onesta Certified Organic Hair Care Products.
(Oconomowoc, WI: 10/18/2010)
-P&G Wella Hair Show/Seminar, Hair Model: Received haircut and color from stylist Nick Arrojo during a seminar taught to RZ & Company employees regarding razor cutting, product sales, and increasing clientele.
(Madison, WI: 10/23/2010-10/24/2010)
-Mignonette Custom Bridal Designs at Ravenswood Indie Bridal Show, Bridal Gown Model: Participated in an all-day Bridal Show modeling a custom gown designed by Kpoene' Kofi-Bruce, owner of Mignonette Bridal, and custom veil/headpiece designed by Violet Bells.
(Chicago, IL: 01/28/2012)
-Mignonette Custom Bridal Designs at "Be U" Wedding Show, Bridal Gown Model: Modeled a custom wedding gown designed by Kpoene' Kofi-Bruce, owner of Mignonette Bridal, interacted with customers, and answered questions about the store.
(Chicago, IL: 02/12/2012)
-Redken---Color Chromatics, Hair Model
(Madison, WI: 05/14/2012)
-Moxi Global/Elite Style, Bridal Fashion Model: Modeled couture bridal gown and jewelry fashion designs to be featured in a Chicago Bride magazine editorial spread.
(06/18/2012: Vernon Hills, IL)
-Christy Grace (Visual Artist), Body Paint Model: Modeled the bodypaint artistry of Christy Grace, standing atop a platform wearing a bikini and heels at RAW-Madison's "Solstice" event.
(Madison, WI: 06/20/2012)
-"Not In Kansas Anymore... A Steampunk Connection", Platinum Model: Played the role of a steampunk interpretation of :*:Glinda:*: -- the infamous "Good Witch" from "The Wizard of Oz". This was an all-day event attracting models, photographers, designers, stylists, MUAS, agencies, and publications from across the Midwest. For the role of Glinda, I modeled one-of-a-kind steampunk fashions by Rachel Frank (www.rfdbyrachelfrank.com
) and took turns shooting by booking/appointments with participating photographers.
:::E X P E R I E N C E: Film:::
-"All the Pretty Lights": featured actress, artistic music video by Heather Wilson.
(Middleton, WI: 11/2011)
-"BATTLEGROUND": background actress for several episodes in this Fox/Hulu series directed by J.D. Walsh.
(Madison, WI: 12/2011)
-Chicago Bride Magazine's "2012 Fall/Winter Editorial-The Moving Pictures"--by Anthony Andaleon & Elite Style: featured editorial model for numerous still pose and running/motion shots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p … Q_s2N7sfBw
(Vernon Hills, IL: 06/2012)