I am a software designer during the day and a photographer by night (sort of like a super hero :-)).
I love what I do. Software design and photography are both creative endeavors, it's just the medium that differs.
I am my own worst critic.
Comment for comment: Not a fan. I comment on an image when I genuinely like something about the image. I do not expect a return comment. I love to receive comments, but please don't feel obligated to comment on one of my images just because I commented on one of yours.
TFP/TFCD: I am a great fan of TFCD. It offers photographers and models a great opportunity to collaborate and for both to benefit. Anytime I don't already have a paid shoot scheduled, I am more than happy to take on a TFCD shoot.
Escorts at shoots: I have no problem with a model bringing someone to a shoot. In this day and age, safety is paramount and if you are not relaxed in the setting for the shoot, we may as well not bother, so as long as the escort simply escorts and doesn't involve themselves in the shoot, we're good.
Model Releases: I provide a copy of the model release in advance so we are both agreed on the terms, conditions, and expectations. Whatever we agree to in terms of images to be provided, compensation, etceteras; either to you or to me; will be spelled out in the release.
On the shoot I like to have a relaxed shoot. I like to have fun during the shoot and I love to laugh. We break as needed - I do not need to squeeze out every second of every minute. A couple of great images is infinitely better than a hundred mediocre ones. Tell me what you like to snack on and drink (non-alcoholic) and I'll be happy to have that on set.