Greetings fellow MMer. Thank you for visiting my profile.
My name is Candi...feel free to call me Candi. I dabbled in modeling throughout my 20's, but merely as a hobby/artistic outlet. I have recently returned and have discovered a renewed passion for it. Through maturity I have attained a grace, elegance and creativity that was at best a seedling in my youth.
I have had several shoots since rejoining the modeling industry and all the pics in my portfolio have been taken within the past 3 years. Some have been retouched, however, some have been purposely left un-retouched, so as to not mislead anyone into thinking I look 19. I am 46 years of age...I am not runway model thin. My body is all natural, but I work very diligently at making sure what I have is kept firm and tight. I workout daily and eat healthfully 90% of the time :-) I am blonde, blue-eyed...I keep my skin a healthy but not un-natural glow. I have no tattoos, but bear a small birthmark on my left bum-cheek. My ears and my navel are my only piercings.
I am by no means full-of-myself. I am humble by nature. I am fun and easy to work with, and enjoy bringing my own ideas/suggestions to the table...but will not be offended or become difficult if my input is rejected. I am easily coached and take direction well. I will show up prepared and enthusiastic. My number one goal is to have a successful shoot in which everyone involved has a pleasant experience, while getting the results expected. I will give 110% on each and every shoot. If you need me bathing in mud, climbing a tree or *shoving splinters under my fingernails...I'm on it...anything for a winning shot. I will do nudes, however, only if they're tasteful and artistic...nothing demeaning.
Now, as for my expectations. Yes, although humble, I have some ;-) I am not above doing TFP/TFCD with talented and experienced photographers. However, paid shoots will always take priority. TFP/TFCD means TRADE...so if I agree to this type of shoot, I expect to get a minimum of 5-10 edited images of my choice for my time. I understand the editing process takes time, but I would expect to view the raw images or proofs within a week of said shoot. And I would hope to receive the edited versions in a reasonably timely fashion. If you don't wish to give me a copy of the images, please pay me for my time instead. Should you suddenly decide AFTER our shoot that you do not want to supply me with a disc of my images or proper financial compensation, do not be surprised to receive a summons to appear in court.
If the signing of a model release is a prerequisite to working with you, please be prepared to either fax or e-mail me a copy prior to scheduling a shoot. This gives me the opportunity to agree or disagree to the terms of the contract. This opens the lines of communication and may save all parties involved from possible misunderstandings and thus awkwardness and/or unease the day of...which could potentially hamper an otherwise fun and productive shoot. If a contract does not protect the rights of all individuals involved, and thus will not be agreed to by either the model or the photographer, it is best to learn this before anyone has wasted valuable time and energy.
Now, with all of that out on the table, please bear in mind that I keep a very busy schedule, so booking in advance is imperative. I am willing to travel (travel compensation would need to be discussed). I am very reliable and have very reliable transportation. I will always show up with a smile, even if my car's been hijacked and I've had to walk the distance in 4" heels. I will be professional, courteous and respectful, and hope for such in return.
Now, let's get together and create some art!!!
*I will not really shove splinters under my fingernails...this is an exaggeration written in jest ;-)