I am a photography enthusiast from Fayetteville Arkansas. I do mostly trade for portfolio since photography is not a my main source of income and I am working to build my portfolio. I have samples of my work at http://www.stowersphoto.com as well.
First and foremost I want a shoot to be fun for everyone involved. Also, quite often my wife will shoot with me since she is a photographer as well and can help with posing ideas.
My goal is to make sure any shoot I do the model gets at least 10 or 12 port-worthy shots rather than a large pile of similar shots that are just ok. However, if they want some of the outtakes that doesn't offend me either. I also prefer not to use large obtrusive logos and instead prefer a basic tag at the corner. Printing is negotiable, but most of the time I prefer digital delivery.
When possible I like to create a temporary gallery for the model to look at and help pick the ones they like most so it helps the editing process be more of a cooperative venture. I strive for a quick turn around and usually have a handful ready within a couple of days so they get a good idea of what to expect and can critique the editing style if I am over or under-doing something. Of course things happen no matter how well-planned events are, but it's a goal anyway.
I like outdoor and on-location shoots and have enough portable lights for most sets. I also have access to a studio and will often shoot there. Basically, I try not to pigeon hole and can get creative regardless of location.
If you look around my website at http://www.stowersphoto.com you'll find I have an eclectic style and when I edit photos I base the method on the photo rather than applying the exact same techniques to every shot regardless of subject.
And I am not kidding when I say I have the grammar of a college graduate coupled with the typing skills of an epileptic monkey on crack. Add a "smart" phone to the mix and it gets really funny...