Photographer Male Upland, California, US
Mayhem # 210934

About Me

Touch of Elegance Photos


Ruben Grolet

From out of the blue I get a Face Book message from a model. I checked out her pics and read her bio. She has been published. I decided to send her my three favorite images to get her thoughts about working with me and I get this response:

"Great stuff

You should try to get published"

and then this:

"I also take photos---

Your shots are FAB"

Talk about making my day. And on the day American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown.

I am chatting with her negotiating a shoot with her. I am so excited.

What really makes it so great is that she is simply gorgeous and I can see why she is published.

For models who post in their profiles " I always will bring a chaperon for your protection as well as mine." I do not need your chaperon for my protection. I have two martial arts masters living next door! Thank you anyway.

My favorite quote: "Very limited TF*.  A girl has got to eat." Funny thing is that I too have to eat, make a living and pay bills. I was not born rich, just good looking.  smile

******************   My Rates: ******************


I only do TF

Your portfolio is better than mine = I pay you.

My portfolio is better than yours = you pay me or if I offer it is TF.

Our portfolios are equal = trade.

Escort rate. My rate that I charge is $250 hr for your escort to be at shoot. To be paid in advance. Escorts are allowed to drop you off and pick you up

                          So, I have a sense of humour   smile … cucamonga/



"I EXPECT ALL MODELS TO TREAT ALL PROJECTS WITH CLASS AND PROFESSIONALISM, AS WILL I. (aka. make a move on me, and we will never speak, much less shoot, again.) Well, maybe in your case I might make an exception. " smile

My favorite quote for the Lovely Lovell:

"When you peer though your lens at me, you'll find confidence, drama, sensuality, power, life, and energy. I'm an enigma, a delightful riddle, even a paradox. But, if you take on the challenge, and solve the puzzle, you and I will make some unbelievable photos together."

This retoucher does amazing work:


1. Professional studio lighting

2. Quantum studio quality light set up for outdoors

3. CS5 and Lightroom 4

I am not here to date models ... but if you insist smile

To All Models :
Once you have emailed me and givin me a date you would like to shoot...I require that before any bookings be approved I need you to provide a phone number!
Email is great for the first contact..but after that I need to talk to you. So if you can not provide a contact number...then we will find it hard to provide a shooting date!


NOTICE TO All Models if I pay you to shoot you I expect and will get a Portfolio Use Only Model Release Period! No model release, no pay!

Why nudes: "Because the skin reflects light in ways that clothes don't, because the human body is an incredible thing with curves and sinews and details that few man-made objects can dream of, because it is simple and complex at once, because it can be powerful, vulnerable, sexy and disarming simultaneously, because all you need is a camera, light and a body and you can create the most beautiful images in the world. If you told me to only model one thing for the rest of my life, it'd be nudes." Words by Model VasilisaK [/b]


Messages that I have recieved after a shoot:

THank you for a wonderful photo shoot today! You are an amazing photographer and very easy to work with! Very creative and innovative! Im very eager to see the results of the photographs! Thanks for everything! Hope to work with you again soon.

Liz                Isabella Alfaro  #838206                     

Kieva Hummel  #1107558                     5/08/09  11am

Great to work with. Flexible and has a good attention to detail. Ruben shoots until the best shot is taken. *I recommend* I plan to work with him again.  Kieva Hummel

I had a blast yesterday! Thanks for being so easy to work with. Hope your afternoon was fantastic. wink Clare De Lune

It truly was a pleasure working with you! You are such a character! Models, beware ... this man will make you laugh your hearts out, hahaha! Can't wait to see how the pictures turn out! Have a beautiful evening!

~ Belly Donsah

"thank you (: it was very fun working with you and great conversation (:


Wow, even better than I expected!
the pics are great! thank you so much....
are you feeling better?


Models, please keep your word.  If we set a date and time for a shoot I expect you to be there, so please no FLAKES, let's keep it professional.


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  • Model
  • Female
  • Lake Elsinore, California, United States

"This man is so awesome, I loved working with him. He made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I enjoyed spending time with him making beautiful pictures. I would love to work with him again. "

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: February 2016
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