Participating in and becoming art is my passion. I love this job, and look forward to helping you bring your vision to life. I enjoy work that challenges everyone involved, and my goal is to inspire awe and provoke thought rather than look idealized in every shot.
I have several years of experience under my belt, and am happy to now be branching out into more conceptual work while continuing to shoot the classical, figure, and outdoor nudes that I am most known for. Please do not assume that because you don't see something in my portfolio that I don't or won't do it. I shoot many genres and am almost always happy to try something new.
I am happy to announce that I will be a part of the Summer at the Mansion 2015 event organized by Ivy Lee. I will be setting up an Eventbrite page for bookings, but in the meantime make sure to book your event tickets ASAP to hold your place and catch earlybird pricing, and feel free to message me if you'd like me to hold a time slot for you.
Working With Me
-It very much helps me if you use your location as the message title.
-Please state all relevant information up front when you message me. This includes proposed style/concept, any dates and times preferred, duration of shoot, and proposed compensation or a request for my rates.
-If you require a phone call to proceed forward with a shoot, I am happy to schedule a short call when you book a shoot with a time and date set. I do not plan shoots via phone.
-If you have no set concept and just want me to do my thing, great! However, please tell me if you want me to wear specific makeup and/or bring specific wardrobe, or else I will show up with whatever I feel like wearing (typically nothing).
-Please ask me before booking if you have questions about when the clock begins/ends.
-I love food, especially when it's free, but I have some medically necessary dietary restrictions. I really appreciate you wanting to provide snacks/lunch/dinner, but please check with me first to avoid purchasing something I'm unable to eat.
-I enjoy talking during shoots and getting to know you, but I appreciate that everyone has a different style. If you prefer that I just stay quiet while posing please let me know.
-I am based in Santa Rosa, about an hour North of SF. I traverse the entire Bay Area for work on a regular basis.
-I love to travel. If you would like me to start planning a trip to your area, and/or notify you when I make it through, please send me a message with your location in the subject line. I am almost always happy to trade shoot time for airfare.
Appearance and Styling:
-My pubic hair is kept full. You probably can't offer me enough to entice me to shave it, but feel free to try.
-My armpit hair changes between shaved and full grown often. This is often negotiable, so please let me know if you prefer it either way. It will remain fully grown until at least the end of the year.
-I have a scar around my left aureola and down the underside of my breast. It is not pronounced, but you are welcome to Photoshop it out if you prefer.
-My hair is currently natural as a dark brown with red undertones. It is very curly and appears as an inch or two past shoulder length usually, but can reach my mid back when straightened.
-I can do basic hair and makeup, and am also happy keeping my face bare. Anything beyond basic will likely require a M/HUA.
-I have a portfolio with some headshots and clothed work that doesn't fit in this profile. If you have a concept utilizing wardrobe I have a decent selection including pasties, corsets, vintage pieces, and some oddities. I have a complete fencing costume as well as a Sabre and some antique foils that are sometimes available as costuming or props for shoots as well.
Trade and Barter Work
I am taking almost no trade work at the moment, and for any accepted trade shoots will require a small stipend to cover gas and tolls. I also usually require that at least a makeup artist be on board. Things/people that are currently likely to entice me to trade:
-Magazine submissions and tearsheets
-Conceptual shoots with a full team
-Latex, an awesome wardrobe stylist, and/or an awesome designer
-Neil Snape, TH Taylor, Corwin Prescott, Julian Wilde, Yellow Bubbles, and Phillip Ritchie
-I am also open to limited barter. Please see my post in the official barter thread for a list of what I am currently seeking.
While at home: I require half of the agreed upon compensation if you cancel within a week of our shoot. I require the full amount if you cancel within 24 hours.
While traveling: I require half the agreed upon amount if you cancel within a week of our shoot or after my travel has started. I require the full amount if you cancel within 48 hours.