About me- I've been in the dark room since third grade and started shooting professionally at 15 with Head shots and portfolios for Donna Baldwin. I learned from a young age how to treat my models with the utmost respect and help them to feel comfortable in order to get the best shots. After graduating from the Art Institute of Colorado I opened a studio in Orange County California where I shot Catalog, Editorial and Action Sports before moving to Tempe where I specialized in shooting international add campaigns for Automobile companies. I then moved to New York where I did a lot of product shooting and then to Lake Como Italy where architectural photography was in much demand. I've shot celebrities, under water, from helicopters just about any situation you can imagine. It's what I do and not a hobby and I absolutely love it which I think shows in my work.
Testing or "TFP"- I utilize this site to sometimes find new talent but book talent for my assignments through local agencies and have a great relationship with Donna Baldwin, Wilhelmina, Maximum and Nxt. I sometimes do a test shoot when I am focusing on landing a new client and may consider utilizing a model mayhem model in trade for this purpose but will more likely use a professional that I have worked with in the past as I have a great relationship with several very talented pros.
Portfolio Shoots and Headshots- I am more than happy to help serious and aspiring models build their portfolios as well as submit them to all of the local modeling agencies but my schedule is limited. Rates are reasonable as head shots are $150 and more elaborate sessions $350, make up not included. I am very involved and work very hard to provide you with a leg up as it is not an easy field to break into but I have been doing it a long time and can offer many pointers from posing to contacts to help get you moving in the right direction.
If you contact me, be professional, on time and respectful. Model Mayhem has introduced me to some very talented people but for every talented and professional person that I've found, I've probably worked with 10 that are not.
With all that being said, I look forward to many more fun and creative projects!