Temporarily on hiatus. Please keep me in mind for future projects--I'll be back in full gear soon enough!!
Currently only accepting paid projects and very limited TF (if you are providing MUA and/or attire, this can be negotiated). I am not a diva nor do I have ego issues, just thank "the economy" for my current status.
I don't want to be a "Starving Artist" (in other words I have bills), lol.
My rates are very reasonable and can be negotiated depending on assignment and/or project length (time), and cover basics like travel/gas, attire, etc. If you have something of value to offer, I have open ears and an open mind (this includes a kick-ass theme or project that would benefit my portfolio and of course yours). I don't expect full details up front, but a general idea of the theme/scenario/project will suffice.
I have a twitter profile for those interested in "following me" lol: twitter.com/SmashingRenee
I'm hoping to further my career and move up from amateur to a professional status. I first worked with Michael Edwards Photography and am looking forward to doing more work with him and other area photographers. Please review my credits below for more references.
I am always looking for ways to expand my port. I am interested in (but definitely not limited to) the following styles in no particular order: swimwear, portrait, pin-up, lingerie, glamour, fashion, catalogue, boudoir, avante garde, artistic, abstract, including tasteful implied or partial nudes*, and am open to ideas, however I am not willing to shoot sexually explicit work, porn, or perform sexual acts in order to 'further my career.'
*Regarding nudity, please feel free to review my port for limitations or simply ask me via email for further clarification.
I also am interested in promotional assignments. Please contact me with details and rates (see below for other specifics in the "Contacting Me" section).
I am comfortable with my body and sexuality and am comfortable working with other models, both male and female, which may include implied sensual, artistic scenes.
100% Natural: My breasts are completely natural and not "enhanced." At this point in time I do not anticipate any modifications with this regard.
Piercings: I have only three piercings, my ears (typical piercing), and my navel. I can remove either for any work done.
Tatoos/Body Art: I have one small tatoo on my right big toe, which can be easily covered up but generally is not seen to begin with.
I am also knowledgable in Photoshop graphical modification, touch-ups, and design, so if you are not, I am fully capable of tasteful image touchup/enhancement.
Advanced notice is preferred for all assignments/projects. Arrangements can be made for weekday/weeknight shoots in the greater Houston area. Preferred days for scheduling shoots would primarily be weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
If I delay in response to inquiries, please accept my advanced apologies, as I can assure you it is not due to any lack of interest in furthering my port or working with talented photographers, MUAs, designers, etc..
~Have Heels, Will Travel! ~
If you are outside of the Houston area and interested in working with me on a project, I can travel. I do expect compensation for travel expenses (you can make the arrangements if you prefer (i.e. utilizing your frequent flyer miles or hotel points etc.)). I am a bargain traveler, and usually use hotwire.com for booking hotel accommodations (I highly recommend this site--I've gotten some awesome deals through that site, such as a $65+tax/night stay at a 4-star hotel.).
I would prefer an email through MM as an introductory form of correspondence.
Please include these items when contacting me:
* Type of Shoot
* Estimated Time and/or Length of Shoot
* Date (or Tentative Dates) Available
* MUA provided?
* General Attire for assignment (and if you are providing these items)
* Website or OMP # (if in addition to MM profile)
* Any other details that will help me prepare for the possible shoot and general assignment envisioned.
Thank you in advance for respectfully reading and understanding the following:
*For personal security, I may have an escort/bodyguard on site during shoots, however I can attest that he/she will in no way interfere with the shoot or work being done. (Not that I can't handle my own, but I am a girl, and "wouldn't want to break a nail" LOL). If this is a foreseeable issue, then a potential screening (i.e. formal meeting or references I can speak to) may be requested on my part prior to scheduled shoot. I have references you may contact as well.*
**To the sincere photogs on here who really do want to work on actual projects, I am sorry to waste your time with this seemingly senseless paragraph, but unfortunately, there are those out there who have wasted enough of my time for unprofessional reasons. If you are truly interested in working with me, I am not opposed to a formal meeting/screening. However, I WILL NOT IM/email more photos (particularly full nudes)--I have a range of photographs uploaded on this MM profile (and am paying for more than the standard 20 limit!), and others (including candid) photos on my myspace page, so if those are not sufficient for you to decide whether or not I am potential enough for your work, then perhaps you aren't looking at me from a true photographer's perspective (i.e. I am not about to sleep with you, so click 'next' in the profiles and find someone else to scam!).**
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time out of your day to learn a bit more about me. I look forward to collaborative projects!
*All work/projects/assigments/etc. are listed in chronological order under each category, from earliest work to most recent. I will be happy to provide detailed references of my experiences (regarding professionalism and character) to any models/MUAs looking to work for photographers listed below.*
~Entertainment (TV, Video, Radio, etc.)~
Semi-finalist - $250,000 WWE Diva Search 2004 (Chicago)
9/27/08 - Halloween Fashion Show:
DesirousParty.com and Spookers Halloween Warehouse at The Ritz Cabaret
www.desirousparty.com/Pre-Halloween-Fas … photos.htm
6/2/09 - Black Elk Energy Charity Golf with Annika Sorenstam: Katy, TX www.EmpoweringtheCommnity.com www.modelmayhem.com/casting.php?ccid=427212
7/22/09 - Promotional work for Fat Joe's Restaurant, Houston, TX: www.fatjoesrestaurant.com
~Photographers & Workshops~
Michael Edwards Photography - www.edsphotography.com
RickStar Photography (#503870)
Photgraphy Workshop with FlirtynFun Photography (#155395) and Darryl Briggs (#23861)
BackBay Images (#339956)
Photography Workshop with Bobby G (#4231):
Bill Cumberland (#1119461)
Bobby G (#4231)
Photography Workshop with Tracy Hicks (#210651) and Greg Woodson (#21636):
Professor Photography (#904383)
Houston Glamour Photography Club - Houston Walk-A-Bout with Renee (www.meetup.com/photoclub-houston/calendar/10867993
) hosted by Darryl Briggs (#23861):
Greg Crider (www.gregcrider.net
~Hairstylists & MUAs~
Tiffany Sterling (#1361501) - www.tiffanysterling.com
Hair & Makeup during Michael Edwards Photography shoots (and she's also a very talented model)
LK Makeup FX (#746319)
~Printed & Online Media (Magazines, Ads, etc.)~
The Retreat at Artesian Lakes - www.artesianlakes.com
Stock Images for website, ads, campaigns, displays, etc.
Maggie's Clothing Catalogue - Houston TX