That's a photo of me. I think it reflects my personality. Confident, approachable and professional, with an emphasis on professional.
I am a life-long photog with a focus on shooting portraits. I think that is evident in my work. I'm looking to develop mutually beneficial relationships with models/MUAs/stylists who are looking to build their books.
I've been a professional improviser for 14+ years and am pretty fun to chat with on set. I try to keep the sets light-hearted, friendly, and enjoyable for everyone.
NEW MODELS: Photographers own the copyright on all images they take. This is the law. As such, you cannot make adjustments to their finished images -- retouching, colour, tone, etc. If you don't like a photog's finished work, don't shoot with him/her. If we decide to work together, you need to know coming into it, that unless I have agreed to other people working on the images (including you), that what you get is a finished photograph.
TFP ONLY: I am pretty busy these days building my business, so if a shoot doesn't interest or challenge me, I'm not going to take it. I assume that's the same for everyone. If I setup a shoot through MM it has to be mutually beneficial TFP for all of us. I can't pay folks when shooting tests, I just can't afford it, but I'm also not going to charge folks for test shoots, either. We have to work in a way that benefits all parties (models, photogs, MUAs, stylists). Let's be supportive and pro and have a kick-ass time advancing our careers.
NUDES: I only shoot nudes if I can see that it will benefit my body of work and organically fits into my portfolio. Since I'm focusing on commercial photography, to date, that has not happened.
PROFESSIONALISM: This isn't a hobby for me, it's a profession. If you're not serious about this work, I'm not interested. As a professional, I prefer to work with professionals. If we book a time, show up on time. I am still understanding about traffic delays and other shit that happens, but don't cancel on me last minute or not show up at all. There may be more than one person waiting for you and worrying about you. Let's all be and act professional and have a great, fun time!