IMPORTANT NOTE! I moved! I am just north of Philly in the suburbs by Sesame Place.
Krizanek Photography just started a great new studio! This a perfect place to shoot! I will be offering discounts occasionally for those that book me here, but her regular rates are VERY reasonable Let me know if you want to shoot here!
My wedding gown (a princess corset back ballgown) is officially available for shoots! So if you need any bridal photos I can handle the works for myself. I also have a groom if you need one, he just needs a tux We do have plenty of photos like this so unless you have an extremely unique idea I do have a slightly higher minimum to cover care, time, and cost of the gown.
Oct 30 & 31 - Puerto Rico!
April 2016 - Chicago!!! I know you guys have been asking for a while
Please let me know prior to working with me if you smoke or allow smoking in or near where you shoot. This is very important due to the severity of my allergy. It does not mean I can not work with you necessarily, it just means that I have to ask certain questions and take specific precautions.
Male models need not apply!
New! Wicked Weasel gear! 4 bikinis, a monokini, a crop top, mini dress, bra/panty set, and 2 panties
A two piece latex top and skirt
Pink and White Golf Club set! *still learning lol*
Completely change my look! Wigs in Short Black, Short Hot Pink, and Very Long Pink.
Friend requests are accepted/given after we work together. If you are not ready to schedule, but want to keep in touch, Facebook, tumblr, and Twitter are where I accept most friend requests.
Where else can you find me?
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/37 … l#/A344478
plus you can find video clips of me on various sites
The cliff notes of why you should hire me:
-I'm reliable (I actually show up on time and ready to shoot)
-I arrive OVER prepared (make up, hair needs, and more outfits than we will have time to shoot)
-All the photos in my port (unless otherwise specified) I handled my own hair and make up (even any updos that you see)
-I look like me! I come photo ready and require very little Photoshop if at all.
-I bring ideas
-I have 7 years of experience
-I freepose very well, but easily take direction too
-I do not smoke or excessively drink, plus I lead a fairly stress free life so no excessive lines and bags to cover up in post
-I do not stare at my phone during shoots
-Bonus! If you have a tight studio I'm only 5'4 so I will fit with heels on and no one has to know
-I take my modeling professional and seriously, but I'm not a serious person, I actually engage in conversations with some serious energy
A photo directly out of camera with 0 editing at all. Freeposed and handled my own subtle make up, this is my hair naturally in good weather if I allow it to air dry.
Photographer: Richard Curtis
Phonetics: Take Athena and put a St before it, so "sta-THEE-na".
The Full Details:
I work well with brand new beginners up to well regarded professionals, but please leave your ego at the door, I treat all of my photographers equal and ask that you treat me the way you would like to be treated in return.
A note about food: I truly do appreciate when photographers treat me to snacks and meals when we shoot, but I have a very sensitive digestive system anymore so please do not be offended if I turn down your offer. I usually will bring my own snacks to avoid allergic reactions.
If you rock enough to read my port, I already like you, if you don't read ports, you won't see this anyhow. I have this awesome ability to read and will read yours if you contact me or if I contact you. Though it helps if you use proper grammar. I have a bubbly, easily excitable, and chatty personality so I apologize in advance if I talk and write too much, too fast. MM Messaging/Email is the absolute best way to communicate with me, my texts do not have a back up which leaves me without a way to refer back to our conversation. I prefer to keep everything in writing to avoid confusion. I have PLENTY of references below, so you will not receive my phone number until we have discussed all details in writing and the shoot is booked. My phone number is to be used for emergencies only (running late for the shoot, etc), not to chit chat.
I'm from the Philly area...rain, freezing rain, a little bit of snow...is not bad weather for me and I will drive in it no problem.
Technically I am in the 'burbs near Sesame Place. Though, unfortunately I do not have time to meet to discuss a shoot beforehand, so I encourage you to contact my references if you have concerns.
For all local shoots I will confirm 48-72 hours before all local shoots. I usually use email to confirm. Except for emergencies please do not call the day of, I will be getting ready to make sure I am punctual for the shoot, this is why I confirm the day before. If you do not confirm back to me within 48 hours prior to the shoot I will replace the shoot with another interested party. If you are afraid you will not be able to confirm you can give a deposit to hold your spot. I must know ALL details for the shoot no less than 48 hours prior to the shoot. This includes gear I need to bring, location, start time, approximate end time, and payment.
All traveling shoots that I drive to I will confirm 24-48 hours before I leave for the location. Unless we have previously worked together without issue I request a 25% deposit through Eventbrite (works like an escrow account) to hold your slot (minimum $75) at my lowest rate, the remaining balance can be paid at the shoot. If you do not wish to guarantee with a deposit, I can pencil the shoot in without a deposit, but this will be at my regular rates and if someone wishes to shoot during your slot and is willing to put down a deposit I will contact you to reschedule (shoots with a deposit, guaranteed salary, take priority). If you cancel 15+ days before I leave for your area I will refund you. Without deposits I reserve the right to cancel the trip or book another interested party with a deposit over your slot. I will let you know if this happens with as much notice as possible.
I do drive and can travel up to 3 hours for a shoot in a day. I also have my passport if needed. I can pretty easily travel by car from MA to VA and as far west as Pittsburgh. If you are in any of these areas please contact me, let me know what you have in mind, & when you were hoping to shoot by & I will prioritize that trip.
I do visit other areas, but I visit these the most:
Shoots that I need to fly to will be discussed as plane tickets will be bought well in advance. I yearly am able to visit TX.
Outdoor shoots: I prefer you to have permission or a permit for the location for me to shoot with you there (whether we are shooting clothed or nude). Some areas are very strict about shooting in public places, even when you are clothed, and I can NOT risk getting fined or worse having something on my record. Even when there are no signs posted (like there are supposed to be) you are still dealing with the authorities who are not always nice in these situations. If we are shooting nudes the location must have a single access point (not out in the open) and my escort will remain at the entrance to the area as a lookout (or you may hire a lookout). I will leave my phone on so that in case someone heads down that trail I have time to put a dress on.
Payment: Sorry, TF is pretty much non-existent. I accept cash, Eventbrite, and sometimes Paypal, Credit Cards, and checks. Except for the deposit, if you need to pay the remainder by credit card or Eventbrite I will need to charge a fee to help keep my rates low. Depending on the item(s) I may accept lingerie, bikinis, shoes, leather, latex, etc as payment or partial payment. Sorry, but I will not pay you, I understand why you charge, but I am past this point in my career. I charge for my time because I am worth it. If I have a chance for TF (usually weekdays during the day) I am usually looking for trade for magazine submission in printed magazines. Nudes (implied, partial, or full) are paid ONLY, and no payment can not be "something I want to add to my portfolio". My passion is with lingerie/bikini, unless you submit to Playboy, Maxim, or FHM as these are my end goals. All releases must include that only the name Stathena will be used or you must use a 2257 form. Everything in writing.
Rates: Please let me know what you are paying for your project or contact me about my rates. My rates are pretty standard, I may negotiate on longer 5-8 hour shoots, I do not negotiate on erotic shoots. My shoot minimum if you are within an hour from me, or I am traveling through your area already, is 2 hours. If you are further away my shoot minimum is usually a total of my round trip travel time. Shooting at my house is a minimum of an hour at $100. Lower rates are with a deposit only (local and traveling). I am sorry but unless you can match my standard photography modeling rates I do not hold poses for artists.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel 7 days or less before a local shoot, while I am in the middle of traveling for our shoot, or you are a No call, no show my cancellation fee is 50% of the shoot total (or $100, whichever is greater) and you will lose any deposits (these will be included as part of the cancellation fee). If you cancel 8 - 14 days before I LEAVE for a traveling shoot (this means if I am leaving Sun for your area and our shoot is Thurs you must cancel 15 days or more before the Sun I'm leaving), you will forfeit any deposits for the cancelled shoot. I.E. my cancellation fee is a minimum 25% of the shoot or $75 (whichever is greater). I DO NOT cancel. Aside from the fact that this helps pay my bills, I also realize that you are planning around me, so I will not cancel and ask that you do not either. If I do cancel with less than 48 hours notice, unless I have a documented reason (police report, death notice, or hospital/doctor's note...these apply as proper cancellations for you as well to avoid paying my cancellation fees) I will pay my cancellation fee to you to cover any kill fees (the documented reason usually serves in a cancellation at a studio and other places without having to pay a fee). But don't hold out hope for a cancellation, in 7 years I have cancelled once and it was due to a car accident on the way to the shoot.
Tues Sept 8 before 5pm
Thurs Sept 10
Fri Sept 11 morning until 3pm
Sat Sept 12 4+ hour shoots
Sun Sept 13 4+ hour shoots
Mon Sept 14
Tues Sept 15
Thurs Sept 17
Fri Sept 18
Sat Sept 19 4+ hour shoots
Sun Sept 20 4+ hour shoots
Tues Sept 21 [traveling through MD and VA on the way to NC! Booking on the way!]
Wed Sept 22 [Outer Banks]
Thurs Sept 23 [Outer Banks]
Mon Sept 28 [PA/NJ/DE/MD]
Tues Sept 29
Wed Sept 30
My schedule is practically a living organism and changes almost daily. It is best to have a couple days in mind when contacting me in case someone else beats you to a date.
Just because a date is not listed does not mean I absolutely can not do something, it just means that day is pretty limited. Definitely don't hesitate to ask about an unlisted day though, I might be able to make something work.
About me as a model: I shave my underarms, lower legs & bikini line (I am currently sporting a thick landing strip). I only trim my pubes, instead of completely shaving. Upon request (and proper compensation for lost work) I can short trim, but I will not completely shave unless the shoot literally covers roughly 3 weeks salary, I can also completely grow out at the same rate. The rest of my body hair is blonde & does not appear in photos so I will not shave it. If you couldn't tell from my nudes, I am tattoo, piercing (except one standard in each earlobe), and modification free. I do however get minor blemishes that are easily covered up with make up or photoshopped out in seconds.
What I do: Modeling primarily with lingerie, bikini, and nudes since July 2008. For nudes, I work with Bodyscapes, parts modeling, partial nudes (topless, etc), Artistic & Erotic nudes. Leg spreads if artistically done are usually ok, pink spreads are not in my comfort zone unless for a private collection (I have pubes for a reason). As much as I love the look of Bodypaint, I am usually allergic to the ingredients, so if you are interested in using me for this I need you to send either the brand name you are using or the ingredient list. Touching me during a shoot without permission is NOT ok...moving a strand of hair, fixing a piece of fabric is normally fine....putting your hand on my thigh while you take a picture of my privates is NOT! My fetish work is very mild: light bondage with cotton or silk rope (no ball and/or tape gags, cleave gags are fine usually so long as it doesn't restrict breathing), suspension on a rigging machine (prefer upside down due to complicated wrist/hand size), body parts solo (foot, leg, etc), pantyhose, ENF, WAM, inflation, shoes, and balloons to name the ones that I have worked with comfortably or have heard enough about and would be comfortable with. I am interested in latex, leather, and clothing fetishes. I really am not mean enough for dom work unless it's acted only and I can be nice between shots, it's not in me, plus my mean face is terrible lol. I'm not ticklish and will not do anything that will leave marks on my body or will be harmful to my health or well-being (no spanking, pain infliction, duck tape on my skin, etc).
For those who do not know:
Of, relating to, or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement
Evoke or awaken (a feeling, emotion, or response)
Excite or provoke (someone) to anger or strong emotions
Id Est (that is): I will not have sex with you or anyone/thing else on camera. I will however look to arouse a sexual response from the end viewer. I appreciate all the emails I get that I would be great for masturbation or sex videos/pictures, but it just isn't what I am comfortable with. I don't know who decided to change the definition of erotic, but look it up in Merriam Webster, it is meant to stimulate sex, not show it.
Girl/Girl art/sexy/erotic is fine with me (I have worked with it before & actually prefer it to solo erotic), but I am sorry I will not work with most males (this should go without saying if you read the top). I will work with animals on artistic and glamour nudes (fuzzy and scaly...I happen to love ball pythons). I do NOT shoot pornography (for me this includes toys, masturbation, foot/hand jobs, and anything else where myself or someone else is getting aroused on set), smoking, drugs, guns...or anything that portrays these. I do understand the need for these, but I am not interested in modeling for it. I also can not shoot in a studio if you or someone else will be smoking in there with us, I am HIGHLY allergic. I have a mild allergy to cats, if they are not allowed in the shooting room, or if you keep up after them I will be fine. I am allergic to some dogs, particularly during high shedding periods, Akitas really seem to get me. I really do love animals, but blood shot, runny eyes just do not look pretty in photos.
I bring tons of ideas. Though due to past photographers stealing ideas I will only give you a small portion of my full idea, the rest will come out at the shoot. I often bring ideas specific to a photographers style and will save them for a limited time, if you do not book me in a timely manner from when we discuss a shoot someone else will get the ideas for their shoot. Unless requested otherwise I always try to add in my 2 cents on a shoot. I freepose and/or take direction depending on your specific style/goals.
I come prepared: I bring props, sheer fabrics, etc even to nude shoots. Just because I am nude does not mean the photo has to be too. I am happy to use your wardrobe too, but I will supply my own shoes and panties always unless yours are brand new with tags still on. If even your outer wardrobe, like dresses and shirts, are not washed after each shoot I prefer to keep to my wardrobe.
I have Costumes to liven up the shoot!: I Dream of Jeannie, Princess Leia Slave girl, Playboy Bunny, Sexy secretary, Supergirl, Emma Frost, Madonna "like a virgin", Fluttershy cosplay, Purple Belly Dancer, Saloon Girl, Sexy Nurse, Sailor Bikini, Short Geisha Robe, Sexy Green Elf, Pink Santa Lingerie, Indiana Joannie (sexy female Indiana Jones), sexy train conductor (yup I said it lol), Medieval Dress, Civil War settler dress (think Little House on the Prairie), Authentic Sari, Authentic Kimono Robe...not to mention a giant wardrobe to mix & match & create many other costumes. If you want me to bring specific items please let me know, my wardrobe is far too large to bring everything.
The bulk of my lingerie is very classic - satin slips, corsets with garter belts, teddy's, etc...though I do have C Strings as well (google it for pics).
I have a dance background (if you couldn't tell from my photos) - Irish Step, Basic Ballet, Very basic Jazz, Self taught pointe. I have plenty of outfits to go with these, but no professional tutus as I did not do recitals/shows & my training was very minor. I do have leotards, tights, a small white tutu, and a small black tutu. I have 10 years of competitive figure skating under my belt as well. Please remember I no longer train so I will happily hold poses, but can not leap or do anything that may put me in danger. I do have professional figure skating dresses.
Wigs (Long Dark Brown, Short Black, Short Pink, Very Long Pink), Hair Color highlights, Temporary tattoos (I've been asked for it before, haha), and colored contacts (blue and aqua).
As for hair and make up I have professional products and can usually manage these on my own unless you are looking for something very unique and specific, in which case I just ask that your stylist/artist use my products to avoid allergic reactions.
EscortAs a fair heads up though, someone accompanies me to ALL shoots! They do not sit in on the shoot, they carry my bags, introduce themselves, make sure everything is ok, get a rough estimate of when we will be done, & find a local Starbucks/coffee house to wait at during the actual shooting. If you are not ok with someone knowing where I am then I am sorry but I am not ok working with you. This is also how I am able to travel further for one day shoots and travel for a week to areas, they also serve as my ride in these instances so I can arrive fully rested and at my best. Yes, I can drive, but it is very stressful for me. My husband is usually my escort. We have been together for 11 years, he encouraged my modeling and still encourages it, he knows everything I am modeling prior to the shoot, so there is 0 drama, please feel free to ask my photographers, most have met him.
And for those who ask, my little personal bio. I grew up as an only child with a single mom who took a LOT of photography courses, so I was her favorite subject for many years (and still am). My grandfather, (who I am very close with and I still share most of my work with, except my nudes haha), was a photographer's assistant for years when my mom was a little girl. My initial goals were to go into Mechanical Engineering or Physical Therapy and I mostly followed the latter. I currently run a Neuromuscular Re education Therapy business (it sounds more lucrative than what it is lol). But if you are model or photographer with musculoskeletal pain/injuries contact me