I have had a lot of models cancel on me! Please, if we set a date/time that means I have given you the opportunity to work with me and, if you cancel, you are taking away someone else's opportunity to collaborate with me and make art. Studio time is wasted! I cannot allow this to continue. I will now request a phone number and 3 confirmations calls/texts for all shoots. I work a lot ladies, so if you cancel, it devastates my schedule and causes other photographers to lose studio time!
I am a part time artist/photographer. I have a fantastic day job in Education that allows me to live nobly and comfortably, but my career does not satisfy my artistic side. Therefore, I am using my artistic skills as a photographer/photo retoucher in my spare time. I am always looking to collaborate with models in the Houston area. I shoot weekly. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I love TFP shoots with models and shooting on location, or a studio if the concept calls for it.
Skill Set: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Joomla & Wordpress web designer, HTML, painting, drawing, editing, and writing.
Camera Gear: Canon 7D, 2 580 Speedlites, Canon 1.4 50mm, Canon 2 100mm, Canon 2 35mm, Canon 70-200mm F4, and Canon 2.8 17-55mm zoom. I use photonix wireless triggers and umbrellas if on location where needed.
Will you be next? Perhaps? Let's make Art together...
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If you add me as a friend, you are telling me you want to collaborate with me TFP. I'm only TFP. I do not pay models. Models do not pay me. I only pay models in rare instances where their brand will enhance my brand. Do not add me as a friend to solicit paid work. I have a wife that spoils our 1 year old son! She won't allow me to spend money on models! And for those models that ask for payment, I know you are worth it! I just can't do it at this time because of my dedication as a father to my son.
When you work with me, its always professional and fast! You get all of the photos the same day unedited via google drive link. Usually within one week (no longer than 2 weeks), you will get retouched photos via google drive. If takes me longer than a 2 weeks to retouch the photos, then you need to bother me!
What sets me apart from other photographers is that I do extensive post-work on my photos. All blemishes and skin issues are removed from the photos. I do not do a lazy retouch in lightroom. I take my time one-by-one in photoshop! I believe my art is an extension of my identity and I take the utmost pride in my work! I always do extensive post work to provide the best images possible.
Escort Policy: I love escorts! I'm not the stereotypical artist that demands one on one artist to artist connection. I don't believe that aspect of intimacy is required to make compelling images. Some photographers prefer that and I respect their decision. Every one does art their own way and there is no right or wrong way. As for me, I prefer collaborative art from anyone present at the time. Also, escorts hold my umbrellas and reflectors! We are supposed to have fun as we make art, right? I don't like escorts that sit in the car and wait, for it puts pressure on me to hurry. Let them help!
Is it Jasso Photos or Dajasimages?
I am in the process to changing my brand to Dajasimages from Jasso photos. I am doing this to avoid potential work related conflicts. My work is venturing towards social commentary and artistic nudes which are in conflict with the values of my day job. Therefore, I am switching my brand.
Models are late. I can handle 15 minutes late, I'm usually 5 minutes late myself, but those that are 30 minutes to 1 hour late -- there is no excuse for you can use a phone to contact me. Its okay to text me you are running late EARLY so I may time when to leave. Keep the communication open and we are good.
In addition, I'm tired of models demanding they must have an escort and its no deal if I don't allow it. Did you read this page? I want the chaperon more than you -- for they hold the photo reflectors and umbrellas to give you the best possible photos! For the love of god, I'm not creepy.
I don't like models that cancel the day of shoot. Remember, I'm in education folks, I work already 50 plus hours. Text me the day before. You are taking up someone else's opportunity to work with me and create art!
Models asking me to meet them before we shoot. I'm too busy shooting to be meet individuals for coffee/dinner etc before we shoot. In addition, I'm on the tail end of my 30's with a full time career day job. Lastly, I'm a happily married, father that loves to compose art through photography but wants to be an outstanding father. It is not appropriate for me to meet models period. I understand that we must make plans and we can via email, skype, facebook. I'm not applying for a job with you. I just want to make art with you. A dajasimages shoot is no longer than an hour. I work fast and we usually have fun. I'm as normal and real as it gets...
Lastly, don't text me the day before at random asking me to shoot you and get disappointed that I'm booked. I book models week in advance. I try to collaborate with as many artists as possible. As you can see, in under a year, I have done almost a 100 shoots. Impressive with someone that a full time job.