***UPDATE MAY 12, 2014: So due to a trip to Kentucky and 5 models deciding to cancel on me all at the last minute, one of which was just 4 hours prior to her shoot, I have now decided to charge my rate starting in June. If we haven't worked together and we book and you have less than THREE YEARS modeling experience, I'll require a deposit which will be applied to the total time. Tired of models flaking and no call/no showing. The sad fact is that every shoot was for my magazine Model of the Month sets. Which is published and has nothing to do with any of my normal portfolio. Email me if you want to book a shoot. #micdropped***
Thanks for viewing my profile! I started shooting photography in 2004 when I was in the Navy. I took a long break from it and started again and I also started a local paintball magazine, which showcases local events and will be expanding to cover events on a regional level. Each issue has a model of the month contest with varying themes. The magazine is called Lucky Shotz, the fan page is http://www.facebook.com/luckyshotzmag
I shoot a variety of themes/sets and I feel photography is a way to tell a story through pictures. I personally feel a photograph tells more than a thousand words and to each person that views it, it's a different thousand words for each person. I prefer pinup, whether it be modern, rockabilly or retro. I'm always looking at expanding my professional port. I have lots of things I'd like to do, I have a list on my facebook page, which is usually where I keep everyone updated http://www.facebook.com/irishlensphotography
If you don't want to look at my facebook, it's cool too, here's what I currently want to shoot for my personal port:
**A Keep Calm style shoot, wardrobe, location, glamour/sexy - nude/non-nude
**Lots more country girl style shoots. I'm from Tennessee, so something about this style/theme makes my heart skip a beat and I think the more passion a photog and model have for a shoot, the outcome is a helluva lot more successful.
**Boudoir - This is starting to become really popular so I'd like to have more than a few in my port
**Suicide Girl style shoots. Not necessarily for submission, I just like the way the shoots tell some type of story. And I like tattoos. Although, I'm definitely okay if you want to submit them.
**Always up for a military themed shoot. I'm actually working on a project that will be helping Wounded Warriors or the USO or another veteran's organization. Call it an on-going side project. Always updating when the right models come along and are interested. It'll eventually be for a calendar and/or postcards sent to deployed troops in care packages as well posters possibly for charity events, etc.
**Soon to be awesome weather, I'd LOVE to get some more sexy beach glam photos done. nude/non-nude - working on getting models booked for this already
**I want to do a project that I've had some good feedback on it so far, so the project is Pro Selfies. I take a picture of you taking a picture of yourself with your phone, etc. I'd like to find a couple of models to test this with to see how I could make it happen. I have one model booked for this in Kentucky, weird that no one in the DC area has been interested, lol. nude/non-nude
**Mud/dirt. Now that the weather is warmer, I want to do some shoots where the model is covered in mud or stepping in mud/dirt and then tracks it into something spotlessly clean. Or anything involving where I take my jeep offroad, which could be good for promotional type models. nude/non-nude
**Star Wars/Star Trek/Cosplay - Looking at getting way more into this. I like costumes. I lot of my friends are huge into this stuff and I'm a SW Geek/Trekkie, so it's something that also interests me.
**Project Saturday - Sexy lounging photos. Shot in different styles. I'd like to do something fun every Saturday starting in April, or whenever I'm free, but the theme is lounging, whether it's by a pool, in a chair, hot tub, rooftop, boat, wherever. I'd love to have a few of the same models work with me on this throughout the summer and fall. Just 3 or 4, I don't want it to be someone different each time.
**Fetish, etc. Almost completely booked for this. I'm only shooting 5 different models for this, then done.
**Bodypaint! Yes please. I'd love to do a lot of different themes, characters, etc. No, I don't paint, I have no experience, but I'd be willing to give it a try. Won't promise perfection though. I'd rather find a bodypainter and a model, lol.
If we have not worked together before and you wish to have someone with you at our first shoot or two, that would be fine, however, they should also be distraction free, understanding of it being a photo shoot and be as quiet as possible. I prefer same sex escorts, so if you're a female, bring another female, and vice versa. The reason for this is I've had the pleasure of working with some wonderful models that say they are more comfortable with their significant other present, but they don't realize it actually distracts them as they tend to be more focused on impressing or not disappointing the other person instead of focusing on posing and being normal. It can also be a distraction to me as sometimes people like to be alpha dog. Which is weird since if they're aware of the model doing modeling, you'd think most would be understanding. Not always the case, but enough so that I had to put this on my profile. If there's no alternative, we'll figure something out, no worries. I am an up and coming photographer, however I consider myself to be a professional, regardless of what I do. I'm respectful, laid back and easy to work with and I like to add humor into everything I do.
So, with all that being said, if you like my port, comment! I'll return the favor. List me, awesome!
If you think you're interested in any of the themes I have or any of the ones on my facebook page, get in touch with me!
Irish Lens Photography is located in the local DC-Metro area. If you would like to schedule a shoot, please contact me email@example.com. I'm available to do shoots most Saturdays, Sundays, weekday evenings and some holidays.