I live in Southern New Jersey, minutes from Philadelphia. I mainly shoot individuals, couples, engagement, anniversary photos. I prefer outdoor natural light shooting although I do have experience with studio lighting.
I do a lot of work with families and couples and need models help keep my portfolio fresh and to try out new techniques as well as burn some creative energy I have, something that is hard to do with paying clients. Occasionally i have the need for models for a paying job and will post an offer. For paid shoots, I prefer to only deal with models i have worked with in the past so I can be confidant you can deliver what i expect.
I take photography very seriously, I'm not here to try to date you, I'm married with two kids. I'm here to photograph attractive men and women for my portfolio and get you quality images for yours. My shoots generally last and hour or so, and I usually turn over finished images to you in about a week. I prefer models who have some experience, but I can assist you with posing if you are somewhat inexperienced.
I also do not care if you bring an escort, I need you to be comfortable for the session, so i prefer if not encourage it. For your own safety you really should be bringing one when doing any shoots with anyone you dont know.
I often browse recent activity and I will shoot you a PM if I like your look and if I think we can do a shoot that will mutually benefit our portfolios.
Check out my website for more samples of my work and make sure to see my 500px account for a larger selection. http://500px.com/MichaelAlestra