I live in southern Indiana, 50 minutes west of Cincinnati, and 50 minutes northwest of CVG airport.
I prefer natural light in natural-looking environments, meaning not in front of paper, mostly because I'm too impatient for hours of setup and tear down. Oh heck! Honestly, it's because I'm too impatient to learn to use them properly. Busted!
Need lingerie or swimwear shots in your portfolio? I'm the guy! ;^)
I prefer to work without escorts because I tried it back in my amateur days and every great once in a while (last weekend) and never found it NOT to be distracting to either the model or myself. It doesn't hurt to ask though, and on the chance that I agree, your escort will need to stay in the next room or out of view of us both, and preferably not talking loud on his cell phone or blaring his headphones and trying to rap.
My list of references is on my other profile and available upon request.