MR Hodgson Photography

Photographer Male Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Mayhem # 322349

About Me

I am a full time professional photographer, I am available for model shoots, book me, bookings are coming in, thanks

When booking me, please be sure you confirm the night before, there is no way I will waste gas for a no show. It is not fair to me and others who are wanting a photo session when you don't have a minute to either confirm or cancel.

Please read the first statement below, typed in bold font.  smile

I am an on location photographer, that means I travel to the model whether it be indoors or outdoors for photo shoots. I have strobes that are portable and I can turn a room into a mini studio.

I prefer a relaxed atmosphere between the model and photographer, meaning, not a stiff shoot. I am easy going and fun, majority of models will say "Mike's Fun" others have mentioned they felt comfortable and yet others say that I am informative.
I have no issues with escorts, though, I would prefer you bring a friend instead of a Girlfriend/Boyfriend. I always manage to have them help too. smile

I request you not for how many contacts I can get, I request you as a contact to have an opportunity to work with you, and or help you build a portfolio. Now that you have accepted me as a potential photographer to work with you, message me and lets do a shoot. smile smile smile

If you live in Hamilton or close to it, message me if you would like a shoot at Albion Falls

Hi, I'm Mike, I am 50 years old and living in Woodstock Ontario. Formerly known as Mike Hodgson Photography, my brother has joined forces as my admin/IT/assistant/manager, thus the name change. Special thanks to my friend Bobby Middlebrooks for the creation of the logo.

I am a professional photographer and have been involved in photography for 30 years. I graduated from Fanshawe College 2 year full time photography program.
I photograph many dancers, professional and from dance studios across Ontario.

My work includes professional musicians, fitness/body building, bands, sports, commercial, families, engagements, weddings, maternity.
I am published and some of my photographs have been aired on CTV for Manitoulin Living and on CHCH TV 11 Hamilton.

I do TF, just ask me, pay my gas would be a kind gesture for a TF shoot if outside of the GTA

If you would like a shoot, contact me and let me know what interests you, I do on location shoots, either indoors or outdoors, especially looking to do Fitness/Dancers/Bikes/Cars/Lingerie/Bikini/Nudes/Parts.

YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED TO DO NUDES, it is only on a voluntary basis.

I am Registered, Insured and Published

I've been inspired by many people here on M.M. that have health issues. I was especially moved by Karen Kryzanowski #703001 bio.  I am encouraged by reading stories and motivation and trying various means to do what they enjoy, be it modeling, fitness, photography etc. is what causes me not to give up.

I have L5 - S1 fusion, two rods in my lower back and I live with Chronic pain everyday. After meeting and working with Melissa Yates and her Personal Trainer again inspired, I am now on a slow process of losing weight and eating right according to my blood type. With all that is going on, my passion for photography will not stop. My first love is nature, I like to be alone with nature, it is theraputic, the sounds, the air, the scenery and wildlife all have a part to energize me. Since this posting of fall of 2011, I have lost 50lbs, I now weigh 200lbs summer of 2012. I went from a xxl to a large, from 38 waist pants to a 34. See the picture in my portfolio, that's one of the big reasons why I have a smile on my face.

Retouching Editing With the current trends happening, one must keep up their skills either behind the camera or editing. Although I prefer photographing my subject, I am progressing in my retouching skills. My inspiration comes from a number of retouching artists here on M.M. a big thank you for also sharing your approach and ways.

Dancing in the streets

Anyone can take pictures, I take photographs. Your expression and emotion is important, I see and will capture You.
I like a friendly, relaxed and fun atmosphere.
I am creative in photoshop, not only will you get  natural photographs, some will be, either in B/W, sepia, or gritty. I don't use photoshop to make you look plastic or to cover up in camera mistakes, I use photoshop to develope the photograph and to be creative when needed. 

Models, beware of photographers who have no Business License and charge for sessions, don't pay them.

I'm willing to travel anywhere within Ontario or Michigan East, within reason.

I like to work with "Themes"
Bikini/Fitness, Bikes/Cars, Pin Ups/Glamour, Editorial/Commercial/Lifestyle.

Looking forward to working and meeting with you.


Here's a list of Models I had the pleasure to work with.
Model Stephanie Dorner #716204
Model Kelly Rae Kip #358259 "Warming Up Your Winter" Brampton
Model Yana Rzayeva #374928 "Inspired by Maxim" London- 2nd shoot (Due to computer crash, all files from that shoot were lost, plus other very important files. Obviously model was not happy, then again, neither was I.
Model Marlayna #281090 "Project Sudbury" I'll do anything for you.
Model Teija #269288 "Project Sudbury" Long legged Spiderwomen.
Model Kathleen Anne #381184 "Project Sudbury" Hip Action wink
Model Nikki Mouscos #268931 Oakville
Model Dale Mouscos #198882 Oakville
Model Jessica #397255 Coca Cola Girl Toronto
Model Jennifer #183046 Cambridge
Model Hillary #357939 "China Doll and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle"
"London Pin-Ups" Collaboration with Fauna Fatale #311500
Model Shilo Davis #374475 Webster's Falls, Hamilton
Model Jackie #438058 74 Nova SS Burlington
Model Autee #382512 DeCew Falls, St Catherines
Model Julianne Fogarty #465743 Bellriver/Windsor
Model Jenn #333652 Bellriver/Windsor
Model DanyaD #452563 Toronto
Model Chanti Star #472512 Bellriver/Windsor

Model Melissa Munro #538615 London ***
Model Vicki Huynh #521566
Model Victoria Soyka #537084
Model Rose Aaliyah #570064
Model Adrienne #596193 **
Model Kristine Greaves #651160 Miss Legs London Ontario
Model Thimbilina #326059
Model Chloe #664429
Model Amy Gaw #623068
Model Carrie Wright #533345 *****
Model Amanda Marshall #689956
Model Sarahmack85 #812138
Model Milena Prince #781798
Model Lisa Demars #1033042 **
Model Sarah Ontario #1311972
Model Ashley- Erin #1230501
Model Shesthebest #1575685 *****
Model Melissa Yates #1415517
Model Tina Steadman #774535
Model Nicola Rapko #1872528
Model Micki Ward #1877570
Model Rachelle Newcomb #1857384
Model Krista-Leah Bailey #1996439
Model Melanie Richards #1822575 ***
Model Cassandra R Dove-Jones #1848253 **
Model Miss Abby Prebble Taylor #2172667 Dance Extraodinaire
Model Miss Tiger Kat #2173145 You are Special ****
Model Miss Tess Garland #2501001
Model Miss Jodie #2662543
Model Miss Genevieve I
Model Miss Dora J #2805997
Model Miss Emily Decoteau #2542786
Model Miss AngelMaus #2816355
Model Miss Anna Kasanova #2992178
Model Miss Kate Iliouk #3011933
Model Miss Lynn Litchfield #2337299
Miss Nicole Riendeau #3378308
Miss Jo C #3431928
Miss Leyna Sweet #192250

MUA Tina Steadman #1653564
MUA Kelsey Johnson  #594344
MUA Tiffany Chan #652272
MUA Allison Rinkel #890713
Body Painter Mana Balos #767635 ***

"Flex" CD cover
Tracy Kennedy - Opening act for Johnny Reid and Charlie Major/2008 St. Mary's Ontario
Johhny Reid-2008
Charlie Major-2008 what an excellent guy, he mingles with his fans.
Warren Hill- Brantford Jazz Festival
And too many to list


Dance Creatives To Do   10 pics
Glam/Sexy Creatives Ideas   35 pics
Legs Creative Ideas   34 pics
Planned Creatives   31 pics
Strap Heels Creative Ideas   15 pics
The Photographer's Cameo   1 pics



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