EH Photographic Arts

Photographer Male Turlock, California, US
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
South Lake Tahoe, California, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/edwardphotographer
Mayhem # 3353406

About Me

Award winning photographer specializing in portraiture (corporate, fashion, beauty, boudoir, lingerie), abstract, architectural and event photography.

Portrait photography has focused on corporate, student/graduation, fashion, beauty, lingerie, and boudoir images.

My goal is make a serious contribution to a model's portfolio and work with talented models to produce interesting and creative pieces of art.  My goal is to make you look at good as possible.  If I succeed then I have done my job.

If you want to work with me please contact me via the MM email.

TRAVELING PHOTO SHOOT CALENDAR:
Northern California, Jan 16-27 (looking for Sonoma/Napa shoots)
South Lake Tahoe, late January
Las Vegas, February (February 27 - Mar 4) (WPPI) (Many shoots!)
Sonoma Coast, March (TBD)
San Francisco, April 10-12

Many of my photos have been found in corporate brochures and event websites.  Several have won international photography contests.

Prices are negotiable. TFP is always an option for experienced models and for projects that make a significant contribution to the portfolio. 

I tend to take lots of photos as I invest in more time per session.  I like having choices.  A session may have 10-15 different looks rather than just 2 or 3, as is the norm.  Some models end up with 100+ unique photos, edited, and ready to use for print or social media usage.  Try finding one photographer on the planet who will do that for you.

All projects are mutually creative processes so I truly appreciate models who have creative ideas.  Collaboration is key.

I am an educator, playwright (Pulitzer prize nominated.. try finding an MM photographer with a Pulitzer nomination.. ha!), conference organizer (code for loves to travel), artist and photographer.  I have been recognized in every creative endeavor I have done.  I take this stuff very seriously.

I tend to shoot in the following places:  Central Valley of California, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Reno.  I will reach out to San Diego but only if it is a sunny day (hehe)!

My viewpoint on model 'escorts' is well summarized in this article: 
http://sourcelightphoto.com/modeling-101-escorts/
My point:  I do not allow escorts for any reason.  Escorts are used by beginners in this industry.  Escorts are more dangerous than photographers, so the use of them tends to indicate problems ahead.  100% of my shoots with escorts have resulted in theft, extreme interference and delays.  It is always a boyfriend, fianc√© or husband and they cannot handle photo shoots.  They never stay out of the way.  Next time you go to your dentist ask if you can have an escort.  I will give you the same answer as they will.  An 'escort' can visit the location and 'give the ok' but they must leave until the shoot is over.  Debate this and the shoot is cancelled on the spot.

Contact via Model Mayhem mail.

Credits

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References:

--- "Edward is an amazing photographer and person in general. One of the most relaxed shoots I've been in and one of the most fun in such a beautiful hotel room. As soon as I got there he had makeup and bottled water ready for me which im not used to photographers going out of their way for things like that. Loved each set we did and he had such a creative mind. Highly recommended photographer!"  Angela Mazzanti (MM# 2616340)
---"Ed is super fun to work with. He's very professional and tries to make the shoot as easy for you as he possibly can. He also helps to provide stuff if needed. I would love to work with him again!"---  Beth Wheeler (MM #3106071)
---"Thank you Ed for shooting me while visiting in Las Vegas!! Cant wait to shoot with you again! smile Any models that have the opportunity to shoot with him I recommend as you will get your photos back quick, he knows the angles that make you look best and the a passion for creativity in photography and poses. Very easy going and nice to work with, will have creative ideas while still letting you put your own into them as well. Thank you again Ed!!"---Heather Clewley (MM #37478)
---"Thanks for taking such AMAZING photographs of me! It was an awesome shoot, hope to have another one again soon!" -Nikki  (MM #3422875)
---"Ed is creative, open minded and well prepared for the little time we had. He knows what he's doing and definitely treats his models and makeup artists like little princesses smile good heart doesn't go un noticed, he is a great funny guy to work with."  -Veronica LaVery (MM# 1036606)
---"Thank you!! I loved doing our shoot it was a great time with a wonderful photographer to capture some amazing shots! Truly all thanks to you for the amazing outcome! Hope to see you in October!" -Jaeda Zoee Brooklyn  (MM #2508575)
---"I really enjoyed the work I did with Ed. It was fun, relaxing, and in a comfortable environment. He made it so easy for me to get some great pictures and collaborated with me very well. I'm looking forward to working with him as soon as I possibly can. I got such great pictures out of the photoshoot! Thank you, Ed!" -Mersadies Graves (MM #3129845)
---"Edward was well prepared as well as inviting, making it easy to be comfortable during the shoot. Polite, respectful and energetic can best describe him. He is punctual with his craft and gives positive direction and communicates efficiently with the models and their photographic visions as well to produce something beautiful both parties will enjoy. It was a blast working with him and would recommend him to other models seeking someone who will produce upstanding pictures for their portfolio as well as help them grow in their art. "- Madison Vasquez (MM#3539892)
---"Edward Hernandez is a A class professional and a joy to work with. He has a great personality that is so easy to work with, it feels nothing like work at all. He has been one of the most professional and personable photographers I have yet to work with and I would recommend him to anyone."  Ciera Nicole T.(MM#3400402)
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Upcoming shoots  (17 upcoming in next few weeks):
Modesto, CA   (Feb 20/21)
Reno/Tahoe (Feb 22-25)
Las Vegas  (late Feb 2015 WPPI)
Sacramento, CA   (Early April)
Sonoma Coast (mid April)

Portrait:
MissMaddie (#3539892)
BrandyLeedancer (# 3560839)
Ashley Marie (#  forthcoming)
Mersadies Graves (#3129845)
Ciera Nicole Trussell (#3400402)
Jaeda Brooklyn (#2508575)
Veronica Laverly (#1036606)
Angela Mazzanti (#2616340)
Beth Wheeler (MM #3106071) x 2
Heather Clewley  (MM #37478) x 3
Nikki Walker (MM #3422875)
Dianna Romo (non MM) x 5
Diana Carranza (non MM) x 3
Christina Alger (non MM) x 2
Jake Duffy (non MM)
Kendyl Graham (non MM)
Jermaine M (non MM)
SHRM Portrait nights (multiple - non MM -  2004-2014)

Print:
Society for Human Resource Management (multiple brochures - 2004-2011)
TPG Magazine  March 2015  (upcoming)
Fisique Magazine  March 2015 (upcoming)

Contests:
Miss Indie Evolution 2015 (My photos of Mersadies Graves win $25,000) !!!!
Gold Medal Winner multiple times on Flickr International Photography Contest "Red Theme" (see portfolio for winning photograph)
I have a photo that is a finalist for the National Phi Kappa Phi best graduation photo contest.

Event:
CSUS RAB Banquets (2005-2010)
Turlock Chamber Annual Conferences (2011/2012)
Reno Rodeo  (2009)
CVHRMA Luncheons (2010-2014)
WBM Conferences (Rome/London/Paris/Lyon/San Francisco/Honolulu/Las Vegas)
Two weddings as primary photographer

Lists

Amazing BW Portraits   16 pics
Black and White Masterpieces   17 pics
Boudoir Masterpieces   8 pics
Great Poses   34 pics
Lighting Masterpieces   7 pics
Lipstick Magic   54 pics
Memorable Portraits   24 pics
Outdoor Portrait Masterpieces   13 pics
WOW fantastic bodies   9 pics

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