Following many years in California, I have recently relocated to a small town near Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to photography, I've worked as a television director, professional musician, and videographer. I'm also a published novelist.
NOTE: I don't pay models. All images displayed in my portfolio are from 1) sessions in which the model has hired me, 2) a test shoot or 3) a trade arrangement. This is not to say that I believe that professional models shouldn't be paid. It just isn't part of my business model. When I've done sessions where the model was compensated, payment was made directly to the model by the client or it was in conjunction with a class where the model was hired specifically for that event.
I specialize in producing professional model portfolios. My preference is shooting with ambient light, indoors and out. I'll never be the least expensive photographer in town, but I work quickly - if I photograph you, you won't have to wait forever to receive the images. After all, the point in having a portfolio is to use it as a marketing tool. Why take months (or years) to assemble one when the finished product can be in your hands within a few days?