I have been told my profile makes me sound like a pain in the rear to work with. I'm NOT. I am very easy to work with. Just trying to lay it all out on the table so we don't need 28 messages back and forth before working together.
* The first slot in my portfolio is a true-to-what-I-look-like head shot. Should I make any changes in hair cut or color I will post that fact here until I am able to update the photo. Note: MY HAIR IS LONGER than in this photo, other than that I look the same). 2nd note: I have not updated images on mm or my website in a few months. Because I have been spending all that time updating my own photography website. Labor of love (or is it addiction?).
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I live in Fremont but sometimes in Fairfield CA. I like traveling.
I have been modeling as my profession since 2003. This is my job - it can be fun but I take it seriously. I've worked a lot in the fine art circles. I am extremly comfortable with nudity. I also do fashion, glamour, underwater, fetish, bondage and erotic. Please be aware that I am NOT interested in doing PORN. I have nothing against it, I am just not interested in participating.
When contacting me about shooting PLEASE include info about the TYPE of shoot. I will assume you have read my full profile and that we will be working at my posted rates unless you initially approach me with something else.
**My Rates ARE negotiable. **
RATES: (rates are per hour unless you are booking at a day rate)
$20 per hr figure-drawing / life painting
$30 per hr fashion/glamour/portrait
$50 per hr fine-art nude / artistic nude
$75 per hr playboy-style nudes / glamour nudes.
$150 per hr Underwater (nude or clothed)
$200 per hr Erotic / Fetish / non-suspension Bondage (I DON'T do porn)
Body Painting rates vary depending on assignment and type of paint used.
Day rates includes any of the above types of shoots or combination there of, I do want to know before hand the styles you are wanting to do.
$ 500 - Half day rate (4 hours)
$1,000 - Day rate (8 hours)
(the math: Booking me for 4 hours of bondage at my hourly rate would be $800 BUT booking me at a half day rate for bondage, 4hrs, is $500 ).
I am up for most challenges. I am very good at my job, and I am worth every penny. My rates are MORE than reasonable and they ARE negotiable. I also provide receipts. taxes taxes.
I work very well with other models, male or female. I am not shy about intertwining with other models as long as I know they are okay with contact. But please remember I don't do porn. I am not going to grab a mans junk!
TF: I rarely do TF but I am an artist/photographer myself and enjoy helping fellow artist create. TF RULES: The shots must benefit both out portfolios. I understand that editing/retouching images takes time, but I do expect either edited images or unedited images within ONE month. If you can't get images to me in a timely fashion then keep in touch and tell me this fact.
TF shoots I'd be happy to do: Posing with (live) Bunnies, snakes, tarantulas...
I also want to pose with a piano, preferably a grand piano. And if you happen to know a good bee wrangler.
Also if you are a model AND a photographer and want to trade posing for posing lets talk
TRAVEL: I am willing to travel. I have a valid passport. I expect travel expenses to be paid for, especially if I am doing TF with you. Unless prior arrangements have been made.
TATTOOS, PIERCINGS, & MISC: Tattoo at the base of my spine - I take no offense to a MUA covering it, or having it retouched out. Navel ring - it's never come out, seriously the ring is defective. Double regular earring type piercings in my ear lobes and 3 cartilage piercings in my left ear - I wear simple fake diamond studs in my earlobes. Easy to remove. I have two small braids behind my left ear, with a few beads. I've had them since 1996, unless you are Christain Bale, Dita Von Tease, or are paying me a lot of money I will not take them out. I avoid Tan lines like plague, but sometimes it is unavoidable, I post updates on any tan lines I get.
HAIR & MAKEUP: h&m is very time consuming! I typically do not wear make up or 'fix' my hair. I prefer looking natural, but I am good with Makeup, I am only ok with hair. My hair is very straight. If you want it curled and do not have a stylist, I need to know at least 24 hours in advance. Please let me know in advance about your Hair & Makeup desires.
HAIR- Meaning pubic hair: I usually have full hair (images in my port should give you an idea of it) because i prefer it. Growing it back is a long and annoying process, therefore mild trimming requests are okay, but any removal requests have an extra fee attached to it. So unless you specifically request trimmed or removed I will come as I am.
CONTACT: Best way to contact me is an MM email or regular email (listed on my website).
WARDROBE/PROPS: I have some lingerie, sheer silk scarves, heels, calf high black boots, stockings & fishnets, handcuffs, vampire teeth, bellydance scarf, a bag of fabrics for fine art, and other normal things like jeans n stuff.
TEMPERATURE: 60 or 70 degrees may feel fine when you are fully dressed but when you are nude and exposed to wind it's cold (and it will show in color photographs as a blue tinge in the skin especially in my legs). I expect for the posing environment to be of an adequate withstandable temperature. I realize that location shoots/sessions cannot always be ideal. But sometimes it's just too cold and in that event you should have a back up plan just in case. Also the length of time exposed to the enviornment can make a huge difference. I don't think I need to explain hypothermia and how quickly it can set it. You want to pose me in snow? Cool, but shooting is only going to last maybe 5-10 minutes and I'll expect hot chocolate after. You want to plop me in the Pacific Ocean ... okay but I'll last 5 minutes and I MUST have the ability to warm up after. The Pacific ocean doesn't get above 70 degress in CA, in the bay area it doesn't get above 55 degrees. All this being said I am usually willing to work with you on your idea in the cold, with the understanding that if I say it's too cold we move on to the next idea, location, etc WITHOUT you treating me like I'm a huge wuss (I'm not). I don't like being cold but I CAN work in it for a finite about of time.
MISC: Working outdoors in nature? Great. You better know how to recognize things like poison oak/ivy, etc. and point it out to me. Shooting me in the sun? Hiking to the location? You must let me know before hand so I can plan properly - shoes, clothing, bug spray, sunblock properly (this is how I get tan lines or sun burns), or have sunblock/bugspray available for me AND give me time [on the clock] to apply it. A little bit of planning goes a long way. Poison ivy/oak/sunburns/tan lines are all things that puts us models on the shelf for days, or weeks. AKA it can put us outta WORK. Our bodies and skin are part of our job.
I am on facebook, OneModelPlace (#138322), iStudio (#477152).
Check out my website for more photos.
Erotic/Fetish photos are available upon request.
I am also a Photographer. My photographer page: MM #1404987
Have a super day
**IMPORTANT Medical NOTE**
I am a life-long Migraine sufferer. Several a month. I have a medication that helps with most occurances. Once taken the medication takes up to two hours to get rid of the migraine. I can pose on the medication but I try to avoid it and also try to avoid driving, if we have a shoot scheduled and I get a migraine but knock it out with medication and you are willing to pick me up Awesome! I also try to avoid direct harsh sunlight after a migraine as it can retrigger it. In the event of a severe Migraine I will contact any bookings for that day and have to cancel.