_______________________________..:: B A C K G R O U N D
I am a photographer from Charleston, WV with several years experience in the commercial and editorial print scene. I tend to specialize in outdoor, on location photography using natural light, natural scenery, and bringing out the best natural colors and feature of the model or photographic subject.
Having had a very diverse background in photography, I offer a unique array of photographic services to both models and potential clients. What-ever your project, know that I will put 110% effort into each shoot and every shot, capturing the emotion and bringing to light the vibrant colors and intensity of the subject.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some amazing models and had the opportunity to provide outstanding work to various companies and have some of my work published. Some of my clients have been independently owned and operated businesses and some have been Fortune 1,000 companies and magazines/publications.
By working closely with the model allows me to bring out her natural beauty and character, and capture her emotion and personality in each shot. Helping to develop a model and her portfolio is what I try to do with each opportunity I have to work with someone new. Or, work with an established model to update or revamp their portfolio with new shots and new eye-catching images.
________________________________..:: P H O T O S H O O T S
Occasionally, I am able to offer TF* shoots, although my photographic packages are very reasonable, and I am able to offer something to anyone on any price budget. Let's just say, I have been able to work with most anyone who's contacted me. If you're looking to develop a unique, dynamic and unparalleled portfolio, you've come to the right photographer. Although I have a photographic studio (if need be), I prefer to do all my shoots outdoors and on location.
My photo sessions are relaxed yet professional. We have fun, but we work to accomplish a common goal: capture great images.
.: P H O T O G R A P H I C M Y T H S :.
> Models have to have new clothes for every photo shoot.
Trust me, I would rather shoot a new model in old clothes and get you better quality photographs than a model in new clothes that you don't want to get dirty and don't bring out your character. You obviously bought them at some point for some reason -- USE them.
> Models are required to have an escort because every photographer on the internet is a creep.
You should feel comfortable and relaxed when you're shooting with your photographer. A model and a photographer should be able to build a rapport and have fun working together. If you don't feel comfortable, you're not going to get good photographs. Just because you think by bringing someone you're going t be comfortable and capture great images, doesn't mean you will. Leave them at home -- come to work and get some amazing shots. This isn't to imply you cannot bring someone, just be rational and honest with yourself if it going to make you create amazing images or not.
| Please Note | Models who act or perceive to be unprofessional will not be contacted for future shoots and/or offered additional print modeling opportunities.
.: P H O T O S H O O T R E Q U I R E M E N T S :.
> Models should arrive ON TIME. If a photo shoot is scheduled for 3:00 PM, that doesn't mean show at 3:10 or 3:40.
> Escorts are allowed if they are previously discussed prior to a shoot, and are there simply as a safety factor; not as someone to get in the way or interrupt our session; i.e., they are not there to be a distraction or cause a scene.
> Automatic cancellation if there is not a phone call confirming a photo shoot or project twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled shoot/project; i.e., this means an actual phone call and conversation, not a message on a voice mail.
Most photo shoots are held outdoors and on-location. For that reason, it is very important that persons I work with are flexible and adaptable to the environment. I work with natural settings and natural lighting, therefore last minute changes sometimes occur.
.: W H A T I S N O T A L L O W E D :.
- Models that are late, flake or do not communicate with us
- Models who come unprepared, or with their mind someplace else
- Models who are unprofessional, or rather childlike and difficult to work with
.: N O S H O W S :.
A model whom is hired for print work (and/or a photo shoot) who does not show will be removed from my worked with list, and referrals and references will not be available or favorable for this model. NO SHOWS are completely unacceptable, and unless the model themselves' are in a car accident and on their way to the hospital should always call with notice prior to 24 hours before a photo shoot.