Grace Photographic

Photographer Male Abingdon, Virginia, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/WaldoGrace
Mayhem # 56381

About Me

Rainy days make me want to shoot.
Anyone feel like playing in the Rain, stomping in a few puddles, or making a mud pie?

My old line:

Are you ready?
Set up an appointment and get quality images for your profile and your portfolio.
Grace Photographic is accepting TFP/TFCD with local models.
The image matters.
Are you ready to get noticed?

Things Change...

If you need Head Shots, Glamour, Fashion, a Portfolio built, etc.
I can help you.
I have shot more than my fair share of Product shots, Beauty Queens, Pageants, Head Shots, Glamour, Babies, Puppies, and what ever else the client requires.
I can do that stuff in my sleep.
My standard rates apply.
I keep fairly busy making a living, and I love what I do.

If you are looking for something different/something more...
I am here on Model Mayhem to explore my more creative/artistic side.
I adore a challenge. I want to capture beauty in a unique way.
I want to challenge the viewer. I want to make them look twice...
What fantasy do you want to see become reality? What aspect of your True self do you want to explore or expose?
I crave a challenge.
You bring the Attitude... I'll bring the camera.

"From Grace and Elegance stems Beauty..." - WG
"Knowledge is the food of the spirit, and beauty is the drink." - Eolake Stobblehouse

Projects:
Two summertime projects in development:
Shades of Ophelia* - Anything from the Classic Ophelia of Sir John Everett Millais, to a modern take on the same theme. It is a concept I would like to explore deeply. It will be wet, possible dirty and cold work.
I've recently created a list of inspiration - Shades of Ophelia
I've only had one Model brave enough to work with me on this project so far. While I love the work we did I want to explore the concept further.
Are you willing to add your interpretation to the Mix?

Eve in Eden*
*Not for the shy or Faint of Heart. Both projects are works in progress with the concept still under development. My Goal it to create something resembling Art.
If you are interested then please ask for details.

Are you a Gilly Girl?
It's about fashion, it's about style, and it's about a way of life.
Are you one? Come shoot with me and show off your Gilly Hicks style.
Free, fun, and playful.

Location, Location, Location:
I would like to add more "outside" the studio work to my portfolio, and that means going on location. I have several good outside locations picked out, but am always looking for interesting backdrops. If you have an idea or an interest please let me know. Locations shoots are a little more work, but the results are worth it.
I'm thinking Spring, bright colors, sundresses, skirts, and when the weather warms bikinis. A yellow dress in a field of daisies or buttercups. Skinny dipping at a local swimming hole. Let your imagination run wild.

Hair:
I'm looking for models with long to extremely long (shoulder to waist length) hair for a series of shoots. If you qualify I'd love to talk to you.

I am a Patriot!
Patriotism means different things to different people.
Are you interested in showing your support for our troops?
Do you want to Rock the Vote?
Are you Left, Right, or Center?
Do you want to help Rush Limbaugh keep his promise?
Do you think it's time for a change, or time to come together?
Do you still have Hope or are you ready to have a Tea Party and bring the Government to it's knees, or are you more of the Occupy type?
Show me what it means to you to be a Patriot.
The Political Season is on us... Some me your colors!

Gypsy Themed shoots:
Gypsy - a person held to resemble a gypsy, esp. in physical characteristics or in a traditionally ascribed freedom or inclination to move from place to place.
What does it mean to you?
Whether it's in your blood or just in your soul I'd like to shoot with you.
Show me what it means to you to be a Gypsy.
I'd like to shoot the following themes:
Dancer
Fortune Teller
Modern
Soul
Truth
Still looking to capture that killer image in this series.
Where is my Cajun Beauty?

Getting Wet:
Studio Version:
Suit up and let us spray you down for that fresh healthy sweaty look.
Let us do all the hard work.
I'm looking to shoot lifestyle to glamour in the studio.
I'd like to expand on the idea started with "Behind the Glass."

The Real thing:
Shooting at Waterfalls and favorite swimming holes...
I'm looking for a few brave and adventurous models that are willing to go a bit farther, work a little harder, and get off the beaten track.
These assignments can involve hiking to out of the way locations across unimproved terrain. They can also involve long days (sometimes the challenge is getting to the location) but the results will be rewarding.
You will be required to carry your gear and your wardrobe (and possibly your lunch) in and out of the location.
If you're a Wimp or a Prima Donna thank you, but these assignments are not for you.

High Fashion:
Looking for models interested in shooting Edgy High Fashion.
Fashion is attitude. You have to be ready to bring it.

Green Eyed Girls:
I'm looking for more female models with green eyes willing to come spend an hour or two in the studio for head shots.

Other ideas I'm working on:
Food as Fashion
Trash Bag Fashion (Are you so Fashion that you can you rock a plastic bag?)
Underwater work
Beauty in Nature
Artistic Nudes
Bodyscapes

Models appearing in my online portfolio always get credit.
Never underestimate the power of a modeling credit.

I'm still looking for a reliable and talented MUA in the area for collaboration on several projects. I'm also interested in collaborating with wardrobe stylists who can help me take my work to the next level.

The Abingdon Studio is:

About 12 miles north of Bristol, Virginia.
If that doesn't ring a bell, you might have heard of a little 1/2 mile race track called Bristol Motor Speedway just across the Tennessee State Line, so if you're coming to town for a race let me know.

45 minutes from Kingsport or Johnson City.
45 minutes from Boone, NC
1 1/2 hours from Asheville, NC
1 1/2 Hours from Princeton, WV
2 hours from Blacksburg, VA (or 2 1/2 from Roanoke.)
2 hours from Knoxville, TN.
2 1/2 Hours from Fayetteville, WV (Can you say Bridge Day!)
3 hours from Charlotte, NC
3 Hours from Charleston, WV
5 Hours from Lexington, KY

Right now I'm looking for models willing to shoot Fashion, Swimwear, Lingerie, Glamour, and Artistic Nudes.
I'm always looking for new ideas and I'm willing to shoot what you need.

I prefer to work with models that are 18+.
I'll work with younger models to help develop their portfolio only after meeting with them and their parent or guardian.

I take my photography very seriously, but I like to have fun doing it.
I'm very fond of shooting in natural light.
I really like the Domai style.
Simple, Elegant, Beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by.

Twitter: @waldograce

Credits

List of MM Models I've worked with (Your name belongs here!)

Emma Grace - Mayhem #192559
Elegant, Graceful, and Beautiful. A pleasure to work with.
Heather Diamond - Mayhem #3217408
Anna Burns - Mayhem #379318
MuseTrish - Mayhem #447890 (OMP # 467083)
Robyn Eliza - Mayhem #2103571 (OMP # 462610)
Rachel Hartt - Mayhem #2160437
Kayla Barrett - Mayhem #1438884 (OMP # 424312)
Rachel Shaw - Mayhem #1414532 (OMP # 426137)
MissBritt - Mayhem #3404234
Rachael Wise - Mayhem #1025199 (OMP # 398795)
Erika Heath - Mayhem #848302 (OMP # 389915)
Brittany Roe - Mayhem #799601 (OMP # 383952)
Jessica - Mayhem #235651 (OMP # 272104)
Hailey - Mayhem #8000 (OMP # 148152)
Erica - Mayhem #29214 (OMP # 96722)

Other models I've worked with:

Brittany - (OMP # 372200)
Kimber - (OMP # 260982)
Andrea - (OMP # 39852)
Jas - (OMP # 245152)
Keisha - (OMP # 210558)
Tiffany Rachelle - (OMP #280311)

Models no longer on/active on MM:
Tiffany Hope
Lucy
Ashley
Jessica
Jill
Michelle
Nicole
Stephanie Zimmermann
Zoey

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