First of all, please allow me to thank you for viewing my portfolio! I appreciate the time you are taking to look at my work and read over my information. It means a lot that youâre taking a few moments out of your day to check me out! LOL
Iâd like for you to get to know me a little bit better: I am totally at home in front of the camera and I take direction well. I enjoy doing photography that is unique, expressive and striking. I am professional and courteous but can be a goofball as well â I can crack some decent jokes and have an extremely sarcastic sense of humor. I have been in this business a little over 3 years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. I worked in a photo studio for almost 6 years, so I understand what goes on behind the camera as well and try to make shoots as easy as possible, especially for photographers that are just starting out.
I am currently free to travel the country, and am looking forward to doing it. I have seen many photographersâ portfolios that are absolutely amazing in every area of the country imaginable, and I cannot wait to start working with them all! My only requirement with travel is that my travel expenses be paid upfront â this includes but is not limited to gas, airfare, hotel, etc. I am okay with either being paid directly for these so they can be covered (gas and the like), or having the expenses paid directly to the company charging them (airfare, hotels, etc.). I know there are people out there who have been burned by bad models before, so I will not take offense to having my expenses paid directly to the company charging â there is nothing wrong with protecting your investment!
I am not interested in doing anything beyond Playboy-style nudes at this time. I am, however, looking for a male model to work with for a slightly more erotically-charged shoot â feel free to contact me for more information on that. It is not an âeroticâ shoot, but I want it to have an erotic feel. It will require close contact between the model and myself, some nudity (not full-frontal), but no erotic material. It is a difficult project to explain â I can send examples to give a better idea.
I enjoy taking part in off-the-wall projects as well. Anything with animals is pretty much a guarantee â so long as Iâm not going to get eaten or have my face ripped off! I also love working with kids, as I am a mother of 4, so I would love to add some of that work to my portfolio as well.
I will consider TF requests on an individual basis, looking at the originality and distinctiveness of the shoot, my need for the type of image required, extraordinary photographers and opportunities produced from the shoot. Priority will always be given to paid shoots, but any TF shoot scheduled will be respected â I will not cancel it for a paid assignment. My goal is to make a reputable name for myself in the industry and I cannot do that if I am not respectful of othersâ time.
My typical rates are as follows:
$50/hr for anything below lingerie/swimwear
$75/hr for lingerie/swimwear
$100/hr for nudes/implied nudes
I do bring along a laptop and transfer cable to every shoot. I have found that it expedites and eases the sharing of photos - no need to waste CDs/DVDs or postage mailing them out! I use CS4 to edit my photos - if you need help editing, let me know! I'm pretty decent, depending on what you need done. I am in no way trying to portray myself as an expert, but almost all the work displayed in my portfolio has been edited by me. I take a more ânaturalâ approach to editing â no fake airbrushing or adding makeup that wasnât there before. Some people do that and it looks amazing â I am not one of those people! LOL
I have had the pleasure of working with the following photographers:
Shotz Photography (what can I say except for amazing!)
Peter P Photography (my manager)
Steve's Photography (best photographer ever!)
Mr. Foto (incredible studio - you have to shoot with this guy!)
WLC Photography (very diverse portfolio - great to work with)
Ron Pratt (best stretches during posing - thanks!)
Ty Pritchard (unique ideas, lots of props)
David Wolfe (multi-talented and has the sweetest dog!)
Robert Matthews (amazing photoshop work post-production)
Remembrances Photography (was completely at ease from the moment I entered the studio!)
Beauty in the Outdoors (one of the nicest photographers you'll ever work with)
TJ Morgan (incredible eye and a great sense of humor!)
JB Photography (beautiful home, gorgeous dog and amazing photography!)
More to come â I donât add until I have work to show in my portfolio to showcase how good the photographers are!
If you are interested in working with me, please make available the following information in your initial correspondence:
1) Details of the shoot â subject matter, vision, etc.
2) Location of the shoot
3) Specifics â date, time, duration, etc.
5) Travel compensation
6) Information regarding MUA, hairstylist, wardrobe, etc.
7) How the photos will be used
8) Your contact information
9) Any additional information you feel is pertinent to the assignment
Once again, thanks for taking the time to look at my portfolio!
Please remember to make all comments public so that I may know who you are in order to contact you. I appreciate the time you have taken to look over my work and I will return the favor, but only if I know who you are!
Any photographer who schedules a shoot where travel is involved that cancels less than a week in advance is asked to please respect my cancellation fee, which is usually around $150. Please understand that I do this only because I have taken time out of my schedule for the shoot where other photographers could have been scheduled. Please ask me questions about this if you are unsure.