I thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my profile. I work very hard to make my ideas and concepts come to life, and treat all my models with respect and professionalism. Yes, I do shoot nudes as you can see from this excerpt from my portfolio but that is not all I shoot. I celebrate the female form and that includes shooting models with their clothes on as well as the nude female figure.
HOW I WORK
I am always respectful and mindful of a model's boundaries. I have excellent photographic equipment (cameras, lenses, filters, etc.) and can typically utilize ambient light to get the exposure I'm looking for. I do prefer to shoot on location though I do have studio access should we decide that it would be best.
I do some Post-editing but typically nothing too drastic. I will always provide models with edits for her portfolio.
I enjoy celebrating each model's unique beauty and encourage a model to use her own clothing and makeup to showcase her personal style when we shoot. Everyone is beautiful in their own way and I want to highlight yours.
Over the summer I will probably be free to shoot only on weekends but if that doesn't work for you, maybe we can work something out. I rent time at a local studio but I enjoy shooting more dynamic environments, whether that be a bedroom, living room, field, forest, hotel or beach. If you think you have a good place to shoot, please let me know, but if we have to we can always resort to the ever-present studio.
Escorts are always welcome, with the assumption that they will not interfere with the shoot in any way. To be more specific, your escort is welcome to come and meet me, inspect the studio or location we're shooting, ask any and all questions to the point that they are comfortable, and then wait outside during the actual shoot. I want all parties to be comfortable and happy with the shoot, as the experience is a big part of the fun and excitement of creating art. However, I do not enjoy working with someone looking over my shoulder, especially when it's a boyfriend and the model is posing nude...I've had a couple of awkward experiences with boyfriends interjecting or critiquing when I've paid the model for THEIR time, not their boyfriend's time.
That said, check any and all of my references, ask questions, bring your escort to meet me, inspect the shoot location, and pretty much whatever else makes you feel comfortable. You can check in every 20-30 minutes via phone, txt or by popping your head outside, but I ask that your escort wait outside or go do something else while the model and photographer create art.
I do minor editing to some of my photos, including blemish removal, cropping, slight color adjustments, etc., however for important projects or when I'm seeking really creative results, I recommend and use one Retoucher exclusively: Solshakedown
Here's a link to his profile: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2002824
Mention that I referred you and solshakedown will give you a 10% discount on his services.
None of us likes to be stood-up, flaked on, or whatever you want to call it. Clear communication is a must as I have found through experience that the models who invariably flake are the ones who don't return messages in a timely manner. I respect you and your time enough to pay you for it, and I expect a model to respect mine as well. If we have a shoot scheduled and you do not return my messages after several attempts to contact you in the days leading up to the shoot, I will CANCEL THE SHOOT. I don't message unless I have something important to say, so please reply if I do contact you.
As mentioned, I operate in a professional, respectful manner...if you would like to contact any of the models in my portfolio for a reference, please feel free. If you would like additional references, just ask (some of the models I've worked with prefer not to have their images posted on MM).