Photo shoots are and should be FUN! If the interaction between photographer and subject is in a fun, and laid back atmosphere, that comfort level will translate into great pictures revealing the inner beauty and nature of the person.
That being said, I have no problem with you bringing an escort, if it makes you more comfortable then bring them along. However ensure that you contact me and I will give you some guidelines for the escort.
You should use MM like you would use ebay... take the time to research the person that wants to hire you for a shoot. Contact the models in his/her port and find out what they are like.
I believe every photograph tells a story which is why I like to do theme oriented shoots. I love digital photography because the sky is the limit, even after taking the shot there is so much more sky left. I enjoy the after production as well. Everyone sees things in a different way; put 4 photographers in the same room with 1 model and you will get 4 completely different shots. Not everyone will like the same shot…that is what is great about the art.
Although I love the studio that I shoot in, I have also been doing some "On-Location" type shoots, which I find a little more intriguing:
Taking advantage of the textures and colours and props. This particular location had some great elements. And of course the shoot is not complete without a spectacular model to work with!
I am always open to TFP(CD), and always open to new ideas. However I do pay models depending on time, type of shoot etc. I take a lot of time figuring out the theme and how it will work.
I can’t wait to work with you.