Photographer Male Burnsville, Minnesota, US
My Website: TopPhotos1
Mayhem # 746596

About Me

MY STUDIO: When I'm not scheduled to shoot, I run my 1,700+ sq ft Studio as a Co-Op Membership or it can be rented on a Hourly, Half-Day or Daily basis. The more hours rented, the lower the hourly rent ... please message me for rates and photos of the studio.

MODELS: I love to help Models get interesting shots, that they like, for their portfolio.

ALSO: I will do TFP work, or a test shoot at least once a week to help height & weight proportionate Female Models build or add to their portfolio .. just send me a message to schedule. ANY Model shown in my portfolio, or that I have ever worked with, will supply you with a good reference about me and my work. You can also read some actual  references in my Credits Section further down.

MODELS: PLEASE READ BELOW about my rates and if you Flake or don't give at least a 48 hour cancelation notice.

PHOTOGRAPHERS:  I belong to a Photographers Group of over 1,200 Photographers from the Twin Cities and Twin Cities Suburbs .. Send me a message if you're a Photographer, and have an interest in joining our group. We have every level from students to very experienced, keeping in touch by E-Mail, and occasional meetings.
I can also rent my studio out for a shoot from time to time for $ 55 /hr.

CURRENTLY did a shoot last January in Anaheim Hills, CA for 4 days, and at a Bel-Air Mansion for 3 days ... both private residences with very nice rooms, pool and fire-pits. Be sure to E if you're a Female Model in the area, and wish to schedule a shoot for some bikini, glamour and artistic nude photos for your portfolio. Will be shooting there again in 2016, please message me if interested.

I also have a Large ( over 7,000 SqFt ) house on Lake Minnetonka with a Large Cabin Cruiser Boat that I can use for a location shoot, or rent out on a per Hour, Half-Day or Daily basis. Please message me for rates and availability.

If I obtain a paying client, you will be paid above industry standard for those shots the client pays for. You always maintain the right to refuse the client, or purchase of the photos. The photos that we produce are ALWAYS kept private between you and myself, until you give the permission for the photos to be sold, published, or posted.

Enjoyed shooting the Red Carpet at The MN Black Music Awards last year ... what a blast, nice people & great shots !!!

My new Studio in the Old Grain Belt Brewery Buildings in N.E. Mpls ( ) is now open. Looking for TFP Female Models to test the lighting and backdrops ... a great way for you to get images for your portfolio, on a free test shoot basis. I've been in this studio over 4 years now, and in the photography business over 20 years.

Come see my work at The St Paul ART CRAWL ... I'll be there again this Spring, OR at my N.E. Minneapolis Studio anytime by appointment.

Rates: My current rate is $ 45 per hour... plus studio costs of $ 25 per hour if shooting in the studio ... way under industry rates for the quality. However if you can bring some excitement to my portfolio that I don't already have, I will consider TFP, a free test shoot or other compensation.
Please understand ... this is a business, that if a Model schedules a shoot, and flakes ( doesn't show or doesn't give at least a 48 hour cancelation notice ) that I charge a $ 200 fee, and the Model goes on The Photographer's Of MN networking sight, that they are a Flake ... not a serious Model.

*** Currently shooting for a Lingerie Company website .. please E for details, as this is on going.

*** Currently selecting Models for the open spots on our last run for personal 2015 calendars ... starting the selections for 2016 and 2017 calendars ---- Bikinis, Lingerie and Nudity is involved.

I'm a digital Photographer with 18+ years of experience helping Females build their portfolios, 6+ years teaching Photography at the University of Minnesota, and one on one classes ... and my rates are very reasonable, lowest in the industry for good quality work & a fun shoot!
I also have 3 or 4 years of Adobe Photoshop experience as well as Elements 10, for when we need to do a little bit of touching up.

Drive by Friends Requests: Please, if you're going to send a "Friends Request" please at least view & comment on a couple of my photos, then we can easily be Friends & I'll return the favor.
This is how we can all help each other learn our strengths.

Models … the photographs that you post should be the best shots of you that you can possibly get, as they represent you. If the photos aren’t, or don’t appear professional, then you most likely won’t be getting professional jobs from them.
Yes, a professional Photographer will cost some money, however, 90% of the time, if you’ve gone to a good professional Photographer, it will pay off for you.
Just good looks and good poses doesn't make it ... if the Photographer doesn't use effective lighting, or doesn't have a good eye for a great shot, the good photos are missed.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of these MM members listed below.
I do not recommend the following Members, all of which had confirmed the shoot :
Emily   E M H     MM 1400852       ... Feel free to ask me
Kitty                   MM 2315857  ... Feel free to ask me
Hannabell           MM 2430794    .... Feel free to ask me
ShannaEnvymeCurtis  MM 2157562 .. Feel free to ask me
Phrecious           MM 2173406    ... Feel free to ask me
Ashlee M. Taylor  MM  2420837   ...  Feel free to ask me
Jewelious Jones   MM  1983337  ... Feel free to ask me
Iisiah KobeJo       MM  2191686  ... Feel free to ask me
GiNgEr AnN         MM  1335242  ...  Feel free to ask me
Lexxie Dallas       MM 2663988  .... Feel free to ask me
Sasha Darling      MM 1301179  .... Feel free to ask me
Sheena Sims       MM 2892823 ... Schedules from my casting call loving my work, doesn't show .. wants to re-schedule, and after 12 messages won't because she didn't like my photos ??? I wish the other Photographers out there the best of luck with Sheena!!

TEST SHOOTS: " People don't usually hire an unknown from pictures and references (unless you are famous and have a reputation built).  Clients don't know if it took you 1000 photos to get only one good one or if you move well during shoots or require tons of direction so a test is the way they establish if you have what they are looking for.  Doing non-paid test shoots are common place for agency or non-agency represented models. " Ford Agency


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All I can say is are amazing!  I have never looked so good...I am going to show and tell everyone!  I hope I can send some business your way!

Love, Tina


Hi Gary,
You are awesome.  You knew I was dying to see them and so you gave me a preview.  I really appreciate it!!!

I like what I see.  We will definitely work together again, if you wish.

Looking forward to the rest.  Great eye for amazing backgrounds....the model was just there to help emphasize nature.... :-)

Be well.  Night.


Hi Gary,
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to shoot with you. I had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed working with you !  I really loved your directions, it really made things go smoothly. I also think that you're a genius with the camera. I definitely look foward to working with you again ! Thanks for the photos and the feedback. I love them.

Gary was a joy to work with.  He has got a fantastic studio, with many different settings and back drops to work with.  He also has props and other accessories to add to your shoot if needed.  It was great to work with him.  I was able to express myself and bring my ideas to the table to shoot.  Walking into Gary's studio is like walking into an awesome hotel and he treats you like your a VIP guest!  Gary is so accommodating to what you need and great suggestions for shots.  I was comfortable with Gary from the moment I met him and from there - our shot went awesome!  I also had photos from him that same day we shot!  That was awesome!  Great photographer to work with!
Love, Jade

MM Model Sativa Verte # 43558  - " You're a Model's dream come true ! "


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