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"You only get out of a shoot, what your willing to put into it!"
...with that said I never half@$$ anything and always go into it full force willing to give my all... otherwise I just won't do it plain & simple. I only wanna work with people who have the same mentality.
Yes, I know my profile is long. If your asking me to invest my time into you, you can invest 5 minutes to read it, it's well worth your time. In the end it will save us both time from going back and forth with questions already answered here. Marinate on that thought for a bit...
Each section is tabbed making it easier for you to find the wisdom you seek, but here is a quick Cliff Note brake down for you ADD types:
Most importantly: No Porn - No Hustler/Penthouse type shots - No Escort Gigs
Next, it seems like everyone wants to throw me into an itty bitty and put me in front of the lens. This does nothing for me but give me more pics for guys to drool over and bombard me with moronic comments. After looking through my port it is obvious I can pull it off no need for more so unless your publishing me or paying me don't ask to TF* me for this. I have my select people whom I trust and have worked with so when I need more I will go to them.
I am a creative soul and an artist (no really) so I need to feel stimulated in that department... excited to take on, not bored. The cooler the concept the faster you have my devoted attention. My passion is in fashion or themed shoot concepts. Let toss around ideas and come up with something amazing. I have several awesome concepts I'd love to do ask me about them and if I feel your photography can produce that we'll talk shop. Let that inner Amanda shine and not cover it up with T&A Glam all the time!... and don't think your gunna tell me we are gunna shoot this and last minute spring on me oh and I would like to throw in a few bikini/lingerie/T&A glam shots, shoot will be canceled. Be upfront with your intentions right off the bat.
Regardless of the shot, no shot will be done without a make-up artist and hair stylist on board... this is a deal breaker here folks. No I am not saying this because I am horrid. I am saying this because I have seen what a professional can do vs myself and lets not kid ourselves... they come packed with an arsenal of make-up and have been trained on how to use it. My make-up looks great for in person promo work, but on film after professional lighting is set up, let's not waste our time on a great shoot concept without the proper elements in place.
"Professionals" need to be held accountable! If you think your going to shoot me and not give me my photos after wasting all my time and effort, you will find your butt on my "Black List" faster than you know it, REGARDLESS if the rest of the shoot went well.
I only seek to work with the most talented and best in the industry to keep the quality of work I put out exceeding the expectations of myself and the client. I won't shoot with you just because your paying IF your work sucks, I don't need crappy images of me out there like that! I want to be asked for by name "I want to hire Amanda Newton" not "let's go find a model to hire." I want my work ethic and caliber of work to outshine the rest and create a lasting impression.
~~ IT'S ALL ABOUT QUALITY NOT QUANTITY FOR ME NOW ~~
A word to the wise (and any "fresh" model if your reading this)... As a new innocent model into the industry you are clueless and naive. You are highly motivated and hop on every opportunity that comes your way. You let everybody but yourself have a voice. Then there comes a time when you wake up and realize your position and authority in your career. The sooner you wake up the better! ... ever wonder why your called "fresh??" - Me
Since I had to shoot TF* (cringe) for the most part full time for the first year and a half of my career to get to where I am today, that means I have A LOT of debt and bills to catch up on. I have a name, portfolio, and resume.... TF*'s are not needed/necessary anymore for a good GOOD while.... and when I do I will let you know.
What I want/need at this time is:
- High Fashion, Fashion, Lifestyle, Fitness, Pin Up, Artistic, Fine Art, Headshots, themed, with other model guy and girl.
TF*'s WILL ONLY be given to stand out - knockout photogrpahers whose portfolios make me fall back in my chair with my mouth falling off it's hinge...get my drift? Or "GUARANTEED" tear sheets. In case you have forgotten what guaranteed means google it... it does NOT mean submit and hope...
I really wish I could shoot with everybody, but I do not have a "sugar-daddy" or family that is helping me along financially, I'm all on my own and always have been. Until I get caught up this is just how it's going to have to be. I'm tired of having to bounce around from place to place just so that I am not homeless or living outta my car (yes I sacrificed A LOT to pursue modeling), worrying about my next meal, etc. Do you know I've had to get ready in a McDonald's bathroom once before a shoot... that is effing ridiculous!!! This is a business and in such workers expect to get paid, quit bringing the standards in the industry down! I got bills to pay just like you and it's not fair to me anymore to go though what I've had to and live like this. So until banks accept cute clothes or hot pics as a form of payment, money is what I expect to be paid in. So please when I ask you to pay me it is not for a fancy new Chanel watch or Gucci purse, it is for me to live! I don't think that is being unreasonable, and if you think it is then don't bother!
I take a lot of time to perfect, write, and keep up to date all the information below. I made sure to cover just about everything already because I do not have the time anymore to keep responding to the same questions over and over again. Plus, Iâm sure you will appreciate everything laid out up front so that we are on the same page and you do not waste your time and I do not waste mine. So donât act surprised or offended if you ask me something I already covered here, and I just answer you with âplease see page for answer,â and now you just lost a brownie point. I mean could I have made it anymore obvious in CAPS up at the very top? If any of this sounds redundant like common sense, itâs because you would be surprised at some of the messages I get, so itâs safe to just cover all the bases. I do mean this in the up most sincere manor (not rude), if you have been on this or any other modeling site for that matter long enough you know what Iâm talking about. I am big on communication, and respectful of your time, so I need the same in return from you. ;-)
It will be real obvious to me real quick if you havenât read my page within the first few messages. Before choosing to work with anybody you should always check them out and do your âhomeworkâ so to say. I look upon this negatively and as a lack of preparation on your part to not take the time to read my page before requesting to work with me. This of which will reflect how I view you as a person and how it might be to work with you as a professional. You can only make a first impression once. This is one of my biggest pet peeves on here. Before I reply to anybody I always check out and read their page and look through their pictures.
Hello My Fellow Mayhemers,
I was born and raised in South Florida. I am half Polish and the other half is a mixture of English, Irish, & Italian. My eyes are actually hazel/green (the drop down menu only let me select hazel.) I have a B.S. in graphic design and I also enjoy photography. I run marathons and compete in triathlons. I do a lot of 5K's for charity as well as volunteer with my dog doing pet therapy. I'm trained in dance (ballet, jazz, tap, & hip-hop.) I have done martial arts before and pretty much played every sport possible.
I am extremely professional and I would expect the same in return. I am dependable with a good sense of responsibility, if I say I will do it I will. I have a great personality and sense of humor. Iâm a lot of fun & easy to work with. I take direction extremely well, and half the time I already know before you say it and just do it. I am a trooper and good sport, so you won't have a problem with me whining about things. Every photographer I have worked with thus far would provide a positive recommendation, and I have never been a no show. See testimonial/ recommendation/ references section below.
I'm pretty much available & open to all modeling. I am extremely versatile. I can pull off just about anything you can throw at me. However, I WILL NOT do porn no matter how much $$$ so don't even bother me with that.
Apparently I guess this still isnât clear to some people so I have added a few more lines of text here. This includes stills as well as videoâ¦girl on girl, girl on guy, insinuating, toys etcâ¦ NADA NEVER! Iâm here as a model not a pornstar! Which is why I draw a very strong line due to my physique when shooting nudes. As far as nudes go, if it's not tasteful or artistic, I won't do it period. I will do pretty much anything you ask of me, however, my only stipulation is that I will not do naked crotch shots, must be covered somehow or at some sort of angle, shadowed or cropped out - NO EXCEPTIONS! To give you a better idea, I do not do Hustler/Penthouse type stuff meaning spread eagle here it is come and get it boys â NO! See my nudes in my portfolio, they are elegant, classy, graceful, etcâ¦ not trashy. I do understand that sometimes while shooting nudes you can âaccidentallyâ capture it, these are never to be used ever and should be deleted. Hard drives and/or Computerâs get hacked, stolen, etc all the time and the best way of assuring these pics never surface is by deleting them and not saving them for âyour viewing pleasureâ or for examples to show other models/photographers. These âaccidentsâ never have my permission to be used, so therefore there should never be one of those anywhere, if so youâre in big trouble!
My schedule and availability fills up very quickly. Generally, I am always booked at least two weeks to a month already, so the chances of getting in before then would depend on cancellations or rescheduling. The more in advance you can notify me the better. I can always try and rearrange things if it is an extremely time sensitive matter, but I try not to do this to people as I know how much it can mess up a personâs schedule and mine. So with that said, please keep that in mind when canceling or rescheduling on me, it wonât be able to be right away, especially if it involves long distance traveling (anything 1.5 hrs away or more.) I always arrive on time (except for unforeseen things I cannot control such as accidents on the road etc) so Iâd except you to be running on time and prepared as well, as I most likely have another shoot to get to after yours.
Hair: I know how to blow dry and flat iron it, thatâs it. Although I do own these items, I have no clue how to use curlers and I am petrified of frying my hair off with a curling iron, as this is not my field of professionalismâ¦they have professionals for this reason.
Make-up: All I know how to do is a very natural look. Any sort of dramatic, colorful, artistic, or even the use of fake eyelashes you will need to bring in a MUA.
Wardrobe: Just about everything I own I have already done a shoot in. So if you want something different you will need to provide that.
If you want/need anything other that what I am capable of doing or providing you must make sure to provide it. I can find one for you (but I do not control their rates, that is separate.) If you choose to provide the hair and/or MUA, they must know what they are doing. I would prefer that you have used them before and can trust their professionalism and results. If they have a MM or OMP page please send me their # and/or a link to their website. Also, if you chose to alter my appearance such as hair extensions, hair coloring, nails other than French manicure, etc, you must be able to put me back to my original appearance.
***** Seeking 99% PAID work & 1% TF*â¦not the other way around *****
As far as booking goes, my rates are fairly reasonable in conjunction with the amount of experience I have and quality of photos I output. My photos require very minimal amount of retouching, and as an added bonus I know photoshop to an advanced level and can retouch them myself. I am willing to travel anywhere as long as all expenses are paid and I do have a Passport. Thanks to the many wonderful photographers I have had the opportunity to work with my portfolio is very extensive, so there is no need for TF* anymore.
My rates are broken down as follows:
$75/hr â Fashion
$100/hr â Implieds, Bikini, Lingerie
$150/hr â Nudes (See Guidelines â Strictly Enforced)
Half & Full day rates are available.
Video, TV, Movies, Commercials, Music Videos, Expos, Appearances, etc are available and handled on a case by case basis.
All rates come with a 3 hour minimum, 4 hour minimum if you are 1.5 hrs away or more in travel time. Anything 2 hrs away or more will require an overnight stay in a safe reliable hotel. All travel expenses such as transportation and lodging must be paid for and confirmed in advance before I even step out of my house. No model release will be signed until your payment has been received and cleared. Acceptable forms of payment are a company check or cash. You have a model release for me to sign covering your rights, as well as do I. You must sign mine for me to sign yours. I retain the right to bring an escort if I so should choose.
I ask that you pay me up front before we begin. I have been disappointed way to many times.... sorry hate them not me. So unless you want that to be on the back of my mind which will show in the shoot, I suggest that you eliminate my hesitation.
On a side note: I have been scammed before and even put into a compromising situation several times with a rapist/pedophile/predator. One of which has been wanted since 1998! I am happy to say due to my quick team work w/ another victim of this $h*tbag, we were able to set him up and have him arrested and taken off the streets within 24 hrs. The saying âWhat doesnât kill you makes you strongerâ couldnât be more true in this situation. So donât act surprised or offended if I question your legitimacy, ask for references, or bring an escort. I have learned a great deal from these experiences and without going into further detail, as I shouldnât even have to explain my reasoning, I think you can understand where Iâm coming from. If you are of any legit professional you will be more than willing to provide such items and encourage my safety. This definitely applies if I have not worked with you before.
O.k. this is the section I have had to revise and revise several times already. Apparently being nice doesnât work anymore in regards to TF* so this is the only section where I guess I might have to get more blunt.
It seems as if everybody nowadays just wants TF*âs from me for everything under the sun, or exceptionâs to my TF* rules. Look your requesting to work with me because you have either seen my portfolio and like what you see, or you have herd of me because I am a great model to work withâ¦ yadaâ¦ yada. You obviously think I can benefit your portfolio in some way with the use of my images or name, but the question also is can I benefit from working w/ you as well. For some reason that question keeps seemingly getting forgotten and that is the sole purpose of TF* work. So I guess it is necessary to brake it down to you like this. Sorry if this seems a bit harsh, but the requests are getting out of hand ridiculous, and then having the audacity to be offended or rude to me about me simply saying âIâm sorry but I am not offering TF* for this and to please see my rates.â Keep in mind your asking me to do you a favor for free, you better have respect.
The purpose of TF* work:
#1.) Is to either build or revamp your portfolio, none of which I need at this time.
#2.) You have a bunch of free time to devote to as a hobby or side project. I barely have time to sleep right now. Modeling is my only job, my only source of generating income. Modeling is not a hobby or a side thing for me, I do this full timeâ¦or I should say over time and take it very seriously. If you devote time & effort working, do you not except to get paid? Youâre paying your bills, and I need to pay mine. If an employer misses one hour in your paycheck, you know your butt is walking into your supervisorâs office right away to adjust their miscalculation.
#3.) If it benefits you in some sort of way. Benefits such as do not currently have it in your portfolio. Please note, for example, shooting in the same bikini but in a different location, does not constitute âin a different way that you do not currently have in your portfolioâ Adding more of the same stuff doesnât have any benefits. I have more nudes, implieds, lingerie, & swimwear than I know what to do with. I will not shoot in the same outfit for TF* work.
#4.) It gains you exposure or status. Unless you are of some high up there prestigious well known person/ photographer/ publication etc. Where saying I worked with or for such and such that 4 out of 5 people would be like, âOhhhh, yea I know who your or what youâre talking aboutâ that would rise you up a little more in the industry, does not really count. Just by having your image on just another persons page does not really make that much of a difference. Or a start up anything that hopes or is projected to take off and do well, unless itâs already up and running and doing well, doesnât really count either.
I have put in my fair share of TF* time of running around all over the place like a chicken with itâs head cut off not making a single dime, not being able to pay my bills, and digging myself into a deeper financial hole hitting rock bottom. It took me a lot of time, sacrifice, dedication, and patience to get to where I am today. I never have and still donât have anyone helping me make this happen, and everything I have accomplished I have done through my own pro-active approach and determination. I know what it means to work hard and to try and make everyone happy. I have worked myself sickâ¦literally, and to exhaustion and burn out. I have never worked so hard for no money in my entire life. I am proud of where I am today because of it and the name I have established for myself all on my own. I am glad that all this has finally paid off, and I still continue my strong work ethic. Iâm here on Model Mayhem to move onto better projects and bigger opportunities, not to start up a modeling career or build a portfolio. The whole point of progression is to move forward not backward, so I follow through with this concept when choosing what projects to work on.
Due to all the nonsense I have experienced with waiting on or never receiving my images for a TF* shoot. I now require my images right after our shoot on a CD unless a different time frame was agreed upon prior to shooting. If we are on location, you have 1 week to get me my images. I am not going to play games or chase you down anymore, simply put your @$$ will appear on my website for the world to see as well as here on a Black List so others don't make the mistake on working with you just to waste their time and effort just to be let down in the end.
Yes, I actually made this graphic, so if you have this on your page, you are copying me! Be original!
Generally, Iâll only consider TF*âs if your are offering a guaranteed cover or tear sheet, or I contact you. Promising, hoping, or submitting is not guaranteeing. Doing a TF* shoot does not mean time to get cheap w/ everything, you still want this to be as great of a quality of a shoot as possible. Iâm giving you my shooting time as a model for free, so you obviously freed up some money. This means that everything else should still be on point and not a problem to take care of. Keep in mind if it is not of the same if not higher caliber of work I am currently doing, it is of no benefit to me, so therefore you must pay for it since you are the only one benefiting from it. My portfolio is not a catalog for you to pick or choose something you like and then ask to shoot that idea for yours. Duh! I already have this in my portfolio, so you will have to pay for that shoot. Also, TF* does not mean itâs time to take advantage of my time and kindness. I limit my TF* work to 2 hrs 3 at most, expecting me to work some sort of crazy half or full day for free is absurd.
However, if I do choose to work with you on a TF* basis, you will have to compensate me for all my travel expenses. Depending on the time of day, also a healthy lunch or dinner. All TF* must also provide hair & make-up. If you cannot give me the CD before I leave the shoot (which is o.k.... I understand this is not always possible) I do require that it is sent to me within 5 days. My time for TF* is extremely limited close to none. I wish I had more time to work with you, for I am extremely passionate about what I do. Iâm just kept way to busy nowadays, with a close to impossible schedule. Please donât keep sending me messages begging me to work TF* with you. There is no need to keep trying to convince me or ask for exceptions. Iâll know within 5 minutes of looking at your page and pics if there would be of any benefit to working TF* with you. If you cannot comply with my TF* rules, donât ask. As much as exposure and/or offering me to keep the clothes I shoot in is great, is does not in fact pay the bills. I have to be âWOWâdâ by your portfolio or feel extremely passionate about your project to agree to TF* with you. For the most part you must meet this criteria, but I also do understand the whole logic behind âyou donât want to miss a good opportunity when one presents itselfâ deal. So give it a shot, you never know, just donât argue - compromise with me.
All my images are never to be used for any kind of pornographic publication or website ever. All images must be approved before uploaded to your portfolio. If you wish to use my image for anything other than your portfolio (contests, submissions, etc) you must ask and have written permission from me. I generally do not mind and typically encourage it, I just would like to be kept in the loop with whatâs going on, know what images and where my stuff is being used. I need to get credit to. Also, if you are going to make money off âourâ images, as it is a team effort, I expect to get paid too. If my images are for anything other than what is stated above, it must be specifically outlined in the release and/or contract. Some of my photos can easily be twisted and used for content that is not approved of, I never have and never will shoot this type of content, so thereforeâ¦ If any of my images appear on anything other than approved websites that I have given permission to, they have been stolen without permission from me or photographer, and they are responsible for any legal repercussions that follow because of it. Not only are you possibly tampering with my reputation, but also copyright issues with the photographer, neither one of which is appreciated nor tolerated and you should know better. This might be a huge network, but it is a small community and word gets around real fast. Either I will find it myself or someone else will and bring it to my attention. Itâs all sensible common sense stuff, but I do know you sometimes have to spell it out for some people, as they try and be slick about things.
Generally I like to keep my portfolio up to date within 2 weeks from each shoot, 30 days at the most of all projects. Photographers have a hectic and busy schedule sometimes to, so there is some lag time in waiting on images from them at times. I usually do all the editing myself, so I need time to fit that into my busy schedule as well. Most likely I have more work than what you currently see up.
Thank you for reading this entire page, I know it is lengthy. When sending me a message requesting to work with me make sure you include as much detailed info about the shoot as possible especially the following. If this helps just copy and paste this into your message and just fill everything in:
*Location(s): (Exact full addresses, I will need to Map It) *Date(s):
*Compensation: (See Rates and/or TF* guidelines)
*MUA & Hair: (Is it provided or do I do my own? If provided what is their MM or OMP # and/or link to their website?)
*Wardrobe: (Style of shoot: implied, fashion, lingerie, swimwear, etcâ¦is it provided or do I need to bring my own?)
*Client: (If not for your portfolio, who is this for? If available please provide their website and/or contact info.)
*Usage: (What, where, and how often is this going to be used)
*Your phone number:
Please keep in mind I confirm all projects the day before, you must confirm with me as well or I will not just drive out there for no reason. I also must speak to you by phone to go over the project before I agree to anything.
Well, hope you have a great day and enjoy my pictures! Don't forget to let me know what you think
Take Care & lets make some awesome images together!
I like to stay as networked as possible so make sure to visit me on these other pages/sites and friend request me.
My Personal Website: www.OfficialAmandaNewton.com
(currently down for a makeover)
My Facebook link is:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwOffici … 7576034798
My Twitter link is:
My Myspace link is: www.myspace.com/promodelamandanewton
My OMP link is:
My Paid Models link is: www.PaidModels.com/27367
My YouTube Link is:
If you have sent me a message and I have not replied to it yet (even if it shows as âreadâ) Iâm not ignoring you. I get a massive amount of e-mails and requests from all my different accounts and can take a few days and in some cases a week or so to get back to them all. I sometimes only get a chance to read them and not reply immediately. So please donât keep sending me a message every day about a response, I find this extremely annoying and rude, especially if it is a TF* request. If your TF* you have to work around my paid schedule. Unless it is an emergency or a last minute job offer, there is no need for that nonsense. I do suggest if it is an emergency/ important/ time sensitive matter you put that in CAPS in your subject line.
I appreciate all your comments and nice compliments. I try to get back to most of them, however it is impossible for me to return them all. I see tags more easily than picture comments / lists because I would have to go through each and every image one by one and this is very tedious and time consuming task. However, I do eventually see those as well
If it is a reply or answer you seek, I advise you to send that as a message I will see that quicker. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
My top friends was once reserved for people that I have worked with only. However, there are more than I can list now, so since it's not fair to leave someone out I no longer list any. Plus this eliminates any drama about which place they were in to begin with. If you need to see whom I've worked with or need to get a hold of one of them I have a credit section just for that or you can message me and I'll be glad to help you out.
My direction for 2011 and beyond is to focus more on the fashion & fitness industry, so this means "T&A Glam" shoots will be highly limited.
I am also a graphic designer. I have a Bachelorâs degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. I currently have all required programs and with extensive advanced knowledge in all:
I do this on a freelance basis on the side when time permits, as my modeling keeps me pretty busy nowadays. I can offer you photo retouching/editing, business card design, comp card design, flyers, posters, etcâ¦basically anything you can imagine, need, or want as a model or help with overflow from other photographers & designers. The only thing I do not do is websites. I can design the look for you, but you will need a web designer to build the HTML for it. I only know basic HTML and Iâm sure with the way websites are nowadays not the wow factor youâre looking for. I do know plenty of people in this field and can recommend some to you. I also happen to know some printers and can get you a good deal on that as well if you need.
This was actually my original career path, went to college for it right out of high school. I even took photography classes and worked as a photographer for awhile at one point. I also know how to draw and paint. I have always been a creative individual from a young age and still today. I just happened to give modeling a shot as I was encouraged to by many people. Immediately discovered my potential with lots of positive feedback. So I stuck with it and began building my portfolio. I think my background in all this creative stuff really shows and helps in all my photoshoots. It is quite obvious real quick to photographers that I am more than just a model. I truly am the complete package