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My work can be can be intense, powerful and beautiful in its own way, but it's not always pretty. I'm not interested in glamour or boudoir photography. My models need to be comfortable with the fact that I won't portray them as airbrushed stereotypes. I prefer the real people that they are.
For the last three years I've also placed in a juried exhibition at SPAO here in Ottawa, and won the people's choice award 2 years ago.
I am looking for confident models who want to help me create art. Models who prefer glamour-style shots of themselves may not be comfortable on my shoots. I generally ask my models to wear little to no makeup and no high heels.
Booking and compensation
If I contact you, I would be happy to discuss compensation rates. If you contact me, I work TFP. When we book a shoot, I require an email address and phone number. I understand that sometimes cancellations happen, but if you fail to show up for a shoot without contacting me first, we will never work together. I respect my models and I want them to respect me.
At the shoot
I work out of my home, where I live with my wife and baby son. I have a small studio setup in my basement. Models will always have a private place to change. I also have a cat, so please take that into account if you have allergies. In the summer, I sometimes shoot outside. I always discuss outdoor shoots with my models in advance.
After the shoot
After a shoot, I review all of the shots and choose the best ones for editing. Sometimes a shoot will yield 10 quality images and sometimes only one or two. I don't allow others to edit my work or provide models with unedited images. Models will receive high-resolution digital copies of the images I have chosen and edited. I ask that I be given credit if the images are shared.
Please get in touch if you think we would work well together. I look forward to shooting with you.