Chapelle MoniqueModel Female Sacramento, California, US
My Website: More of My WorkMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/JustChapelle
Mayhem # 3051251
About MeI'm back! After a brief sabbatical to focus on my burgeoning burlesque career, I'm back to indulge my love of modeling. That's right, I love doing it. I also had time to look at my priorities and adjust my mindset, so here it is:
I model because I love to help create a beautiful image. I enjoy the collaboration and bringing my own ideas to a shoot, working with other creative types and having fun. My goal with every shoot is to come out with at least one image that people can't stop looking at or thinking about.
I lost this for a while, I tried to make it into a living and that sucked all the joy out of it for me. I allowed myself to judge my life by others' values (ie however you make your money is who you are) and closed off great opportunities simply because they couldn't pay me. This isn't right for me.
So I am once again opening myself to TF work. I may occasionally ask for help with gas or tolls if I'm broke. And I am happy to take paid gigs! But what I'm looking for in a photographer is a collaborator, an artist and an open-mind. If you have a great concept, a shooting style that I like and display a knack for visual composition, I would love to work with you. Paid or not.
If we do TF work, I would love to set up a basics shoot first. We each choose one thing to work on and do a simple shoot. No grand concepts, costumes, sets or makeup. Outdoors or in a studio or living room, lets have one outfit and see how we work together and let's grow together. Painters sketch regularly, dancers exercise and do drills daily...other artists practice and hone their foundational skills and so should we. This will also help me filter out some of the larger and less flexible egos. And I hope that my humility in admitting that I need to practice is a sign of how seriously I take my art.
I move gracefully and slowly in front of the camera, allowing the photographer time to capture not only my poses, but the subtle shifts in between that can be even better. I work fluidly and flow continuously. I love using props and integrating setting pieces in my poses. While I do create many unique poses, I am mostly known for my face. I can express a multitude of subtle emotions in a short period of time. I usually change my expression in each pose to change the feeling of the composition.
What I bring:
Doing my makeup and hair is my absolute favorite part of any shoot. I dabbled as a MUA before ever considering being in front of the camera. I will always do my own hair and makeup for a TF shoot. I much prefer to do them for paid shoots as well and am willing to work with you on what you're comfortable with. I can create a variety of makeup looks to enhance your vision and bring to life a character. I can create a variety of looks with my short hair, including some updos that make my hair appear much longer than it is. I have a large wardrobe of vintage clothing, vintage lingerie, nightgowns, modern lingerie, gloves and daily clothes that fit me and photograph very well. I am always positive, polite, courteous...no drama here. No bad attitudes, either. I do not do nudes.
While I have a variety of looks, my main image is that of a tousled blonde, happy, glamorous, unique with a touch of old Hollywood. My main look isn't quite the rigid pinup, it's more subtle and touchable. I look more like a real person, than a carved and shellacked mannequin. My hair is not platinum, it's pillow blonde, a creamy super light shade without yellow or grey tones. It's looks best on me a tad messy or undone.
My face is soft, with youthful cheeks, slanted green-blue eyes and rounded lips. I have unobtrusive, naturally arched brows that I tend to darken slightly. I have a few very small moles on my face that show and some light freckles that disappear under foundation. My face shape is...? I've heard round, heart-shape, oval and square so I have no idea. I do best in glamor or beauty situations, and have a lot of experience in pinup. That's the look most ask for. I can also do smokey eyes, dark lips, natural, evening and glamorous makeup.
I am more of a muse model, than a canvas model. Meaning I already have a wonderful look that inspires people and begins as a starting point. A canvas model has a certain bone structure that disappears under and can handle layers of heavy makeup. That is not me. As you look through my pictures, you'll see what I mean.
My body has dramatic curves on a petite frame. I have a long slender neck and a pleasing clavicle/chest area that does well with necklaces and most necklines. My shoulders and ribcage are quite narrow, lending to great back shots. My arms are slender with dainty wrists, my leg are not long and are sculpted with feminine curves. I have large (compared to industry standard models) hips and a full bum, which are balanced out by my natural breasts that are a 32D. My best features on my body are my hourglass torso, my full bum and my back.
If you like my look and want to work together, please send me a message and I will take a look at your portfolio. No nudes ever. Implied nudes are only available for paid shoots.
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