Madison, Wisconsin, US
If she brings a female llama herder, I don't mind one bit. I'm not gonna complain if more women come to the shoot than I expected! LOL.
Apr 01 13 05:24 pm Link
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
This is why you are better off choosing an escort that is righteous and moral. It does not hurt if they are trained in combat and ready to defend a model, and her honor, at a moments notice.
Apr 01 13 06:10 pm Link
Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
female escort? I think i have the different escort in mind, lol
Apr 01 13 06:13 pm Link
Orlando, Florida, US
Escorts have usually been good to me. Out of the more than 100 shoots I figure I had 25 that had escorts and 2 that were no good experiences. I prefer girl friends in the shoots and not boyfriends, brothers, or fathers. Also don't forget about drama queens. I can't stand it!
Apr 02 13 08:51 am Link
Greensboro, North Carolina, US
Just today I had a model give me the run around about an llama herder (her Dad, she's 21) so I explained to her. . . .
Ring-Ring . . .
"Hello . . ."
"Hello to you . . ."
"You are right to have an llama herder, (dropped this on me about an hour before we were to shoot, we've been planning for weeks now) . . . esp. these days with all the craziness going around, OMG! (drama) I exclaimed, and come to think of it (we planned a studio shoot) we'd better reschedule this for an outdoor public set, maybe we'll hook up with one of those 'Group' shoot-outs, so we are all protected by a big crowd of people. You can't be too careful and it won't matter the quality of time or imagery . . . it'll be fine. Besides I'm sure you're fine . . . but I don't know your llama herder (I exclaim) and I don't want to get rolled in my place of business, mugged or ripped off . . . come to think of it . . . it frightens me just thinking of someone, I don't know, in my business while I work."
"(her) . . . Uhmmm, well I was just thinking that, (I cut in . . .)
"I'll keep an eye out for anything or maybe some FB happenings I run across . . . who knows something just might work out"
". . . . ."
. . . I fucking heard crickets
May 22 13 03:46 pm Link
Hayward, California, US
some wander off and disappear until the model calls them (good escorts)
May 22 13 03:50 pm Link
Upland, California, US
You need to take responsibility for accepting the escort, despite what the model says.
I don't accept escorts. End of story.
May 22 13 04:06 pm Link
I find "escorts" to be very annoying and have never had a good experience with this. It is usually an over protective or jealous boyfriend or a male friend that is hoping to be her boyfriend at some point. My most recent experience with a tough guy escort was him bringing a handgun to the shoot and making it very well know he was armed...Most all of my shoots are done in a very public park setting to begin with.. It is just a liability in my opinion.
May 30 13 10:43 pm Link
Hickory, North Carolina, US
May 31 13 06:14 am Link
In general it has been an annoying waste of time. It has caused lots of last minute cancellations as well due to the "escort" becoming unavailable. I try to give people every opportunity to check references and meet before a shoot if need with their escort.
May 31 13 08:28 am Link
Orlando, Florida, US
Its up to the photographer to decide but you always run the risk of having one trouble maker. I have taken chances because honestly I would not had the chance to work with the models. What you want to make sure is that no boyfriends or dads are at the shoot.
May 31 13 09:55 am Link
Orange, California, US
I have photographed many of the highly professional models here on MM and on omp. I have had many of them just show up at my door with boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends and even one mom.
In every case I invited them into my home.
One very prominent model even expected her boyfriend to wait outside in the car for the two hours on an afternoon in August.
I have never had a problem with a single one since I began photographing nudes.
I have had a husband fix a crashed hard drive, a boyfriend get the images from a corrupted memory card for me, and the mom even went out and bought lunch.
Most just sit in my living room or dining area and work on their lap tops or play video games without so much as a glance into the shooting room.
I have never had one even suggest that he/she be in the room where we are shooting.
I think many of the "escort" problems are caused by the photographer himself, by using inappropriate language while talking to the model, threatening the "escort" with violence, or just being very good looking and seeming a threat to the boyfriend/husband.
Me, I am old and not good looking so I can rule that out, too old to threaten anyone, and my language, while sometimes sketchy, never compares to the language used by some models.
A lot of the reasons, I think, that I never have problems is that I will not shoot with a newbie and hire, yes I pay, only the very professional models here and on omp.
May 31 13 10:56 am Link
I think it must be the one where I am to good looking and cause drama. I do agree that I usually shoot newer models that have most of the drama..." Hi this is my escort/boyfriend/manager/part time model/sometimes cell phone pic photographer"....Ohh good this is going to go well.
May 31 13 03:52 pm Link
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Never really had an issue with escorts. As Stephano said, it's your call to set boundaries.
May 31 13 04:03 pm Link
Yea I don't have a problem if they don't act like morons...
May 31 13 04:08 pm Link
Toledo, Ohio, US
Francisco Castro wrote:
When my daughter was growing up, my wife and I always told her that explaining "house rules" to anyone she brought home was her job. If her friends left a mess, it was HER mess to clean up.
Jun 01 13 09:41 am Link
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
All Yours Photography wrote:
Jun 01 13 10:01 am Link
Poulsbo, Washington, US
Damon Banner wrote:
Jun 01 13 10:10 am Link
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Most of the models I shoot had escorts. I understand why. Never had one problem, most are useful.
Jun 02 13 07:39 am Link
Dallas, Texas, US
I remember setting up a shoot a while back with a model, as a photographer. She wanted to bring an llama herder. Her "manager" (I believe boyfriend). 6'2' 180 lbs dude. To protect her. I am a female, 5'8 and 115 lbs. That made me uncomfortable and I declined the shoot, feeling that I would have at very least been uncomfortable and unable to properly focus.
Yeah, I'm 5'11", and weigh about 135.
I run the forty yard dash in about a minute. Yeah, I am really fearsome. I know what "NO," Means. You can look at my port, either the girl looks really cool, or she's obviously having a good time.
My worst fear is a girl is gonna run out my front door naked, and scream, and my neighbors are gonna call the police.
My best day?
She brings her sister, and her sister say's:
I'll get naked.
So I shoot her sister, and she sits on the couch, getting mad, while her sister and I have a Great time.
Sisters, when they show up, now that's fun
Jun 02 13 09:00 am Link