Model Female Norfolk, Virginia, US
Washington, District of Columbia, US
Mayhem # 2546652

About Me

UPDATE: I'm back! Working on getting everything up to date and catching up on emails. Apologies if it takes me awhile to get back to you, I swear it doesn't mean I hate you, I'm just swamped!

Just moved to Norfolk, VA and am available for shoots locally. I'm learning all the best beach spots nearby and hope to be able to shoot in my house once I get all moved in. I have awesome high ceilings and beautiful natural light!

I'll be traveling to the DC/Baltimore area frequently as well, so don't worry--it will be like I never even left.


I'm not available for TF shoots at this time. However, my rates are standard and reasonable, and I promise I'm worth it! I especially love working with newer photographers hoping to develop their artistic style and improve their skills. I have a wealth of knowledge from years of experience and countless workshops that I've modeled for, and lots of insight about the model photography world in general that I'm more than happy to share with the photographers I work with.

For booking inquiries or to be added to my travel list for your area, please send me an email at or fill out this booking form on my website with as much information as possible:



I'm easygoing and creative, and work best with photographers who are the same way. I'm willing to try just about anything and have no qualms about getting wet and messy for the sake of a shoot. I'm the opposite of a diva and I try to be as flexible and fun to work with as possible!

I work with photographers of all skill levels, and although I take direction well, I am comfortable posing without it as well, freeing you up to focus on what you need to do. I really love working with newer photographers and helping them build up their portfolios, so please don't be afraid to get in touch!

I particularly enjoy fine art nudes, but I'm interested in glamour, boudoir, fashion (particularly alt fashion/"fashion nudes"), and bodypaint. I am also interested in select erotic work, but I know this means wildly different things to different people. If you're interested in shooting erotic work with me, let's talk first to make sure we're all on the same page.

I prefer to work nude but I can put on clothes if you really want me to... smile I have a pretty good wardrobe of lingerie/shoes/other odds and ends, so please let me know if you have any requests when contacting me for a shoot. I can do simple makeup on myself, but if you want something more complex, it might be best to get a MUA.

I have a small tattoo on my right wrist and have straight brown hair that I'm in the process of growing out (it's currently just past my shoulders). I am fit and take good care of my body (thanks, yoga!). I have some scars on my hands and no piercings. I am clean-shaven all over currently but may try some funky new pube 'dos in the future (nothing too funky. I just might let my bush grow for a bit to see what it looks like). If it is absolutely necessary that I be clean shaven for whatever idea you have in mind, please let me know when booking me so I can be prepared.

I just want to include an additional note for anyone interested in shooting outdoors with me. I LOVE to shoot outside! However, I do have a chronic health condition that makes it hard for me to be outside in very high temperatures (over 90°F) for several hours at a time. For any shoot longer than 2-3 hours, I may need to take a short break to cool down inside somewhere before I can continue shooting. I still really love working outside and will give all shoots 100%, but I do like to make people aware of my limitations upfront so we can plan accordingly. Thanks for your understanding!



9/23-9/25: DC/MD/VA (staying at the Cattail Studio, message me for booking info)
9/26-9/30: Atlanta, GA
10/6-10/10: Austin, TX

Upcoming trips to everywhere under the sun. Get in touch if you want me to come to your town! I'm happy to trade shooting time for flight bookings/paid travel expenses.


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Dave Myles Photography

  • Photographer
  • Male
  • Falls Church, Virginia, United States

"What an awesome model. She has amazing form, will do anything to get the shot and she's fearless. All of which explains why she's so busy and has such a great reputation. Run don't walk to shoot with Erin! She's funny, smart and talented! You can't go wrong with having her as ...your model!" more less

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: November 2015

Mickle Design Werks

  • Photographer
  • Male
  • Washington, District of Columbia, United States

"Truly a talented artist that brings creativity and fearlessness to the table. She's not shy about using her body and talents to get the best shots. She's dependable and professional. One of my favorite Models to work with."

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: June 2015


  • Photographer
  • Male
  • Fairfax, Virginia, United States

"This is a truly amazing model. She is superb at posing, takes direction well or you can just stand back and let her ad lib for 30 minutes. She is willing to do whatever it takes to get "the shot." A consummate professional, totally drama free, very easy to work. Every shoo...t we've done (and it's 8 at this point) has produced great results. I think the world of her as a model and even more so as a person." more less

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: October 2015

Romantic Photographic

  • Photographer
  • Male
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

"Melancholic is an absolute delight to photograph. She has a wonderfully gentle look, a sweet demeanor, and a physique that would cause most jungle cats to slink away in shame. She has an impressive repertoire of poses and doesn't mind getting uncomfortable or messy to get the ...shot. I very highly recommend her and look forward to shooting her again!" more less

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: September 2015


  • Photographer
  • Male
  • Washington, District of Columbia, United States

"Melancholic is an incredibly creative, talented, professional and reliable model with whom I hope to continue to work for a long time. We share a passion for outdoor work, even if it means getting covered in mud and sand in oppressive heat. A true joy to work with -- intellige...nt and thoughtful. Thanks, M!" more less

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: August 2015
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