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Oct 21, 2017
Nov 11, 2011
Fit Modeling

About Me

Thank you for visiting...

I am on MM to meet models, make-up artists, stylists, other photographers, and the various craftspeople of the industry to update and build our portfolios together.  In other words, to network with like-minded people! 

At a glance:
          - I am photographing both male and female models
          - Established as well inexperienced models
          - All ages
          - TF friendly
          - On location shoots
          - An Escort is welcome

I will photograph you and assist you in updating and/or building your portfolio, in any genre.  I happily accommodate a model's ideas, their needs, and enjoy working with inexperienced as well as established models.  If you have a creative concept, or just want to experiment, let's discuss a "personal" session for you and make it a reality!  If you prefer, I can offer suggestions, too.

TF...  Photos (JPEG images) taken for your "personal" session will be given to you to add to your portfolio or for any uses.  IF YOU SHOOT WITH ME ON MY TENNIS PROJECT, then there is no charge to you for this service - it’s all FREE! 

PHOTOSHOP...  I am Photoshop savvy, so blemishes and the like can be "airbrushed" out.  This retouching service is FREE.  However, more complicated processes, such as compositing (removing the model from an image and placing them on a new background), may require a nominal fee.

ESCORTS...  MM states, "The best escort is a makeup artist, stylist or 2nd model."  I prefer the 2nd model as an escort as they are generally more "in tune" with the process.  A "significant other" and/or parent make the worse escort as the model can become self-conscience of their presence.

I am currently working on a long-term project, photographing guys and gals outside on a tennis court.  You are invited to participate in this fun, sports-related (specifically tennis) photo shoot.  No experience necessary: YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY TENNIS as I will show you where to stand and how to pose. 

CLOTHING... does not need to be specific to tennis.  In fact, there are many varieties of clothing that are suitable as tennis wear.  In addition to traditional tennis outfits (found at department stores, tennis boutiques, and online), there are short-shorts, plunging necklines, exposed midriffs, and the like... a little bit sexy but also a little bit sweet!  Plan on 5-6 outfits (more or less number of outfits is OK) for a single shoot.  Bring tennis shoes (preferably white).  Consider bringing a high fashion outfit, such as an evening gown and heels, as one of your choices if you like.  The other outfits should be more sports/tennis related.  Clothing should be colorful.  Avoid prints that are too busy, or clothing that have visible logos/labels especially if they are large.

TENNIS RACKET... will be provided by the photographer (unless you have a tennis racket that you would like to use).

DURATION... The shoot will last approximately 1.5 hours.  I prefer to shoot late in the afternoon when the sunlight is "golden."  If your "personal" shoot is combined with my tennis project shoot then that may require additional time.

NUDES...  I am not adverse to shooting nudes.  However, I will NOT ask you to do nudes as a part of my sport-related, tennis project.

TF...  I am shooting this project TF and will provide the model with selected photos.  A MODEL RELEASE will need to be signed at the photo shoot.  There is no charge to the model for this shoot - it’s all FREE!

If I send you a Friend Request it is because I admire your photographs and would like to shoot with you at some point.

All TAGS left for me are responded to in kind.  When tagging, I try to be thoughtful and lavish with my praise!  Thank you, in advance, to all friend requests and taggers for your compliments and supportive comments.

Please do not send me unsolicited requests for paid work (asking me to pay you for your services).

You can message me here at MM. 
Or, email me at:  MikeThomas.SterlingPhotography @

I look forward to having some fun with you and creating some amazing images! 

Warm regards... Mike

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mbatbrown · Photographer


I am inviting you to the Model/Photographer Meet-and-greet on June 17th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tani Ewing's photo studio located at 3104 W. Thomas Rd Ste 1005 Phoenix. It is a networking event with models and photographers. You are free to bring your preferred lighting or use the strobes available.

As this is a networking event, fill free to bring business cards and to take pictures of the models who are attending. The studio is big enough that several models can simultaneously have independent photo shoots.

Models get in for free and photographers pay a fee of $10 to help with covering the studio cost.

I hope to see you there and please invite others. The bigger the group the better.

Trent Brown

Jacqueline1975 · Model

I like your profile . Would like a chance to work with you

Sara Kozlowski · Model

Hey there!  I'm coming to town the 23rd through the 31st with the amazing Blondie Loe (MM# 3751480)!  We still have a few openings on our calendars and are available for most paid work.  Let me know if you are interested :)

Katarina Keen · Model

Hey, I wanted to give you a heads up that Jamie Lee (MM# 3238266), Lonna Manson (MM# 3814884), and I will all be available in the Phoenix area for paid bookings starting January 4th through the 11th. We do have shoot space available if you want to use it :)

Katy_T · Model

Thanks for the FR, Mike!
Great to meet a neighbor on here :)


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