I think you should strike fashion/editorial from your list of modeling you do. What you have done feels slightly contrived in that aspect. It's more like, I don't understand what direction really that you want to go in with your modeling.
I really wish you would get away from all the looking down at you from a high angle pictures, because they really aren't flattering to you at all. That is the one angle for your face that I would stay away from. You seem better suited for frontal and below shots.
You get really weird puffy fish cheeks and lips from above.
Also quit clenching your jaw and puffing out your lips. Your 1 step away from having duck lips.
I think you have potential to go into the fashion areas, but your modeling tends to be not so good. You really need to learn the angles of your face and you really need to work on your modeling period.
Study poses, and not what you think are poses, and practice in a mirror to get better. Make sure you get good photographers as well... your pictures are not so good.
You need someone who can coach you while you work.
Alright, your modeling needs a lot of work.
You have a great body for it... but all of your pictures feel like facebook photos. You really need to up the ante on your portfolio and really get rid of the every day pictures. They do nothing for you and just pretty much prove that you don't get any work whatsoever.
You say you've done runway modeling... have you tried asking the photographers on these runways for the pictures of you walking? Something?
The one set where you got yours 'professionally' done look like senior portraits being taken. You really need to start asking around for trade or save up some money for a good photographer who will touch up your photos for you as well.
I'm going to assume that you aren't great at modeling your body because your photos don't indicate anything of the sort.
You obviously also need to work on mastering your facial expressions.
You got a ton of work you need to do if you really want to model truly.
Saedcantas wrote: Loved reading through your comprehensive assessments!
Bravo on your stamina too, I'm game
Thank you very much! I'm super surprised people are asking for such a brutal assessment. At the same time it's comforting to know that there are people out there that really want to improve.
For your assessment!
I think you are very lovely, but I think you rely on that too much in your photos. You do a decent job of modeling your body but your facial work can use some fine tuning.
First of all, you seem to trend what alot of other models trend in that you always look so wide-eyed.
This look only works for some models, but it doesn't quite work for you.
You need to learn to smile with your eyes and really connect with the camera.
haughtysammy wrote: If you still going I would love to hear what you have to say.
I gotta say you don't got a reason to be haughty really.
I think you should nix fashion out of your portfolio and just stick to pin-up since that seems to be the direction you are going, and I really don't see you going beyond that.
Even with the pin-up work though, you really need to work on your expression. You have the lifeless blue-eyed blank slate look for most of your photos you need to work on.
You need to learn to give face.
With pin-up it's supposed to be fun and flirty, and you don't give any of that.
I see that you're trying to be demure, but it's really not working for you at all. Like I said... you're giving me dead face.
You need a lot of coaching, and you should practice in a mirror on your facial expressions more often.
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You have a beautiful face for modeling, but you don't have one that can hold a lot of make-up. You need to be careful because your face can easily translate from model to porn star with a snap of the fingers.
I'm half and half with your modeling.
You obviously know how to connect with the camera however some of your photos are lacking. It's not completely your fault, it has more to do with the photographer, but I think you still have a strong aesthetic in it.
However, some of your posing feels a bit contrived, and tries too hard going into the, "I know... I'm pretty... take a picture of me!" instead of trying to make that connection. Be very careful.
I think you have really expressive eyes.
Whenever I go to your photos I notice that your eyes really capture the moment.
Surprisingly, I'm okay with you being an older model because you know how to work your body and face at times and you're honestly really stunning.
At other times you have to be careful though. Sometimes your lips have a tendency to curve down too much and you look like your frowning. And it looks like you are more comfortable out of your clothes than in them.
This seems to be an odd common trend with mostly nude models.
As well, even though you seem to mostly have control of your eyes, you have a tendency to look a little surprised in some photos. Smile with your eyes, they are your best asset for sure. I will say that at no time did your eyes ever look dead in your photos, especially someone with blue eyes.
I see that it tends to be a common trend with blue eyed people and you seemed to have stepped over that hurdle.
I love that your an actress because I'm sure that helped with that tremendously.
Photos I would get rid of that do nothing for your portfolio:
Thanks so much for your honesty! I appreciate it! Pinup is definitely my passion and I absolutely love it! I really enjoy variety so I am always trying different things when it comes to modeling. I do see what you mean with other genres besides pinup. I feel more experienced and comfortable when it comes to those types of shoots. But I am gaining more and more experience in editorial and continue to work on posing, angles, etc. What do you mean exactly by if I hooded my eyes more?
Thanks again and if we ever cross paths I'd love to work with you!
Hooded eyes are where your eyes are open but to a smaller degree. Your lids are lowered casting a slight hood over your eyes. Marilyn Monroe was the master of this.
You have what I'm gonna start calling, "Pretty girl syndrome"... which means you are a pretty girl, but instead of really focusing on modeling your face, for the majority of the photos you have a, "Don't I look pretty? I look pretty right? I know I know I'm pretty..."
You don't know how to speak with your eyes in the majority of your photos. You seem to be able to do it in a couple of your photos, but you should concentrate more on doing it in ALL of your photos. Be careful you also have a tendency to go dead.
You need better control of your mouth too. Most of the time it looks like you are clenching your jaw, but not in the proper way. There is too much tension in your face and you really need to relax the lower half of your face.
Not to sure about your actual posing either. I feel like a majority of it is kind of 'meh'... nothing to really get excited over. I feel like you're going more for a catalog/commercial look but it's like some of it is over-posed.
I think you are super pretty though, and you look nice and long. And hey there fellow Texan! XD Just work on learning to relax your face and body more and I think you'd make a good career of commercial photography.
I'd also recommend you get some stronger photographers.