Modeling is a vital part of me as a person and for my health and well-being.
****If we have worked together and another model contacts you and tells you I referred you to them or that we're friends please feel free to contact me and ask me. I make it pretty transparent about who I have worked with so that photographers can check references on me, but I don't appreciate sneakiness and I wouldn't want another model's actions to affect our working relationship.*
Pudge, my seal point ragdoll (hypoallergenic), is officially available for shoots
He will be traveling with me on most tours that I will be driving to (if you want to work with him though please make sure to ask if he will be with me). His photo can also be found in my images though he has grown dramatically since then, he is now 18lbs!
Thank you for all the wonderful trips this year! I should see the road again in 2017! In the meantime, I will be available in PA, DE, NJ, MD, and possibly upstate NY through Dec.
Unfortunately I am very sensitive to dry smoke (cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, etc), so if you smoke or allow smoking in or right around your studio I likely can not shoot there. I am sorry, but my health takes priority. If we are shooting outside this is a non - issue if you can smoke downwind.
Male models need not apply!
Lots of microbikinis! Wicked Weasel gear and a Malibu Sling! 8 bikinis, monokini, 3 crop tops, mini dress, 2 mini skirts, 2 mini shorts, 2 bra/panty sets, and 2 panties
My wedding gown (a princess corset back ballgown) is also available for shoots! So if you need any bridal photos I can handle the works for myself. I also have a groom if you need one, he just needs a tux We do have plenty of photos like this so unless you have an extremely unique idea I do have minimum rates to cover care, time, and cost of the gown.
Pink and White Golf Club set! *still learning lol*
Completely change my look! Wigs in Short Black, Short Hot Pink, and Very Long Pink.
Friend requests are accepted/given after we work together. If you are not ready to schedule, but want to keep in touch, Facebook (I keep this the most updated), Tsu, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter are where I accept most friend requests.
Where else can you find me?
Www.Facebook.com/Stathena.mac - photographers ONLY
Www.Facebook.com/stathena - for everyone
https://vimeo.com/141750924 - a little video blip about my modeling
www.zivity.com/users/stathena http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/37 … l#/A344478
plus you can find video clips of me on various sites
The cliff notes of why you should hire me:
-I'm reliable (I show up on time and ready to shoot)
-I arrive OVER prepared (make up, hair needs, and more outfits than we will have time to shoot)
-All the photos in my port (unless otherwise specified) I handled my own hair and make up (even any updos that you see)
-I look like me! I come photo ready and require very little Photoshop if at all (many of my photos here are not retouched, see my unedited album)
-I bring ideas
-I have over 7 years of experience
-I freepose very well, but easily take direction too
-I do not smoke or excessively drink, plus I lead a fairly stress free life so no excessive lines and bags to cover up in post
-I do not stare at my phone during shoots
-Bonus! If you have a tight studio I'm only 5'4 so I will fit with heels on and no one has to know
-I take my modeling professional and seriously, but I'm not a serious person, I actually engage in conversations with some serious energy
Phonetics: Take Athena and put a St before it, so "sta-THEE-na".
The Full Details (some of this may seem strict, I am very easygoing and sweet, but very professional):
I work well with brand new beginners up to well regarded professionals, but please leave your ego at the door, I treat all of my photographers equal and ask that you treat me the way you would like to be treated in return.
A note about food: I truly do appreciate when photographers treat me to snacks and meals when we shoot, but I have a very sensitive digestive system anymore so please do not be offended if I turn down your offer. I usually will bring my own snacks to avoid allergic reactions.
If you rock enough to read my port, I already like you, if you don't read ports, you won't see this anyhow. At minimum please read the highlighted parts that apply to you/your project. I have this awesome ability to read and will read yours if you contact me or if I contact you. Though it helps if you use proper grammar. I have a bubbly, easily excitable, and chatty personality so I apologize in advance if I talk and write too much, too fast. MM Messaging/Email/FB messaging is the only way to book me. I keep everything in writing to avoid confusion. I have PLENTY of references below, so you will not receive my phone number until we have discussed all details in writing and the shoot is booked. My phone number is to be used for emergencies only (running late for the shoot, etc), not to chit chat. If you need to meet before we shoot please ask about my consultation fee.
I'm from the Philly area...rain, freezing rain, a little bit of snow...is not bad weather for me and I will drive in it no problem. Technically I am in the 'burbs near Sesame Place.
Deposits: Unless we have previously worked together without issue I request a 25% deposit through Google Wallet, Giftrocket, or Dwolla to hold your slot (minimum $75) and to guarantee my lowest rate, the remaining balance can be paid at the shoot. If you do not wish to guarantee with a deposit, I can pencil the shoot in without a deposit, but this will be at a higher rate, and if someone wishes to shoot during your slot and is willing to put down a deposit I will contact you to reschedule (shoots with a deposit, or guaranteed salary, take priority). My reputation is very important to me, please check my friends list, I do not cancel.
For all local shoots I typically confirm 48-72 hours before all local shoots. I usually use email to confirm so that there is backup. Except for emergencies please do not call the day of, I will be getting ready to make sure I am punctual for the shoot. I must know ALL details for the shoot no less than 48 hours prior to the shoot. This includes gear I need to bring, location, start time, approximate end time, and payment.
All traveling shoots that I drive to I typically confirm 24-72 or so hours before I leave for the area. If you cancel 15+ days before I leave for your area I will refund your deposit. Without deposits I reserve the right to cancel the trip or book another interested party with a deposit over your slot. I will let you know if this happens with as much notice as possible.
*100% - If you cancel the day of (24 hrs or less) or are a No Call, No Show (NCNS)
*50% or $100 (whichever is greater) - 7 days or less before I LEAVE for your tour (I.E. if we are shooting Thurs, but I am leaving Mon it will go by Mon) or while I am in the middle of traveling for our shoot. Once I start a tour it can be difficult to replace a shoot.
*25% or $75 (whichever is greater) - 8 - 14 days before I LEAVE for a traveling shoot (this means if I am leaving Sun for your area and our shoot is Thurs you must cancel 15 days or more before the Sun I'm leaving).
I DO NOT cancel. Aside from the fact that this helps pay my bills, I also realize that you are planning around me, so I will not cancel and ask that you do not either. If I do cancel with less than 48 hours notice, unless I have a documented reason (police report, death notice, or hospital/doctor's note...these apply as proper cancellations for you as well to avoid paying my cancellation fees) I will pay any kill fees to cover a studio, rented equipment, etc (the documented reason usually serves as a cancellation at a studio and other places without having to pay a fee as well). But don't hold out hope for a cancellation, in 8 years I have cancelled once and it was due to a car accident on the way to the shoot with a police report.
Where I go I do drive and can travel up to 6 hours round trip for a shoot in a day. I also have my passport if needed.
I do visit other areas, but I visit these the most:
Shoots that I need to fly to will be discussed as plane tickets will be bought well in advance. I visit TX once a year by air.
Outdoor shoots: I prefer you to have permission or a permit for the location for me to shoot with you there (whether we are shooting clothed or nude). If not, it is best for the location to have single access point (not out in the open, unless I am clothed) and my escort will remain at the entrance to the area as a lookout (or you may hire a lookout). I will leave my phone on so that in case someone heads down that trail I have time to put a dress on. Some areas are very strict about shooting in public places, even when you are clothed, and I can NOT risk getting fined or worse having something on my record. Even when there are no signs posted (like there are supposed to be) you are still dealing with the authorities who are not always nice in these situations. The area must be scouted out in advance and be BITING BUG FREE. I shouldn't even have to say this but I can't tell you how many locations photographers have picked out that were riddled with mosquitos or other biting bugs. Not only is this extremely uncomfortable to me (and dangerous if they're carrying a disease), but extremely inconsiderate to any shoots I have after yours.
Payment: I accept cash, Google Wallet, Giftrocket, Dwolla and sometimes Paypal, Credit Cards, and checks. If you choose to pay by credit card or any method that charges a fee I will ask that you cover that fee to help keep my rates low. Depending on the item(s) I may accept lingerie, bikinis, shoes, leather, corsets, etc as payment or partial payment. Sorry, but I will not pay you, I understand why you charge, but I am past this point in my career. If I have a chance for TF (usually weekdays during the day) I am happy to discuss trade for submission to print or well-known online publications (foreign editions of popular names are totally acceptable). I am interested in Playboy Mexico, Maxim South Africa, and FHM.
All releases must include that only the name Stathena will be used or you must use a 2257 form. Everything in writing.
Rates: Please let me know what you are paying for your project or contact me about my rates. My rates are pretty standard, I may negotiate on longer 5-8 hour shoots, I do not negotiate on erotic shoots. My shoot minimum if you are within an hour from me, or I am traveling through your area already, is 2 hours. If you are further away my shoot minimum is usually a total of my round trip travel time. Lower rates are with a deposit only (local and traveling). I am sorry but unless you can match my standard photography modeling rates I do not hold poses for artists anymore.
My schedule is practically a living organism and changes daily. It is best to have a couple days in mind when contacting me in case someone else beats you to a date. I do my best to keep this updated.
About me as a model: I shave my underarms, lower legs & bikini line (I am currently sporting a thick landing strip). I only trim my pubes, instead of completely shaving. Upon request (and proper compensation for lost work) I can completely grow out at 3 weeks salary. The rest of my body hair is blonde & does not appear in photos so I will not shave it. If you couldn't tell from my nudes, I am tattoo, piercing (except one standard in each earlobe), and modification free. I do however get minor blemishes that are easily covered up with make up or photoshopped out in seconds.
What I do: Modeling primarily with lingerie, bikini, art & glamour nudes since July 2008. For nudes, I work with Bodyscapes, parts modeling, partial nudes (topless, etc), Glamour, Artistic, and mild Erotic. Leg spreads if artistically done are usually ok (this also depends on the quality of your work, I do not shoot erotic with just anyone), pink spreads are not in my comfort zone (I have pubes for a reason). As much as I love the look of Bodypaint, I am usually allergic to the ingredients, so if you are interested in using me for this I need you to send either the brand name you are using or the ingredient list. I shouldn't have to say this but touching me during a shoot without permission is NOT ok...moving a strand of hair, fixing a piece of fabric is normally fine....putting your hand on my thigh while you take a picture of my privates is NOT! My fetish work is very mild and selective: light bondage with cotton or silk rope (no ball and/or tape gags, cleave gags are fine usually so long as it doesn't restrict breathing), suspension on a rigging machine (prefer upside down due to complicated wrist/hand size), body parts solo (foot, leg, etc), pantyhose, ENF, WAM, inflation, shoes, and balloons to name the ones that I have worked with comfortably or have heard enough about and would be comfortable with. I am interested in corset, leather, and clothing fetishes. I really am not mean enough for dom work, my mean face is terrible lol. I'm not ticklish and will not do anything that will leave marks on my body or will be harmful to my health or well-being (no spanking, pain infliction, duck tape on my skin, etc).
For those who do not know:
Of, relating to, or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement
Evoke or awaken (a feeling, emotion, or response)
Excite or provoke (someone) to anger or strong emotions
Id Est (that is): I will not have sex with you or anyone/thing else on camera. I will however look to arouse a sexual response from the end viewer. I appreciate all the emails I get that I would be great for masturbation or sex videos/pictures, but it just isn't what I am comfortable with.
Girl/Girl art/sexy/erotic is fine with me (I have worked with it before & actually prefer it to solo erotic), but I am sorry I will not work with most males (this should go without saying if you read the top). I will work with animals on artistic and glamour nudes (fuzzy and scaly...I happen to love ball pythons). I do NOT shoot pornography (for me this includes toys, masturbation, foot/hand jobs, and anything else where myself or someone else is getting aroused on set), smoking, drugs, guns...or anything that portrays these. I do understand the need for these, but I am not interested in modeling for it.
I bring plenty of ideas. Though due to past photographers stealing ideas I will only give you a small portion of my full idea, the rest will come out at the shoot. I often bring ideas specific to a photographer's style.
I come prepared: I bring props, sheer fabrics, etc even to nude shoots. Just because I am nude does not mean the photo has to be too. I am happy to use your wardrobe too, but I will supply my own shoes and panties unless yours are brand new with tags still on. If even your outer wardrobe, like dresses and shirts, are not washed after each shoot I prefer to keep to my wardrobe.
I have Costumes to liven up the shoot!: Emma Frost (White Queen version), I Dream of Jeannie, Princess Leia Slave girl, Playboy Bunny, Sexy secretary, Supergirl, Emma Frost, Madonna "like a virgin", Fluttershy cosplay, Purple Belly Dancer, Saloon Girl, Sexy Nurse, Sailor Bikini, Short Geisha Robe, Sexy Green Elf, Santa Lingerie in pink and red, Indiana Joannie (sexy female Indiana Jones), sexy train conductor (yup I said it lol), Medieval Dress, Civil War settler dress (think Little House on the Prairie), Authentic Sari, Authentic Kimono Robe...not to mention a giant wardrobe to mix & match & create many other costumes. If you want me to bring specific items please let me know, my wardrobe is far too large to bring everything.
I have a dance background (if you couldn't tell from my photos) - Irish Step, Basic Ballet, Very basic Jazz, Self taught pointe. Pointe photos require a minimum of 4 weeks training/notice if you would like them. I have plenty of outfits to go with these, but no professional tutus as I did not do recitals/shows & my training was very minor. I do have leotards, tights, a small white tutu, and a small black tutu. I have 10 years of competitive figure skating under my belt as well. Please remember I no longer train so I will happily hold poses, but can not leap or do anything that may put me in danger. I do have professional figure skating dresses.
As for hair and make up I have professional products and can usually manage these on my own unless you are looking for something very unique and specific, in which case I just ask that your stylist/artist use my products to avoid allergic reactions.
Escort As a fair heads up though, someone accompanies me to ALL shoots! They do not sit in on the shoot, they carry my bags, introduce themselves, make sure everything is ok, get a rough estimate of when we will be done, & find a local Starbucks/coffee house to wait at during the actual shooting. If you are not ok with someone knowing where I am then I am sorry but I am not ok working with you. This is also how I am able to travel further for one day shoots and travel for a week to areas, they also serve as my ride in these instances so I can arrive fully rested and at my best. Yes, I can drive, but it is very stressful for me. My escort(s) is/are drama free, please feel free to ask past photographers for references. Do not assume my escort is male, my mom has and does escort me often.
And for those who ask, my little personal bio. I grew up as an only child with a single mom who took a LOT of photography courses, so I was her favorite subject for many years (and still am). My grandfather, (who I was incredibly close with), was a professional photographer for 16 years when my mom was a little girl. He is a large inspiration of my modeling, he always wanted to see me in a magazine like Playboy or Maxim.
When I first got into modeling my goals were to be a Magician's Assistant, which I did for about a year. I was a true assistant and had to learn how illusions functioned in their entirety. Unfortunately my magician was the best at making my money disappear. My current goals are to be published with a well known magazine/brand
My initial career goals were to go into Mechanical Engineering or Physical Therapy and I mostly followed the latter. I currently run a Neuromuscular Re education Therapy business (it sounds more lucrative than what it is lol). But if you are a model or photographer with musculoskeletal pain/injuries contact me