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Mar 26, 2010

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Aloha!! My name is Desiree, I reside in the beautiful state of Hawaii on the prettiest island in the world.. "The Garden Island"!!

My goal for being on Model Mayhem is to hopefully find more work as a model and photographer. I started doing photography when I was 14 and started modeling at the age of 16 when I was in High School. Photography has always been something I thoroughly enjoy and take most delight in shooting people from infants to the elderly.

At the early age of 13 I was already determined to shoot "Models"! Playing around with my Mom's snapshot camera I dressed up my younger cousins in make-up and clothing and had them pose for me while I took their pictures at the beach. My love for shooting Models had grown and become my favorite kind of work.

I have shot Nature, Weddings, Sports, High School Events such as Prom, Community Events for the Newspaper, Reunions, Family Portraits, Children, Pets and much more but have decided to focus mainly on shooting Models.

**Check out my Casting Calls and List to see what I'm currently interested in as far as projects/concepts at the moment and reply if you're interested in working with me!

If you would like to contact me for photography work shoot me a message here on MM!!

>>>>I may be willing to do TF/TFCD photography work for interested Models pending on your idea/concept that could help build my portfolio. I wish I could work with ALL the models who needed TF but I can't, this is my part-time income that allows me to have some fun in life too. By all means, don't hesitate to ask if I am willing to do TF, (I may not be too booked and could possible do it). I prefer to work with an experienced or professional model, I'm sorry but I don't have the time to work with inexperienced models who don't know what they're doing.

From time to time I will be doing test shoots/projects (Cast Calls) and here is where you (new/inexperienced models) may inquire where I will most likely be doing TF/TFCD.

***If I am interested in working with you (model) on a TF basis, I will message you myself.

Don't hesitate to contact me, whatever your ideas are, shoot me a message here on MM and we'll chat!! I always answer my messages and can also give you price quotes at this time if needed.

I normally shoot on location througout our beautiful island,
I can also do "in studio" (am equipped) type work so we could even shoot in the privacy of your home, vacation rental or hotel if you like.

Prior to shooting I like to meet my model so we can both get to know each other and feel comfortable about working together. At this time I also like to go over ideas/concepts, wardrobe, accessories, poses, MUA and location so we have a solid plan for the shoot.

I am a professional and expect to work with Models who are on-time, organized and ready to shoot as scheduled. I don't like flakes and if you flake out, I will probably never work with you again. If you have an emergency, it's understandable but excuse after excuse tells me you're unreliable.

I am okay with you bringing a friend to the shoot, I would however prefer this friend be your personal MUA/Hairstylist who will be sure you're always looking great for all your shots and/or someone who will assist us in making sure we have everything needed to make the shoot go smooth. Sometimes I can use the assistance with a reflector too and you might need help lugging personal items if we have to do a short hike to the location so it's all good. Please don't bring someone who will only be a distraction, I like to do the job and be done within a certain time frame if possible.


I feel my own experience as a model has a huge impact on my capabilities as a photographer. Modeling has been most rewarding for me in building my self-esteem and confidence. I have worked in many different settings and met a lot of wonderful down to earth people along the way. From print ad work to fashion runway, it has afforded me one opportunity into the next such as commercials and acting and I'm finding I'm loving it all immensely.

**Modeling Resume upon request. (Who am I?) See a photo of me in my portolio.

**Serious inquiries ONLY please, I would prefer paid work but am willing to do TFP or TFCD pending on the Job/Photographers Portfolio, thank you. Also willing to do TF with any Artists interested in working with me!! Check out my Modeling Profile on MM #1618280

Have a Beautiful Tropical Hawaiian Day!!

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~As a Photographer~

Kauai People Newspaper: Community Events Photographer
KPN - Numerous Front Page Headline Photos
-Storybook Theatre: On-Call Photographer of Events and Classes
-The Beach House Restaurant, Poipu, Kauai: House Photographer
-Roberts Fashions: Print Ad Models Photographer
-Kapu Alquiza Kinimaka: Halau Photographer (on call)
-Punana Leo o Kauai - School/Student Calendar (Coordinator/Photographer)
-Numerous Weddings: Matthew & Shannon Taba, Mr. & Mrs. Hartwell Cabral, Mr. & Mrs. Fabian Banasihan, Mr. & Mrs. Destry Carvalho, etc
Waimea High School - Winter Ball Event Photographer

Models I've Shot/Worked With:

Cindi. J
Diandra. M
Elizabeth. F
Jalacey. S
#1565172 Jolene. H
#662025 Kalea. S
Kassundra. D
Kira. B
Xanniele. D
Melissa. A
Jasmine. A
Bri. S

~As a Model~

Tea Room Fashion Modeling - Kauai Marriott
Store Front Modeling - Splash Swimwear/Surf Shop; Koloa
Numerous Runway Fashion Shows throughout Kauai

~In front of the lens~

-Fashion Model: Robert's Fashions & Jewelry - Weekly Print Ads; Hanapepe, Kauai
Hollander Princess Cruises Print Ad
Kauai Digital Print Ad

*Art Pieces-
2 pieces

~In front of the camera/film~

My latest gig included acting the part of the supporting role in a short film by Paul Booth titled "Empty Streets". Check out the site at for more info.

-Swimsuit Model for Travel Channel Commercial; Puhi, Kauai
-Swimsuit Model for Kauai Visitors Bureau Hyatt Regency Commercial; Poipu, Kauai
-Talent: "The Last Resort" Reality TV shoot, Kona, Hawaii
-Film Extra: "Dragonfly" Princeville, Kauai
-Talent: "The Storybook Theatre Commercial" Hanapepe, Kauai
-Spokes Model: Kauai Digital - Print Ad & Commercial, Kilauea, Kauai

~Other Talents and skills/experience~

I was a professional Entertainer/Hula/Polynesian Dancer for the Waiohai Marriott Hotel and Grand Hyatt Regency in Poipu, Kauai for many years. I've worked as a Go-Go Dancer for numerous Harley Davidson Theme Parties put on by the Hyatt Regency, Kauai. I love singing, have won a handful of talent contests and performed with a few bands.


I've competed in numerous Paintball Tournaments with Guys and against guys and LOVE the sport! Was a hotshot basketball shooter, I bodyboard, surf (I'm no pro, haha), did outrigger paddling and some martial arts in Karate & Kajekenpo, now learning the art of Tai Chi. Looking forward to learning Belly Dancing!!