TouchofEleganceStudios Male Photographer

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Model Mayhem #:
210934
Last Activity:
Nov 20, 2017
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Sep 03, 2006
Genres:
n/a

Lists (145)

2014 The 40+ Visions of Beauty

40 Photos

2016 Dream Shoots, Costumes, Themes and more

61 Photos

2016 list of models

26 Photos

Amazing legs

9 Photos

Amazing Make Up Work

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Another Great Idea

10 Photos

Artistic Bondage Photos

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Artists with Amazing Portfolios

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Awesome Artistic Nudes

27 Photos

Awesome Modern Nudes

36 Photos

Awesome sexy semi nudes

6 Photos

Bakersfield Models

28 Photos

Bay Area Models

3 Photos

Beautifully done fetish

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Beautiful Women Over 35

6 Photos

Bedrooms are for Boudoir

16 Photos

Best Mens Ports

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Best of the Best Designers

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Best of the Best Make Up Artists

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Best of The Best Retouchers

25 Photos

Best Window Photos

12 Photos

Better than a 10 she's a 12

17 Photos

Bodies of Perfection

69 Photos

Body Painting

3 Photos

Busty Vixens I want to work with

285 Photos

Cars and Motorcycles

69 Photos

Caution Tape Done Right

2 Photos

Central Ca Models

12 Photos

Classy looks I love

8 Photos

Dressed in the country looks

3 Photos

Expressions Sell It

7 Photos

Gorgeous Sexy Busty Vixens

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Gotta Love Pin Up

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Gotta love those stairs

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Great Black and Whites

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Great Christmas photos

22 Photos

Great concepts

18 Photos

Great Couples and More

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Great models near San Luis Obispo

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Great Motel Shots

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Great Silhouette Shots

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Hot Babes near Sacramento

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Hot Bathe Pics

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Hottest Travel Models

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I Just Love Your Work

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I'm So Sexy Looks

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Incredible Portfolio's

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Inland Empire's Hottest Models

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I want you in my kitchen

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Just downright gorgeous

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Killer nudes

7 Photos

Killer Outdoor Semi Nudes

8 Photos

Killer Outdoor Shots

24 Photos

Killer Semi Nudes

26 Photos

Killer Sexy Lingerie

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Killer Swimsuit Shots

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LA Vixens

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Lists of models I would pay

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Love Suzan Golden Photos

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Love that pose

8 Photos

Love Women In Men's Shirts

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Lovin Expressions

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Meet me in my office big boy

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Men in photos

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Men I would shoot

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M Favorite Vegas Models

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MM Favorites Links

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Models for Over 40 Project

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Models in My Area

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Models I want for Artistic Nudes/Semi Nudes

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Models I want for My Group Shoots

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Models I want to book sometime

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Models I want to shoot for Published Work

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Models I want to work with

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Models i would like to shoot end of the year

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Models near Fresno

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Models of the desert

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Models of the desert

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Models that deserve thier own list

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Models With Amazing Bodies

284 Photos

Models with Exceptional Portfolios

58 Photos

Most Amazing Nude Model Portfolios

1 Photos

Most Beautiful Angel Wings

5 Photos

Most Beautiful Plus Size Models

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My 2016 Picks

8 Photos

My Alltime Favorite Model

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My favorite Artistic Nudes

15 Photos

My Favorite Avatars

1 Photos

My Favorite in Orange County

18 Photos

My Favorite in San Diego

2 Photos

My Favorite in So Cal

22 Photos

My Favorite Santa Barbara Models

2 Photos

My Favorite Window Shots

58 Photos

My list of killer photos

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My Number 1 Pic Choice on MM

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Near Stockton

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Nor Cal Models I gotta shoot

21 Photos

Now that's a wedding photo

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Now This Is A Model

11 Photos

Oh so sexy

21 Photos

Photographers I want to study with

1 Photos

Photographers with Amazing Portfolios

13 Photos

Photographers with Amazing Portfolios

7 Photos

Photographers with Models that are amazing with gorgeous bodies

1 Photos

Photo of the Year

2 Photos

Photos I want to shoot

23 Photos

Plus Size Models with Amazing Bodies

3 Photos

Reason to win the Lotto to shoot with Shannon

1 Photos

Retouchers

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Semi Nude Outdoor Shots II

5 Photos

Semi nudes I love

11 Photos

Sexier in short dresses

6 Photos

Sexiest bras

1 Photos

Sexiest Wife Beater looks

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Sexy AZ Models

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Sexy beach shots

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Sexy cover them shots

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Sexy in jeans shots I love

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Sexy In Stockings

22 Photos

Sexy in Tee Shirts

4 Photos

Sexy Lingerie II

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Sexy Western Looks

58 Photos

Sexy Western Style

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SF area beauties

32 Photos

shoot2014

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Shooting lingerie in the living room

11 Photos

Simply Gorgeous Vixens

28 Photos

So Hot In Corsets

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So hot my glasses fogged up

41 Photos

So sexy in long dresses

29 Photos

So Sexy Models

9 Photos

Steaming Hot Shower Shots

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Studios to rent

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Stunning photos

27 Photos

Swimsuit photos that are hot

8 Photos

The Gorgeous Candle Boxxx

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The Gorgeous Candle Boxxx

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The Gorgeous Shannon Kay Richards

7 Photos

This is the reason I want to win the Lotto to shoot with Shannon for a week

1 Photos

Tool Time Baby

15 Photos

Top 100 Most Beautiful Models

53 Photos

Topless in jeans

6 Photos

Valentines Day List

3 Photos

Vegas Hotties

20 Photos

Women at work

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About Me

Touch of Elegance Photos

OK!! I must make perfectly clear to most model's out there that I don't want to hook up. So please, if you want to date please don't contact me, because I'm not interested. Well, if you insist.....

Paid shoot requests: I'm not rich, just good looking  smile

I now have one of the biggest wardrobes of any photographer here. I now have over 200 bought new Lingerie outfits and over 40 Costumes. On top of that as you can see in my portfolio I have a beautiful off white faux fur.  Way to many things to list so I have a Dropbox page with pics. All I need is an email address for you to view everything. (note: just messaged a model a copy of my link and realized that I am now the proud owner of over 200 lingerie and costumes and still adding. yeah. For every duplicate in my link I have two that need to be added.  Below is the linkL

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Modeling%20Lingerie%20I%20own


My favorite quote: "Very limited TF*.  A girl has got to eat." Funny thing is that I too have to eat, make a living and pay bills. I was not born rich, just good looking.  smile


For you models out there:

https://www.facebook.com/daily.jokes247/photos/a.288767841323787.1073741827.288762687990969/466176616916241/?type=3


On Sept. 3, 2016 I  officially have been a member of Model Mayhem 10 years. You do not get this far without having an excellent attitude, pride in your work and models who have praise for you. As a photographer you do not have as many models who want to do more shoots with you if you are anything less.



Unless you (the model)  have been published &/or have exceptional work, please do not ask to shoot any form of "pay" with me. I have been with Model Mayhem for over 10 years. I do not need to build my portfolio.




Note:  I do TF and offer TF. I have practiced this art and invested in it to make money, not to pay money to get pictures of naked models. If you should decide to work with me I have the experience, the equipment and everything else to give you amazing images. That and after the shoot selecting from 2 to 4 of the best images that go to my photo retoucher makes every image even better. So, even when I shoot TF nothing is free. I am also expanding by renting studios for shoots besides wanting to do location shoots.



Great photos don't just happen. It takes the teamwork of a photographer and a model. There are many times that a MUA, a Hairstylist, even a wardrobe stylist is a part of that team.



A model who just goes from pose to pose with no agenda other than to make some money creates nothing.


A photographer who simply snaps, clicks the shutter without some notion, some idea, some vision is not creating.







From out of the blue I get a Face Book message from a model. I checked out her pics and read her bio. She has been published. I decided to send her my three favorite images to get her thoughts about working with me and I get this response:



"Great stuff

You should try to get published"


and then this:


"I also take photos---

Your shots are FAB"


Talk about making my day. And on the day American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown.

I am chatting with her negotiating a shoot with her. I am so excited.

What really makes it so great is that she is simply gorgeous and I can see why she is published.





For models who post in their profiles " I always will bring a chaperon for your protection as well as mine." I do not need your chaperon for my protection. I have two martial arts masters living next door! Thank you anyway.








******************  My Rates: ******************

Rates:

I only do TF

Your portfolio is better than mine = I pay you, if I decide to do a shoot with you.

My portfolio is better than yours = you pay me or if I offer it is TF.

Our portfolios are equal = trade.

Escort rate. Model Release agreements will be provided
No Boyfriend/Assistants (unless they pay a $100  fee
                          So, I have a sense of humour  smile

If you have gotten this far reading let me clarify this:

If you want me to shoot topless, I am a little shy but I might do it. I might need a few drinks first.

If you want me to shoot nude, I will but you will probably have nightmares.

Now, about if you want me to wear lingerie... hell no, no fucking way  !!!!

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Note: IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO A SHOOT WITH ME THEN I EXPECT YOU TO SIGN A MODEL RELEASE. NO EXCEPTIONS. ALL MY WORK IS FOR PORTFOLIO USE ONLY UNLESS AGREED ON PRIOR TO SHOOT.



"I EXPECT ALL MODELS TO TREAT ALL PROJECTS WITH CLASS AND PROFESSIONALISM, AS WILL I. (aka. make a move on me, and we will never speak, much less shoot, again.) Well, maybe in your case I might make an exception. " smile

My favorite quote for the Lovely Lovell:

"When you peer though your lens at me, you'll find confidence, drama, sensuality, power, life, and energy. I'm an enigma, a delightful riddle, even a paradox. But, if you take on the challenge, and solve the puzzle, you and I will make some unbelievable photos together."

This retoucher does amazing work:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1505178




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1. Professional studio lighting

2. Quantum studio quality light set up for outdoors

3. CS5 and Lightroom 4



I am not here to date models ... but if you insist smile


To All Models :
Once you have emailed me and givin me a date you would like to shoot...I require that before any bookings be approved I need you to provide a phone number!
Email is great for the first contact..but after that I need to talk to you. So if you can not provide a contact number...then we will find it hard to provide a shooting date!


               

NOTICE TO All Models if I pay you to shoot you I expect and will get a Portfolio Use Only Model Release Period! No model release, no pay!


Why nudes: "Because the skin reflects light in ways that clothes don't, because the human body is an incredible thing with curves and sinews and details that few man-made objects can dream of, because it is simple and complex at once, because it can be powerful, vulnerable, sexy and disarming simultaneously, because all you need is a camera, light and a body and you can create the most beautiful images in the world. If you told me to only model one thing for the rest of my life, it'd be nudes." Words by Model VasilisaK [/b]


                   

Messages that I have recieved after a shoot:


THank you for a wonderful photo shoot today! You are an amazing photographer and very easy to work with! Very creative and innovative! Im very eager to see the results of the photographs! Thanks for everything! Hope to work with you again soon.

Liz                Isabella Alfaro  #838206                     

Kieva Hummel  #1107558                    5/08/09  11am

Great to work with. Flexible and has a good attention to detail. Ruben shoots until the best shot is taken. *I recommend* I plan to work with him again.  Kieva Hummel

I had a blast yesterday! Thanks for being so easy to work with. Hope your afternoon was fantastic. wink Clare De Lune

It truly was a pleasure working with you! You are such a character! Models, beware ... this man will make you laugh your hearts out, hahaha! Can't wait to see how the pictures turn out! Have a beautiful evening!

~ Belly Donsah

"thank you (: it was very fun working with you and great conversation (:

Cali-Luv"


Wow, even better than I expected!
the pics are great! thank you so much....
are you feeling better?

Brenda"




Models, please keep your word.  If we set a date and time for a shoot I expect you to be there, so please no FLAKES, let's keep it professional.

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