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May 24, 2010
Aug 30, 2008

About Me

I am John Shultz, a semi-pro photographer in Virginia Beach, Va. specializing in RETRO!, Swimwear, location fashion and commercial work.

I have other portfolios here on Model Mayhem as well.

My Mainstream Photography Port

Body Art and Body Paint

My Glamour and Artistic Nude


I believe that any photoshoot is a collaboration between Model and Photographer. We can create some great images if we put our heads together!

I work with models on a Paid ($25 per shoot) and highly selective TFCD basis to help them build their portfolios.  If you receive an email from me and I've asked for TFCD then great!  If you think you have what it takes for TFCD with me then just ASK ME and we may be able to work something out!  If you are just starting with modeling then the $25 fee is well worth the investment for what you will receive.  After our first shoot I may invite you back for several more TFCD shoots.

I require that new models have a professioinal makeup artist and hair stylist.  This is crucially important to the process of making GREAT photos.  You can either bring your own person or have it done prior to the shoot OR you can use the ones I have available which I highly recommend.

The MAKEUP ARTIST I use is About Face makeup  She charges a $25 kit fee and performs EXCELLENT work!  (check her port and you'll see)

The Hair Stylist I use is: Jennifer  She is FANTASTIC and EXPERIENCED in doing just about anything you can imagine!  Her fee is also $25.

So - NEW MODELS - for $75 you get a professional photo session with up to 30 edits (that you help pick) as well as a professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist.  When the FOUR of us (including you) come together you get incredible results for an unbeatable price.

The rest of this write-up explains what YOU (the model) will receive as well as other general information.  If you are considering working with me please take the time to read what I've written.

All models that work with me receive full copyright to the images we produce.  From our shoot they receive a cd with a high rez file of every snap of the shutter plus two versions of the ones that I edit (one optimized for 8x12 printing and one optimized for web-viewing).  I have a limit of 30 images to edit from a shoot which is a LOT of images!  After we shoot we'll both sit down at my computer and review the images we've shot and choose the ones that I'll edit.  Heck - if you have the time you can wait as I edit and take a CD with you when you leave!

Models who are at any stage will benefit working with me.  I shoot both outdoors, on location (and I know some GREAT ones) as well as in my home studio.  I have professional level lights, backgrounds, killer post editing software and the knowledge to use all of them to make YOUR pictures good!

I encourage all models to bring chaperones to all shoots.  Model safety and comfort is the key!  If a chaperone is present, I require both models and chaperones to sign our model/photographer contract as a witness.

If you want to shoot with me - please let me know.  My schedule ALWAYS has openings!

scaryCancellation Policy:

I have been extremely busy with photography lately, however over 60% of the models I've scheduled have canceled!

While I am the first person to understand last minute emergencies, the rate of 60% is too much!

Here's the way I work things:

1.  We both agree to work together and set a date/time. I also require a phone number point of contact. (I'm professional and not going to 'give it out' for pete's sake!)
2.  I contact you via phone (email or text) a few days prior to confirm that you're going to show.
3.  I contact you the day prior and confirm that you're going to show.
4.  I expect a call or text from you the day of the shoot telling me you're gong to show.

If a model cannot be contacted for #2 or #3 I send an email.  If no response is received by the day prior to the shoot I consider it canceled and will do my best to reschedule the time with models who show up when they say they will.

I can not afford this high rate of cancellations any more. I am a professional - I conduct myself professionally and produce consistently good results.  If I book time with you, that means that I've set that time aside from my day job, family and other responsibilities.  I expect you show me the respect of conducting yourself in a likewise manner.

The old saying applies, "Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me!"

That's my dog OSCAR.  He's a short haired mini-dauchshund.  As you can see - HE LOVES the big ball!  If you work with me - you'll have to deal with HIM!  big_smile (he's a GOOOD dog!)

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Aint nobody gave me nuttin I didn't really deserve!