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Model Mayhem #:
2546652
Last Activity:
Oct 18, 2020
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Yes
Joined:
Feb 10, 2012
Age:
28
Height:
5' 2"
Weight:
100 lbs
Bust:
32"
Waist:
23"
Hips:
33"
Cup:
C
Dress:
0
Shoe:
7.0
Ethnicity:
Skin Color:
White
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Eye Color:
Hazel
Hair Length:
Medium
Hair Color:
Brown
Tattoos:
Some
Piercings:
None

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About Me

I know it's long, but please read my profile. It should cover most potential questions you may have about working with me. Thanks!

I am currently booking shoots, but am taking precautions due to COVID-19 to help keep everyone safe. I prefer shooting outdoors whenever possible, and when shooting indoors, will wear a mask when in close proximity to others (during pre-shoot consultation, when reviewing photos, etc.). I ask that you do the same if we are to shoot together. Thanks!

ABOUT
I am a professional traveling model with over 9 years of experience in a wide variety of genres. I love to collaborate with new and experienced photographers alike. I have modeled for dozens of lighting, posing, and styling workshops and for hundreds of photographers of all skill levels. I love the creative process, the controlled chaos of every shoot and the beautiful moments that are captured as the result of the interactions between artists and their environment. I believe art has the power to touch deeply and to heal, both for its creators and for its audience. I approach each shoot as an opportunity to discover something about myself, another person, or the world, and to express these as emotions through the art of posing.

CURRENT LOOK
I am growing out my hair; it is currently medium length with bangs. See my blog for current pictures: http://www.melancholicmodel.com/modeling-blog

I have a full bush which I am not willing to shave. I keep my underarms and legs shaved at the moment. I have a tattoo on my left bicep and a few other very small tattoos that I can easily pose around or can cover with makeup if desired (just let me know if that's something you'd like beforehand so I can be prepared).

BOOKING
I'm only available for paid work at this time, with the exception of very limited trade (for hosting, travel expenses, really amazing wardrobe, camera equipment or something of similar value to me). This is my full time job and I treat it as such. If you're interested in booking a shoot, please send me a message! I have a 2 hour minimum for bookings. I'm based out of Norfolk, Va but travel frequently to other areas. Please check out my travel dates below to see if I am coming to your area.

CANCELLATION POLICY
When you book with me, you are agreeing to my cancellation policy.

Cancellation within 7 days: 25% of agreed rate
Cancellation within 4 days: 50% of agreed rate
Cancellation within 48 hours: 100% of agreed rate

Thanks for understanding. This is my full time job and my rates cover travel expenses, food, wardrobe, and pay my bills so I can continue doing what I love to do. I'm excited to create with you!


NOTE: I have a chronic health condition (POTS). I have my symptoms well managed and 99% of the time this does not impact my ability to shoot, but I may need occasional breaks to take my medicine, drink water, eat a snack, or warm up/cool down if we are shooting in very cold or hot conditions as I am quite temperature sensitive.

I travel with my partner/assistant who helps me manage this condition, as well as assisting with a variety of other things (wardrobe, hair/makeup, carrying gear, etc.). He is also available to help you with anything you might need--carrying gear, adjusting lights/backdrops/etc., keeping watch if we are shooting outdoors, whatever the shoot requires. He is professional and his presence has never interfered with a shoot; many photographers have found his presence to be extremely helpful and I am happy to provide references if requested. When not needed he will stay out of the way. He is also available to pose, either individually or with me, and you can view his MM profile at modelmayhem.com/despondent

TRAVEL SCHEDULE

September 13 - 16: Seattle, WA

When not traveling I am available for shoots locally in the Hampton Roads, VA area. I am available to shoot at discounted rates at my studio space located in Norfolk, VA.

Contact me if you'd like me to travel to your area! I am open to full or partial trade for travel expenses and/or a place to stay while I'm in town.

I am happy to host traveling models when I am in town, I have a futon and a comfy air mattress! I am also available for model coaching for models wishing to develop their skills in posing, booking, and safety.

SOCIAL MEDIA
If you're interested in seeing what else I'm up to, check out my other pages.

Check out my modeling blog for lots of recent pictures!
http://www.melancholicmodel.com/modeling-blog

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/melancholic_model/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/melancholicmodel/

OTHER STUFF
Model Q&A with Model Mayhem: https://www.modelmayhem.com/education/modeling/15432-model-qa-melancholic

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"I absolutely loved working with Melancholic! Her posing is fluid and expressive. She is a fantastic collaborator with a ton of ideas, and super professional. Frankly, her portfolio does not do justice to the beauty and emotion she creates in the images. Can't wait to work with her again." Read less

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"Melancholic had reached out to me as a travelling model for a shoot. She has incredible range and a knack for posing. I was able to get some of my absolute favorite photos I've taken with her! An incredible talent and very pleasant to be around and talk to. Can't wait to shoot with her again sometime!" Read less

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"Hired Melancholic for a workshop at Cypress Creek Studio in Tampa and she was amazing throughout! Great posing and interaction with attendants. When I was posing with her she was super easy to work alongside!" Read less

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"Melancholic is a very talented person: singer, writer, musician, a has a wide range of poses. One of the best models I have had an opportunity to work with. Very pleasant, always smiling and never complains... even when her flight was rerouted and she had no sleep for 20hrs. Totally recommend her for any shoot as you will not be disappointed by her professionalism." Read less

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"Melancholic is Very Simply... Brilliant, Talented, and a Beautiful Model! She exudes a creative vibe that's instantly inspiring. She endured freezing temperatures yet never complained once, and her posing skills and instincts are uncanny!! Truly professional with great communication before, during, and after the shoot. I Absolutely Love the images we got and I highly recommend her!! I hope for the opportunity to work with Melancholic again soon!" Read less

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"A fun shoot all around, very easy to take photos of someone who's so at ease with the camera. Looking forward to a more adventurous shoot in the future!" Read less

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"Melancholic is such a cool model. She is fun to work with and has a strong collection of poses. She did a wonderful modeling as I focused more on camera setting and lighting. I would highly recommend her as a model." Read less

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"What a photogenic model! This talented young model knows how to pose. She needs no direction, she is willing, comes ready to work, has a wonderful attitude and needs almost nothing in post. I strongly recommend her to any photographer." Read less

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"Melancholic is so creative, talented, and collaborating with her is a true blessing. Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to work with such a talented human." Read less

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"Melancholic is an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional, efficient, and experienced, she always brings top quality work and endless creative insight to the table! Highly recommend." Read less

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"Melancholic is an anomaly to her name for she is bright, vivacious, energetic and versatile. Her genres are many and she excels in them all. Really looking forward to working with her again." Read less

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"First time shoot, she made it really easy. Definitely held some athletic poses for a while" Read less

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"Melancolic is very easy to work with, knows to to pose and makes great suggestions. Truly a professional, if you have a chance work with her, you will not be disappointed." Read less

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"It was a pleasure working with Erin! Erin was very professional and easy to work with and she was very helpful with creative poses during photoshoot." Read less

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"what a trooper, we dealt with what seem to be swarms of mosquitoes. Melancholic pose with grace and a smile and was a pleaser to work with . she is a plus if you booke her," Read less

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"easy to work with. very accommodating. experienced enough to pose with little to no guidance. thanks!" Read less

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"She was a great and friendly model to work with and she helped me to achieve my artistic vision for the shoot." Read less

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"I knew things were going to be great with Melancholic when I got to where we were going to meet. I got there early and she was already there waiting for me. She's great to work with and comes prepared to shoot." Read less

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"Melancholic "gets it" and she knows exactly how she will look on camera. First class pro." Read less

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"Melancholic was so easy to work with and had a great collaboration working with metallized mylar. She is a beautiful person and very professional! I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again her next trip to New England." Read less

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"I've shot with Erin a couple of times now and she brings a great energy to shoot. She is willing to try new things (new to me at least) and we really seemed to click on the concepts. Highly recommended." Read less

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"Melancholic and I have talked on and off about working together for a few years but between scheduling and economics it hadn't panned out. I finally got around to working with her in Nov. 2018 and I'm glad we finally got the chance. Friendly, an excellent conversationalist, a wonderful poser, with interesting taste in music to boot. I thoroughly enjoyed working together, would happily do so again should the opportunity present itself and recommend any one who has the chance to work with her take it." Read less

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"This has been my best photo shoot to date. I got so many good shots, the hardest part was choosing between them! Erin's posing took me in directions I hadn't really anticipated, but I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot." Read less

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"I had a great time working with melancholic and would definitely shoot with her again. She is naturally very talented and open minded and takes direction well. We collaborated very well, and even though we had limited space, we were able to pull off every complicated shot I had in mind." Read less

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"I note that Melancholic won 19 of the 18+ photo of the day competitions. (I shared one win seven years ago.) But don't hold it against this young lady. She is an excellent model. She has all the virtues photographers seek in a model and none of the faults of less beautiful and talented models.I look forward to our next shoot. Who knows? Maybe I'll win a clean first and Melancholic her 20th. If I were a betting man I'd wager on the latter." Read less

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"Wonderful model and a really cool person. Laid back and friendly and knows how to hit all the poses. 100% recommended." Read less

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"Melancholic is very professional,patient, and photographs beautifully. It was a pleasure to work with her" Read less

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"Melancholic continues to amaze and delight in front of the lens. She is creative and collaborative. I have shot her primary as a figure model, with a little erotic thrown in for good measure. Make her your go to muse." Read less

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"After reading other verified credits, it is hard to say something new about how wonderful Melancholic is to work with, so this might be a little repetitive, but she is the ultimate professional. On time, ready to work, extremely talented and the personality to make the shoot fun. You can't go wrong working with her and her assistant. He never interfered in any way with the shoot, and he went out of his way to help with lighting and backdrops. Treat them right and it will be returned." Read less

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"Very professional, beautiful and wonderful person to with, resulting in lots of great photographs." Read less

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"I had the pleasure of working with Melancholic today, and highly recommend her! She is very good at communicating on MM, arrived promptly and was well prepared. She has a very distinctive and alluring look, can strike a pose at the drop of a hat, and loves to be in front of the camera!" Read less

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"A truly amazing model to work with!! Personality plus!!! Look forward to working with you again!!!" Read less

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