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Model Mayhem #:
752466
Last Activity:
Nov 11, 2018
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Yes
Joined:
Jun 30, 2008
Age:
33
Height:
5' 7"
Weight:
120 lbs
Bust:
34"
Waist:
27"
Hips:
36"
Cup:
B
Dress:
4
Shoe:
8.5
Ethnicity:
Skin Color:
Brown
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Eye Color:
Hazel
Hair Length:
Medium
Hair Color:
Brown
Tattoos:
None
Piercings:
None

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Great Concepts

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Images of me elsewhere

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Inspired...

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Models Who've Got It Goin' On

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About Me

I AM A PROFESSIONAL FINE ART NUDE MODEL.
I love what I do. I pour my heart and soul and back into every shoot and we make art. Collaboratively.
I don't really like modeling clothes and I'm pretty sure I'm not very good at it.
Sometimes I travel for few days, but mostly on weekends.
Check out my current travel schedule below.
I only book paid shoots. No trade unless you're a skilled videographer.

FOR A DAILY DOSE, YOU CAN FIND ME HERE:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melissa.troutt.7
Tumblr: http://melissatroutt.tumblr.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zeetrouttster/?hl=en

TRAVEL SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER
30th: Orlando

DECEMBER
1-2: South Florida
8-9: Richmond, VA and DC

JANUARY
5-6: Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas
12-13: Atlanta
19-20: Nashville

MARCH:
7-11: Toronto and Montreal

GENERAL INFO

TIPS FOR COLLABORATORS:  In my experience, I have found that it helps to come to the shoot with some clear or even vague ideas about what you would like to accomplish. Maybe you have a location or a set you'd like to explore or maybe your vision is a little more clear: I.E. you're looking for deep shadows, something anonymous with a just got home after a long day of work feel, or maybe you want just the opposite. Like anyone who produces his or her best in any situation, it is important that I am allowed to find my grove and get lost in the concept. Pose coaching is not a problem, but I work best if we can get into a rhythm. I have a sincere AND vested interest in bringing your ideas to life. If something is not working or does not look good, do tell. As far as I see it, it's not personal and I'd actually prefer to know. 

ON BOUNDARIES: Because tuning into and feeding off one another's creativity is essential to producing powerful imagery, I always try to be kind, open, and attentive. I put effort into developing a sincere yet professional rapport with each person I collaborate with. For this reason, I find that I most enjoy working with the same people over and over. Unfortunately, I have found that my friendly demeanor and comfort with being nude can send mixed messages, so let me be clear: Whether I am shooting with you for the first time or the twentieth time, please DO NOT EVER ask me to masturbate, or do spread shots, and PLEASE please do not caress me. Unfortunately, this has to be said.

BOOKING A SHOOT: Only serious inquires will receive a response. Please provide:
•A description of the shoot
•Time and duration
•Location
•Confirm understanding and method of compensation
•Contact Information (This is key: A shoot is not confirmed booked until I have your contact number. If you're not comfortable sharing your contact number, then I am not comfortable working with you.)
•Makeup info and whether or not you would like for me to bring wardrobe/props

COMPENSATION:  Though I sincerely understand the many reasons for tfp/cd arrangements, I simply DO NOT shoot on a trade basis. If for whatever reason you think we have a trade shoot booked, there, without a doubt, has been a misunderstanding.

My RATES are as follows: $125/hr or $100/hr for shoots 4 hours and over. I DO NOT offer reduced rates. I am flexible with how we arrange this. You can invite other photographers, pay via paypal, check, cash, or credit card. I do not, however, engage in any sort of arrangement where I receive a certain percentage from the sale of images.

CANCELLATIONS: Too often people book and cancel last minute (like 30%)! This is crippling if you're in business for yourself. If you cancel within 7 days of a shoot AND we have never worked together, I will likely not risk booking with you again unless you've either paid a deposit or provide $150 cancellation fee. My experience is that these people become "repeat offenders," if allowed.

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS: To those who are new to photography or who have never hired a professional model, please don't shy away. I do not discriminate based on skills, I do however look for tasteful content in someone's body of work.

POSING IN THE COLD:  I simply and absolutely cannot do it anymore. I have allowed too many photographers shoots in freezing conditions, for hours, naked, without much body fat. As a result, I have serious nerve damage and suffer from Raynaud's Disease. If we have an outdoor shoot scheduled and temps drop below 55 degrees, then we need to arrange an indoor location.

FETISH/ADULT CONTENT: I do not shoot any type of explicit or fetish content.  Should you capture accidental images that cross my boundaries I reserve the right to add an amendment to your model release to ensure no such image is shared or is posted on the Internet. I photograph all amended model releases with the photographer holding it. Don't get documented. wink

MY BUSH:  I maintain my bush because I like it. Under no circumstances will I change it.

WAKING UP EARLY:  I love shooting outdoors! And if that means waking up before sunrise, bring it on!

I think this covers all the general, need to know stuff. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to PM me.
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The living model, the naked body of a woman, is the privileged seat of feeling, but also of questioning... The model must mark you, awaken in you an emotion which you seek in turn to express.

Henri Matisse

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"Melissa is one of most beautiful and talented Muse's I have ever worked with. She is devoted to the art of nude modeling and her portfolio is proof. We've worked together several times." Read less

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"What can I say..but, that each and every time I have worked with Melissa..have been a joy....and I look forward to many more collaborations in the future.." Read less

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"Melissa is a wonderful model. She is friendly, creative, lithe. She moves well and needs little direction. She is inspirational. I look forward to working together again." Read less

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"Melissa is a congenial outgoing person who intuitively understands how to pose in a natural environment. I am an artist who has started shooting pictures of models for drawing references in specific outdoor environments and I was extremely pleased with the results of working with Melissa." Read less

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"In over 5 years of shooting I would say that Melissa has been one of my favorite models to photograph. She needs no direction and pulls off strenuous poses with ease. I would love to shoot with her again." Read less

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"It was a pleasure to work with Melissa. The photo shoot was fun. I loved the simplicity that she brought to the photo shoot, in the same time creating a complex idea. I look forward to work with her again." Read less

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"Amazing model. Melissa knows exactly what to do to get the best shot without much direction at all. She looks great and comes to the shoot very prepared. Loved working with her." Read less

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"Melissa is a true professional. Punctual, pleasant and extremely easy to work with. Her ability to take direction is only matched by her ability to take an idea and run with it. Really, just not enough good things to say about this fine lady." Read less

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"Melissa is an amazing artist. Knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. She wants to help each photographer get the best image possible. During our first shoot I gave her an idea of what I was looking for and she found the location. She has been a trooper on our subsequent shoots, hiking deep into insect infested woods, getting covered in grime in an old warehouse and driving through a Midwest snowstorm to do a shoot in my home. Because she is a consumate professional, many of the images we have worked on have ended up on the walls of fine art galleries and the homes of customers. I always look forward to the next time we can work together!" Read less

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"Melissa is great to work with, great posing ability and fun personality. My favorite all time!!" Read less

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"Melissa is a true professional model. She was on time, enthusiastic, involved and very collaborative. Our four hour session resulted in numerous shots that now grace the walls of art lovers all over the world. She was among the first professional models with whom I've worked and I'm blessed that such was the case. She gave me the encouragement I needed as I first started out on this journey and confirmed, to me, that my "eye" was, to some degree anyway, talented and true." Read less

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"Melissa is one of the best models I've ever worked with. She's a beautiful spirit, a wonderful creative collaborator, she has a wide range of posing abilities, and the camera loves her. Also punctual and professional. Highly recommended!!!" Read less

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"Every photographer artist that I know respects and admires Melissa's talent and enthusiasm. She has been a superb collaborator and inspiration to my own work. I am just happy as can be that I was able to work with her again on my route through Asheville. A true professional, she is, by any metric." Read less

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"Every time I work with Melissa I always leave the shoot with images that I am super proud of. I have enjoyed her shoots and she has been the most adventurous model I have ever worked with. A nude shoot in a cave while it's snowing, what else can I say?" Read less

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"Mel was my first pro shoot, and I simply couldn't have been more lucky. Beyond visually stunning, conversationally inviting, and amazingly relaxed, Mel is a beautiful guide into the world of modeling and photography. She's patient, poise, and perfectly on cue with a photographer still learning the ropes. In our one shoot, she taught me more about being a compatible and professional photographer than this paragraph will allow in space. She creates a chemistry and flow with her photographer unlike anything I've ever experienced. She's just utterly phenomenal. If you want to make, and actually FEEL what it's like to make, true art, Mel's your model." Read less

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"I first shot Melissa at a workshop and knew that I had to work with her one on one. One of the most beautiful and professional models I've worked with, she made our shoots fun and entertaining. I certainly hope we get to work together again." Read less

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"It was a real pleasure to work with Melissa. A true collaboration and sharing of ideas that led to a few of my favorite images." Read less

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"I can't begin to say enough about Melissa's work ethic and professionalism. She is always helpful and flexible in a shooting situation." Read less

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"Melissa is an absolutely fabulous, beautiful, engaging model who brings a huge tool box of poses and knowlege to every shoot. So much fun to work with and I can not wait to do it again!" Read less

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"Melissa was a lot of fun to work with. I used her images in numerous composites. I highly recommend her. I wish she lived in my area so I could work with her again!" Read less

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"Melissa is without a doubt one of the very best subjects I have ever photographed, Her commitment to the process was wonderful, I felt, in every situation, that we were working together to achieve the same goals, an the images we made were exceptional.." Read less

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"Melissa is an absolute joy to work with. She is creative, fun, and an all around wonderful person to work with. I would recommend her to any photographer/artist" Read less

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"Melissa is a joy to work with - eager to please, willing to do most anything to get the shot the *photographer* wants, fun, lighthearted and hard working." Read less

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"Ultimate professional model! Works hard and knows her figure and the light well! Guaranteed great shoot!" Read less

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""Melissa is a excellent model a joy to work with! Beautiful, Graceful & easy going. Love working with her look forward to doing it again.." Read less

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"Aw-right! Let's talk class! Melissa is top shelf beauty and talent. But that's not where it ends. I have had the honor of shooting with her in various locations all over the state and I can't wait to work with her again. Highly, highly recommended." Read less

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"Melissa is a true talent and consummate professional. She made my job as photographer very easy!" Read less

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"Very talented and professional, always a enjoyable to shoot with. And always come away with lots of excellent images." Read less

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"Professional in every since of the word.........experienced on both sides of the camera and a great source of knowledge and guidance for a developing photographer.........dg" Read less

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"A very, very talented model and wonderful person. Has great concepts and needs no direction. Super talented!" Read less

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"Melissa is a truly wonderful woman, a beautiful model, and creative poser." Read less

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"There is no better model to work with on this or any other planet. Mel is engaging, smart, sensitive and passionate about the images she creates. She is a great collaborator, full of energy. She is extremely upbeat and a joy to be around. If I lived closer to her, I would shoot her every week." Read less

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"A very artistic and ambitious model who has not only the experience of artistic nudes but the talent to get unique and exceptional photos that draw the viewer to have emotional and evocative reactions to her image." Read less

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"One of my favorites - absolutely one of the visionaries in artistic poses! Love working with Melissa, always can't wait to work with her again! She leaves me inspired!" Read less

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"Melissa is a great model. She know exactly what to do with very little coaching and a lot of her own great ideas. I'll always work with her when she passes through my town." Read less

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"Melissa was a very thoughtful and professional model. One of my top 5 models of all time. Thank you for all the wonderful images we have shot together." Read less

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"Melissa is the traveling model who defines the spirit of the career for me. The first photo shoot we did together created some of the best images of the genre that I've ever achieved. Upon see the photos, my assistant's mother described Melissa as a "Goddess". 'Nough said!" Read less

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"I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa only once when she was traveling through Colorado. I hope I will have a chance to work with her again sometime! She is a very beautiful, easy going yet still professional model." Read less

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"I owe a great debt to Melissa Troutt. In my early journey of digital photography after years of film photography Melissa was more than helpful. Working with her allowed me to shoot and learn. I suggest working with Melissa if you want build your skillset and portfolio." Read less

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"Melissa is a wonderful, professional model with the experience and reliability to make any shoot easy. I look forward to working with her again!" Read less

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"One of the legends of the industry. Melissa is an incredibly cool and talented fine art model. I've enjoyed working with her tremendously!" Read less

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Credit Notes

VIDEOS

The Inspired Photograph: Storytelling With The Nude | By Joel Belmont http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3qlrpJG9bQ&feature=youtu.be

By Andrew J Baran http://vimeo.com/71369391


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