ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Becoming a photographer was a challenge to myself. I remember going to car shows when I was in my early 20’s and looking at the photos models were selling and thinking to myself, “I could do better than that.” With that began a passion to try and always do better. Whether it’s being better than I was yesterday, or if it’s to try and be better than other work I see. I’m always trying to learn from my mistakes, learn from other Photographers, and to be the best that I can be.
My main goal has always been to get something published, but I don’t dwell on that. This is a professional hobby for me, and while I try and navigate the path to getting published, we don’t mind working with others along the way to help their goals and ambitions by collaborating on projects that will benefit both parties.
WHY SHOOT WITH ME
To stand out from other photographers, always be professional, and to create a fun, creative atmosphere at every shoot.
I don’t believe in TFP. Even if it’s for practice or portfolio development, a models time is worth something, so I compensate EVERY model we work with at a competitive rate. Did I mention food and drink is provided as well?
I firmly believe in mutual benefit. If a shoot goes well, I will continue to provide work with any model that is interested in concepts I have, guaranteeing more paid work for you. My shoots are mutually beneficial… We shoot looks we both want to see.
Most photographers expect you to show up makeup ready, with your own outfits. From start to finish, everything is taken care of for each model, Outfits, Hair, Makeup, Food, etc.
In addition to cash compensation, I provide full-size images free of charge. For models that sell prints, I am happy to provide a limited set of prints free of charge as well.
Every shoot is styled, and wardrobe is presented to the model before hand to make sure she’s comfortable with the look. In most cases the model keeps the outfits.
COMFORT AND SECURITY
Models being 100% comfortable is my #1 priority. I have at least one female makeup artist or assistant present for the duration of each shoot. I do not touch models for any reason, and images are reviewed with model live, so they know what’s being shot.