Aspiring Models

I am currently only shooting models by invitation or those that have made contact with me through my Facebook Photography Page or one of the model/photographer networking sites (Model Mayhem, etc.). For those models working with me for the first time, you should review the following:

My Trade (TFCD) Terms

My Current Terms ~ This is mandatory reading for anyone prior to shooting with me on a trade basis.

My Photo Shoot Basics for Beginners

Tips for Novice Models.
Beginner Portfolio Poses.
Wardrobe Recommendations for Our First Shoot.

Basic Tips from Others ~ A decent resource for New Models.
Basic Posing Tips from
Do and Don’ts – An excellent ModelMayhem forum thread.
Mary Duprie on Vimeo – She is Full time photographer, educator and lecturer from Detroit, MI.


My Talent Release Form ~ Please print, sign and bring with you to the shoot. If you’d like a copy for your records, bring two and I will initial your copy.
Location Release ~ Please print and have this form signed by the property owner, if we are to shoot on private property (of your choosing) not owned by you or your family.

Preparing for a Photo Shoot

You can Google these words and get some good advice. Here are a few articles I found doing just that. You may notice these articles share commonalities. Most important to me is that you get a good nights sleep the night before and wear loose clothing to the shoot so as not to leave marks.

How To Prepare For A Photo Shoot By BOM.
How to prepare for a photo shoot from’s Education Library.

Also, the thing that happens too often is models not bringing the proper and sufficient amount of underthings (ie. either strapless bras or ones with removable straps, black and/or flesh tone panties, etc.). Simply put, if the only undergarments you bring are the ones you’re wearing and they are loud colored or have a picture of a certain kitty on them, you are probably not prepared for a serious photo shoot.