To book your shoot you must do the following:
Please read through my entire site, look over my work and understand what I shoot and who I am.
Look over my calendar to see what I have open that you can make for your shoot. Look at several dates. I do prefer at least two weeks out when possible
Go to the Booking page and get me your info/images as requested for Casting Call shoots. Paid shoots have a separate page for booking
I will then contact you back (either email or social media) with all of your details of your shoot, i.e., Date, Time, Location, Wardrobe, Makeup/Hair/Nail requirements
These instructions go for EVERY shoot:
Wear loose clothing. No bra/panties or anything that will leave lines on your body.
No alcohol, no pharmaceuticals or herbal refreshments allowed before or
during the shoot. I need you alert and paying attention to me, not in daze. You can do what you like afterwards
If you plan on bringing a helper, please notify me when we get you booked.
Show up, on time, shoot ready
What I expect from you- Professionalism! This means maintaining communication til we start shooting. If anything changes since our last that will affect the shoot, I need to know ASAP. Showing up to your shoot on time (15 mins early is on time. On time is late). Showing up Shoot Ready. This means hair, makeup, nails are done unless (on the RARE occasion) and MUAH is provided. You just need to be put into wardrobe and ready to pose. Well rested. No partying from the night before. Bring water and light snack. Have your Model Bag ready. (I have a list of things you should ALWAYS have in it) I do not mind you bringing ONE helper along just please let me know in advance. They will be put to work carrying bags and playing look out if need be. This person should be fully aware of what we will be shooting and cannot interfere in any way with the shoot. No you cannot bring a damn entourage to your shoot. People are distractions. People get bored and want to leave. The more bodies you have that dont need to be there, the more opportunities there are for the shoot to get cut short unnecessarily and no I will not reschedule.
Cancellations/Reschedules (TFP)- I have a One Strike Policy for No Shows and Last Minute Cancels. I will reschedule at my discretion... maybe. If I have notice (can vary based upon the reasoning) then we have a better chance of rescheduling. If I have wardrobe set aside for your shoot, I will probably not hold it for very long. When you cancel last minute or just flat ass out no show/no call, you not only waste my time (which is worth more to me than yours is) but you also cost someone else the opportunity to have shot that day. Its a very selfish thing to do and I dont tolerate it. Do it to me chances are slim I will schedule you again on a tfp basis.
Prior to Shoot
1) Get plenty of sleep prior to shoot.
2) Do not be drinking or partying. Do not bring alcohol or other substances to your shoot.
3) Watch your diet and salt intake days in advance of us shooting.
4) Complexion – Keep your complexion in check all the way up to us shooting.
Some models are in such fear for their lives (apparently modeling is a very dangerous activity) that they feel the need to have someone at their shoot to protect them from the big bad photographer. I personally dont care if you do bring ONE person (no entourages) along with you for moral support or whatever, just please do not insult me by telling me they are there for your safety or we're done discussing anything at that point. No shoot is worth being treated like a common pervert/rapist or someone looking to do you harm in any way.
You will be held responsible for their conduct. If they interfere with your shoot, we are done. I suggest you bring someone who supports what you have decided to do and allows you to make your own decisions. This will make your shoot go much smoother and keep a relaxed atmosphere for everyone.
You will have your images back in 2-3 days on the high end unless otherwise informed. Video if shot could be a few days more. This all mostly depends upon what else I have on my plate at the time of your shoot.
I currently do try to shoot a couple of minutes of video for each set shot when I have models who have shown me they can pose decently on their own. Sometimes its while we're shooting but mostly before that set is shot. I will add a soundtrack and edit them for you. If you wish to have PG version as well, just ask
I do like to pull at least one set from each shoot to submit for publication. So yes, there is a chance that you doing your very first shoot, something could be published. Start your modeling off with a tear sheet.
Joe Pool Lake- I have free access to Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake. I also have a annual pass to Cedar Hill State Park. As long as we go in the same vehicle, we get in for free. I ride a motorcycle. We can either ride on my bike weather permitting and we can fit everything need on it or take your vehicle. Either works for me. If you choose to just meet at either location, you are responsible for your own admission fees.
LCP- $15 per car.
CHSP- $7 person. Sometimes I shoot both locations the same shoot.
Other locations- I can and will shoot all over DFW. Just depends upon the outfits being shot. What can I get away with and where.
I retain full creative control over how all images will be finished in post processing. I'm one of the few who does not believe in excessive Photoshopping an image. If you want the Grand Canyon as your setting, then you get to pay for me an all expense trip to Arizona.