Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you pay?

This is the most frequent frequently asked question, and my answer may not make you happy. Except for rare occasions when I am looking for a specific model for a specific shoot that may generate income, I don’t pay models.

This chart should help you out some:

Model Photographer Who Pays Who Chart

I am somewhere between an Established Photographer and an Experienced Photographer. You can determine where you fit on this chart.

How much do you charge?

My base rate for a new/inexperienced model who wants some photos for her on-line portfolio is $175 for a two hour shoot. That does not include hair or make up (HIGHLY recommended), but does include three looks/changes (a casual “out with friends” look, a “dressed to get attention” look, and a body/figure in swimwear or lingerie look), and 3-5 images from each look for your portfolio use.

I will frequently waive that fee if the new/inexperienced model is particularly intriguing to me, or wants to be part of one of my personal projects.

Do you provide hair and make-up?

Generally speaking, no. I usually expect trade models to be able to do their own hair and make up; however, I am always amenable to splitting a make up artists kit fee with a model for a trade shoot.

If you are hiring me for a shoot, I will recommend that you also hire a hair and make up artist, or, at the very least, have your hair and make up professionally done the day of the shoot but before our shoot time.

Can I bring a friend with me?

Of course! The only time a friend/escort would be unwelcome would be on a large commercial shoot with assistants, dressers, etc. Our shoot will be just the two of us most of the time, so if you would feel more comfortable with a friend then bring one.

Word of warning, however. I may put your friend to work!

Can I use the photos on my Patreon account?

Absolutely. If you want to do a set for Patreon or other subscriber site, the base rate for the shoot is $175 for two hours of shooting.

I do not do trade shoots with models who intend to monetize collaborative work.

Why won't you shoot with me?

This is a tough one to answer, but I attempted to answer that here.

Why do you do this?

I think I am a creative person, but I am hampered by the fact that I can’t paint, draw, sculpt, carve, or sing. My creative outlet is my photography. Like many artists, one of my preferred subjects is pretty women, so there ya go.

For what it’s worth, I also love doing pet portraits and travel photography.