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She started modeling in 2006 part time and became full time last year.
“It all started when one of my best friends, who is also a model, mentored me after I was signed to an “agency” that didn’t have my best interests in mind.
She told me how great I would be as a model.
It wasn’t something I ever dreamed or expected to do in life, but she was the reason I was able to find not only one of my biggest passions in life, but one of my greatest talents I never knew I had.
I have noticed that the longer I have been doing this, the harder it is to be impressed, which is why I do not accept much TF work nowadays.
I networked a lot and became familiar with local photographers work and I kept my eye on people who’s work inspired me the most.
Usually if they didn’t contact me first to work with them, it started out with me telling them exactly why I admired their work and it went from there.
Ideas for some of my shoots have been inspired by music, movies, and shots I’ve seen in magazines or other inspiring pictures I have seen around on the internet.
I use these as a gateway for ideas.
It’s always important to never copy something or someone, but to always use it for inspiration and put your own style and attitude to it.
To get ready for a shoot, I get as many details from the photographer as possible including information such as location, time and date, as well as what theme/genre they are looking to shoot and what to bring as far as wardrobe and ideas for makeup they may have in mind, since I usually do my own.
I love Urban Decay, Kat Von D, and Too Faced eyeshadows because of how brilliant the colors are and the consistency of them are always high quality.
I was able to go from TF to paid with the experience I have gained with working with so many amazing artists I have had the pleasure to work with.
Every once in awhile I will still do trade if it will benefit my portfolio or be a good experience to work with that individual.
No matter how many years I have or will do this, I can never ever know all that there is I could know.
Experience is everything. That is another reason I remain in this business after so many years.
Most of the time while I am shooting my mind goes pretty much blank. It’s as if I am on autopilot.
I do enjoy listening to different kinds of music while I am shooting.
Music helps to get different kinds of emotions to bring out to the camera and provides different energy levels for both me and the photographer.
The mood I am feeling at a shoot has so much to do with how the pictures will turn out and dancing provides different ideas for poses as well that are a lot of fun to explore.
To be a successful model means being open minded and having a positive attitude.
Location and the people you work with will always play a factor in how crazy or laid back a shoot will be. It takes a lot of hard work, determination, and patience.
When I go on a shoot, my must have accessories would include several pairs of fish net stockings, a pair of heels, and many pieces of lingerie, swimsuits of different kinds and colors to choose from or other kinds of clothing options to mix and match.
Also, it’s always important to bring your entire makeup kit even if there is a makeup artist that is scheduled … You also never know if they will request you use your own mascara, eyeliner, or foundation.
There really is no typical day at a shoot which is what makes it so fun.”
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