Residing for now in Bangkok, Thailand, Laura is a professional international traveling model.
“I have been Modeling now for eight years.
Starting in Alabama and worked my way from state to state … island to island … country to country …
The real modeling world is nothing like the freelance modeling world … but freelance modeling is great preparation.
I have always worked full-time. I don’t believe in half assed attempts towards a dream.”
Last summer, I almost had an opportunity to shoot with Laura, while she was briefly swinging through Phoenix, on her jet setting way to Asia.
Unfortunately, the logistics did not quite work out for us this go around ..
I’m looking forward to a next opportunity to shoot this amazing traveling model, who is also an accomplished and very creative makeup stylist.
22 years old with blonde hair and blue eyes doesn’t begin to describe her.
Laura is of medium height.
5’7″ on a lithe 95 pound, 32A-24-34 inch with a waif like frame, Laura is a chameleon.
With so many looks, what is the common thread?
What underlies the core of Laura’s artistic expression?
Laura brings it on, an ideal find for a fine art nude model.
“When I first started modeling I did not know many people so I was lucky to meet the few that helped me along the way.
A photographer named Lewis came across me on One Model Place (OMP).
After teaching me an appropriate shoot rate and booking me himself to get me use to it, he introduced me to the world of ‘Workshops.’
Photography workshops are the perfect place to get started.
Stretching with no hesitation and took me in as her own.
If a guardian angel was ever granted to me it would have been her!
She housed me, fed me, got me back on my feet and helped me understand the industry better.
She gave me the closest thing to a family I could have ever hoped for and cared for me live a loving mother.
And most of all, she believed in me… with everything .. she believed in me.
After attending a few workshops, I began to make a name for myself and met many more very helpful people!
Year end is the crunch time for my agency and I have been crazy busy.
When I was at first a freelance model, Model Mayhem (MM) was a very useful tool for soliciting work.
I also used OMP as well.
I would first set up what states I wanted to run through in the most efficient order. Then I would use OMP to send out notifications, and MM to send out my own notification to everyone in the area I was going.
To get ready for a shoot, first off I must say, I believe, that having hair, makeup, and wardrobe skills or a damn creative imagination is fundamental for a Freelance model.
When a shoot is initially booked, I first understood what they are wanting out of it and suggest a few best fitting potential looks.
Most I find usually want me for the fantasy hair and makeup, always with a couture twang.
I first pick my music genre to fit what mood I am going for and then morph into character.
First is makeup .. Usually for the more creative stuff, I carry a notebook of sketched ideas from the road.
This usually helps me speed up the process a bit (be prepared).
Next, I decorate my hair to match with my assortment of wigs, extension pieces, and clip on’s.
As far as a go to product for me.. I have always used an affordable mix of convenient store makeup..
While we are in this subject … Wigs are great and can be very affordable if you look for good deals.
You can usually find good wig deals at beauty stores (in the ghetto).
I usually never paid more than $25 for a wig.
Also get use to lashes ASAP. You can find great lashes at costume stores.
I have been doing this for 8 years. I only work for paid now.
Also my photo standards have become so high that my attempts to be satiated are
When shooting, I try my best to not think … that can sometimes get you in trouble.
Listen for any direction adjustments and move very slightly.
Let it become a second nature.
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