United Kingdom, England, Somerset
I welcome booking enquiries from beginners to professionals for both commercial and purely artistic projects- all that matters to me is that you're a nice person ♥ I am constantly on the road in my little car! Let me know where you would like to work with me, and I will try and factor it into my travel plans and tours for 2016.
Modelling is my full-time job, my only job, my passion and my true love, and has been for my entire adult working life. I'm not going anywhere. You are in safe hands.
Modelling is my sole source of income, which I rely on to pay all my bills, including my mortgage, so if I screw up, I lose my house. Please rest assured that I don't flake, because I can't flake, even when booked months in advance, and even when paid in advance (e.g. for studio days), as losing my reputation = losing my income = losing my home.
As a full-time model, I deeply appreciate the time and money photographers invest in me and arrive at shoots with my hair and makeup as close to finished as humanly possible, change quickly between sets, and understand that sometimes it's better to flow through a selection of poses that make the best use of the light and camera angle as well as taking time to slow down and repeat certain poses for more technically demanding shots. I am extremely patient/ relaxed and more than happy to take as long as it takes to get the shot right, so please don't ever feel under pressure when working with me, even if it's your first ever model shoot ♥
I do not reply to enquiries regarding test shoots, TFP, part-/poorly paid assignments or adult work, as I do not accept them and I don't have time (sorry!). I love to treat everyone I work with respectfully, and hope you do too.
Shoots in the UK are £50ph, £170 for 4 hours, £250 for 6 hours or £300 for 8 hours including ALL travel expenses. Further discounts are available for bookings of 2 or more full days. You may need to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your booking, so please make sure that you can definitely do the date you've requested. I don't give discounts for clothed or non-commercial shoots. I work just as hard at them and usually do all the wardrobe sourcing and styling myself :)
"Why should I hire you when I can get a newbie model for a fiver and a bag of chips?"
I'm glad you asked ;)
Well, my rates certainly aren't the cheapest going- I mean, the cheapest going you'll get is free, probably! But you will probably find that the time, effort and expense you invest in a shoot with a cheap or free model isn't reflected in the results (or even in the likelihood that they'll show up). Try speaking to some photographers who hire professional models and asking they why they do it. It's not because they aren't aware of the £15ph "models" ;)
As well as modelling for lots of beginners and hobbyists, I have also worked with some of the world's top fashion, wedding, fetish and art nude photographers, and so can bring some of their secrets and all that I've learned about posing myself to our shoot, meaning you get more bang for your buck :)
"I'll hire a pro model like you when my portfolio is good enough."
I do strongly recommend new and amateur photographers especially hire professional models to quickly improve the quality of their work and learn all about posing and expression- this "I'll hire a pro model when my portfolio is good enough" thing is really putting the cart before the horse. Your portfolio will get better WHEN you start hiring professional models and the longer you leave it, the longer you'll plateau. I can almost guarantee that you will get significantly, dramatically better results from say, shooting with a professional model once a month than a £50 model every week ;)
"You would say that- you're a professional model yourself, and you want the work!"
Well, I am a professional model, and I do want to work of course, but you can put what I'm saying to the test with any experienced, professional model- it doesn't have to be me ;) I'm sure you would find a shoot with someone like Joceline or Ivory Flame equally rewarding.
As for me, I:
- have very clear skin
- have a slim hourglass figure (35-25-35)
- have immaculate grooming with professional products, which will save you hours in Photoshop
- can do the detailed styling crucial to capturing the look in a classy and convincing way
- can pose myself appropriately to the theme, adapting for the lighting, outfit and camera angle, leaving you to - - concentrate fully on the technical side of capturing shots
Congratulations if you actually read all that ;) and I look forward to hearing from you. I'm not this arrogant in real life, I promise. I just wanted to really explain that what I really love is investing in the the creation of great images, with anyone who feels the same way.
Thanks for looking!
Interested in shooting duo work? I am very experienced in shooting with other models, particularly latex fashion and art nude with Madame Bink, art nude, bridal, vintage glamour and underwater with Ivory Flame, and fetish and bondage video and stills with Joceline/ Ariel ♥
I literally wrote the book on modelling!
The "Ugly" Girl's Guide to Modelling, my guide to successful freelance modelling published by New Haven, is now available to order worldwide. Thank you to all the photographers who contributed to this very special book: amazon.co.uk/dp/0957517092/
I won't list every single person/ client I've ever worked with here as the list is so long, but a few names you probably know include British Vogue magazine; USA Penthouse magazine; Vivienne Westwood; Stella McCartney; Selfridges; London Fashion Week; The Clothes Show; SHOWstudio; Perou; Fashion TV; Time Out London magazine; the PETA; Jessie J.
More "indie" people I've worked with include London Alternative Fashion Week, Torture Garden, Skin Two, What Katie Did, Lady Lucie Latex, Jane Doe Latex, Cradle of Filth, AxeWound, Beyond Burlesque, Orchid Corsetry, Restrained Elegance and Bizarre magazine (back when they were a magazine).
I am sponsored by:
BARESKIN BEAUTY skincare
MYA MINERALS makeup
PLAYFUL PROMISES lingerie
LADY ALLURA'S LATEX
FABULOUSLY FETISH shoes
Being sponsored by these top companies does not affect your image copyright, or my rates, and I am allowed to shoot for any brand, but the ones listed above fill my personal styling kit, so you can be sure I'll always turn up with great skin, and great wardrobe that no-one else has! :)