chaparones.

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27 Oct 2009
writer3five
Photographer
writer3five
I was recently asked by a model if she could bring a chaparone to a shoot, nothing wrong with that at all. But she also asked me to cover expenses for her chaparone - is this normal.

My initial thoughts are that if the model wants to bring a chaparone then that is her choice but i couldn't see why i should pay further expenses as well as paying the model for her time and her expenses!

I'm not very experienced so wanted to appraise myself of general practice to be sure.

Just as a bit of background there was not a great deal of distance for the shoot. Thanks.
Posted 27 Oct 2009
I'd say no.. but I'm not a photographer and I've never taken a chaperone! Bit of a useless post there eh?
Posted 27 Oct 2009
PhilWinterbourne
Photographer
PhilWinterbo..
lol taking the pi$$ imo

Posted 27 Oct 2009
alexbrowning
Photographer
alexbrowning
No way should you cover expenses for a chaperone. I know I'm no pro photographer, but that just doesn't sit right.

Alex.

Posted 27 Oct 2009
squodge
Photographer
squodge
If I were you, I'd work with someone else. I've never understood the need for chaperones. I know people go on about safety, but seriously you've got more chance getting mugged just walking down the street, and there are lots of stories of girls getting raped by getting into unlicensed minicabs. But you don't see girls taking someone with them every time they need to go somewhere.

Ditch the model. Find someone with more common sense. If you REALLY like the look of the model, then go ahead with the shoot - but just refuse blankly to pay travel expenses. If she doesn't trust you enough not to need a chaperone, she's in the wrong industry.

~ squodge ~

Posted 27 Oct 2009
deviantphotos
Photographer
deviantphoto..
Chaperones are generally not used in Pro shoots as they are simply not needed but if a model did wish to bring one they should cover the expenses. The expenses of the model. Yes. Tell the model this if they dont like then find another model There are plenty around. Dave
Posted 27 Oct 2009
monstersnowman
Photographer
monstersnowm..
nahh .. their choice, their expense imo.

Posted 27 Oct 2009
deetvstudio
Photographer
deetvstudio
There is another Thread currently running referring to a model who would bring her own stylist and security entourage to shoots. Lucky you didn't try to book her isn't it? Dave.
Posted 27 Oct 2009
clyde
Photographer
clyde
I never pay for chaperones expenses. I can offer a few pics if they want but thats my only offer. The Model should see to chaperones expenses imo

Posted 27 Oct 2009
renagades1
Photographer
renagades1
squodge

If I were you, I'd work with someone else. I've never understood the need for chaperones. I know people go on about safety, but seriously you've got more chance getting mugged just walking down the street, and there are lots of stories of girls getting raped by getting into unlicensed minicabs. But you don't see girls taking someone with them every time they need to go somewhere. Ditch the model. Find someone with more common sense. If you REALLY like the look of the model, then go ahead with the shoot - but just refuse blankly to pay travel expenses. If she doesn't trust you enough not to need a chaperone, she's in the wrong industry. ~ squodge ~


+1
Posted 27 Oct 2009
imageaware
Photographer
imageaware
Honestly, It's rude for a Model to even ask!


G.


Posted 27 Oct 2009
Chosin
Model
Chosin
imageaware

Honestly, It's rude for a Model to even ask! G.



+ 1
Posted 27 Oct 2009
cziiki
Photographer
cziiki

I had this from a girl who said I should pay for her manager's transport (and ps could she have transport prepaid as she was broke) - I said surely your manager could pay the fare?  She then replied indignantly that her manager was her boyfriend and he was broke too.

Presumably she realised that asking for a fare for her jealous boyfriend wouldn't wash!

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Posted 27 Oct 2009
writer3five
Photographer
writer3five
cziiki

I had this from a girl who said I should pay for her manager's transport (and ps could she have transport prepaid as she was broke) - I said surely your manager could pay the fare?  She then replied indignantly that her manager was her boyfriend and he was broke too.

 

Presumably she realised that asking for a fare for her jealous boyfriend wouldn't wash!

 

 

 

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as a man who (usually) prides himself on his spelling i thank you - but i did mean she wanted me to pay for the expenses of 'a lonely Japanese man' she wanted to bring. that's Japanese with a capital 'J' by the way!! . ha. kidding...

no seriously guys, thanks for your replies, much appreciated.

I have to say that at times i've felt a duck out of water on here (due to my lack of exp.) but will use the forums more often, so far the replies have been helpful.

i've already told the model i wont be paying her chaperone's expenses and i've not heard from her since. i guess i just wanted to know that i'd done the right thing in doing so. thanks again.

Posted 27 Oct 2009
Edited by writer3five 27 Oct 2009
LDImages
Photographer
LDImages
Nope,he hould pay if she wants one.

Cheers
Les

Posted 27 Oct 2009
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