Most models new to nude seem to enjoy the experience once they've actually got their clothes off but might be nervous leading up to that point. So it might be best to work with a photographer you've modelled for before and who you believe you'll be comfortable with.
Your biggest problem as i see it is ensuring that only images which you're comfortable with are actually published. One man's art nude is another man's glamour or porn and all that. And what about family/friends/colleagues - are you able to deal with any of them seeing images of you naked on the internet?
One way around the control issue is to commission a photographer 'for private and domestic purposes only' which will limit what he might do with the images legally even though he owns copyright. But that will mean paying him otherwise he'll have nothing he can use from the deal!
I have been thinking about doing artistic nude for a while (not adult, erotica, mens magazine stuff). I am very comfortable with my body, although I feel this would be a big step and would like opinions and advice on the matter before going any further.
Unfortunately it was a health related issue of my partner, not something I could leave him alone with....marlhamphotoI saw there was a late cancellation rather than a no-show. For me a no-show is unforgiveable unless there are extraordinary circumstances (very rare). There's virtually no excuse for not messaging or picking up the phone and instead leaving the photographer 'hanging'. That's only happened to me twice but it's not pleasant. But a late cancellation is another thing altogether especially for a new model who has rapidly changing understandings of what she's being asked to do and what constitutes good photography vs what doesn't. I would rather a new model baled out at short notice than undergo a shoot which she may have come to believe isn't in her best interests. In those circumstances I regard the fact that notice was given, albeit within 18 hours of the shoot, as a positive indication. After all it seems that many models would rather not pick up the phone and just no show instead because they see it as the easy way out. Of course I'm guessing as to the reason - but for me, on its own, it wouldn't have a negative influence on me working with her. But opinions may differ obviously!