Modeling FAQ

As a photographer I’m constantly looking for new models—here is an FAQ list so you can find out more about working with me.

A little bit about what I do: I’m a professional photographer and I license my images through online. I enjoy creating beautiful, colorful images and do my best to have fun in the process. I’m always looking for people to work with, so if you have a great smile and would like to give modeling a try then please read below to find out more!

Q: How much do you charge?
A: I’m a stock photographer, so I don’t offer traditional portraits and headshots.

Q: What types of models do you work with?
A: Because most of the work I do is considered “lifestyle” photography, I like to create images where the people look real and authentic. I work with models of all age levels and experience, so even if you don’t think you have what it takes to model then you might just be what I’m looking for!

Q: Are there any age requirements?
A: The short answer is “no”. I photograph people of all ages, from babies to seniors. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian approval in order to model for me, and they also must be willing to sign a model release on your behalf.

Q: Do you pay your models?
A: Yes, I pay each model depending on their level of experience and our working relationship. I also do consider trade arrangements as well.

Q: Where do you take the photos? Do you travel?
A: I do not have a studio in Portland, and so all photos will be done on-location within about a 60-mile range of Portland. I don’t typically travel away from the area for stock photography, but if you have something in mind then please let me know and we might be able to work something out. I’m always up for an adventure!

Q: Do you have a makeup artist or hairstylist at each shoot?
A: Many of the images I photograph are categorized as “lifestyle” images, so I’m usually looking for a natural look (light to normal makeup) and don’t require the use of a stylist. There are some exceptions, depending on the nature of the photo-shoot, but the majority of the time I will ask you to do your own hair and makeup. If you would like to have a stylist present during your shoot please contact me and we can make arrangements.

Q: How are the photos you take of me used?
A: The photos we take will be edited and uploaded to my Stocksy portfolio. Those images I create can then be licensed by designers, bloggers, etc. to be used in advertisements, news articles and various other forms of media. I also use the images in my own portfolio, books and training videos, and also on my blog.

Q: Do I get copies of the images?
A: With all trade arrangements I will provide you with fully-edited digital copies of the photos I use for my stock portfolio (usually around 25-50 photos, depending on the shoot). You will receive full-resolution (no watermark) images for printing, and also smaller web-sized watermarked versions for sharing online. For paid sessions I also provide a handful of photos for use in your own portfolio and printing.

Q: Do I have to sign anything?
A: All models, both trade and paid, will be required to sign a model release in order to be photographed.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me here.