How did you find Model Insider and what do you like best about it?
Steve Weigold, a photographer I met through Model Mayhem and have worked with since July of 2010, introduced me to the site. I like that no matter your skill level and interests in the business, you can find others easily. It's a very relaxed setting and I am more than comfortable with the format. Other sites I've been involved in had certain levels of required shoots that I didn't agree with. Having the liberty to only accept shoots that I am comfortable with and having no requirements make MI a winner for me.
What is your usual genre? Favorite genre?
As of late, I've been trying new styles and sets. I started out strictly pin-up.
My favorite genera is the Cheese-Cake Pin-up (50's), ala Elvgren.
How do you find photographers to work with?
Networking through the site has introduced me to any pros that I've shot with. I browse ports and if there is something I see that catches my interest, I make conversation and attempt to set up a shoot.
Who does your styling and makeup?
I do all of my own costuming, hair, and make-up.
Where do you see yourself going in the next year, artistically and business wise?
I am trying to gain more paid gigs, merchandising shoots, and spokesmodel assignments. Also, I am working towards going to college in the fall to gain my MBA with a specialization in Marketing and PR.
Do you shoot both in studio and on location and do you have a preference?
I have no preference. I love outdoor shoots as well as studio. Certain types of shoots I will be more comfortable with in a studio, but over all, I will shoot anywhere.
Do you travel?
Travel always depends on scheduling, distance, and terms. I do not oppose traveling for the right scenario. Paid gigs are always worth more consideration of long distance travel, where as TF gigs, I tend to be a little more choosy about distances.
Anything else you'd like to tell the Model Insiders about yourself?
Modeling is a hobby for me, an outlet for my creativity. I love meeting new people and since I've been tinkering in the business, I've come across many fantastic new friends. I enjoy the art involved as well as the exposure. I am always will to push myself and strive to be better and more versatile. Although I tend to fit into the pin-up realm most comfortably, I'd love to branch out into almost any other genera of modeling. My look is always negotiable and I enjoy a challenge.