San Diego Fashion and Model Portfolio Photographer.
I specialize in fashion, editorial, advertising, commercial, celebrity and beauty photography taken on location, or in the studio. During our personal session consultation we will go over your brand goals and decide on number of looks, and the need for additional services such as hair and makeup professional, stylist, etc.
For new models I recommend 'four looks' package to build a winning model portfolio, with looks just right for you. If you already have a portfolio, we can plan new looks to expand your marketability to specific agencies or agents. For high fashion looks, styling is available for additional charge.
Your modeling portfolio is there to identify you, to serve as your introduction, to connect with agencies, clients and convey to them your potential. In our digital, or printed world, in most cases your modeling portfolio is your first impression and I am dedicated to make this first impression count.
Read my article how to get casting jobs with best modeling portfolio.
BEHIND THE SCENES FASHION DOCUMENTARY
I had the privilege to work with a fantastic team to photograph "90 Years of Fashion" as part of Fashion Redux 2018 sponsored by San Diego History Center.
This is a portrait of woman - Eman Attallah - an explorer, dreamer, poet, musician, dancer an artist. Fashion photography session in California desert. Includes her new song "Symphony"
2 portfolio looks
2 hour session
10 retouched images
3 portfolio looks
3 hour session
15 retouched images
4 portfolio looks
4 hour session
20 retouched images
For all information, including pricing and availability, please call or fill out the form below
1 portfolio look is a series of 50-150 images taken in one location in one outfit.
1 outfit includes minimal changes to clothing.
Professional Prints are ordered separately from secure online gallery.
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San Diego's Fashion and Model Portfolio Photographer
Published in Seventeen Magazine, Cosmo Girl and many other fashion campaigns.
Teaches Fashion, Fashion Styling San Diego Mesa College and Portrait photography at San Diego City College.
BFA in photography Pasadena's Art Center College of Design.
20 years experience, specialized in fashion and advertising.
Referred by Fashion Models, Fashion Designers, Celebrities and Professional Actors and Artists.
MODEL PORTFOLIO SESSION INFORMATION
Is it the looks or your camera skills? Both!
To be a successful model, your ability to project yourself well in front of camera requires knowing what are your best poses utilizing your body type and your camera skills.
If you are new to modeling I can guide you through this process. I would be honored to be part of your modeling journey.
Vision, Goals & Branding of your modeling portfolio
I want to hear your ideas and desires so I can better tailor your session and I can create it through my vision.
Schedule a free session consultation prior to booking the session and answer a short session questionnaire I will send you.
Once I have an idea of what you want to do, I can suggest outfits and locations that would be best to achieve your vision.
Take your time to write your ideas for the photoshoot down. Search the internet for fashion photography or modeling portfolios and pin images you like to pinterest.com, or save and email them to me. We will go over them to create the vision for your session.
Styling is important.
Simply start with one piece and build the wardrobe around it.
Make sure the outfits are comfortable to wear.
However, whatever you bring make sure it is clean and ironed. If your clothes are wrinkled and stained this will show up in the photos.
I can help with styling:
Contact me if you are not sure what to wear. I will consult with you about the look and feel you want for your shoot.
Every client is different and this is what makes each photo shoot unique.
Few, not so obvious, and some basic reminders:
- Styling: Allow enough time to plan the outfits, minimum a week before.
- Hydrate: Drink plenty of water prior to the session, to help your skin to glow.
- Haircut: If you are considering haircut before the session, do it at least a week before.
- Clothing: Choose clothes that fit and compliment you, if you are unsure, consider a stylist.
- Food: Bring some snacks, and water.
- Directions: Check the directions to the location prior to the session and make sure you know how to get there.
What is the photo session length?
Length of the fashion or model portfolio session really depends on number of factors:
- the number of looks / outfit changes you are going to choose
- how experienced you are with modeling
- number of locations
- if you choose hair/makeup professional
What is the best location?
This is a personal decision each client, the goal of the location is to fit the idea or vision you have in mind.
I will come early and do a location scout suggest the most interesting, and will send you GPS location of the session.
There are many beautiful locations on our beaches, preserves, parks or hills around San Diego county.
What is the best time to do a photo shoot?
This will depend on the location that we choose to do the shoot.
The important factor in photography to consider is light, specifically what is the source and temperature of the light?
In the studio I control the light, thus we can schedule the session based on availability.
On-location (outside) early morning or late afternoon have warmer light and longer shadows creating dramatic effects.
Golden Hour .. what is it?
Golden Hour is known among photographers for it's special warm light qualities. The effects of the golden light present on the subject, the landscape, the sky and over the sea enables myriad of creative possibilities.
We would meet about 1.5 hours prior to sunset, to leave ample time to get setup, walk to the beach, or park and have a memorable session.
Some of the beach locations are best at low tide, some at high tide. I will balance the Golden Hour with the tides to make sure we choose the right beach, so we have still some sand to walk on.
Beach Safety consideration.
Waves, reefs, currents and rip-tides in San Diego can be dangerous. Moss builds up on the reef and it can be extremely slippery!
Please make sure you watch after you safety on the beach.
What else should I consider for my modeling portfolio?
When you are considering to build your model portfolio decide which modeling category you will target: promotions (trade shows, etc.), editorial (fashion, etc.), commercial (advertising, TV, etc.), swimwear or catwalk (shows).
I specialize in fashion, editorial, advertising, commercial, celebrity and beauty photography taken on location, or in the studio.
Relax and have fun.
After the session:
Within two weeks of the photo session, you will be sent a link for a password protected online gallery, so you can choose the best images, which I will then edit and release to you.
You can also purchase all high resolution images from the session for additional fee.
From the online gallery you can share these photos with your friends and family, or buy prints, canvas, mounted prints, metal prints of images, with various sizes. Final images can be downloaded as High Resolution images (300dpi JPG) ideal for printing, or in addition you can choose to download Web-Size (1024px) ideal for sharing on social media.
Images are developed by specialized lab, color corrected for optimal printing to deliver exceptional quality products.
Thank you for entrusting me to take photographs for your modeling portfolio.