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February 17, 2010

Shoot for Meow Kiki

While I was on vacation in Florida, I had the opportunity to work with Heather of Meow Kiki Street Wear. All in all, it was an amazing shoot and the pics came out incredible!  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves 😉  Here’s the whole story of the shoot, because it was craziness, followed by pics.

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December 7, 2009

Bringing an Escort: Pro-Escort Arguments

Ahh yes, the dreaded “E” word: Escort.

In the Internet Modeling World, an escort is an extra person who comes with to a shoot, for the model’s safety.  It’s a subject that comes up often, is always a very heated debate topic, and will never change.  I’d like to touch on a few of the common escort arguments, from the perspective of a seasoned hobbyist model.  To make it shorter, I’m going to break it into 2 sections: pro-escort and anti-escort.  Today I’ll start with the pro arguments, and tomorrow I’ll post the anti ones.  Thursday I’ll give you my personal opinion when it comes to escorts on my shoots 😉

Before I start, there are very few instances where an escort might be required.  A handicapped model, for example, who needs an assistant there to aide with health issues (such as the quadriplegic model Alex N from Michigan, who has someone there to help her at all times).  Someone under the age of 18 might be required to have a parent or legal guardian there at all times.  But really, other than that, there aren’t many reasons an escort must be present.  I don’t consider hair stylists, makeup artists, or other related parties “escorts” as (provided they actually know what they’re doing) they actually add to a shoot.

Pro-Escort Arguments
This set of arguments is often used by those who allow escorts or wish to bring them themselves, either individually or combined in various ways.  I’ve broken them down and addressed each one individually.

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December 2, 2009

FTC Endorsement Guidelines

Just a quick note to readers regarding the products, shops and whatever else I have mentioned here in the past.  I choose the items I do because I shop there and/or because I like the product (or, in some cases, because it’s as similar to something in a shot as possible–in the case of my “Get the Look” blogs).  At this point in time, the links I use are not affiliate links (so if you click, I don’t make money).  I’ve considered it, but I don’t really have the time to manage an affiliate program on top of work, modeling, house hunting, and having a social life.  If it changes, I’ll update.

I haven’t received products to review, free or otherwise, and haven’t yet gotten requests to review products. The photographers I’ve reviewed, I’ve done on my own.

And of course, I plan on complying with the new guidelines in the future.  So yea… just sayin’, so ya’ll know 🙂

In case you’re not aware, the new FTC guidelines became effective Dec. 1.  For more info, here’s a great article: LINKY