Children’s tea party photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim
Styling: Beatrice Jean
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Don’t let anyone fool you. You have your right to display your photographs, publish, license and sell them without having a model release, even though the usage is somewhat limited without one when it comes to promotional and marketing uses. If you want to secure those uses, get a model release.
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The shoot was inspired by native beauty of different world cultures and ethnicities, by exotic features of the model and beautiful long hair. Thank you to the amazing team!
Ethnic beauty photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim
Makeup/Hair: Diana Mejia
Styling: Tasia Cole
Model: Charmaine San Pedro
If you have property in Toronto, GTA or within 2 hrs from Toronto, that could be interesting as a photo shoot location, it could be a nicely decorated house, a cottage, a farm, a garden, or maybe you own a business, have an office, a workshop or a studio (not a commercial photo studio) that has a potential as a photo shoot location suitable for fashion, commercial, lifestyle or other concepts, and you would be interested in offering it for a photo shoot, I would appreciate if you could give me more details, its location and photos.
Please also let me know if you would be willing to offer it in exchange for photographs or prints for your personal use or for your business, or a reasonable hourly rate.
If you are a model or you want to be a model, or maybe you don’t want to be a model but you are a photogenic person who would like to have a professional shoot, feel free to contact me with your details and a couple of photos (headshot and full body), or a portfolio link, if you have one.
I am always interested in new faces, even if you don’t fit into my current projects, I would like to keep your info on file for future shoots. Please understand that I might not be able to answer to everybody interested, but I promise to look through all your submissions and keep the selected ones on file.
Different ethnicities are welcome. Genres I work in include fashion, beauty, glamour, body parts, erotica, lifestyle, business, health and fitness and more.
Not commissioned (creative) work will be done on TFP basis and you must be willing to sign a model release. If you are under 18, your parents must be willing to sign a model release for you.
Look forward to your submissions!
If you by any chance have an interesting location for a shoot, please read this post:
To owners of photogenic locations