In two words, these sessions is a creative collaboration between model (aka everyday woman) and me.
My everyday mantra is MASTER YOUR CRAFT, and in order to do this I need a muse (my dummy head is not that good of a muse, unfortunately).
Muse experience is designed to push both, a model and me, photographer, into the artistic as opposed to traditional. These sessions can range from minimalist beauty studio session to practice lighting and new retouching techniques to complete over the top outdoor session in a mud pool (sounds like fun, eh?).
This session is designed for the adventurous, the creative, the confident in their skin, the playful, those who value the experience more than outcome and those who love art.
You must be willing to get ugly, nude, dirty, wet, sprinkled with flour, covered in paint, glitter, tied, cold and dance with fire. Ok, the last one was a joke, but you got the idea ;)
Muse experience is for those who are not concerned very much about their appearance in the pictures and are ready to dive into realm of sometimes "unflattering" but incredibly interesting collaboration (think about America's Next Top Model).
These sessions will require a client to sign a model release as the images will be potentially used for marketing materials, blog posts and for general social media usage.
- Those concerned about their facial expressions, appearance, not looking sexy or beautiful as it seems by social standards
- Those who fear getting out of their comfort zone
- Those not willing their images shared online
- Those who don't like being creative and committing to a "character"
#1: My regular sessions are all about YOUR desires. They designed to help you celebrate your badass self, to make you feel and look your absolute best and forget of all your worries. In other words, YOU are the center focus: we build the concept together based on your needs and your vision.
Muse experience is designed as a team effort with the sole purpose to create ART. This means, the result can be very different from traditional pretty pictures.
#2: For my regular sessions clients are required to bring their wardrobe. With Muse experience, you have nothing to worry about, the majority of your wardrobe will be provided (I might ask you to bring some items, for example, underwear).
#3: Another difference between the 2 sessions, is that with my traditional sessions NO MODEL RELEASE IS REQUIRED. Your images are yours and yours alone. With Muse Experience, a model release is REQUIRED.
#4: And last but certainly not least, the images are included in the session fee, whereas pictures from my regular sessions must be purchased separately at the ordering appointment.
Pre-Session Consultation to discuss the concept of the shoot
Professional Makeup & Hair Styling
2 hour of Shoot time
Coaching & Pose Direction
All the best Digital Images from the shoot retouched and edited to a magazine standard
(anywhere from 5-20 images)
To get an idea about what inspires me as an artist, check out the PINTEREST BOARD I created specifically for this experience.