Friday, 15 November 2013

Fri. 15th November 2013 (3)

I just thought of something.  It happened about four years ago, but I want to write it down before I forget for another four years...  ;)

I had a confirmed booking with the model.  I was to travel 50 miles to her for a half-day booking in her studio flat.  Well, it was the late evening of the night before & I sent an e-mail asking if she was still OK for tomorrow?  Anyway, I get a response where she says that's she's eaten something dodgy at her brother's & can we rebook another time.  I said it wasn't a problem, wished her well.  But I never got a date from her.

I checked her profile a few days later before sending her a message & she had feedback from another model & a photographer stating that they all had a really good TF session on the day my shoot had been scheduled for.

I contacted the model & she said that by the afternoon, she had felt better.  Yeah right!

Anyway, about eight months later I did eventually with the same model at her home location.  The place was small but sufficient for my needs.  The shoot itself was a bit rubbish.  For a semi-pro she needed directing.

And, for someone who said she was a makeup counter manager at a local department store (My lips are sealed...), I was surprised that someone so pale skinned would have such an orange face?  Having a tanned look when you're clothed may suit a lot of people.  But not when you're posing nude!  Have I ever told you about that model called Brightonorange?  No?  I will one day.  Promise!  (Liar, liar...).

So, if a model messes you about the first time, whatever you do, don't book her again.

There again, on just reading the above, I remember driving 100 miles/two hours to find an empty house.  It was supposed to be our third shoot.  The model later told me she'd gone shopping with her mum!  Oh, I was bloody fuming.  Five hours of my life just used up like that.  But, we had another four shoots after that.  The best model I had worked with at that time.  Sadly, I don't think she models much these days.  Well, she certainly doesn't login to MM,  PS possibly.

Fri. 15th November 2013 (2)

I thought I'd join Amanda Swan's ( members site on 27th October.  It was only £10 via PayPal.  Eight days later & I still didn't have a password etc.  Can you believe her site does not have a contact page?

So, I contacted Amanda via Model Mayhem on 4th  November.  She promised to look in to it for me.  I heard no more from her.

So, on 8th November I contacted '' which is the account where my monies were sent.  And, I've still had no reply from them.  :(  So, I've sent another message to 'Lisa...' today.

It may only be £10, but I was going to book a half-day shoot with her.  But not now.  You cannot treat clients, or future clients like this.

Fri. 15th November 2013

I contacted a model a few days ago about a possible shoot.  Her rates were on her profile, but so as to not appear presumptuous, I asked for her total fee in case her rates had increased of late.

£180 for a half-day (Four hours) booking.  :(  Her rates on her profile were stated as £120 for a half-day shoot for the same levels.

Ten years ago I would have bounced back with an arsey reply.  If I'm paying, I like to feel I'm getting my monies worth.  Whether that be £80 or £150.  So, I just deleted her reply.

Anyway, she contacted me a couple of days later enquiring as to whether I was still interested.  A minute of my time & my polite declination was sent.  Now, why didn't I do that in the first place?  I guess I was just being too lazy.  But I was annoyed...

She has just posted a cancellation, saying her rates & levels are on her profile.  I don't think so...

Just to let everyone know that I'm not vindictive.  I do hope she gets another booking.