In summary, we make shoots in the “the girl next door” genre but juxtapose that with deeply exploring who you are.
To a large degree, we want to photograph and video the real you. How you really are, what you think about life, love, and sex. It’s a casual, unaffected approach.
“I would describe the shoot as enjoyable and about my life… And I don’t apologise! It is not a shame. It is my life and my body and I love my life and my body and I love people watching my body.” (Rita L, Feb 2022)
We’re a business in an extremely competitive market, making content we sell to customers. We have a brand to maintain that is flexible to some degree, but we need to keep it focused to retain our customers.
We don’t expect you to know what to do on camera, that’s why our Shoot Producers are trained, they will guide you through the whole shooting process to obtain the best captures of yourself.
“My first shoot was perfect. Guilia [Shoot Producer] is a professional and she made it easy for me to do everything. She gave clear instructions. I only have good words!” (Alice S, Sep 2021)
So, there are a few practical and stylistic considerations. For example:
- Models must appear at their highest selected posing level, for at least 50% of the shoot (models choose the level they are comfortable with)
- So, it’s not practical for a model to spend an hour talking about her manifesto
- We only have a finite amount of time in a shoot day, and a lot of material to capture
- This can mean there’s no time to explore everything in detail
- The tone of the shoot is sexual
- However, the first 25% of the shoot tends to be more “innocent”, so we present a contrast
- It’s not practical for a model to talk about her travel and studies, instead of sexual content
- We want to hear real stories
- We never want you to make things up
- Some things are off-topic for us
- For example, you want to talk about how pot should be legalized or demonstrate your S&M practices, or fake moon landings, or how much Jesus loves you… that’s not appropriate
- We receive criticism for producing material that’s a homogeneous (“too samey”) view of female sexuality. We don’t think that’s true, but we definitely do have a certain style of production and set of requirements.
“I’m quite sporty and flexible. I proposed positions about flexibility. Some yoga poses…I’m also into some choreography and movement so I got to show some of that. It was really fun! I showed a little bit about my flute. And, yeah! I also just love dancing and we had some pictures while I was listening to music in my headphones and dancing around.” (Dalilah, Nov 2021)
Models may choose to reject any pose we ask for or to not talk about any topic of conversation they choose, but a full shoot must be completed for payment to be made. Models can also cancel a shoot at any time, though that never happens because we work hard to inform models of our expectations.
“My shoot was great, thank you! She [Shoot Producer Giulia] was very friendly and professional. Everything went exactly according to plan, exactly how you guys said it would be. It was a good experience.” (Alexandra T, Aug 2021)
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