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Sep 14, 2011
5' 7"
133 lbs
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About Me

Follow me on Instagram for a more updated portfolio @ceceliashaw.model. I respond quicker to DM's on instagram and Facebook or at my email: [email protected]

I'm currently based in Minneapolis. I used to live in Melbourne but I will not be moving back. I usually tour every 2-3 weeks however, I am not currently touring due to the coronavirus. Instead, I pose online for artists and I have the equipment and experience doing remote shoots at my local rates. I will also do local shoots if social distancing precautions and masking is observed in studios with good ventilation. If you are vaccinated, that's even better!

I'm willing to do shoots outside my locality within the midwest region if you provide accommodation and/or will pay my half or full-day rates to compensate for driving time. If I can book enough shoots in your area, I'm happy to charge my normal travel rates and do a mini-tour.

I'm also available for private virtual drawing sessions. Please contact me for those rates.


Hello Beautiful Humans,

I've been an artist all my life and a dancemaker for the past 17 years. I began moving for the camera in 2008 in Chicago with a photographer friend of mine. I quickly became obsessed with this medium. I've been traveling full time for the past four and half years and modeling is a great way to make art on the go.

I'm mostly curious about shooting movement, art nudes, and experimental work but I'm confident with any concept that celebrates bodies and empowers women. I'm university trained in ballet and modern dance and I have a certification in yoga. My background as a performance artist combined with a movement-based posing style produces unique and expressive images.

I prefer concepts that allow me to play with body shapes, facial expressions, lighting, costumes or clothing, and strange props. The weirder the better is what I always say! I enjoy challenging myself and my audience and I appreciate photographers who feel the same. Please contact me if this sounds appealing to you.

I currently have long blonde hair and a few more tattoos than some of my photos. I've collected them along the way and each one adds a paragraph to my story and is part of the landscape of my body. It makes me sad when some photographers say they *don't* shoot models with tattoos. I feel that model photography is about capturing the subject's uniqueness. The world is so diverse; dive in and explore! Why put yourself and others in a box?! I love my body and I'm proud of my portfolio. I'm confident that my images are just as aesthetically pleasing and valid as the bare-skinned folks'.

However, I do understand the need for bare skin for particular concepts. For that reason, I do have heavy-duty makeup designed specifically to cover tattoos. I will cover my tattoos for a small fee as it is expensive and a pain in the butt to apply!

On the other hand, please do not ask me to pose around my tattoos. I understand that some people love body art and would like to feature it in their photos but as I said before, they are simply part of my body. It is inevitable that they will make an appearance in your photos if I pose nude. I like to think of them as you would a mole or a scar. Posing around my tattoos will result in contrived images. My goal is to make authentic images of organic movement and expression :)

Please contact me for rates. My local rates are cheaper than my traveling rates and I have discounts for 4+ hours. I work with novices, amateurs and professional photographers. I will also model for workshops and life drawing classes as well and have different rates for both.

I look forward to working with you!

Happy snapping!



DEPOSITS: Please note that I do ask for a 30% secured deposit via Paypal to confirm a booking. While I will make exceptions on rare occasions for special circumstances, I do not enjoy arguing about deposits. It is standard practice for most traveling models. It ensures reliability on both ends while offsetting initial travel costs and, as this is my sole source of income, pays my bills in between shoots :) I have never canceled a shoot in the past but if I did need to for any reason, you would receive a full refund of your deposit. I understand that some photographers have been burned by models in the past. This is beyond me as my livelihood depends on my reputation and I would never do anything to jeopardize that. I have hundreds of references to back up that statement. Additionally, Paypal guarantees your transaction. If for any reason you feel you have not received services as previously agreed upon, you can dispute the charge through the platform and receive a refund.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you have secured a booking with a deposit and you need to cancel before 48 hours of the planned shoot, I will keep the deposit as a cancellation fee. The deposit can be applied to a future shoot IF you are able to reschedule while I am still in town. Deposits will not be applied to future tours unless otherwise discussed. If you cancel within 48 hours of our planned shoot, I ask for 100% compensation for the shoot to be paid in cash or electronically. Tours are a huge investment of time and money on my part. I cannot afford to travel to you and not be compensated fully.

EROTICA: I get a lot of requests for erotic and open leg work. The answer is no. I also tend to stay away from the mainstream "sexy" aesthetic that caters to a conventional male gaze.

*****Please be prepared with a well thought out, clear vision including examples or a mood board when approaching me with edgy concepts. If you want to pursue something like this but don't know where to start, I'd be happy to have YOU hire ME to take the lead.

SIDENOTE: Please do not use the phrase "What are your limits?" with models OR my personal favorite: "What kind of shoot will you do for this rate?". This sets an uncomfortable precedent and says a lot about the photographer's intentions. This kind of approach shows that the photographer is only interested in seeing how far a model will go for money while pretending they are concerned about the model's comfort. If you are truly concerned about what the model considers acceptable behavior and what they are or are not comfortable shooting, try asking "What are your rules during a shoot?". This empowers the model to assert their comfort level and gets you all the information you need without the added pressure of trying to fulfill some preconceived desire. If you are seeking a model for an erotic concept, it is much better to be direct and, as mentioned above, prepared with examples and clear about your idea.

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"Working with Cecelia was a pleasure. She came prepared, and brought enthusiasm and creativity to her poses. I would certainly work her again." Read less

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"Cecelia was a pro. I loved the exercising of my skills, whatever they may be!" Read less

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"Cecelia has excellent movement in front of the lens with emotional posing and great, collaborative ideas." Read less

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"Cecilia was an absolute pleasure to work with. Even though it was a bit chilly outside since it was November, she was fine with doing an outdoor shoot. She had great input to enhance the poses suggested to her, and was also great at "freestyling" poses at different locations." Read less

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"Cecelia is an excellent collaborator. I've had the privilege of working with her on three occasions, and each time we produced some amazing images. Cecelia is versatile and artistic. Her poses are confident and expressive. I love how she takes inspiration from the location and creates beautiful, dynamic shapes with her body that integrate well with the landscape. Above all, Cecelia is very professional, reliable and a delightful person with a down-to-earth, easy-going attitude." Read less

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"Cecelia is a pleasure to work with! As a trained dancer, she has that body awareness and posing talent that is so special. She can twist and bend into most any position, and she projects great expression and feeling. Very special model!" Read less

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"Cecilia is a great model. No, she is a fantastic model. Check that. She is a wonderful model... It seems I cannot find the right words to describe my feelings towards this beautiful and intelligent young lady. Suffice it to write that I look forward to working again with this splendid young lady. Or, did I mean superb? Or was it magnificent..." Read less

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"We got along very well and got some great images in a forested area close to Seattle. Cecelia was able to adapt to our situation and we worked quickly to get many different looks. Very versatile model." Read less

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"High energy, enthusiatstic and creative model very committed to excellence in her craft" Read less

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"It was such a treat to work with Cecelia. She is the consummate professional with a great work ethic. I enjoyed the great conversation, laughs, and beautiful images from our session. If you miss any opportunity to work with this special lady then you are really missing out." Read less

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