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Model Mayhem #:
2546652
Last Activity:
Apr 13, 2024
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Yes
Joined:
Feb 10, 2012
Age:
32
Height:
5' 2"
Weight:
100 lbs
Bust:
31"
Waist:
23"
Hips:
33"
Cup:
C
Dress:
0
Shoe:
7.0
Ethnicity:
Skin Color:
White
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Eye Color:
Hazel
Hair Length:
Medium
Hair Color:
Brown
Tattoos:
Some
Piercings:
None

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About Me

I know it's long, but please read my profile. It should cover most potential questions you may have about working with me. Thanks!


ABOUT
I am a professional traveling model with over 10 years of experience in a wide variety of genres. I love the creative process, the controlled chaos of every shoot and the beautiful moments that are captured as the result of the interactions between artists and their environment. I believe art has the power to touch deeply and to heal, both for its creators and for its audience. I approach each shoot as an opportunity to discover something about myself, another person, or the world, and to express these as emotions through the art of posing.

I love working with photographers of all skill and experience levels! I enjoy being an active part of the planning process, but am also happy to take direction if you have a specific concept in mind.

(And don't let my morose moniker fool you - I'm often caught smiling in the wild, as photos will attest.)

CURRENT LOOK
I currently have bangs and a shaggy cut that reaches my upper back, with ear cutouts. My profile picture is fairly representative of the current style.

I have a full bush which I am not willing to shave. I shave my underarms and legs for shoots while on tour, but let my body hair grow when I am at home. If you have a specific concept that requires body hair, let me know and I'll see if I can make arrangements for that.

I have a tattoo on my left bicep and a few other very small tattoos that I can easily pose around or can cover with makeup if desired (just let me know if that's something you'd like beforehand so I can be prepared as it takes a little extra time).

BOOKING
I'm only available for paid work at this time, with the exception of very limited trade (for hosting, travel expenses, really amazing wardrobe, camera equipment or something of similar value to me). This is my full time job and I treat it as such.

If you're interested in booking a shoot, please send me a message! I have a 2 hour minimum for bookings. I'm based out of Norfolk, VA but travel frequently to other areas. Please check out my travel dates below to see if I am coming to your area.

TRAVEL SCHEDULE


APRIL
26 - 28: Baltimore, MD
28 - 30: Frederick, MD

MAY
1 - 5: Atlanta, GA
29 - 1: San Diego

JUNE
2 - 5 Los Angeles, CA
7 - 10: San Fransisco, CA
29 - 1: Richmond, VA

JULY
2 - 5: Raleigh / Durham, NC
6 - 8: Chalotte, NC
9 - 10: Asheville, NC
10 - 12: Roanoake, VA
12 - 14: Charlottesville, VA


AUGUST
9 - 12: Boston, MA
Upstate NY
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When not traveling I am available for shoots locally in the Hampton Roads, VA area. I have a small home studio available for use if desired.

Contact me if you'd like me to travel to your area! I am open to full or partial trade for travel expenses and/or a place to stay while I'm in town.

CANCELLATION POLICY
When you book with me, you are agreeing to my cancellation policy.

Cancellation within 7 days: 25% of agreed rate
Cancellation within 4 days: 50% of agreed rate
Cancellation within 48 hours: 100% of agreed rate

Thanks for understanding. This is my full time job and my rates cover travel expenses, food, wardrobe, and pay my bills so I can continue doing what I love to do. I'm excited to create with you!

OTHER NOTES:
I have a chronic health condition (POTS). I have my symptoms well managed and 99% of the time this does not impact my ability to shoot, but I may need occasional breaks to take my medicine, drink water, eat a snack, or warm up/cool down if we are shooting in very cold or hot conditions as I am quite temperature sensitive.

I travel with my partner/assistant who helps me manage this condition, as well as assisting with a variety of other things (wardrobe, hair/makeup, carrying gear, etc.). He is also available to help you with anything you might need--carrying gear, adjusting lights/backdrops/etc., keeping watch if we are shooting outdoors, whatever the shoot requires. He is professional and his presence has never interfered with a shoot; many photographers have found his presence to be extremely helpful and I am happy to provide references if requested. When not needed he will stay out of the way. He is also available to pose, either individually or with me, and you can view his MM profile at modelmayhem.com/despondent

I am happy to host traveling models when I am in town, I have a futon and a comfy air mattress! I am also available for model coaching for models wishing to develop their skills in posing, booking, and safety.

SOCIAL MEDIA
If you're interested in seeing what else I'm up to, check out my other pages.

Onlyfans:
https://onlyfans.com/melancholicmodel

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/melancholic_model/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/melancholicmodel/


OTHER STUFF
Model Q&A with Model Mayhem: https://www.modelmayhem.com/education/modeling/15432-model-qa-melancholic

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"Melancholic is an absolute pleasure to work with. I sent her a very loosely woven moodboard prior to our shoot and she picked up on my concept quickly and seamlessly. During our shoot, I barely gave a direction as far as posing, location, or positioning. I'm in the final stages of editing our highly collaborative shots and am anxious for her to see them. Her assistant is also terrific. He helped with lighting, lugging, and laughing. We had fun and the images reflect that. I give Melancholic my very highest recommendation. She's one of a kind,,,terrific!" Read less

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"All the way, Melancholic is a professional model. She arrived a few minutes ready to work. I provided the "where" and she provided creative pose after creative pose. I will shoot with her again and without reservation recommend her for your next project. dg" Read less

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"Melancholic had reached out to me as a travelling model for a shoot. She has incredible range and a knack for posing. I was able to get some of my absolute favorite photos I've taken with her! An incredible talent and very pleasant to be around and talk to. Can't wait to shoot with her again sometime!" Read less

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"Hired Melancholic for a workshop at Cypress Creek Studio in Tampa and she was amazing throughout! Great posing and interaction with attendants. When I was posing with her she was super easy to work alongside!" Read less

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"Melancholic is a very talented person: singer, writer, musician, a has a wide range of poses. One of the best models I have had an opportunity to work with. Very pleasant, always smiling and never complains... even when her flight was rerouted and she had no sleep for 20hrs. Totally recommend her for any shoot as you will not be disappointed by her professionalism." Read less

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"She calls herself "Melancholic" but she has nothing but positive vibes! She is very professional and was an absolute joy to work with. She had a genuine interest in what I was trying to achieve and enthusiastically contributed to the success of the project. She is the best! (P.S. Besides being a talented model, she is also a singer and musician. Check out The Warm Hug on BandCamp.)" Read less

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"She is an excellent model - very easy to work with, spontaneous, polite and professional. I had a great shoot with her and would readily shoot again! Great person and model" Read less

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"Working with Melancholic is an absolute pleasure! She is poised, talented, and very open to collaboration. She brings a real positive energy to a shoot. Looking forward to collaborating again in the future!" Read less

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"Working with Melancholic was an amazing experience! She was highly collaborative, contributing great ideas to the shoot. She is incredibly expressive and innovative in creating poses. Finally, she is both very kind and very professional. I hope we can work together again soon!" Read less

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"Incredible model with unmatched posing skills! Great attitude with a "back in the day" professional demeaner. She will be a pleasant surprise to any portfolio." Read less

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"There's nothing melancholic about Melancholic! Great model to work with. Works well with and without direction. Doesn't waste any time. Poses/looks are very effective." Read less

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"We had a great shoot. She knows how to find the light. She is also very nice. Highly recommended." Read less

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"She brought dynamic posing, plus fresh ideas from almost any prop we found lying around!" Read less

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"Melancholic was on time and her communication was on point. Would love to work with her again." Read less

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"Melancholic was amazing to work with. I highly recommend her." Read less

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"Fantastic model! Arrived early and was ready to go. She brought her own unique ideas to the shoot, which really added to the quality of the photos that we created. I hope for the opportunity to work with her again." Read less

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"I had the pleasure working with Melancholic yesterday. Found her ready to go, very easy to work with. She knew what to pose, suggested ideas to shoot. suggested changes in wardrobe. I am looking forward to working with her on her next trips to Florida" Read less

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"On time and on point! Freezing cold weather but she was the ultimate professional, creating and expressing herself perfectly even in the cold! Can’t wait to shoot again in the future" Read less

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"Working with Melancholic was an absolute pleasure. She is very professional and the shoot went very smooth. with her help I was able to make my vision come to life." Read less

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"Very professional ... Knows how to pose ... works with you so that the shots turn out great ... We did 2 group shoots in Houston TX ... still one of the best models I have worked with so far ..." Read less

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"Melancholic was punctual, prepared, friendly, and very talented. We had a great shoot, and I'm looking forward to working with Melancholic again!" Read less

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"Melancholic is really just a joy to work with. She is on time, prepared, collaborative and adventurous. Her ability to work the environment is fantastic, just look at her images." Read less

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"Melancholic brings her own energy wherever she goes, and infects you with her drive to create inspiring and beautiful art! Working with someone as well known and highly regarded as her was truly a highlight for me. She's fearless. She's strong. I can only hope our paths cross again soon!" Read less

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"I loved working with Melancholic, great posing skills. Definitely plan to do so again!" Read less

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"I really enjoyed the photo shoot with Melancholic. Even though we had little time due to my and her busy schedule, we made the most of it. I hope to work with her again in the future." Read less

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"Melancholic is an impressive professional, and great to shoot with. She has skills in a variety of styles, and her photography & lighting knowledge is helpful too." Read less

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""Melancholic" is a misnomer for this model. At least from the perspective of a photographer working with her. She is beautiful, professional, expressive, and very experienced. Whatever level you're at, she'll make you better! If you have a problem with this model, look in the mirror because the problem is you. You could set your camera to continuous shooting and auto-focus -- and come back 30 minutes later to 100+ great images. She will collaborate if that's what you want, or can equally follow your directions seamlessly. Do yourself a favor and just book a half- or full-day. A total joy to work with! Can't wait until the next time! Thanks, MM." Read less

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"Melancholic is a good art model. She takes direction well, has a great attitude and enables a photographer to have a productive session." Read less

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"Prepared, professional, communicative and very involved in creating a special shoot. Great posing skill!" Read less

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"A fun shoot all around, very easy to take photos of someone who's so at ease with the camera. Looking forward to a more adventurous shoot in the future!" Read less

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