In addition to the boudoir, bpix, glamour and fashion photography services that we make available to the general public (check out our menus for examples!), we from time to time work on edgier artistic nude, cannabis-related, fetish, kink, erotic, and adult-themed still photo and video projects. If you are 18+ and love being in front of the camera, we may be interested in working with you. We often shoot with professional models updating their portfolios, webcam girls creating content to sell on their sites, hoop and fire dancers, go-go dancers, burlesque performers, strippers, drag queens, sex workers and other entertainers who need photos to promote their profession or work. If you work in any of these categories, feel free to contact us and discuss your options.
In terms of our working relationship with models for these projects, we have three possible approaches to compensation:
Three Ways to Work With Us!
You Pay Us
This is our standard compensation arrangement. If you want us to shoot photos or video of you for your professional or business use, we generally charge a simple hourly or “by the look” rate for the session — we provide you with the hi res images either via an online gallery, or on a USB thumb drive. We also provide you with a broad usage license that gives you the right to use the images commercially if you choose, without need for further permission from, or payment to us. The pictures are truly yours! However, if you want exclusive rights to the photos (we don't use them or post them anywhere), you should choose from one of the standard photo shoot options listed in our menus. If we choose not to shoot with you on a trade basis, or pay you to shoot with us, chances are good that we WILL work with you if you compensate us for our time, equipment, studio, experience, and expertise.
Nobody Pays Anyone (Trade)
If you want us to shoot photos or video of you, and we have a project, business need, or personal artistic interest in working with you, we can do it with shared usage rights — you can use them however you like, and we can use them too. In this situation, we work on a trade basis — we exchange your modeling time for our photography time — there is no charge or payment for the photo shoot. Requires a signed model release and proof of 18+ age. Trade shoots are a sign of mutual respect between a model and a photographer; they are like getting invited to stay at a bar after closing hours, having your meal comped at a restaurant, getting backstage passes at a concert, or having your budtender put an extra nug in your jar. Neither models nor photographers should assume trade shoots are automatically available. We can't offer trade shoots to every model who requests them, but it can't hurt to ask! If we decline to shoot with you on a trade basis, please don't take it personally -- we may simply be swamped with work for our paying clients; we may not have a business use or a project needing photos of you at this particular time, and we reserve the right to make the final decision about who we choose to invest in by agreeing to a trade shoot in lieu of the payment that is normally required.
We Pay You
From time to time we pay models and actresses if they shoot stills or video for us, for our concept and for our business purposes. The range of payment varies — contact us for specifics. If we choose to pay you to shoot with us, you should not necessarily expect to receive any rights to use the images, although that can be negotiable if you would like to use them too. For paying shoots, we always require a signed model release and proof of 18+ age. As with trade shoots, we reserve the right to choose who we cast for paid shoots, and unfortunately, we are unable to hire every model who would like to be paid to shoot with us.
However you choose to work with us, know that we have a well-earned reputation for providing a confidential, safe, respectful, but fun environment for our models and actors. You’ll love working with us, and you’ll love the results even more! We love what we do, and we think it shows in the quality of our work.
Contact us at (503) 799-9802 if you live in, or are visiting the Portland area and are interested in working with us. We’ll ask you to email a few pictures so that we have an idea of what you look like, and we’ll ask about what type of work you are interested in shooting. If you’d like, we’d be happy to set up a meeting with you before booking a shoot so you can meet us and discuss your shoot. We always require proof of age (18+) before we shoot – no exceptions!