Reliable, enthu­si­as­tic, ful­ly involved in the process and thriv­ing in cre­ativ­i­ty, I am a pro­fes­sion­al mod­el work­ing in the gen­res of por­trait, fash­ion and nudes, with addi­tion­al expe­ri­ence in dance, act­ing, styling, make­up, pho­tog­ra­phy and under­wa­ter mod­el­ling. I am hap­py work­ing with a team of cre­atives or one-on-one, in stu­dios, inte­ri­ors or out­door loca­tions. Based in Nancy, France, I also trav­el world­wide work­ing on a range of projects and assign­ments with pro­fes­sion­als and enthu­si­asts alike.

Depending on the client and their needs, I can take a more or less promi­nent part in the styling, design and artis­tic direc­tion of the project, and also help begin­ners with the fram­ing and com­po­si­tion as I know my angles. My 8 years of expe­ri­ence as a mod­el and 2 years of expe­ri­ence as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er make me aware of most of the pho­tog­ra­pher’s chal­lenges, and I know pre­cise­ly how to sup­port you through the pho­to­shoot ses­sion to help you achieve great pic­tures while hav­ing an enjoy­able shoot­ing expe­ri­ence.

My work as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er focus­es on dai­ly assign­ments as well as per­son­al projects, includ­ing my ongo­ing series Revenge of the Model, a project that turns tables on today’s mod­el-pho­tog­ra­pher/­male-female dynam­ic in pho­tog­ra­phy.

In 2013, I began mod­el­ling by chance in Montreal, Canada, dur­ing my Fashion Design stud­ies, when my part-time job col­league, Pascal, approached me to pose for an ana­log pho­tog­ra­phy ses­sion. With no pri­or expe­ri­ence in front of the lens, dread­ful fear and past dis­dain for cam­era snaps, Pascal slow­ly guid­ed me into his vision and, in two hours, we did one roll of twelve shots. The ses­sion was actu­al­ly very pleas­ant and I was impressed with the results. I thought I didn’t look too shab­by and I loved how inti­mate the process was! From there, it snow­balled. I didn’t expect to fall in love with pho­tog­ra­phy the way I did. I sought every oppor­tu­ni­ty con­nect­ing and cre­at­ing with like-mind­ed artists and express­ing myself ful­ly through this medi­um.

Since then, I have worked inter­na­tion­al­ly on over 1000 projects from begin­ners who select­ed me as their first-ever ses­sion with a mod­el to high­ly expe­ri­enced world-famous pho­tog­ra­phers, trav­elled to 20 dif­fer­ent coun­tries around the globe and got pub­lished in sev­er­al books and mag­a­zines.

At the end of 2019, I have relo­cat­ed to Nancy, France, to be clos­er to the European art com­mu­ni­ty.

Testimonials

Can’t say enough good things about Minh-Ly. She was con­stant­ly in con­tact before, dur­ing and after the shoot. Beautiful, Professional, Friendly, Punctual, Hard Working, Cooperative, Helpful, and all-around Charming. Worth every sec­ond of my time and effort.

Terry Lacey, Photographer, Canada

Minh-Ly is an exquis­ite beau­ty, exud­ing grace and sophis­ti­ca­tion from every pore of her being. With lit­tle direc­tion, she grasps the con­cept and runs with it. She was an absolute delight to work with. My only regret is that I did not book her for a full day instead of half. A shoot with this out­stand­ing mod­el is a high-val­ue activ­i­ty.

Andrew Greig, Photographer | Australia

Every so often you work with a mod­el and you sim­ply click with her from the first image. This was Minh-ly. From the moment she arrived in the stu­dio, it just felt right. The tal­ent, appear­ance and per­son­al­i­ty of this young lady made for an enjoy­able after­noon both in the stu­dio and on loca­tion, with a remark­ably high “hit” rate among the pho­tos tak­en. She is a star. If she is tour­ing in your area in the future, book her. I’m already try­ing to per­suade her to vis­it Scotland again.

Ritchie Photos, Photographer | Ireland

Minh-Ly is pure genius. What a plea­sure to have worked with a true pro­fes­sion­al, from start to fin­ish. Very ver­sa­tile and skill­ful at achiev­ing all the con­cepts I asked of her. As the pos­ing was chore­o­graphed to achieve the desired light­ing effect, Minh-Ly was very patient and skill­ful with micro move­ments to get the desired effect. She has beau­ti­ful fea­tures and a unique appeal for me to achieve a cool folio of images. It is always a plea­sure to work with a mod­el who loves her work and always strives to work in har­mo­ny with con­cepts a pho­tog­ra­ph­er wants to achieve. We were both on the same wave­length and I loved the results. Minh-Ly comes high­ly rec­om­mend­ed by me, and I hope to work with her in the near future.

Seamus Costelloe, Photographer / Workshop Organizer | Ireland

Minh-Ly is my per­son­al inspi­ra­tion. We have worked togeth­er fre­quent­ly and I brag to our mutu­al con­tacts (and her future clients) that she could mod­el a shoelace for hours if you asked her. Sure enough, some­one final­ly did and appar­ent­ly she rocked it — I’m not sur­prised. Minh-Ly has an insane queue of pos­es in her mind at all times. She is an ever­last­ing inspi­ra­tion. Not only will she help you cre­ate images you could­n’t think of, her ambi­tion, work eth­ic, per­son­al­i­ty, and gen­er­al per­son­hood will dri­ve you to cre­ate oth­er images you nev­er dreamed you would. I high­ly rec­om­mend hir­ing her or even meet­ing her (if you’re lucky enough to steal an hour of her valu­able time). She is prob­a­bly the only per­son — that I can say with absolute cer­tain­ty — is one in a mil­lion.

Starla, Model / Model Scout | Canada

I wrote three posts on my stu­dio blog about my shoot with Minh-ly. It took that much to describe the wide ground I was able to cov­er with one mod­el, in one shoot, in one day. Some mod­els lis­ten and help you move your ideas for­ward. That’s because they are actu­al­ly inter­est­ed in your work, then inter­pret your ideas. It’s more like direct­ing the­atre. You cre­ate some­thing big­ger than your­self. The pic­ture you make has mean­ing. If that is what you are try­ing to achieve as an artist, Minh-ly can help you. Maybe it’s because she’s a pho­tog­ra­ph­er her­self, and art direc­tor. She knows as much as you do. Bruce Springsteen said 1+1 has to result in 3 oth­er­wise keep your day job. With Minh-Ly, I felt like the math added up to 3.

Studio NDG, Photographer | Canada

I have worked with Minh-Ly more than any oth­er mod­el. She is bril­liant at what she does. She brings such pas­sion and is able to evoke such emo­tion in her work. Minh-Ly takes direc­tion well, but is also amaz­ing when left to her own cre­ativ­i­ty. She also works extreme­ly hard to get what­ev­er shot you want. She has tru­ly helped me to become a bet­ter pho­tog­ra­ph­er and I look for­ward to work­ing with her again. Could not rec­om­mend more!

Knight Vision Imaging, Photographer / Model | Canada

Absolutely the best! My expe­ri­ence with Minhly was sim­ply amaz­ing and most def­i­nite­ly went beyond my expec­ta­tions. Minh-Ly is not only beau­ti­ful, but she’s like a chameleon — she has a look that can be adapt­ed across sev­er­al gen­res and does so extreme­ly well. Minh-Ly demon­strat­ed the utmost pro­fes­sion­al­ism no mat­ter the con­di­tions of the envi­ron­ment we worked in and enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly con­tributed ideas to our con­cepts with­out com­man­deer­ing shoots. I can con­fi­dent­ly say it was huge plea­sure! Minh-Ly is def­i­nite­ly on the top of my list of mod­els I’d love to work with again.

Michael Anthony, Photographer | Japan

Dear Minh-Ly, I per­son­al­ly want to thank you on the behalf of Spirit Life Art Studios, for help­ing us move for­ward on our cur­rent cre­ative project. Minh-Ly, you have exceed­ed every­one’s expec­ta­tions by your nat­ur­al mod­el­ling skills that go beyond train­ing, you have a nat­ur­al gift of know­ing self and abil­i­ty not only sat­is­fy­ing the artist and pho­tog­ra­phers’ request but some­how enhanc­ing the pose, action and role. Your knowl­edge of make­up and skill at apply­ing it was a spe­cial treat sav­ing us from call­ing on our own make­up artist for the shoot. Your phys­i­cal beau­ty with­out ques­tion is stun­ning and there are very few mod­els that could be con­sid­ered equal. Lastly, your down to earth per­son­al­i­ty and excel­lent bilin­gual com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills made it seam­less to work as a team. Minh-Ly we can’t wait for your next vis­it to California, you are now a mem­ber of the Spirit Life Art Studio fam­i­ly. With grat­i­tude and sin­cer­i­ty,

Spirit Life Art, Art Director / Artist | United States

If you’re look­ing for one of the best then this is her! A ver­sa­tile, emo­tion­al and high­ly intel­li­gent mod­el, Minh-Ly con­stant­ly rein­vents her­self. Always pre­pared, always mor­ph­ing dur­ing a shoot: it is an hon­our to wit­ness her pre­sen­ta­tion of my art. With just a few words, Minh-Ly will absorb a con­cept and then ele­vate it to even high­er lev­els of beau­ty. This lady has an open invi­ta­tion to my ser­vices, any time and always!

Skin Detailz, Art Director / Bodypainter / Makeup-Artist / Stylist | Canada

Minh-Ly is one of those mod­els that you sim­ply can’t fault. Knowledgeable of her work, cre­ative, out­stand­ing pos­ing skills, great per­son­al­i­ty and so much more. She has that abil­i­ty to “grab” your idea/​concept and take it a step up. Not only I am look­ing for­ward to work again with Minh-Ly, but I gen­uine­ly rec­om­mend any­one to do so.

Ricardo Silva, Photographer | Ireland

Minh-Ly has every­thing a pho­tog­ra­ph­er could wish for …Poise, Elegance, Beauty, Expression, Creativity, Versatility and she is also Uninhibited and Fearless. I had a full day shoot with her last Tuesday on her vis­it to Dublin and I was delight­ed with the results. Minh-Ly is fan­tas­tic to work with both as a per­son and a mod­el and her pre-shoot con­tacts were pro­fes­sion­al, very effi­cient and her punc­tu­al­i­ty is excel­lent. She is excep­tion­al­ly ver­sa­tile in her mod­el­ling skills and is will­ing to try new things that she has not done before. She brings expres­sions and pos­es from her yoga/​ballet/​gymnastics back­ground to the shoot with great effect. Her pleas­ing per­son­al­i­ty and her great sense of hav­ing fun make her a super mod­el to work with but this is a mod­el who takes her mod­el­ling seri­ous­ly and seeks per­fec­tion in all she does. Her own pho­to­graph­ic exper­tise enables her to have a great under­stand­ing of stu­dio light­ing, cam­era angles, per­spec­tive, etc. If you book Minh-Ly, you will be delight­ed with her per­for­mance and you will cer­tain­ly want to shoot with her again as I do. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

AM Images, Photographer | Ireland

Throughout my career, many artists have booked me sev­er­al times, because they know when work­ing with me, they are guar­an­teed to not only get bril­liant and dif­fer­ent results on each ses­sion, but also a great expe­ri­ence in gen­er­al. I per­son­al­ly wish to thank all the won­der­ful artists I had the priv­i­lege of work­ing with over the past years and I look for­ward to meet­ing many more.

More cred­its on Model Mayhem
More ref­er­ences on Purple Port