Photoshoots & Videography

Photoshoots & Videography2022-01-05T09:59:57-05:00
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Thank you for your interest in booking me! Please take a look at my Model services and Safety guide to get more acquainted with my expectations and what I can offer as your creative partner.
I enjoy working with photographers of every skill level (as long as you can provide references). Shooting with me is very relaxed and productive.

You can book me for …

  • Photoshoots and videography – for portfolio-building, learning, personal projects, enjoyment, commercial work, exhibitions, contests, books, or publications,
  • Educational workshops, classes, and events I am an experienced, patient, and easy-to-work-with model,
  • Photography trips – let’s explore beautiful and unique locations in Europe or abroad.

Working ethics and Terms & Conditions

Genres & limits2022-01-22T18:17:21-05:00
Genres I pose for :
  • Artistic Nude / Fine-art, and Bodypaint,
  • Conceptual Art, Experimental,
  • Editorial, Fashion, Hair/Makeup and Lifestyle,
  • Dance and Yoga (self-taught),
  • Life modeling (artists),
  • Portrait,
  • Tasteful boudoir, and lingerie,
  • Underwater.
Moodboards for more ideas
What I am not available for hire:
  • Flirty, submissive, slutty or tacky glamour/cosplay/pin-up,
  • Personal collection, pornography, and membership sites (DiverxityBentbox, etc.).
Image styles that I won’t pose for
Limits:
  • I reserve the right to refuse themes, poses, and/or wardrobe that I deem incompatible with my brand,
  • Please do not touch me without my consent,
  • Only my artist name, Minh-Ly, can be used in reference to our photography,
  • If you need me to sign a model release, please send a copy before our shoot. I do not sign contracts presented to me on the day of the shoot or after.
  • Please confirm at the time of booking if you:
    • Want me to pose with other models – it depends on the project,
    • Plan on shooting with other photographers – we can agree on terms accordingly,
    • Want to use clothing or props that leave marks on the skin (ropes, corsets, etc.),
    • Want me to be covered in glitter, body paint, oil, water, etc. – the last 15 minutes of our scheduled shoot time and a dedicated place to clean up will be required.
Make-up / Hair / Wardrobe2022-01-28T16:31:24-05:00
I love working with experienced make-up artists, hairstylists, and clothing designers. However, if you’re working on a budget, I can fill in as the whole team effectively.

Make-up

Trained in basic make-up, I am able to do my make-up to a very good standard, from natural to evening/glamorous looks,

Hair

I can do different simple hairdos (ponytails, braids, voluminous messy hair, bun, curls, and wavy hair). Additionally, I can bring short wigs upon request (black bob with bangs & brown pixie cut). Unless something else is requested in advance, I come to shoots with my hair straight,

Wardrobe

I have a vast and carefully chosen collection of photogenic outfits & accessories that would make most creatives envious. My personal taste includes:

    • androgynous,
    • businesswoman,
    • eclectic,
    • colorful,
    • chic-glamourous,
    • flowy outfits for movement and dance
    • luxurious boudoir sets,
    • sheer elegance,
    • bohemian,
    • Asian-inspired (Hanfu, Vietnamese, Japanese),
    • casual.
Sneak peek to my wardrobe collection*
*This is a work-in-progress as I own hundreds of pieces of clothing, accessories, etc. dedicated to photography.
I mostly purchase second-hand to reduce waste, repurposing perfectly fine items and for their uniqueness.
Rates2022-01-09T12:05:44-05:00

Modelling is my profession and livelihood (doing it 24/7/365) and so I do not accept TFP/free collaborations.

My rates are calculated on a per-project basis. I can provide you with an invoice.

My regular rates apply for 08:00 to 20:00. For late night and early morning shoots, I charge an additional 40% plus taxi fare.

I require 30% deposit to secure our booking, and the remaining 70% is due at the beginning of our shoot.

You can pay the deposit by bank transfer. Paypal and Stripe are also possible with an additional 5%. The remaining 70% can be paid by transfer or in cash.

Timing / Scheduling2021-06-24T12:50:58-05:00
  • The shoot starts and stops as agreed in my confirmation email,
  • If you choose to end our shoot earlier than agreed, my rates will not be prorated,
  • If our shoot is longer than 4 hours, we have at least one lunch/refreshment break,
  • Change of setup, hair, make-up, clothing or travel between locations and small breaks are included in my billable hours (except lunch/dinner breaks),
  • I will arrive at our shoot with my makeup and hair are already done with a possible 5 – 10 minutes touch-up before we start, unless you provide a makeup artist or hairstylist for the shoot, we add one hour of the session without charge.

If anything comes up (72h or less before our shoot), call me at the phone number written in your confirmation email.

In the highly unlikely event I need to cancel, I will email/phone you as soon as I know.

Cancellation policy2022-01-22T18:12:40-05:00
  • From 15 days+ notice: deposit refunded in full,
  • Between 7 and 15 days notice: deposit non-refundable,
  • Less than 7 days notice: payment due in full (deposit + remainder).

In the extremely unlikely event that I cancel, the deposit will be returned.

Covid-19 special conditions

For shoots booked that have to be cancelled due to government measures such as confinement or lock-down, the following conditions apply :

  • if I am already in your city/region, deposits will be partly refunded. I will keep just enough to cover travelling fees,
  • if I am still at home, deposits will be fully refunded.
Shooting Safety Conditions2022-01-21T21:49:33-05:00

I trust you to provide a safe working environment, health and safety concerns, and accidents can result in serious and permanent injuries (see my scars).

Nude shoots
  • Temperatures must be warmer than 15°C/60°F,
  • No audience, crowded tourist areas, voyeurs, etc.
Outdoors shoots
  • You are responsible for checking weather reports and take appropriate safety measures. This includes storms, tides (hours and coefficient), and other possibly harmful weather events,
  • I expect you to provide relevant information about possible threats in the area of the shoot, such as the presence of aggressive, biting, stinging, venomous or other dangerous animals and parasites (ticks, mosquitos, snakes, jellyfish, spiders, etc.) in order to pack proper first-aid and repellent equipment.
Urbex
  • You must have explicit written authorisation from the property owner or manager for us to shoot there. I will not engage in private property trespassing or any illegal activity,
  • The shooting location must be reasonably safe (no broken glass, syringes, toxic fungus, etc.).
Props and rigging
  • I expect you to provide me assurances that any shooting props or rigging apparatus are safe for our shoot. I will hold you accountable for any injuries.

Appearance & Stats

US Metric
Height 5’5 165 cm
Weight 120 lbs 54 kg
Bust 36”A 92 cm
Waist 28” 71 cm
Hips 37,5” 95 cm
Dress size 6 (Small) 36 (Small)
Shoes 6,5 37
Hair Color Black with light brown highlights at the tips
Hair Length Long (bust level)
Eye Color Dark brown
Skin Tanned
Tattoos None
Piercings Ear lobes only
Scars On my left thigh and right buttock (shooting accident). I can cover them with make-up upon request.
Exceptions

Temperatures below 15°C/60°F — shooting under these weather conditions will be considered only if you provide a warm shelter, hot beverages, and blankets immediately on the set/location, and I reserve the right to end photography.

Right of withdrawal*

I reserve the right to leave the shoot at any time and claim my rates paid in full if the actual shoot is inconsistent with what we confirmed at the time of the booking and/or my safety is at risk.

*Out of 1300 shoots, my right of withdrawal has been used 3 times only.