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Photographer, Makeup Artist, Stylist.

Anonymous asked: Hi Yaz! Love love love your work :) I just had a quick question for you- I noticed that you offer paid test shoots. Can you define a test shoot? Everywhere I read online says that test shoots are unpaid (similar to TFCD shoots), and now I'm just totally confused! haha. Best of luck in LA.. very jealous! xx

Hi Anon :)
First of all, thankyou so much! Now onto yout question:
There are many different types of test shoots. When I’m talking about a test shoot, I’m thinking it’s to build the model’s portfolio (hence the “test” - to see how the model photographs in different scenarios). When I first started out doing model shots a few years ago I did a lot of TFP shoots with models to build my own portfolio, but as you can tell, now I’ve done so many, I no longer need to build my folio & therefore rarely offer TFP shoots. I only really make exceptions when I’m overseas or I think a model shows a lot of potential. If I’m working with a model just starting out who is yet to sign with an agency, I won’t offer them TFP because it’s unlikely that it will be stronger than what’s already in my book. There would be times I may seriously lower my price or drop it completely as there are some things really lacking that I can build with - for example I don’t have many Asian models or dark skin models in my book & I’m still quite new to working with male models. Then there’s little projects I’m super keen on doing like working with identical twins & I just love shooting a gorgeous red head! I hope this helps you! I think if you’re just starting out & you’re not sure yet if modelling is for you, you should definitely try to get some TFP first before doing a paid test, but I promise you, if you research your photographers - it’s super worth it!! xx Love Yaz xx

This is Kristin @ Viviens. She is flawless & I’d wanted to work with her for a really long time before I finally got to test with her last month! :) 

First shoot in LA with this cutie :) As we were shooting I couldn’t get out of my head how much caraleerose looked like Montana Cox when she was 16. Look it up if you don’t believe me!Model: Caralee Ellis @ Nous, LA. Photo/MUA/Style: Yazzi @ Love Yaz.

First shoot in LA with this cutie :) As we were shooting I couldn’t get out of my head how much caraleerose looked like Montana Cox when she was 16. Look it up if you don’t believe me!
Model: Caralee Ellis @ Nous, LA. Photo/MUA/Style: Yazzi @ Love Yaz.

Seriously, Anna Pembroke for shopharlot by Love Yaz.

Seriously, Anna Pembroke for shopharlot by Love Yaz.

Fabled & True in the Secret Garden.Models: Amber & Lauren @ Que.Photo/HMUA: Yazzi @ Love Yaz.

Fabled & True in the Secret Garden.
Models: Amber & Lauren @ Que.
Photo/HMUA: Yazzi @ Love Yaz.

Welcome to the Secret Garden: Fabled & True Winter 14 Look Book.Models: Amber & Lauren @ Que. Photo/HMUA: Yazzi @ Love Yaz.

Welcome to the Secret Garden: Fabled & True Winter 14 Look Book.
Models: Amber & Lauren @ Que. Photo/HMUA: Yazzi @ Love Yaz.

Ciao: Anna Pembroke @ Viviens for shopharlot by Love Yaz.

Ciao: Anna Pembroke @ Viviens for shopharlot by Love Yaz.

The Skypilot @ The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood by Love Yaz.

Sunset with Kristin @ Viviens by Love Yaz for Element Eden.

Sunset with Kristin @ Viviens by Love Yaz for Element Eden.

Guess who played in Hollywood? The Skypilot by Love Yaz.

Guess who played in Hollywood? The Skypilot by Love Yaz.

Talented Christian rockers We Are Servants by Love Yaz.

Talented Christian rockers We Are Servants by Love Yaz.

Gabby @ Viviens by Love Yaz for Shop Austique.