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