Model Mayhem #:
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Apr 24, 2023
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Mar 31, 2014

Lists (9)

Amazing BW Portraits

8 Photos

Black and White Masterpieces

12 Photos

Boudoir Masterpieces

3 Photos

Great Poses

13 Photos

Lighting Masterpieces

3 Photos

Lipstick Magic

33 Photos

Memorable Portraits

17 Photos

Outdoor Portrait Masterpieces

6 Photos

WOW fantastic bodies

2 Photos
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About Me

Hello: I am photographer specializing in portraiture (fashion, beauty, boudoir, portfolio), abstract, architectural and event photography.

My portrait photography has focused on corporate, student/graduation, fashion, beauty, and boudoir images.

My goal is make a positive contribution to a model's portfolio and work with talented models to produce interesting and creative pieces of art. My goal is to make you look at good as possible and, hopefully, make something new and unique that passes the test of time. If I succeed then I have done my job.

I currently have a 100% success rate with publications of photos so I am always eager to do shoots with publication in mind. I love working with models with publication as a goal.

My shooting style is very relaxed and fun... with collaboration being the key to success. I have very strong references from the models I have worked with (check below)

If you want to work with me please contact me via the MM email.

Lake Tahoe, Spring 2021
Las Vegas, throughout 2021
Sacramento, Summer 2021

Many of my photos have been found in corporate brochures and event websites. I currently have a 100% success rate with magazine submissions. Several photos have won international photography contests including three Model Mayhem Pic of the Day Wins in 2016 !

Prices are negotiable. TFP is always an option for the right models, and for projects that make a significant contribution to a portfolio.

My preferred model is a newbies starting to build a portfolio or a veteran model who has fun modeling and does it for the love of the craft. I do not like working with 'touring' models.

I tend to take lots of photos as I invest in more time per session. I like having choices. A session may have 10-15 different looks rather than just 2 or 3, as is the norm. Some models end up with 100+ unique photos, edited, and ready to use for print or social media usage. Try finding one photographer on the planet who will do that for you.

I am an educator, playwright (Pulitzer prize nominated.. try finding an MM photographer with a Pulitzer nomination.. ha!), conference organizer (code for loves to travel), artist and photographer. I have been recognized in every creative endeavor I have done and have won several national championships at my other areas of specialty. I take this stuff very seriously and am ferociously competitive. This works out well when it comes to photos as I will not accept being second best.

I tend to shoot in the following places: Central Valley of California, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Chico, Davis and Sacramento. I will reach out to all other parts of California on occasion.

209 area code rule: If you are living in the 209 area code or have a phone starting with 209 you must make a $100 deposit before any shoots. The 209 area code is notorious as a 95% flake rate area. Setting up and arranging shoots is expensive and time consuming. Too many shoots have resulted in no-shows in this area code.

My viewpoint on model 'escorts' is well summarized in this article:
My point: I do not allow escorts for any reason. Escorts are used by beginners in this industry. Escorts are more dangerous than photographers, so the use of them tends to indicate problems ahead. 100% of my shoots with escorts have resulted in theft, extreme interference and delays. I have had a gun pulled on me by a jealous 'boyfriend'. No more. It is always a boyfriend, fiancé or husband and they cannot handle photo shoots. They never stay out of the way. Next time you go to your dentist ask if you can have an escort. I will give you the same answer as they will. An 'escort' can visit the location and 'give the ok' but they must leave until the shoot is over. Debate this and the shoot is cancelled on the spot.

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Credit Notes

--- "Edward is the best! Very excellent with lighting, composition, and direction. Thank you for always making me feel so beautiful." --- Emily Young (MM# )
--- "My favorite photographer hands down. and the best part was that I had fun for the whole time." --- Chase Payne (Won Model Mayhem Pic of the Day Twice in 2016 with me)
--- "I had a great shoot working with Edward Hernandez ! The environment was so delightful & relaxing. His shots were absolutely amazing and I loved EVERY single one ! If you are looking for a great photographer, he is exactly who you are looking for. He uses very unique techniques to take photos & was such a confidence booster ! I love his work & would gladly shoot with him again. And I would also like to mention the amazing gift he gave me & also to my mom, it was so kind of him !! He was so prepared with different setups, lipsticks, and jewelry pieces ! I definitely recommend Edward Hernandez to any models looking for great picture quality and tons of fun !!! " --- Megan Marycz (Las Vegas model)
--- "I dont think I have ever liked a photoshoot so much. My passion lies with live action film, but this photoshoot was so much fun and I am just loving these photos" --- Kamiko Kawada (Las Vegas / Tahoe model)
--- "It was truly such an honor working with you. I have never felt more comfortable working with a photographer. I hope to work with you again soon. Your professionalism is 2nd to none. A million thanks!" --- Kristy Riffle
--- "Edward H. Hernandez Blew me away! It's been a long time since I have been in front of a camera, but we found each other like old friends. Thanks for re-introducing a lost love. I can't say enough nice things about this man. Great with new models, and lost ones as well!" - Cheryl Lowthorp
--- "Edward is an amazing photographer and person in general. One of the most relaxed shoots I've been in and one of the most fun in such a beautiful hotel room. As soon as I got there he had makeup and bottled water ready for me which im not used to photographers going out of their way for things like that. Loved each set we did and he had such a creative mind. Highly recommended photographer!" Angela Mazzanti (MM# 2616340)
---"Ed is super fun to work with. He's very professional and tries to make the shoot as easy for you as he possibly can. He also helps to provide stuff if needed. I would love to work with him again!"--- Beth Wheeler (MM #3106071)
---"Thank you Ed for shooting me while visiting in Las Vegas!! Cant wait to shoot with you again! :) Any models that have the opportunity to shoot with him I recommend as you will get your photos back quick, he knows the angles that make you look best and the a passion for creativity in photography and poses. Very easy going and nice to work with, will have creative ideas while still letting you put your own into them as well. Thank you again Ed!!"---Heather Vegas (MM #37478)
---"Thanks for taking such AMAZING photographs of me! It was an awesome shoot, hope to have another one again soon!" -Nikki (MM #3422875)
---"Ed is creative, open minded and well prepared for the little time we had. He knows what he's doing and definitely treats his models and makeup artists like little princesses :) good heart doesn't go un noticed, he is a great funny guy to work with." -Veronica LaVery (MM# 1036606)
---"Thank you!! I loved doing our shoot it was a great time with a wonderful photographer to capture some amazing shots! Truly all thanks to you for the amazing outcome! Hope to see you in October!" -Jaeda Zoee Brooklyn (MM #2508575)
---"I really enjoyed the work I did with Ed. It was fun, relaxing, and in a comfortable environment. He made it so easy for me to get some great pictures and collaborated with me very well. I'm looking forward to working with him as soon as I possibly can. I got such great pictures out of the photoshoot! Thank you, Ed!" -Mersadies Graves (MM #3129845)
---"Edward was well prepared as well as inviting, making it easy to be comfortable during the shoot. Polite, respectful and energetic can best describe him. He is punctual with his craft and gives positive direction and communicates efficiently with the models and their photographic visions as well to produce something beautiful both parties will enjoy. It was a blast working with him and would recommend him to other models seeking someone who will produce upstanding pictures for their portfolio as well as help them grow in their art. "- Madison Vasquez (MM#3539892)
---"Edward Hernandez is a A class professional and a joy to work with. He has a great personality that is so easy to work with, it feels nothing like work at all. He has been one of the most professional and personable photographers I have yet to work with and I would recommend him to anyone." Ciera Nicole T.(MM#3400402)
--- "You are such a talented photographer, I love working with you." Mandy Fox, (BSV Models, Las Vegas, NV)
--- "You are so amazing to work with! I Always feel super comfortable and encouraged to try different poses and ideas! I love your artistic eye and photography skills! Looking forward to the next shoot! I also love recommending my friends to shoot with him!" Jessica Lynn Hausner (MM# )
---"Edward was professional generous and creative! He offered many photos and abundance of quality images! Professional talented and extremely generous!" Sara Bernson (MM# 3987743)
Portrait/Fashion Shoots
Jod de Maupessant (MM: )
Claire Eilleen (MM: 3828478)
Emily Young (MM: ) x 3
Ocean (MM: BSV model)
Ariana Mendez (BSV model LV)
Tiffany Roth (BSV model LV) x2
Stormy Hayes (BSV model LV)
Melisha Landreth (BSV model LV) x 8
Madeline Schrenkeisen (IMM: ) (BSV Showgirls/Models, Las Vegas)
Laurie Johnson (MM: ) (BSV Showgirls/Models, Las Vegas) x 3
Cara (MM ) (BSV Showgirls/Models, Las Vegas)
Brooke Rodriguez (MM ) (BSV Showgirls/Models, Las Vegas)
Sarah Tonin (MM: 3574467 ) x 4
Nikky Lipovsky (MM: 3738876) x 3
Brittany Costello (MM)
Sara Bernson (MM: 3987743)
Monica Men cer (BSV Models / Las Vegas) x 4
Erika Vivanco x 2
Jessica Hausner (BSV Models / Las Vegas) x 2
R. Cuthbertson (San Francisco, CA) x 3
Cassandra R (Turlock, CA)
Alexandra R (Turlock, CA)
Jazmin T (Turlock, CA
Anna R (Sonoma, CA)
Torren Graf (Las Vegas male model) BSV Models affiliation
Zoe Conkey-Wiebelhaus (MM#3057792) 4x
Chase Payne (Las Vegas male model) BSV Models affiliation (3 wins on Model Mayhem Photo of the Day) x2
Samantha Lepes (Las Vegas model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation
Kareeanne Salgado (Las Vegas model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation x2
Stephanie Fernandez (Las Vegas model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation
Kamiko Kawada (Las Vegas model) x3
Bianca Montanez (Las Vegas model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation
Jamie Ross (Las Vegas model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation
Jaklyn Kraft (Las Vegas model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation x2
Lilly V (Las Vegas model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation
Erica Canedo (Las Vegas model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation x2
Ty (Las Vegas male model) BSV Models - Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation
Miss Ava (MM# upcoming) x3
Kendra Blum (MM# )
Krista Jamison (Las Vegas model)
Jacqi Devore (Las Vegas model) Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation
Claudia Walker (Las Vegas model) Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation
Macie Rifley (Las Vegas model) Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation x2
Flor Burnett (body builder from Indiana)
Eunice Sanchez (Las Vegas model) Best Showgirls of Las Vegas affiliation x3
Crystal Robynn (MM#2206411) x 2
Cheyenne Deen (MM# pending)
Melodie Hummer (non MM) X 2
Bridget Clover (MM # pending) x 2
Kristy Riffle (MM#3619770) x 2
MissMaddie (MM#3539892) x 10
BrandyLeedancer (MM# 3560839)
Ashley Marie (# forthcoming)
Mersadies Graves (MM#3129845) x 2
Ciera Nicole Trussell (MM#3400402)
Jaeda Brooklyn (MM#2508575)
Veronica Laverly (MM#MM36606)
Angela Mazzanti (MM#2616340) (Published in Fisique "Inked" edition)
Beth Wheeler (MM #3106071) x 2
Heather Clewley (MM #37478) x 9
Nikki Walker (MM #3422875)
Dianna Romo (non MM) x 5
Diana Carranza (non MM) x 3
Christina Alger (non MM) x 2
Jake Duffy (non MM)
Kendyl G. (non MM)
Jermaine M (non MM)
Karina Avila (non MM) x 4
SHRM Portrait nights (multiple - non MM - 2004-2014)

Dead Girls are (Photo set feature with AkashaWolf) (Nov 2016)
Society for Human Resource Management (multiple brochures - 2004-2011)
TPG Magazine March 2015 (upcoming)
Fisique Magazine May 2015 "Teased" issue
Fisique Magazine March 2015 "Boudoir" issue
Fisique Magazine March 2015 (Inaugural Issue)
Fisique Magazine April 2015 "Inked" Issue
Fisique Magazine May 2015 "Feathers" issue (upcoming)
Fisique Magazine December 2015 "open" issue
Fisique Magazine February 2016 "Red" issue (online magazine) January 2016 "Ava" photo spread
Skin City Body Painting (feature article with photos/Kareeanne Salgado) 2016

- FIRST PLACE: 2016 Stanislaus County Fair, Professional Photography Division
- Model Mayhem PIC OF THE DAY (May 11, 2021) with Brittany
- Model Mayhem PIC OF THE DAY (March 8, 2020) with Laurie
- Model Mayhem PIC OF THE DAY (May, 2019) with Stormy
- Model Mayhem PIC OF THE DAY (May, 2019) with Laurie
- Model Mayhem PIC OF THE DAY (12/16/2018) with Samantha
- Model Mayhem PIC OF THE DAY (8/28/2016) with Chase Payne
- Model Mayhem PIC OF THE DAY (2/18/2016) with Chase Payne
- Model Mayhem PIC OF THE DAY (8/5/2016) with Chase Payne
- FIRST PLACE: Miss Indie Evolution 2015 (My photos of Mersadies Graves win $25,000) !!!!
- THIRD PLACE: Miss Indie Evolution 2016 (My photos of Bridget Clover)
- PHOTO OF THE DAY; 'Body Language' online Magazine, 3/27/2017
- Gold Medal Winner multiple times on Flickr International Photography Contest "Red Theme" (see portfolio for winning photograph)
- I have a photo that is a finalist for the National Phi Kappa Phi best graduation photo contest.
- PHOTO OF THE DAY, _BodyArt_, online magazine, 4/1/17

Las Vegas Runway (Nov 2016) - Las Vegas, Nevada (multiple shows)
Modesto Symphony Orchestra (2015)
CSUS RAB Banquets (2005-2010)
Turlock Chamber Annual Conferences (2011/2012)
Reno Rodeo (2009)
CVHRMA Luncheons (2010-2016)
CVHRMA Annual Conference 2016
WBM Conferences (Rome/London/Paris/Lyon/San Francisco/Honolulu/Las Vegas)
Two weddings as primary photographer

Primary Equipment: Canon