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You can contact me at: [email protected]

"What I do is not MAGICAL, I just capture that MAGICAL moment." - Paul Hu

"Photography is the art of capturing images, NOT the art of editing images." - Paul Hu

Due to the number of NO SHOW, I am currently NOT doing TFP or TFCD, unless I contact you for a TFP shoot. TFP do cost me time and money, and I am not a charitable organization. If you have something so unique that is going to benefit both your portfolio and mine, then I just may consider.

This is a result of the typical line, "My boss called me the last minute to go to work....." (more than 100+ times).  Unless you work in the hospital emergency room and you job responsibility is so vital, most companies do not call employees just a couple of hours before work.

TFP is fun, but not a a real investment for modeling career
You can only get so much out of doing TFP with photographers, MUA, etc.  You get what you pay for, that means you will not get the best images from TFP to compete with other models trying to get into an agency with portfolio images that they have invested money in. I have yet to hear that a model used his/her TFP images to land a job or get into a professional agency. To get the best professional images for your portfolio, you should pay for a photography service based on the value, not price.

To get into an agency, your images would have to look like actual work such as fashion, advertising and editorials, like the ones that you see in magazines.

What does it take to be a model?
You do not have to have the Barbie doll figure to be a model.  To be a successful model, 70% is the attitude, and 30% is the look.

A model gets paid work because she has the right attitude, she is reliable, and she is on time.

What makes a great photographer?
Anyone can take a picture, but it takes a great photographer to capture that fantastic image. A great photographer is one who can Communicate with models, Compose the shoot, and Capture the images.  He is the one who can bring out the "Wow" factor of an image that will capture viewers attention.  A great photographer is one who can bring out a model's emotion and confidence through her expression and pose.

Remember: Anyone can paint a smiling face on canvas, but Leonardo da Vinci painted Mona Lisa's emotional feeling and expression on canvas.

"Why do I need professional quality pictures?"
All aspects of model scouting, promoting and booking require photographs. Modelling industry is very competitive, and is used to working with high standards of photography. Professional quality photographs can help aspiring and professional models who want to improve their chances of getting noticed.

"Can I use my regular portrait photographs in my portfolio?"
Traditional portrait photographs are to be displayed in your home or given to friends and relatives. Those portrait photographs may not represent you in the best lighting conditions. Those are most likely not the type of photos that will get you noticed or help you in the field of modeling.

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Adonis Magazine - Summer 2006 Swimsuit issue
Ujena Bikini Jam 21 - Top 10 Photographer
Bikini USA 2006 - Second Runner-up Photographer
Featured in 2006 Ujena Bikini Jam TV Special
Featured in 2006 Bikini USA video

2007 - 2008 Ride 'N Rock Calendar
2007 Event Photographer - Ride 'N Rock - Atlanta Motor Speedway
Featured in Rolando Gomez's "Glamour Photography" book (p. 84)
Ujena Bikini Jam 23, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Bikini USA 2007 - Cancun, Mexico

2008 SHOW Magazine casting
2008 Vanessa Vinci summer and fall collection
2008 Beauty Meets the Beast - AtlStyle Magazine at Lamborghini Atlanta, featuring Vanessa Vinci fall collection.

2009 Vanessa Vinci Spring Fashion collection

AtlStyle Magazine (MM # 799765) Staff Photographer