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My work is unique because many of my published photos have been shot and edited by myself. Instead of specializing in one subject, I am talented in modeling, editing, and shooting. I also a unique model because I can add emotion to my work. I have taken acting classes in which I see a shoot as a scene to express emotion and tell a story.
Megan, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
‘_I hope to continue my work as a model and photo retoucher because it is what makes me happy at the end of the day. I began modeling alongside my best friend. She helped me to connect with many local photographers and models. I'm glad to have become part of this community because I have met many great people along the way!
Who is your inspiration in life, Megan? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
My inspiration is Brandon Woelfel. I hope to be able to take photos in the same way that he does use similar lighting and editing effects. I stay inspired as a model through all the great people I have met along my journey. It's great to know that there are local people that have the same goals and desires as me. We are able to support one another's goals.
We all make mistakes, Megan, we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I wish I could take back the fact that I was too shy to begin modeling at an earlier age. I always edited photos. However, I was never brave enough to get in front of the camera!
Megan, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
Working with clients, I make sure that I have an idea of what kind of tone or idea that is trying to express. I believe the best photos are the ones that have a purpose or create emotion.
Please tell us, Megan, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
For me, everything comes hand-in-hand. I met most of my friends through work and modeling so most of the same hobbies as me.‘_ When we hang out, we are usually shooting or editing photos. I am social whether I am at work or home, so I do not miss out on much! My family is also very supportive of my goals. Most of them have their photography businesses and have shot photos with me!
Megan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Working in modeling and photography, you have to be able to compromise with your clients. One time my photographer and I did not agree in the type of look we were trying to achieve. We had to explain our views and create a compromise. In the end, my photographer ended up choosing my idea. The more I explained my vision, the more it persuaded him.
Megan, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
My proudest moment was my partnership with Cloud10Hair. When I first began modeling, I applied to Cloud10Hair. They accepted my application and allowed me to model their hair products. At this time, I was only averaging 15 likes per photo. I am so grateful for this company for investing in me when I was only starting.
Megan, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I was able to be creative with my work when I took a self-portrait in night lighting. It was difficult because I was not able to see the shot I was taking, and my camera at the time did not take great quality photos in the dark. In the end, I still managed to create a beautiful photo by lightening up the background with Christmas lights. It was both exciting yet challenging. Another example was when I did my first shoot with my friend Marty in which I was able to be more creative with my outfits and poses.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
I say, don't give up! It's easy to get discouraged in this line of work when you are looking at all of the successful people around you. You have to keep your head up. The best way to become successful is through socializing and networking. The more friends you make and the more people you talk to, the more people you have standing behind you and supporting you. Also, apply, apply, apply. Apply to any agency or company that represents your style, so you gain experience. A good way to start is through brand ambassador programs. Just remember that if the company wants you to pay, then it's not a true partnership.
Black and White Self Portrait: Megan Moore (Self) @moorelovedd Photographer: Marty McKee of MarValPhotography @marty_mckee