"I'm open for fashion and brand collaborations. Looking for realist companies. Companies that recognize you're an everyday modern woman."
United States, West Virginia
Tacyplease tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
Tacy. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
A burst of positivity energy, boss, mother and ultimately a go getter. Love to inspire and encourage. Would marry pizza if it's possible.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Tacy. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Photos are great, beauty is fun, but I believe you should exhilarate energy to other people that keep them focused and empowered. That's me :-)
Tacy, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
After becoming a mother, I became insecure.
Getting behind the camera and learning more about the modelling industry has boosted my confidence and love for the industry.
Who is your inspiration in life Tacy? How do you keep inspired?
My inspirations are all around me. Could be a quote, a picture or simply seeing an act of kindness. Remembering the girl, I use to be in comparison to the woman I now keep me inspired. My children were watching every move I make me.
We all make mistakes Tacy; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I had worked with a photographer that made me feel very uncomfortable. I should have voiced my thoughts; I didn't. I have heard many women having the same uncomfortable experience. I should have said something then and there.
Tacy, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I prioritize depending on the project. If the client is eager, has a set date and it's a huge project, I make it a priority.
Please tell us, Tacy, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
In WV, we have beautiful mountains. Perfect for portraits and nature shoots. I had to stand by a waterfall, the coldest day in the fall and with snow, be in a dress (numerous dresses) for several hours. May not have been effective but I was strategic afterwards on my after care....lol Avoid that sickness nonsense (who has time for that??)
Hot tea, antibiotics and vitamins were my strategy and beheld, it worked!
Tacy, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I look at numbers. Show me the numbers, show me the proof it looks good, and I'll show you mine. Seeing is believing. I explained in detail, but it did not work, so I showed by just 5 minutes of picture taking....I proved emotion and a certain angle worked beautifully.
Tacy, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest is becoming close friends with a client of my thriving in the fashion industry. Being with her from step one and seeing her business thrive, makes me so happy. Her fashion line is now being published (along with my photos) in the August edition of Allure.
Seeing my friends grow is such a proud moment for me!
Tacy, 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 had to get creative by realizing that the sex appeal I had was my best quality. Accepting every flaw and showcasing the beauty in that. It was difficult, but oh so worth it.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Keep going. Becoming mentally strong and never think there is no room for growth.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm open for fashion and brand collaborations. Looking for realist companies. Companies that recognize you're an everyday modern woman.
Now for the best part Tacy! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
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Gretchen Pingley Photography
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