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I don't come off as the typical model in person. I'm a full-time mom, so I spend a lot of time with my family. I'm not always in gorgeous dresses with amazing hair and makeup.
Taryn, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I've always wanted to go to college to be a vet. My decisions led me down the path to the Oilfield. I loved my job, but now that I'm a mom, I want an actual career. Modelling started out as a hobby and turns out I fell in love with it. Well not with modelling but the people I met along the way and the confidence I have received
Who is your inspiration in life Taryn? How do you keep inspired?
My Fiance, Braun Vatamaniuck. He's so hardworking every single day. He inspires me to follow my dreams and goals. He's the main reason I stick with things.
We all make mistakes Taryn; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I just started out modelling, and I went to a "photographers" house. He was more like a person that just bought a camera and barely knew how to turn it on. I should have said no to photos because he told me he was very experienced, but I did the shoot anyways.
Taryn, 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 prioritising your clients’ needs?
I have a daily planner. If I didn't, it has everything all mixed up. It keeps me on track, so I know exactly where I have to be, with who and what time. I don't want to be known as the model that isn't punctual.
Please tell us, Taryn, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I had to plan out my day right down to the last second, so I made all my appointments on time. I even had to schedule in what times I had to have coffee and for how long.
Taryn, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Sometimes people get it in their minds that it's their way or no way. And they like to tell you "they told you so." my photographer had a certain way he wanted me to stand, and look, but I thought it would look a bit awkward. I told him we would do it my way and his way and he can decide on screen what he liked more.
Taryn, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
That we did the black tape project. I didn't know how it would turn out, but we nailed it. It looked like if the pros did it themselves!
Taryn, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
We did a tape shoot. It was super exciting, but I was nervous at the same time. It pushed me out of my comfort zone. And I'm glad it did because I never did get back into that comfort zone. Nothing scares me now!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
To do it. Not to let anyone say you cant do it because of you aren't up to their standards. Modelling isn't just about having one look. There are opportunities for any race, body type and talents.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I look for collaboration with anyone that has a cool concept. I'm pretty open to everything, but if it can build my portfolio then that even better.
Photographer: Donn Horbach Makeup and Hair Stylist: Zahava Blake