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Best Portrait Photographers Of MadisonModel Bethany in JanesvilleAre you an aspiring or new model wanting to get a foot in the door? Maybe you are an experienced model needing to freshen up your portfolio. Maybe you just want to have some great photos and have fun! Jim’s Photos is able to help.

I'm a professional photographer located in the Madison WI area and love all photography. I created Jim's Photos, LLC years ago to provide great images for anyone. Photography has been my passion for many years and I do a large variety of venues. My objective is to provide high quality images that you will proudly display in your portfolio. Your portfolio should be all about you and what you want. Your photos will be displayed in your own private gallery. Photography is my profession and its my privalge to create great images for you. My style is natural modern, light hearted and most of all fun. See my Modeling Portfolio for some samples of the work I do. Be sure to see my testimonials! Also, be sure to visit my new state of the art photo studio too.

I specialize in Portrait photography and am also proficient with Modeling and Artistic photography. I enjoy helping people feel good about themselves.  I don't believe there is one kind of beautiful.  I believe we are all beautiful and should celebrate our differences and lift one another up.  
I want to make you feel your best and help you realize all your beautiful features, all while having a lot of fun.  When you book a session with me, I become a friend, someone you can count and trust. I'll always try to let you see your full potential. I own a state of the art photo studio and also love outdoor venues in any setting. It's not about the glamour or money, its about the sincerity of the people involved. My sessions are casual and I'm very easy to work with.

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You don't have to be gorgeous or perfect to do this. Anyone can! I use only the best professional equipment available and on-location studio lighting. Every image I complete is professionally edited (re-touched) and color corrected to perfection. Your photos will be clean, natural and clear. Your photos will show strength, courage, determination, and confidence.

Service Area

Jim's Photos, LLC serves the following communities including: Madison, Stoughton, Windsor, Waunakee, Middleton, Cross Plains, Janesville, Beloit, Edgerton, Brodhead, Sun Prairie, De Forest, Marshall, Deerfield, Cambridge, Ft Atkinson, Lodi, Dane, Cottage Grove, Monona, Verona, Fitchburg, Oregon, Evansville, Belleville, Monroe, Monticello, Albany, Pine Bluff, Barneveld, Mt Horeb, Dodgeville, Columbus, Fall River, Waupun, Cambria, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Horicon, Beaver Dam, Lake Mills, Milwaukee, Mazomanie, Black Earth, Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, Reedsburg, Richland Center, Boscobel, Dodgeville, Baraboo, Lake Delton, Pardeeville, Portage, Poynette, Wisconsin Dells and others. Pretty much all of southern Wisconsin.

Ideally, if you are serous about modeling, you will need to have an outstanding professional photo portfolio demonstrating your work. If you do not have a portfolio, please consider having me help you establish your portfolio. I will spend time working with you on poses and share with you my experiences as a photographer. Again, my goal is to produce professional high-quality images of you that will make your portfolio stand out from the others. Also, there are some things you can do to prepare for your photo session. See article.

I am always looking for new persons to add to my portfolio and to help you create a beautiful portfolio for yourself. Most of my models are volunteers, however you could receive compensation for your participation from persons sponsoring an event or contest. There are many theme shoots that can be done. You can do an indoor theme, outdoor theme, a wintery snow theme snow video1 | snow video2, or even an underwater or rain theme. Styles include: Art, Editorial, Pin-Up, Fashion, Hair/Makeup, Back To Nature, Lingerie, Implied, Boudoir, Fitness, Runway, Sports, Swim wear & Dance.

Photo contests are a fun and exciting way to share your photos with others. There are a lot of reasons for entering a photo contest. First and foremost, if you are lucky enough to be chosen a winner, you can earn some money. But more importantly, you will gain a lot of recognition from some very important sources. There are advertising professionals looking at contest and other modeling web sites for suitable modeling subjects for use in advertising or for other commercial purposes. This may be your chance to gain national exposure. It is important that you have professionally completed photos to choose from. It's practical in today's world to several categories of photos available in order to achieve the positive results you want.

I encourage models to bring an escort or a friend to the session that will help them prepare and feel more comfortable during the shoot. It is important for all parties allow enough time for the photo session, usually around 2-3 hours. Your privacy and safety are assured. Finished photos and videos are uploaded to my secure protected on-line photo galleries were you will be able to view and download them! Jim's Photos may choose sample photos to be used in its portfolio. Beyond that, image privacy is completely up to you. Your photos will be available for you to download and save to your hard drive. All persons being photographed need to provide a copy of their photo ID and must sign my photo release form(s). You can download and print the form here. If you have the latest version of Adobe Reader, you can now fill out and sign the form(s) online and e-mail them directly to me!

For TFP (Trade For Photos) shoots, we trade your time for my time and you get to keep edited or finished photos from your shoot in exchange for your time. Its a win-win situation. * If I am charging for the shoot, my session fees are a minimum flat rate $145.00 for a Madison area 2-3 hr on-location professional photo session. Additional session and travel time will be handled on a case by case bases. Each session usually includes at least 20-100 professionally edited digital files suitable for web posting, etc. (High resolution prints are available and sold separately.) *The session fee may be reduced or waived at the discretion of Jim's Photos, LLC depending on current specials, discounts and other factors. See my photo session email if you didn't already receive one.

Jim's Photos is always looking for models to work with to have fun while helping them build their portfolios. I'm open to anything so if you have something in mind, let me know. My goal is to capture an authentic emotion, a smile, a pout, or a special moment. I'm trying to capture who you really are, not always how you think you should be in front of the camera. I can promise that you will be treated with respect and professionalism. Complete discretion is assured. Get ready for a lot of fun and excitement. Have your photos completed today!


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I have photos for all the events listed here. I try to process images as fast as I can, however they don't always get posted right away. If you would like a specific person posted, click on the Soon! Notify me when photos are posted. icon next to the session you are interested in. I will try to give that priority. Note: Sessions with an * (astrek) are partial posting with more to come. More photos will be posted on request.

The process is very simple, fun and easy! Jim’s Photos will do the photo sessions (usually on location) and do all post production re-touching and color correction edits. My prices are reasonable and all proofs and finished photos will be available for you to see. Every finished photo will be uploaded to your own password protected gallery. I will provide you a link you your gallery where you will be able to view, download and print any of the finished images. Additionally, I offer proprietary service and 25% discount if you choose me as your exclusive photographer! See my modeling welcome email for all the details.

Modeling Tutorials
Here are some posing and procedure tips that may help you with your modeling. These are simply ideas and suggestions. The important thing to remember is to simply be yourself. Your skills and self confidence will grow in time the more you do this.

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What Does FTP Mean
"TFP" means Time For Photos or Time For Prints. It could be stated as "TFCD" which means Time For CD disk, or "TFD" which means Time For Download.

Here is how this works: The Model and Photographer trade his/her time and talent for a set of photos from the shoot. There is no monetary exchange at all. Its simply an exchange of value. Your time for my time. There is a benefit for both parties. This is particularly useful as a portfolio builder for both the Model and Photographer. See this article too.

Modeling Composite Card (Comp Card)
In the Modeling business, a Comp Card (also known as a Composite Card) is a card usually 5x7 or even a page that has a model's photos on it, measurements, and contact information. Even more effective is a Video Comp Card detailing a sampling of your photos and other information. Jim's Photos, LLC is able to create very effective video Comp Cards for you. Are you serious about modeling? To be successful you must work hard, invest your time, money and be pro-active.

Just because you signed with an agency doesn't guarantee your success. Don’t wait for the phone to ring. It probably won’t. Get a Video Comp (ZED) Card and start promoting yourself now. It will be one of your best tools to your success.

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Underwater Photo Shoot (and other fun things)
Are you interested in doing an underwater photoshoot!  Think about how much fun that would be. I was thinking like a form of underwater ballet but this can be anything you want to do. I have all the equipment needed to do this. The underwater camera set-up that is designed to work with only one person in the water. You! I designed a small "floating" rig so the cameras can hang about 8-10 inches below the surface of the water.  They have wide angle lenses so they well capture your underwater movements very easily. Most of my underwater sessions are done at Devil’s Lake which is one of the clearest lakes in Wisconsin.  I also have access to a large indoor pool for this. See my portfolio for some samples.  If interested, let me know and I will send you more details on how this is done.

Photos In The Rain
Have you ever thought about having your photos done in the rain?  I have created a “Rain Machine” that sprays water drops in the air.  This allows persons to pose either behind, in front of or directly under the many drops of water. There are lots of very cool effects that can be done with this!  I also have other ideas and props as well.
Why Hire A Professional Photographer
This is a question I get asked a lot. When you hire a professional photographer, you get better quality photos with lots of different things you can do with them. Its that simple. Additionally, professional edits make a big difference as well. Here is an article I wrote that will explain why this is important. Here is a checklist you can use to help you decide what photographer to work with.
A Word About Safety
Be careful! Realize that just because someone has a camera doesn't automatically qualify them as a pro photographer! Network wisely and check the work of anyone interested in shooting with you. Always follow your first mind and use common sense when confronted with new photographer/photo shoot situations. If you feel that something is not quite right, don't ignore your instincts. Be careful just like you would on any social media site. I encourage models to bring an escort or a friend to the session that will help them prepare and feel more comfortable during the shoot. The photographer won't mind as long as guests don't interfere with the shoot. Persons under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Also, let someone else know where you are going and what time you plan to be back. Its also OK to check in with them during the session.  See my article about safety here. Always put your safety first!
Scheduling Your Photo Session (This is important)
A note for those scheduling a photo shoot with a photographer - First, you need to be serous about doing the shoot.  Then you should to take it upon yourself to schedule a date and time at least a week or two in advance. This should be a date and time that you know will work for you. And you need to commit to that time. This will help the photographer schedule their appointments more effectively.  We understand that things do come up and you may need to reschedule, but this should be rare. If you do need to reschedule, let your photographer know well in advance.  

You need to communicate with your photographer about the type of shoot you would like to do. What are your expectations? Where are you located? How far are you willing to travel?  What are you willing to do and not willing to do? What is your budget for this? Do you have wardrobe or does one need to be figured out? This all just doesn't happen by magic - it takes work, time, effort and planning. Remember to bring along the wardrobe and accessories you want to use during the shoot.  Also remember things like make up, hair brushes, seasonal outfits, swim suits, lingerie, props, towels etc…  

And finally you need to show up on time and prepared to do your session. This includes allowing enough time to complete your session which usually takes between 2-4 hours.  Having your hair and makeup done ahead of time will save time during the shoot.  Doing this will help insure a successful photo session that both you and your photographer can be proud of.
What To Wear
As for wardrobe, this depends on the type of shoot it is or the theme of the shoot. It might require formal clothing or something very casual. Generally, you can wear pretty much anything you feel comfortable in. Things like Tank Tops, Tee Shirts, Shorts, Workout / Sportswear, Lingerie, Swim Suits, Summer Dresses, etc. work well. A nice bright outfit might contrast well in the outdoors this time of the year. Variety is always good, so ring plenty of outfits and swim suits too. I have some props like yellow caution tape, colored fish net material, battery powered holiday lights and some colored fabrics you can use as a drape.

These are your photos so be sure to come prepared. Remember things like make up, hair brushes, seasonal outfits, any props you may want to use, blankets, towels etc… Having your hair and makeup done ahead of time will make a big difference and save time during the shoot.

Hair, Nails, Make Up
Try to keep it simple. If you’re getting a hair cut/color, you might want to do it a week or so before your session in case you need to make adjustments. Also, try to avoid glittery make-up and reduce the oil on your face as much as possible to avoid glare.

Boudoir photo sessions can be a thrilling experience. It involves stepping out your comfort zone. It's butterflies in your stomach. It's hoping that you don't mess up and look stupid. It's every doubt you've ever had about yourself emotionally, mentally and physically coming into the spotlight. It's all about crushing those doubts and obliterating your fears. It's realizing how great you are, how really beautiful you are. Women should know how stunning they are. I want to show women how sexy they are, no matter what size, shape, race, or age. I want to help people find their confidence, to grasp it, and never let it go! This will help you be a part of the journey of finding yourself and loving the person you are. You can be something more. You can be a person that realizes they are beautiful, and they are worth it. This is done because you embrace the journey, the challenges, and the reward. This is done because you want to change how you see yourself. This is done in hopes that every person reading this will know, without question, that they are beautiful, confident, and unstoppable. In the end, you only regret the chances that you didn't take. You only live once so let your imagination run free. Throw caution to the wind. When you step outside your comfort zone, you would be surprised to see what can happen.
You do this for you. Also see: The Embody Project for some more ideas.

Modeling Web Cams
I try to be your one stop resource for all types of Modeling. Here is a way for you to have fun and make some extra money at the same time! This site is set up for you to do pretty much whatever you want to do on a web cam. I know Models that have created their own fashion or art shows, some sing and/or dance and do an assortment of different things. You can do anything you want to do. How do you get paid? Viewers tip Models by sending them tokens when they like something or for a large variety of reasons. Its up to you to be creative! This is an effective way for you to highlight and show off your talents to others.

How To Display Your Photos
There are many web site services set up for you to upload and proudly display your Modeling photos. The problem is that most standard social networking sites like FaceBook will shrink and compress the quality of every photo uploaded there in order to make space available to everyone. They also have strict rules as to what type of photos may be uploaded. Here are ways to avoid these frustrations. Upload all you high resolution photos to you own personal gallery on Jim's Photos site and share the link(s) as you wish. If you want your friends on Facebook or elsewhere to see them, just post the LINK to your photos on your social media site. Your link will not be flagged or removed!

Photo Re-Size
Some of you will want to upload your beautiful Modeling photos to modeling social media sites for others to see. This is a great idea as it allows you to have full control of where your photos are located. In doing this, sometimes you will get an error message saying that your image is too large. Most of the time you can correct this yourself. There are a couple of free apps that can help with this. Download either photo resizer or photo resizer and use these to make your photos smaller so they are accepted by the service you are using.

Facebook will automatically resize and format your photos when you add them. To help make sure your photos appear in the highest possible quality, try these tips:

  • Resize your photo to one of the following supported sizes:
    Regular photos: 720px, 960px, 2048px (width)
    Cover photos: 851px by 315px
  • If you use a 2048px photo, make sure to select the High Quality option when you upload it
  • To avoid compression when you upload your cover photo, make sure the file size is less than 100KB
  • Save your image as a JPEG with an sRGB color profile
  • If you need assistance with this, Jim's Photos can help. Contact me for details.

There are bonuses for persons who have chosen to work with Jim's Photos. I can help you create your own on-line photo portfolio! Just let me know what you would like to do and I will handle the process for you. Additionally, I can provide you with your own personal photo gallery on my secure photo server! This would be a place for you to upload ANY photos you want to. No restrictions. Any gallery can be optionally hidden and/or password projected.

Jim's Photos is a member of 'Model Mayhem' and 'Green Martini Modeling'. Check out my portfolio and my 'Folio-HD' site. Get ready for a lot of fun and excitement. Please e-mail me to discuss the details. Schedule your photo sessions today!

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We know you are out there working hard with your modeling. We are working just as hard in the studio to get that perfect image. Jim's Photos uses the highest quality digital photography equipment on the market and is always looking to stay ahead of the technology.

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