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Sunset by Kendra-Paige
It's that time of year again where I embark on a new Creative Week! For one week out of every year, I team up with the gorgeous WingedInfinity for a marathon of photoshoots designed to push me further as a photographer. While in previous years this lovely lady has been my model, this week she will be my make up artist to other models, including the ever-gorgeous :megancoffey:. There are always challenges that present themselves, but the end result is always growth. Wish me luck!

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All That Glitters Is Gold by Kendra-Paige
All That Glitters Is Gold
Photography: Kendra-Paige
Model: Valeria Checkina @ Front Management
Stylist: Alyssa Blanco
MUA: Lina Zuniga
Hair Stylist: Mikki McCarron
Hair Styling Assistant: Maria Occhipinti
Wardrobe: Alessandra Gold
Retoucher: iyo-yo
Assistants: Chris Brodsky & Monica C Baker
Cosmetics: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Rings: The Atelier E
Videography: Sal Macaraig
Magazine: Veux Magazine (Canada)

Here is another new image from my editorial 'All That Glitters Is Gold,' now out in Veux Magazine's 21st Issue! This shot is a recent favorite, particularly from a technique standpoint. I've always loved bokeh, and I discovered that utilizing a large-sequin sheet of fabric and lighting it properly caused a rainbow bokeh effect in-studio!

Please do feel free to comment or provide feedback! It is always greatly appreciated! :heart:
All That Glitters by Kendra-PaigeCameo by Kendra-PaigeArctic by Kendra-PaigeIt's In Her Nature II by Kendra-PaigeIt's In Her Nature by Kendra-Paige
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Improvement Meme by Kendra-Paige
Improvement Meme
It is always important to look back and reflect upon your work. As 2015 inches ever closer, I've decided to put together a photography improvement meme, to show my development as a photographer from my beginnings in 2010 through 2014.

I am incredibly excited for what the new year will hold!

Shout outs to MeganCoffey WingedInfinity and iyo-yo for gracing some of these images!

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Sensual by Kendra-Paige
Photography: Kendra-Paige
Model: Valeria Checkina @ Front Management
Stylist: Alyssa Blanco
MUA: Lina Zuniga
Hair Stylist: Mikki McCarron
Hair Styling Assistant: Maria Occhipinti
Wardrobe: Alessandra Gold
Retoucher: iyo-yo
Assistants: Chris Brodsky & Monica C Baker
Cosmetics: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Videography: Sal Macaraig
Magazine: VEUX Magazine (Canada)

This is one of the outtake looks I did for my recent 'All That Glitters Is Gold' editorial for VEUX Magazine! It's a bit of a detour from my usual style, but I loved experimenting with these muted tones and a more sensual wet-look.

Please do feel free to comment or provide feedback! It is always greatly appreciated! :heart:
Royals by Kendra-PaigeCruel Summer by Kendra-PaigeEntranced by Kendra-PaigePretty Paranoia II by Kendra-Paige
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Fashion 101: Contracts and Releases

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 9:01 AM
Welcome to the second edition of Fashion 101, a series of articles revolving around the art, business, and nuances of fashion photography brought to you by Fashion-Show. While some topics may be relevant only to the fashion industry, many of these articles can apply to multiple genres and art mediums, such as today's topic. As a disclaimer, I am not a lawyer, so please do not replace the advice here with legal representation.

Be sure to participate in the discussion and Giveaway at the end!

What is a Contract?

Simply put, a contract is a legally binding agreement between two parties. In order for a contract to be enforceable by law, there are several requirements:
:bulletpurple: Each party must offer something of value to the other, also known as 'consideration.'
:bulletpurple: Each party must be mentally and legally capable. (Not underage, not mentally deficient, etc.)
:bulletpurple: Each party must agree on the terms, typically confirmed with a signature. (The signature can be written or digital.)

What Should Be In A Contract?

In order for a contract to be effective for a photographer, these are some of the points that should be included:
:bulletblue: Basic information. Legal names of the photographer and client, dates, and location.
:bulletblue: Description of the work being done. Are you photographing a wedding, a portrait session, a fashion event, etc.
:bulletblue: The agreed rates for the production, and any applicable rates for additional fees such as extra images, retouching costs, licensing fee, etc.
:bulletblue: Security deposit. Do you require a deposit prior to the shoot, or do you have to be paid in full before the event?
:bulletblue: The time that will be devoted to this event. Are you going to be at the wedding for six hours, or four hours? Include an arrival time, and exit time.
:bulletblue: Late policy. What are your terms if your client is late? Is there a late fee? Does their time run out regardless of when they arrive?
:bulletblue: What is being delivered. Describe how many images will be delivered to the client, and in what form. This point is vital!
:bulletblue: Expected turn around time. Will the images be delivered in a week, a month? Get this written down to enforce a deadline.
:bulletblue: Usage rights. What rights does your client have to the images? Can they use them online-only, in social media, in print, on a billboard? How long can they use these images for? Also, what rights do you have to the images? Will you post them in your portfolio and on social media?
:bulletblue: Editing clause. Do you want your client to be able to slap Instagram filters on your images, or do you want to enforce a clause stating they can not edit them? Remember, you hold the copyright of the images, so consider how you want your work to be presented.
:bulletblue: Cancellation policy. What happens if you are ill or not fit for the shoot? Do you refund the full amount, or do you substitute with another photographer of your caliber?
:bulletblue: Violation. What will happen if the client violates any part of the contract?
:bulletblue: Liability. What are you responsible for in terms of image loss, injury, etc?
:bulletblue: Signatures and dates. (Adding a witness also helps!)

Why Use A Contract?

A contract is a formal agreement, and can offer protection not only for yourself as a photographer, but to your client as well. Contracts can enforce many points that are vital for a photographer and their continued career. Here are some examples:
:bulletred: Preventing a client from selling your images to a third party because they think they own the copyright.
:bulletred: Preventing a client from demanding that you retouch fifty images when you only intended to retouch five.
:bulletred: Preventing a client from demanding that you give them every image you took, even if you only expected to provide a hundred.
:bulletred: Preventing a client from editing your photographs and damaging your brand in the process.
:bulletred: Preventing a client from printing your images and selling them to friends and family.
:bulletred: Ensuring that your client credits you as the photographer wherever the image is posted.
:bulletred: Ensuring that your client pays you what you required and they agreed upon in the contract.
:bulletred: Enforcing a timeline if a client pushes you to get images done faster, when your contract states it will take three weeks.

When Should You Not Use A Contract?

Never! Even if you are working pro bono, or doing a portrait session for a friend's newborn, it is imperative that you protect yourself and your work.

What Are Resources For Contracts?

Here are some links to great advice and contracts for photographers:………

What Is A Model Release?

A model release is a type of contract: it is an agreement by a subject to allow their likeness to be published in a photograph. Model Releases are often very brief documents that detail the model's name, address, and any applicable information as to the use of the images. Like a contract, the model must be over the legal age, or else a parent or guardian will have to sign for them.

When Is A Model Release Required?

If you are taking a portrait of someone in a private setting, use a model release. If you intend to sell prints of your portraits, make sure to get a model release. If you wish to sell your images as stock photographs to DeviantArt, Getty, or 500px, get a model release.

When Is A Model Release Not Required?

If the subject of your photograph is taken at a public place, then a release is not required. This is why street photographers and photojournalists do not require releases from their subjects. Another instance is when working with agency represented models, as the agent will not allow their model to be taken advantage of, and therefore will advise them not to sign any sort of release. These are really the only exceptions to the rule.

Resources For Model Releases……
(Apple iOS App)…
(Android OS App)…

In Conclusion

Protecting yourself legally is incredibly important, and utilizing contracts and releases will help to accomplish that task. However, there is no substitute for advice from a law professional, so be sure to consult a local media or copyright lawyer if you truly wish to protect yourself and your brand.


1.) Was there a time when you wished you had used a contract with a client? What was the result?
2.) Have you used contracts in the past? What has your experience been like?
3.) Do you have any further questions on this topic?


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Kendra Paige
Artist | Photography
United States
I am a self-taught portrait, fashion, and commercial photographer based in South Florida. My work has a taste for the whimsical, colorful, and fantastical. My style is often described as elegant, clean, and contemporary, and I strive to be a positive influence in the photography world.


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EclipxPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for all the favorites!
It mean's so much to me that a photographer of your caliber (sp?) would be even interested in my works.
So from the bottom of my heart I just want to say thank you so much =)
(I almost teared up a little bit)
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Photographer
Aww, that's far too kind of you! You have lovely work and a wonderful gallery, there are tons of beautiful pieces of artwork in it. Keep up the great work! :heart:
peterg666666 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
In the new year wishthe strength of the winds,the courage of the heroesthe wisdom the centuriesand the love of the gods!

 Happy New Year
CauseForDementia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Just wanted to thank you for the fave! 
Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Christmas Carol Two :iconxmassignplz: :iconmerryholidaysplz: Merry christmas everybody  

Merry Christmas and happy Holidays, my dear! Hug Huggle! Christmas Tree Santa Clause Holidays Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Star!
peterg666666 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014

much love and happiness
rerumfontis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
You are a wondful photographer ... the skill, and most important .. the eye!
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much! That's very kind of you to say. :heart:
rerumfontis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
South Florida is such an intersting place, both scenically and culturally ... my sister and niece both live in the area .... I love it there ... of course it helps that I speak Spanish :giggle: (I live in Chile for a while then a bit in Venezuela back in the 90's)
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   Photographer
South Florida is a bit of a melting pot, particularly when you mix South America-inspired culture with a lot of the northerners that migrate here - it's a fun mix! I'm always surprised by the interesting people and places I find.
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