GlamModelz Magazine would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the gorgeous and talented Taryn. Taryn resides in Antioch, California, and she brings her unique prospective on the modeling industry to a whole new level. Taryn’s energy and creativity is the biggest part of her driving force, combined with her determination, stunning look and flexibility. GlamModelz Magazine expects to see much more from Taryn in the future! Assisting Frank Rehm, with Taryn’s photo submission is another up and coming Bay Area photographer: Brian MacStay of Brian MacStay Photography.
GlamModelz Magazine: How did you get your start in the business? Taryn: The first photoshoot I did was a team shoot for a go-go team I worked for. I had a lot of fun I just got hooked and haven’t stopped since.
GlamModelz Magazine: What are you goals personally and with your modeling career? Taryn:I am going to school to become a nurse, modeling is a fun hobby and the diversion I enjoy right now.
GlamModelz Magazine: Posing 101, any suggestions to newer models coming into the business? Taryn: Natural facial expressions and exaggerated body positions usually make for the best pictures. Enjoy the photoshoot and have fun with it!
GlamModelz Magazine: What has been your greatest success to date? Taryn: Most of the shoots and promotional jobs I have been involved with have been so much fun and turned out great, I don’t think I could choose one.
GlamModelz Magazine: When working on concepts for upcoming shoots, how much thought or effort do you put into it? Where does your inspiration come from? Taryn:When a random idea pops into my head I just go for it! The worst thing that can happen is the picture doesn’t turn out how we want it so we do not use it. These little “experimentation’s” are defiantly worth the extra effort you put into a photoshoot!
GlamModelz Magazine: What are your thoughts and issues with implied and nude posing? Taryn: I think that implied nudes are sexy and exciting, but should still be a classy. I haven’t done nude posing before.
GlamModelz Magazine: Have you had the support of family, friends and significant other in regards to your decisions for your modeling career to date? Taryn: Absolutely, my family and friends are a great support system and they all give me great, honest feedback on all of my photographs.
GlamModelz Magazine: What would you like to see change in the industry from a model’s standpoint? Taryn: I would love to see the industry become more open to variety. Beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes.
GlamModelz Magazine: What gets you motivated everyday to stay in shape and look your best at all times? Taryn: I take a great deal of pride in looking my very best at all times and it keeps my confidence up, especially when working in front of a camera.
GlamModelz Magazine: How do you handle the inappropriate offers and sometimes rude individuals when they contact you for a session together? Taryn: It is unfortunate that there are people in this world that take advantage of models trying to make a career and treat them with such disrespect! The best thing you can do is just politely decline the offer and move on to a respectful photographer that makes you feel more comfortable working with.
GlamModelz Magazine: Your thoughts on TFP or TFCD sessions in general? Taryn: TFP is great! It is a great way to work with a variety of different photographers. It adds diversity of style to your own your portfolio and it also helps to build the photographers portfolio as well.
GlamModelz Magazine: Do you have any thoughts or suggestions to models about wardrobe? Such as what to have and where to find deals? Taryn: My suggestion would have to be have a little bit of everything; you can mix and match to make any style. It is good to have variety in your portfolio, in life and in your closet!
GlamModelz Magazine: What excited you the most when you first started modeling? Taryn: Oh, When I saw the final edits of the photos I was shocked! They looked amazing! I knew I was hooked on modeling from that point on.
GlamModelz Magazine: Facial expressions are a big part of a photo session, how and where did you learn this? Taryn: I was a cheerleader for 11 years; facial expressions are a big part of performing. They are different types of facial expressions from modeling, of course, but it taught me the importance of facial expressions. Coming from this background, facial expressions come very natural to me.
GlamModelz Magazine: Do you feel that flexibility and diversity are important to a model’s portfolio? Taryn: Yes! No two photographer’s style is the same. They all look for different things from a model during a photoshoot too. The more variety and experience you have, the more diverse you appear, the more in demand you become and more photoshoots shoots you will be ask to be involved with.
GlamModelz Magazine: How do you handle rejection from photographers, agencies and your peers? Taryn: You have to stay optimistic and confident in yourself, there are always other opportunities.
GlamModelz Magazine: How do you handle imperfections? How important do you feel professional make up is to a model? Taryn: Make up is a huge part of a shoot, it sets the tone for the shoot whether it’s dramatic, formal, crazy, etc.
GlamModelz Magazine: If you had one thing to tell a model just entering the industry what would that be? Taryn: Be confident in yourself, keep an open mind, branch out and try different things and types of photoshoots. Most of all have fun!
GlamModelz Magazine: We have noticed you seem to be branching out into other areas in your modeling. Do you have a style or category you really enjoy shooting? Taryn: I love outdoor shoots, there is just so much you can do and so many different backgrounds the possibilities are endless.
GlamModelz Magazine: Your complexion always looks to flawless. Will you share your beauty secrets you use to keep it that way? Taryn: I have been very lucky with naturally having clear skin.
GlamModelz Magazine: The modeling reality TV shows have created quite an interest in modeling these days. Can you offer any advice for those interested in getting their big brake? Any tips for models wishing to do it sooner rather then later? Taryn: Take all the opportunities you get, shoot with different photographers and get your name out there in the industry.
GlamModelz Magazine: I have noticed you spend a great deal of time maintaining your portfolio on model mayhem. Do you feel this is important factor to your success as a model? Taryn: I have photographers tag me on Facebook and that helps other photographers to find me to do shoots.