Super Duper Model Call

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 | 0 comments



A brand new year calls for brand new challenges. Challenges I welcome with open arms and am so excited for, it is going to be ah-mazing! In the pursuit of mastering my craft, I am currently undertaking a six-month course geared specifically toward photographing women.  There’s a lot of technical stuff to fine-tune (posing, lighting, sets, etc.), but the most important thing I hope to take away from this experience is to connect with women, help them feel comfortable in front of the camera and help them feel glamorous and AMAZING about themselves.

Over the course of this assignment I will have many different skills and scenarios to shoot that will require the use of real women as models.  Women of all different ages, sizes, ethnicities.  I NEED YOUR HELP!  I am reaching out to you because you are beautiful and worthy.  You probably haven’t gotten all dolled up and glam in awhile, and you deserve some time for yourself.  I want to photograph you and make you feel fabulous.

Listed below are needs I have for models in the coming months for assignments for the class. I’ve already started on some of them, which you will be seeing very soon. In the meantime however, please see below for upcoming needs. If you’re interested in modeling for me, please send a recent snapshot (cell phone pics and selfies are totally okay!) with your contact information: email, phone, etc. to

Also, please forward this link to your family and friends and anyone you know that may be interested,

What is provided for a model call:

  • Professional photo shoot with Susan Willis Photography in studio in Murphysboro
  • Gallery viewing of all of your edited imagery
  • One matted 8×10 fine art print of your choice from your session
    • Additional artwork may be purchased from your session at a 10% discount from our regular rates the day of your gallery viewing
      • Detailed pricing menu available upon request to pledged models
    • Purchase is in no way required

Requirements of Models:

  • Signature for a model’s release for promotion by Susan Willis Photography
  • Arrive with hair and makeup for your session (Professional styling MAY be added for some shoots at a fee not to exceed $100)
  • Wardrobe for your shoot* (We have a few odds and ends in the studio but we ask that all models bring a selection of outfits. We can always narrow down after you’ve arrived.
  • A fun and happy attitude

Models Needed: *Please note that the dates listed are relative. If we can schedule your shoot within 10 days of the date listed, that is fine.

  1. Feb 2:
    1. Two women:
      1. any race, age 30-55, up to 5 outfits ranging from casual to black tie
      2. one dark-skinned African-American woman, age 25-40, up to 5 outfits, preferably dresses and gowns or monochromatic outfits
    2. Feb 9: BOOKED One woman, any age/race, 3 outfits ranging from casual to dressy
    3. Feb 16: BOOKED One woman, age 15-25, any race, 3 outfits ranging from casual to dressy
    4. Feb 23: Three couples: male and female
      1. age ranges 25-30 (BOOKED)/30-40/40+, 2 outfits; one casual and 1 dressy with a suit jacket for male
    5. Mar 2: One woman, age 35-45, 2 outfits; one casual (t-shirt and jeans) and one of your choice
    6. Mar 9: One woman, age 50+, 2 outfits; one casual, one black tie
    7. Mar 16: Three women (2 shoots):
      1. One woman, age 30-40, 3 outfits ranging from casual to dressy
      2. Mother-Daughter team:
        1. Daughter age 16-25
        2. Mother age 35+
        3. Wardrobe: 3 outfits ranging from casual to dressy. Consider complimentary color palettes when planning your session.
    8. Mar 23: Two Women (2 shoots): ages 30-40 (BOOKED)  and 50+, wardrobe range from casual to black tie
    9. Mar 30: Three Women (3 shoots): The Curvy Gals! I don’t care if you’re kinda curvy, really curvy…the whole point is to shoot them curves girl! Let’s do it! age 25-65, 3 outfits from casual to dressy
    10. Apr 6: 4 models, one shoot ages 35-50. casual and monochromatic/dressy. We’ll be shooting 2’s, 3’s and 4’s
    11. Apr 13: two families, two shoots, any age group welcome, complimentary color palettes, indoor*
    12. Apr 20: three models, three shoots, any age group/race welcome, casual to dressy.
      1. Must arrive clean face and hair and do makeup (or have styled) in studio.
    13. May 4: three models (3 shoots), ages 14-19, wardrobe casual to dressy
    14. May 18: three models (3 shoots), age 35+, wardrobe casual to dressy
    15. May 25: two models (2 shoots), any age, corporate wardrobe. We’ll be focusing on the corporate headshot only.
    16. Jun 1: one model, age 30-40, casual wardrobe for an outdoors shoot
    17. Jun 22: three models (3 shoots); age 50+, wardrobe upscale casual to dressy
    18. Jun 29: two models (2 shoots); age 30+, light colored/ethereal wardrobe
    19. Jul 6: two models (2 shoots), age 18-35, three outfits ranging from casual to dressy
    20. Jul 13: two models (2 shoots), age 25-40, wardrobe for beauty shot only (so comfortable pants and a few different necklines/textures)
    21. Jul 20: four models (1 shoot), ages 30+, wardrobe upscale casual to professional
    22. Aug 3: three models (3 shoots), male, ages 25+, professional casual

If you would like to book your own session or meet to talk about a session, please call Susan at 314-282-5632, email her at, or click on the “CONTACT” link on the menu bar.

Susan Willis Photography is an on-location natural light photographer specializing in high school senior, family, and modern glamour portrait photography in southern Illinois. Based in Murphysboro, Susan Willis Photography travels to Anna, Benton, Carbondale, Carterville, DuQuoin, Herrin, Marion, and surrounding towns to capture the uniqueness of YOU! Susan also does destination sessions in St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; Tuscon, AZ and beyond.

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