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Imagine being paid well to create art you love, with clients you love.
What would your life be like if you woke up every morning excited about the shoots you’ve been planning? You have enough inquiries that you can pick and choose who you work with, and you choose the photographers who respect you as an artist, who bring ideas to the table but also ask for your input. They care about their art, and they love that you care too.
Imagine arriving at each shoot excited about what you’ll create, and leaving even more excited to see the resulting photos.
Your clients don’t expect you to play it safe, or to always look pretty - they encourage you to be authentic, creative, expressive…. and sometimes silly, weird, and an utter goofball. You work together to make the shots that are magic happen. And boy are they magic.
Imagine being called a muse - often - by photographers who become your raving fans.
You walk into shoots knowing you and the photographer are already on the same page. The communication flows effortlessly, and the poses too. Your clients rave about the way you seem to just get them, and photographers who work with you are eager to book you again. And again…. and again.
It's so easy to get caught up in trying to make enough money and go off course in regards to art and passion, but it is possible to be a dedicated freelance nude model and have the time, energy, and money to live life well.
I know, because once upon a time I struggled for years just to pay the bills, scared that I'd have to go back to a 9-5 job that I hated. When I finally got to a point where I’d “made it”, I realized that somewhere along the way I had lost track of the reasons I fought so hard to stay a freelance nude model in the first place. I had no time to spend with my family, no time off. Freelance modeling was my job, my hobby, and my life all in one. I needed some balance.
Over time I discovered the key to developing everything I wanted from my business - security, abundance, leisure, flexibility, creativity, authenticity… Turns out they all come from the same basic foundational business practices. (I then proceeded to spend a full year telling everyone that someone needs to teach this stuff to models. Now I do.)
I want to talk to you if this sounds familiar.
Maybe you're an experienced freelance nude model who's making enough money, but you're not yet satisfied with your career.
Perhaps you can pay your bills - but you're working all the time, and you rarely book gigs that really excite you. Paid work has taken all the time you used to have available to trade, but you're not getting paid to shoot the caliber of art you'd really like to be creating.
It's not that you're entirely unhappy with your work: you're a damn good model, and proud of it. But when you look at your portfolio it feels like something is missing. And when you remember how excited you were when you first started modeling, the way you felt after every shoot, you want to recapture some of that magic.
Let's be real: your modeling career is not some hapless guy in a romantic comedy who's going to (despite all his screwups) sweep in, save the day, and bring back the honeymoon phase all in one trite romantic gesture. Like any real relationship, this is gonna take some work.
But here's the good news: unlike Mr. Hapless Romantic Hero, your modeling career is within your power to change - and changing it is actually a good idea, not something your friends will all chide you later for thinking you could do. That’s where I come in. It’s my job to guide you as you move forward into a career where you get to meld "I'm making lots of money" with "I am so freaking excited about my shoot next week." It's totally possible for you to keep making money as a model (more than you’re making now) while making art you love, with clients you love - at rates you love.
And I want to help you get there.
Want to find out how I can help you create a career you're proud of? Schedule a free 50-minute "Book Your Dream Gigs" Breakthrough Session below to get on my calendar.
Together, we'll figure out what's been holding you back from reaching your potential as a nude model - and what you need to move past it.
*These sessions are happily offered free to freelance nude models interested in working with Eleanor. They are not a good fit for non-nude models or cis male models.*
“Eleanor has helped me with every aspect of my modeling business, giving me hope, confidence, and a very real road map to success... without it, I might have given up long ago!"
"Even though I have been working as a model for the last 6 years, Eleanor taught me tricks I had never discovered on my own. I feel more inspired and like I'm a stronger model since working with her."
"Working with Eleanor helped me way past just what I learned from her experience. Sometimes it isn't just about knowing what to do, but having someone to encourage and believe in you."
“From the very first session that I had with Eleanor she helped me see the value I bring as a model. I went from not really knowing how to navigate conversations with photographers to confidently charging a rate I deserve."