I work with freelance Models a lot. Mostly I do trade shoots but sometimes money is exchanged (they’ll pay me or I’ll pay them) if we work together. Recently a Photographer that I mentored asked me when does the clock start for shoot when I’m paying the Model? Coincidentally, a Model asked this same question on a Model Mayhem forum. She wonders if styling time should be included in charging the Photographers that hire her or does it start when she is ready to shoot. I thought I’d provide my answer here.
When working with Models, I provide detailed guidelines for working with me. This is mostly incorporated into my Statement of Work docume