Trade Shoots

Trade Shoots with Dekilah

I am an experienced art, nude, and glamour model now booking trade shoots for trade for Patreon content and portfolio projects in the Detroit area.

There is a lot of information here, but I’ve tried to be thorough and answer many of the most common questions so I encourage you to read this before contacting me about shooting trade/TF. If you are interesting in hiring me for a project or shooting something not listed on this page please head over to my Booking page.

Before We Start Chatting… There are a few points that I’d like to put here first before I get into things as these are important and greatly affect what trade shoots I take. I do not drive (but do have access to reliable transportation) so all trade shoots need to be within 30 minutes max of the Dearborn, MI area. I do have access to a reasonably priced studio ($25 to $45 an hour) and there are a few more in the area that I’m not as familiar with as well. I am available Monday thru Thursday evenings after about 5:30pm to 9pm and on some Saturdays from about 1pm to 9pm. Sundays are rarely open for shooting, but I can try to make an exception if absolutely necessary.

Trade Opportunities I Am Interested In:
I am mainly looking for two things: a few select styles for my portfolio and a large variety of styles for posting on my Patreon. Here are details:

Trade For Patreon Content: I am shifting my main focus to Patreon. This is what pays my bills and creates income for me. In this case we would be trading images that you would like to shoot in exchange for content for my Patreon. Depending on what you want to shoot that might mean shooting two different concepts (one for you/portfolio use and one for me) or, preferably, one concept we could both use.

If you’re curious about Patreon and how my shooting for it benefits you in our trade shoots, please consider reading this note I wrote for photographers on it.

What I am looking for in these shoots are images I can share on social media and on my Patreon. Most often I would ask for web resolution sets of photos (10 to 20+ photos) and watermarks are fine as long as they’re not obtrusive, but I’m happy discuss options that work for both of us. I don’t expect a lot of editing on these (though you would, of course, be free to do whatever you like).

Here are some of the styles I am up for shooting trade for content (looking for those who shoot at or above the level of quality in my portfolio below):

For Portfolio: What I am looking for my portfolio are photographers who consistently create work equal or better than that in my portfolio (as shown below) in one (or more) of the following styles:

  • Editorial/High Fashion type Conceptual work including Vintage (I do have a fair amount of vintage wardrobe and other pieces) – inspiration/examples
  • Work with clothing or accessory designers
  • Projects for print publication either in magazines (digital with a large readership or print), promotional materials, etc.
  • Conceptual and Art (for exhibition or print)
  • Beauty and Body Paint with talented MUA or bodypainter collaborators

My Portfolio

My portfolio of images shared below accurately represents the quality of work I’m looking for and also shows some of the styles I’d like to do more of.

About Me

  • I am quite comfortable posing fully nude, fully clothed, and inbetween.
  • I am open to almost every style up to full, non-explicit nude, so if you have a project, let’s talk!
  • I enjoy working with all experience levels.
  • I am available primarily in the North and West Detroit suburbs as well as downtown Detroit. I am not able to travel more than 30 minutes for trade shoots.
  • I do not have my own shoot space, so we will need to rent a studio or use your space.
  • I most often shoot evenings (6pm to 9pm) and weekends. I am not available during the day on weekdays.

My Appearance

  • Stats: 4’10” ~90lbs, classical figure, 28C bra (can sometimes fit a 32 A/B), 24″ waist, 34″ hips
  • No tattoos, only single ear piercings which I no longer use
  • Pale, natural skin
  • Long dark hair down to my tailbone (currently a dark brown to black ombre, tends to just photograph as dark hair)
  • Blue eyes
  • Natural “bush” above labia, please ask if you need specifics
  • I can do basic makeup and can put my hair up if preferred. If you want more, I do love working with MUAs and stylists and can recommend a few

Other Notes

  • I do have several long vintage dresses, a few vintage wedding gowns, quite a lot of lingerie, stockings, garters, and a lot of other things I’ve collected. If you’ve got a look in mind, shoot me some inspiration in PM/email and I’ll see what I have.
  • I would love to pose with live animals more and I am very comfortable around large mammals, snakes, and other reptiles.
  • I have access to a studio near me that is extremely affordable and I would be willing to split the cost if needed.
  • I do enjoy posing nude in nature if the private shooting location has been legally rented.
  • I do have some pain/health issues. I have never flaked and I will absolutely let you know ASAP if I think this could affect our shoot (this has been extremely rare)
  • I will be driven to and dropped off/picked up at shoots as I do not drive.

Contact Me

The best ways to contact me are by my email form here or by Facebook. Please remember to include a link to your portfolio and mention that you would like to shoot trade when you contact me as it makes the discussion go much faster.

Posing is my art form and I love it! Let’s shoot!