​​​MORE THAN JUST ONE-SIDED EXPERIENCE  ​

A background of show production and managing talent lends me that special edge for direction and landing a dynamic final product. A modeling career provides me extensive photoshoot interface with photographers of all levels; paying close attention to lighting and shooting techniques over the years, I gathered wisdom that allowed me to quickly flourish in the world of photography. 


​​​WHAT MAKES AN IMAGE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Images tell stories when their authors behind the lens understand and embrace photography's many moving parts: Pre-production, direction, spontaneity, empathy, psychology, uncomfortable angles, and creative resourcefulness..



"THE CAMERA IS AN INSTRUMENT THAT TEACHES PEOPLE HOW TO SEE WITHOUT A CAMERA."

--Dorothea Lange

Who is Xtine?

​​THAT SPECIAL EDGE

I adore facilitating talent, I love creating, and I hate relying on someone else to get to get the job done right.​ Trained as a broadcast producer, I have spent my entire working life being paid to do two things: Create, and facilitate talent and art in others. My "hybrid" occupation of model, photographer, and photography director is a byproduct of an extensive production past: You cannot fuel live, current event television and radio for nearly a decade without melding multiple job titles into one.  



RAISING THE BAR ​
If you are hiring a model, that model should know how to style herself, emote as an actress, and pose in response to your lighting and sets. If you are hiring a photographer, that photographer should never simply "throw paint at the wall" just to see what sticks.