Thyia ~ "Light Dapples in the Creek"
Don't write in your portfolio like you are texting your friend that you do seventeen times a day.
Use capital letter when appropriate and punctuation where needed. Don't abbreviate words such as, lemme instead of let me; u instead of you; n instead of and; etc.
Your bio page is like a job interview. Be professional and don't act like some kid who flunked out of second grade.
Don't put up photos you took in the mirror with your cell phone. Don't put up photos taken in your messy bedroom. Don't put up photos of your crotch for crotch sake, unless you are only there to get laid by some equally scuzzy photographer. Don't put up photos of your ass in the camera for similar reasons.
Don't put up photos of you pregnant unless you are. Images of you pregnant three years ago are useless to photographers wanting to know what you look like. Save the old pregnant photos for your family album.
Update your portfolio information as it changes. If you only shoot for payment don't leave "Depends on assignment" there. Keep your measurement stats correct and don't lie about them. Does nothing but piss people off when you sate that you are 130 pounds and show up at a shoot at 160. If you are 160 say so, there are people who want to work with you at 160, but not if you are 130, or 200. Be honest.
Don't bitch in your bio. No one wants to hear you complain about a photographer or how you have been treated. My opinion most of the time is that if a model is bitching in her bio she probably was the cause of the problem in the first place and I do not want to work with her. Bios are not a place for complaints, they are for a place to sell yourself to clients.
If you have done your first photo shoot and were really excited about it, make every effort to refrain from boasting about the photographer on your bio page. More than likely the images will really not be very good compared to the rest of the world and even though you think that photographer is the greatest thing since sliced bread you will probably end up removing those crappy images as time goes by and you have had a chance to work with other photographers that are much better. I often see some bio page of a model where she will boast about what a great photographer so and so is, but the images are crappy and it tells me that this model doesn't really know her ass from a hole in the ground just yet. And for gads sake, don't say that photographer represents you. A big turn off to other photographers that know what the hell they are doing. Photographers that say they would like to represent you have no idea what they are talking about and are 100% crappy photographers without even looking at their work.
Escorts. Don't. Escorts are an excuse for lazy people who are not willing to do their homework. If you are that lazy that you can't take the time to look at a photographer's work and get an idea about how safe you will be working with them, check their references and make a reasonable judgement on your own you probably should not be modeling because you will be too lazy to do a good job at that as well.
I will cover DOs on another post.