So I have a very exciting official announcement to make that’s going to change the look and feel of AaliyahLove.com forever!:)
I have named one of my fav photographers and friend, Alan E, as the official photographer of AaliyahLove.com!
So what the hell does this mean and why am I so excited about it? I’ll tell you why…
From the time Blazing Bucks and I launched AaliyahLove.com almost 4 years ago until now I have never had an “official photographer” aka someone who shoots MOST of my pics/vids. I feel like MOST girls who have solo sites like ine DO have this. It was kinda a disadvantage for me, to be honest..
Now obviously I never had any problems getting a vast array of photographers to shoot me, and I always had scenes to post every week.. BUT.. the way it works was this: I most shot “trade scenes” (which I have explained during my members webcam shows) but it basically means everyone that day works for free, and the photographer and the model both get to keep whatever content (pics/vids) you shoot that day. It’s a great way to collaborate with other girls and photogs you would like to shoot with but maybe not get the chance to otherwise. It’s also a great way to get free scenes for your website (it’s fucking EXPENSIVE to fund a photoshoot!)
BUT the system had it’s flaws, and some of them really bothered me. Without going into too much detail (omg this blog post is already so long..do I still have your attention? lol) some of the things that bothered me about this system is there was no consistency. Sometimes I’d shoot with a photographer who would take 200 pics of me that I think would look AMAZING, give them to me colored corrected and sized just right, ready to post on my website as is. And some would hand me 200 pics and Id like 20 of them and feel like I wasted my time. Some photographers shot cinema quality looking 12-15min videos, and some would only want to shoot pictures, or would want to shoot 7min videos, or only behind the scenes videos, etc.. And sometimes, I admit, I would have to post those sub-par pics or vids on my website just to have an update that week. That made me feel very shitty. And some photographers were such assholes that they wouldn’t even give you the content, or get abusive when you ask for it, etc.. (don’t even GET me started on those experiences!) Also another thing that I don’t really like about trades is usually the photographer/company you are trading with usually has a theme/setting/outfit picked out. I am fine with wearing whatever someone else wants me to, and following their script/vision, etc.. it all leads into really good sex..solo or g/g, which really matters in the end, right? BUT if the scenes are going up on my website, I would prefer to be able to have 100% complete control over the look of the pics. And I’m not just talking about outfits or sets, but some photographers I’ve shot with in the past have posted very embarrassing and unflattering pics. Pics where I’m yawning or my eyes are half closed. Some photographers obviously don’t care about their work or reputation as much as I do. And that always gave me a bad feeling too..
But that has all changed now. Alan E is one of my top 5 fav photographers of all time. He has ALWAYS made me look my best. Not only that but he’s just a cool dude, he’s easy going, honest, professional and fun to work with. I think you all will see what I mean in the behind the scenes videos I’ve already shot and will continue to shoot.
And now I have complete control over every scene. It’s an awesome feeling but also a nerve-wrecking one. If the scenes are great, then I am awesome and it is a great thing that I’m finally getting my way. But if they suck, we all have no one to blame but ME.. LOL! So don’t be surprised if I ask you guys for a LOT of feedback once these scenes start going up..
And I have to add, this doesn’t mean I won’t be doing ANY trade scenes anymore. There are tons of photographers and, more importantly, hot chicks out there who are constantly offering me trade shoots. I’d be nuts if I turned down some of these girls, ha! But now I get to be PICKY with which trade shoots I accept. I will have time for working with only the best now, and never because I’m desperate to meet a deadline and get a scene, any type of scene, posted. But because it’s an opportunity I wouldn’t want to pass up. Which is a pretty awesome feeling:)
I don’t expect you guys to know which scenes on my website were shot by which photographer, so here’s some choice pics from some pics Alan has shot for me in the past..
This was our first scene we ever shot together. I like the pics from this set because one thing that Alan E does that is very appreciated by us models, especially when we get pics back that make us look great, is he really takes his time and poses us. I always think of a photographer as a mirror, they can see the things that us models obviously can not. Alan knows this and won’t snap the picture until you look your best. And some of the most awkward poses where you’re thinking “omg I feel SO weird, there’s no way this can look good!” end up being the best pics ever. So there’s no way these pics couldn’t happen without the photographer paying close attention and the model being able to take his directions and make it look good/put her own style into the pose..
Like this one:)
Also Alan shot Shyla Jennings and I together for our first time! It was a magical day, to say the least;)
He also shot this fan favorite “Masturbation Interview” scene early this year. I think a lot of people likes the “video style” we did with this one, with the changing camera angles. I HOPE you guys did because we used the same technique in a couple of the vids we recently shot!
aaaaand… speaking of pics we recently shot… 🙂
This is a SUPER hot scene that I’ll be posting in a couple of weeks from now. The video is like nothing we’ve ever done here at AaliyahLove.com before, I think it’s going to blow you all away:) (and here I am doing what I always do, ruining an otherwise perfect picture with a goofy face.. why oh why do I do that haha)
We also shot this one the same day. Many of you will recognize it as my Twitter avi. Also I know you guys will love this scene because I fulfilled 2 of your 3 wishes in the members’ poll about what type of scenes you would like to see more of. The #1 and #2 answers were stockings and masturbation instruction. (the 3rd was anal, which I also did that day.. ask and you SHALL RECEIVE you guys!;) Plus everyone knows I LOVE purple (that’s the same color as my bedroom walls!)
And I don’t want to give away TOO MANY surprises from scenes we’ve already shot and I’ll be posting soon.. but I wanted to show you guys some pics from the next Alan E scene that will be going live here at AaliyahLove.com.. you like?:)
I wanted every scene we shot that day to look completely different and have a different “vibe” than the others. This one is more “moody” lighting, I’d say they’ve got a “grittier” feel to them. (Especially after I got naked and started to roll around on the ground and got COVERED in black soot from the dirty floor haha..it was AWESOME)
So I hope you guys now understand why I am so psyched to have such a talented photographer shooting MOST of the scenes here at AaliyahLove.com from now on. And I hope you guys can get excited with me! I think it’s a really good thing that you guys will now have consistency in the scenes and you will know what level of quality and photography you can expect week after week. Each scene will have an awesome XXX video, around the same # of matching pics and more often than not, a matching behind the scenes video. Once I can get this ball rolling and I start releasing scenes we’ve shot together (including a VERY HOT Halloween scene!) you will see exactly what I mean;)
Aaliyah Love XOXO <3