Two recent testimonials from satisfied models:
From: Bronwen Creevey, (former model)
Thanks so much Stephen - I was an absolute green 'newbie' when I was fortunate and privileged enough to have met you. A blank canvas with stars in her eyes eager to learn with such high aspirations of entering the modelling industry. I thought it was going to be so easy.
I am extremely indebted to you for the knowledge and experience you imparted which stayed with me throughout my time, in every assignment I took part in - without it I would have definitely floundered. The ease in which you form a connection with others to achieve a fantastic outcome is sadly lacking with a number of photographers out there, as I soon found out very quickly, and I am extremely appreciative that such an esteemed creative professional took me under his wing.
And yes, the first thing you ever told me – "‘You have to work hard to succeed as a model" ’- was certainly correct!
From: Cassie Franklin, ( model)
I would like to say that I am very thankful to two very talented individuals I have worked with lately and if anyone gets a chance to work with these two they should.
So big thank you to Abbey Callton, a very talented young lady with great things to come from her, and to Stephen Bennett who is a great person, and a blessing to work with; these two people have grown to become great friends.
100 percent love working with you, it is a joyful and a fun experience which brings out the real me, and I love it! Great work guys!
Wow! On behalf of my wonderful assistant, Abbey Callton, and myself, thankyou very much ladies.
One of those incredible days when everything just goes right.
With rapidly rising young actress/model Abbey Callton at the local Sensory Gardens for a "Winter in the Outdoors" photoshoot yesterday.
So with the cool, crisp sun glittering on the Lake, and the Rainbow Lorrikeets and their early season young rejoicing in the last of the Grevillea flowers around us, we settled into a very productive session.
And then came the ladies: a small but noisy group pausing on their brisk constitutional:
"OOoo...It's a real photoshoot!"... "What lovely clothes"... "Isn't she pretty?"
And then amidst the obligatory camera phone snaps, they were slightly startled: surprised and delighted by a disarming smile, a friendly wave, and a cheery "Hello" from what I am sure they believed would be an aloof, maybe even snooty "Model".
Not a bad way to eke out a living, eh?