Jamil Gotcher Photography is a Tulsa, Oklahoma based fashion photography team. Although locally based, Jamil's background in fashion is international. Her collaborative working style and pre-production expertise ensure smooth shoots that allow for creative freedom and input.
Jamil's background as a former international fashion model has given her the experience to help local models even those that are agency signed with creating portfolio images that give you the edge needed to succeed in modeling the way Jamil did. Jamil has been assisting on photo shoots for 6 years with her father, Master Photographer John Shoemaker and putting together her own photography portfolio. Jamil has applied the same work ethic that produced an international modeling career into her photography career. If you think cool careers like modeling just happen with no effort that would be a huge mistake. There is so much to know about being a Professional Model. Professional modeling is highly competitive and the ones who invest in a their portfolio are smart because image is everything in the modeling industry and clients who book models spend a lot of money on their photo shoots and they need a model who knows what she is doing in front of the camera so we can shoot numerous looks. When you work with Jamil and Jade you will progress as a model and feel more confident at photo shoots and auditions because you will know you have learned from the best in the area and have a portfolio that reflects that.
Jade Gotcher went from walking the halls of Tulsa, Oklahoma's Memorial High School to walking the runway and modeling internationally for the top high fashion designers at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. Jade has also modeled in Dallas for Neiman Marcus, Barneys and Stanley Korshak. Aspiring models who get started in modeling in small markets like Tulsa did not have anyone with firsthand international fashion modeling career experience to gain guidance about a career in modeling until NOW. When you become a Model you become a business and YOU are the product. Every business has expenses and modeling is no exception. You will need professional photos to market yourself for the best modeling jobs that pay well and for prestigious designers and brands.
You will also need a composite. A composite will be your best modeling portfolio pictures printed on a card with your stats. The modeling industry requires the photos to be taken by a photographer that specializes in fashion and model photography.
Jamil got her daughter signed with the top New York, London and Dallas Modeling Agencies. Jade Gotcher walked the runway for well known designers like Cynthia Rowley and on national tv walking in Project Runway's finale fashion show at New York Fashion Week at London Fashion Week for Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief Charity Fashion Show. Because of Jamil's professional modeling career, her daughter was able to have an edge over other models and this helped her hit the ground running instead of the months it can take a new model to learn the ropes. Jade Gotcher has modeled at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week for designers, Cynthia Rowley, Reyes, Barbara Tfank, Mary Ping, Claire Tough, Anne Sophie Back, Jasper Conran, Supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief show in London.
Images in gallery are tearsheets and runway work from models who Jamil Gotcher has mentored and trained to become professional models.