Updates and Crazy Business! PLUS TARA TALKS!
Updates and Crazy Business! PLUS TARA TALKS!
02-May-2013
Diary Neglection NO MORE!
Diary Neglection NO MORE!
14-Dec-2012
HOT video from my OSO SEXY Magazine shoot and my trip to VEGAS!
HOT video from my OSO SEXY Magazine shoot and my trip to VEGAS!
12-Mar-2012
Tara Babcock the supermodel nerd streaming epic gameplay!
Tara Babcock the supermodel nerd streaming epic gameplay!
14-Feb-2012
**NEW ARTICLE** Full Tara's G-Spot Gaming Articles List
**NEW ARTICLE** Full Tara's G-Spot Gaming Articles List
25-Jan-2012
My 2012 New Year's Resolutions!
My 2012 New Year's Resolutions!
03-Jan-2012
Updates, Stress, Pink Hair and StarCraft!
Updates, Stress, Pink Hair and StarCraft!
17-Dec-2011
Post LA trip diary, my birthday and upcoming secret(s)!
Post LA trip diary, my birthday and upcoming secret(s)!
28-Nov-2011
MY BIRTHDAY! YAY! Travel to LA, AZ and Glamourcon!
MY BIRTHDAY! YAY! Travel to LA, AZ and Glamourcon!
30-Oct-2011
Off to Tampa in a few days!
Off to Tampa in a few days!
25-Sep-2011
Excited for the fair! Glamourcon 52 updates and HOT picture!
Excited for the fair! Glamourcon 52 updates and HOT picture!
14-Sep-2011
Frustration! Plus updates!
Frustration! Plus updates!
21-Aug-2011
Hot Site Feature: Rich Cutrone Photography
Hot Site Feature: Rich Cutrone Photography
03-Aug-2011
3 trips coming up for me! GLAMOURCON and AMERICAN CURVES again!
3 trips coming up for me! GLAMOURCON and AMERICAN CURVES again!
13-Jul-2011
OMG I'm a RESIDENT WRITER FOR IMPULSE GAMER! And LA travel!
OMG I'm a RESIDENT WRITER FOR IMPULSE GAMER! And LA travel!
20-Jun-2011
Tara Babcock FAQ Part 3
Tara Babcock FAQ Part 3
30-May-2011
Sad news, crazy dreams...
Sad news, crazy dreams...
22-May-2011
Girlfriend Feature: Monique Cooper
Girlfriend Feature: Monique Cooper
03-May-2011
UPDATE! April 2011!
UPDATE! April 2011!
18-Apr-2011
Ultimate MMA this month! Pick up a copy!
Ultimate MMA this month! Pick up a copy!
27-Mar-2011
Tara Advice: 12 Things To Do Before You Die
Tara Advice: 12 Things To Do Before You Die
25-Mar-2011
Featured model on Toni Leigh and Friends app for ANDROID PHONES!
Featured model on Toni Leigh and Friends app for ANDROID PHONES!
03-Mar-2011
Girlfriend Feature: Brooke Peaches
Girlfriend Feature: Brooke Peaches
09-Feb-2011
Tara Advice: How to Please Your Girl(s) in Bed... and what gets me!
Tara Advice: How to Please Your Girl(s) in Bed... and what gets me!
31-Jan-2011
It's final! My new home! Moving in March 1st! LIVE WEBCAM CHAT SOON!
It's final! My new home! Moving in March 1st! LIVE WEBCAM CHAT SOON!
16-Jan-2011
Check me and tarababcock.com out in AMERICAN CURVES this month! Feb. 2011 issue!
Check me and tarababcock.com out in AMERICAN CURVES this month! Feb. 2011 issue!
10-Jan-2011
ONLINE STORE TEMPORARILY DOWN! :(
ONLINE STORE TEMPORARILY DOWN! :(
01-Jan-2011
Porn!?!?!!
Porn!?!?!!
19-Dec-2010
Check me out at www.americancurvesmag.com! February issue coming Jan 4th!
Check me out at www.americancurvesmag.com! February issue coming Jan 4th!
14-Dec-2010
Girlfriend Feature: Angela Sommers
Girlfriend Feature: Angela Sommers
09-Dec-2010
My X-mas and Belated Birthday Wish! :)
My X-mas and Belated Birthday Wish! :)
05-Dec-2010
FULL VIDEO FOOTAGE OF GLAMOURCON! Trip Journal with images!
FULL VIDEO FOOTAGE OF GLAMOURCON! Trip Journal with images!
29-Nov-2010
Cute new random video! New video camera for my birthday!
Cute new random video! New video camera for my birthday!
21-Nov-2010
IT'S MY 21st BIRTHDAY TODAY! :)
IT'S MY 21st BIRTHDAY TODAY! :)
10-Nov-2010
NEW COVER and EXCLUSIVE AUDIO INTERVIEW with eGirls News Magazine!
NEW COVER and EXCLUSIVE AUDIO INTERVIEW with eGirls News Magazine!
02-Nov-2010
Buy Tara Babcock Autographs on EBAY!
Buy Tara Babcock Autographs on EBAY!
20-Oct-2010
COME MEET ME! Glamourcon 50 in Long Beach, CA November 13-14! My birthday in NOVEMBER!
COME MEET ME! Glamourcon 50 in Long Beach, CA November 13-14! My birthday in NOVEMBER!
14-Oct-2010
Back from Vegas and still so busy...
Back from Vegas and still so busy...
05-Oct-2010
5 Reasons Why "I Dream of Jeannie" is Every Man's Situational Dream Come True
5 Reasons Why "I Dream of Jeannie" is Every Man's Situational Dream Come True
22-Sep-2010
Girlfriend Feature: Maria DeMartino
Girlfriend Feature: Maria DeMartino
10-Sep-2010
My Last Kiss Feature in American Curves September 2010 Issue!
My Last Kiss Feature in American Curves September 2010 Issue!
02-Sep-2010
Special Surgery Recovery Journal! Day 1-5! VIDEOS AND PICTURES!
Special Surgery Recovery Journal! Day 1-5! VIDEOS AND PICTURES!
29-Aug-2010
Tara Advice: A "Cure" for the Common Cold
Tara Advice: A "Cure" for the Common Cold
23-Aug-2010
My first summer cold! Sorry for delays! Image from my new webcam!
My first summer cold! Sorry for delays! Image from my new webcam!
18-Aug-2010
Bought a new laptop! Surgery! Updates!
Bought a new laptop! Surgery! Updates!
10-Aug-2010
Girlfriend Feature: Just Jannah
Girlfriend Feature: Just Jannah
01-Aug-2010
Tara Advice: 5 Cheap Animal Saving Must-Haves!
Tara Advice: 5 Cheap Animal Saving Must-Haves!
23-Jul-2010
New Cut of a Classic! NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE!
New Cut of a Classic! NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE!
20-Jul-2010
eGirls News Magazine COVER, PICTORIAL and AUDIO INTERVIEW! Check it out today!
eGirls News Magazine COVER, PICTORIAL and AUDIO INTERVIEW! Check it out today!
17-Jul-2010
Exclusive Video! Join to WATCH NOW!
Exclusive Video! Join to WATCH NOW!
13-Jul-2010
"I Heart Tara Babcock" Merchandise is HERE!
"I Heart Tara Babcock" Merchandise is HERE!
06-Jul-2010
Body-Rockin.com COVER MODEL OF THE MONTH! Steamy Interview!
Body-Rockin.com COVER MODEL OF THE MONTH! Steamy Interview!
06-Jul-2010
Quick iPhone 4 Review (with video!)
Quick iPhone 4 Review (with video!)
30-Jun-2010
Girlfriend Feature: Sexy JC
Girlfriend Feature: Sexy JC
27-Jun-2010
CHECK OUT MY GIRLFRIENDS! New Site Feature!
CHECK OUT MY GIRLFRIENDS! New Site Feature!
25-Jun-2010
EXCITED about starting my corset training! YAY!
EXCITED about starting my corset training! YAY!
11-Jun-2010
NEW ADDRESS FOR WISHLIST ITEMS, FAN MAIL AND MORE! :D
NEW ADDRESS FOR WISHLIST ITEMS, FAN MAIL AND MORE! :D
02-Jun-2010
Hosting Candyland in Seattle this June!
Hosting Candyland in Seattle this June!
28-May-2010
Tara Advice: How to Survive Car Break Failure
Tara Advice: How to Survive Car Break Failure
21-May-2010
Feelin' sexy... can't wait to travel more again! (Book these events to meet me!)
Feelin' sexy... can't wait to travel more again! (Book these events to meet me!)
18-May-2010
Updates, Suggestions and FUTURE SITE UPGRADES! :)
Updates, Suggestions and FUTURE SITE UPGRADES! :)
07-May-2010
Tara Theory: Celebrities I think are kinda hot...
Tara Theory: Celebrities I think are kinda hot...
01-May-2010
Why Tara Babcock Rocks Part 1! (Quotes from others)
Why Tara Babcock Rocks Part 1! (Quotes from others)
27-Apr-2010
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
22-Apr-2010
MY HOLLISTER WISHLIST!
MY HOLLISTER WISHLIST!
13-Apr-2010
Ugh... things that have been annoying me lately...
Ugh... things that have been annoying me lately...
02-Apr-2010
More UPDATES!
More UPDATES!
28-Mar-2010
UPDATES! Crazy day today!
UPDATES! Crazy day today!
21-Mar-2010
So you need a model... My booking info flier! Check it out!
So you need a model... My booking info flier! Check it out!
06-Mar-2010
HOT New Video! Photoshoot with PRADOFOTO and Un-Wired TV!
HOT New Video! Photoshoot with PRADOFOTO and Un-Wired TV!
03-Mar-2010
UPDATE: Been so hectic lately! And I'm sick! :'(
UPDATE: Been so hectic lately! And I'm sick! :'(
28-Feb-2010
Likes and Dislikes!
Likes and Dislikes!
23-Feb-2010
Tara Babcock FAQ Part 2: All About Sex!
Tara Babcock FAQ Part 2: All About Sex!
14-Feb-2010
VALENTINE'S DAY! It's getting close!
VALENTINE'S DAY! It's getting close!
05-Feb-2010
Planning on GLAMOURCON CHICAGO this July/August! Taking Bookings!
Planning on GLAMOURCON CHICAGO this July/August! Taking Bookings!
03-Feb-2010
Tara Advice: A Complete Guide to Exercise
Tara Advice: A Complete Guide to Exercise
30-Jan-2010
No Arnold Expo this year :(
No Arnold Expo this year :(
23-Jan-2010
My Turn Ons!
My Turn Ons!
19-Jan-2010
Tara Advice: Tanning
Tara Advice: Tanning
15-Jan-2010
Videogames!
Videogames!
06-Jan-2010
Interesting Facts Part 1
Interesting Facts Part 1
05-Jan-2010
Favorite Music
Favorite Music
04-Jan-2010
Tara Babcock FAQ Part 1
Tara Babcock FAQ Part 1
02-Jan-2010
New Jersey Shoot Highlights Video!
New Jersey Shoot Highlights Video!
28-Dec-2009
A Little More Personal...Part 3
A Little More Personal...Part 3
24-Dec-2009
Tara Advice: All About My Boobs! A Complete Guide to Breast Augmentation
Tara Advice: All About My Boobs! A Complete Guide to Breast Augmentation
18-Dec-2009
GIRLS OF MMA MAGAZINE! December, 2009!
GIRLS OF MMA MAGAZINE! December, 2009!
16-Dec-2009
A Little More Personal...Part 2
A Little More Personal...Part 2
14-Dec-2009
UPDATES!
UPDATES!
12-Dec-2009
A Little More Personal...
A Little More Personal...
10-Dec-2009
Holiday Wishes!
Holiday Wishes!
06-Dec-2009
Tara Theory: Sex and Relationships
Tara Theory: Sex and Relationships
02-Dec-2009
DAMN COMPUTER! You're lucky you're so adorable!
DAMN COMPUTER! You're lucky you're so adorable!
01-Dec-2009
Another Pointless Tara Babcock Video!
Another Pointless Tara Babcock Video!
28-Nov-2009
Welcome to Tara Babcock.com!
Welcome to Tara Babcock.com!
26-Nov-2009
Welcome to Tara Babcock.com! (Members)
Welcome to Tara Babcock.com! (Members)
26-Nov-2009
10 Modeling Industry Pet Peeves
10 Modeling Industry Pet Peeves
03-Sep-2010
Everyone has their list, here is mine! This should be interesting to clients, other models and fans alike. Enjoy! :)

1. Rudeness and arrogance:
Often I get inquiries about modeling or hosting gigs where the client is a big-talker, always talking himself, his business and achievements up. That is fine with me, I know the fine line between confidence and arrogance, but if you talk down to me as though you are better than me or try to argue me about my successful business operation, that pisses me off. A little antic-dote: When I first started modeling I had a guy contact me and treat me like crap saying I "need him to make it big" and I told him straight out I did not appreciate his attitude and that I would not work with him. A year later when I had built a successful business, brand and a name in the industry he contacted me again almost begging to work with me. When I politely declined, reminding him of how he treated me previously, he went on a 1000-word rant about, again, how I would never make it further than I have without him.
Bottom line: I will treat professionals and amateurs alike, I will respect you and your work, so please give me the same respect and try to be humble, it'll get you farther. And remember; if you have to tell people you've got "it" you probably don't.

2. Soliciting me for a free shoot without offering incentive:
Many photographers and videographers seem to think it is okay to contact me asking me to work for free. I am very rarely interested in working for free and when I am, there is some very nice incentive attached. Some reasons I would shoot, promote or host without monetary compensation are as follows:

  • For high-end photographers in genres other than glamour (swimwear, lingerie, etc.) that are willing to abide by my trade rules. Trade rules include: burning all the images, preferably high-res, onto my external drive (or on a DVD), allowing me to choose a good amount of edits per look, allowing me joint rights to images and allowing me to add my vision to the creation process, chances of using a make-up and hair artist other than myself is very slim.
  • Mass exposure. If you can prove your website views are in the 10's of thousands or that you have a huge client and fan following that will return a lot of traffic to my book or website then we may be able to work something out.
  • Guaranteed Tearsheets. If you can guarantee me a spot in a well known magazine, or can prove to me it's highly likely, and you also have high quality work.
  • Charity is another option. I will only work for animal rights or animal welfare organizations (other than PETA). This includes The Human Society of the United States, The National Humane Society and the ASPCA.
  • Guaranteed revenue from the project. Calendars, posters, etc. are examples. A legally binding contract is required and I must see previous successful revenue reports from other projects or a high-traffic product venue.
  • Portfolio updating and website content. Although I already have a large amount of quality photographers whom I trust that I turn to when I need a book refresher or content for tarababcock.com, I am always looking to work with new top industry professionals. I usually contact photographers who I am interested in for this type of work, but do feel free to give it a shot. As long as you are respectful of me, my work and my final decision, I am happy. Please know that if i decline I am not putting down your work. I have a very specific style and many of my ideas may clash with your artistry. Nothing at all personal.


Working for free really is an oxymoron. I do love what I do, but as I have achieved success I also have the burden of business and a lack of extra time. Some people, even some models, have time to shoot for fun as a hobby. I wish I did, but I do not and my time is money. It is often stressful trying to fit in all my bookings and responsibilities and it is even more challenging managing my own brand and business. Please be respectful of my time and business. Also, there are many clients who feel that once they pay me to shoot, all consecutive shoots will be complimentary. I go to the same hairdresser every month, we even have a personal friendship, but I would never ask her to work for free and lose money, maybe even have a lesser quality of life, just because I "made a new friend".

Bottom line: I don't ask anyone to work for free, so please do not ask me to do so. I lose time and money if I oblige you. If you want to work with me, find a paying client who needs a model and photographer (get us BOTH paid!) or have one of the aforementioned incentives in mind. New photographers: if you want quality images, a boost in your business and help with marketing you'll want to invest in the best! If you have something different and extraordinary in mind, feel free to contact me. :)

3. Sexual advances in a professional setting:
I am well aware that models are "hot" and I am not one of those girls who pose near-nude and expect men to be "looking into my soul" rather than making comments about my body and beauty. I welcome comments about the things I have worked so hard to achieve, and spent so much money on. I even appreciate the occasional amusing, yet respectful, sexual innuendo, but I do not condone photographers (or models alike) who feel I will sleep with them or let them fondle me, etc. If I am working in a professional setting, I expect professionalism from all parties. Jokes, stories and harmless comments are fine, I am far from a Feminist, but I do not mix business with pleasure. I am not concerned with how good you may look, how rich you may be or how much you can "do for me" in the industry. Were I to ever have a sexual relationship with someone I met in the industry, when it comes down to work I am all business. I would insist on having no special treatment and all people on set will be treated equally. I am not a fan of "sleeping to the top".

Bottom line: Keep it professional at work. Fun is fine, but please do not cross that line. Respect me and your business.

4. Disrespect regarding my assistant:
Occasionally, (much more rare now than when I was a newer model) some potential clients may treat me or my assistant in a patronizing manner. Here is some information on him for any client to review:

I have a professional assistant who accompanies me to most projects. He is an experienced former photographer's assistant who is familiar with lighting set up and use (reflectors, soft boxes, anchors, stands, parasols, strobes, etc.), proficient in heavy lifting, carrying large or numerous items and helping with wardrobe and styling touch-ups. In addition he has experience in crowd control during public shoots and model/photographer personal protection. Besides his role as my assistant he is an employee of Boeing with a Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master's in Business with a focus on Project Management in progress. He is working on a career in bodybuilding on the side. He is a very good friend of mine and a prospective business partner; we plan on opening a gym together down the road. I have many excellent references on him and I have never had a client complain about him or his performance, professionalism or mannerism during or after the project. Most clients ask him back again and some even hire him as a photographer's assistant for later projects not involving me at all! We are not romantically involved.

Some clients seem to either insinuate that he is my "boyfriend or escort" and that they do not allow these escorts because one reason or another. I completely understand where they are coming from and, were I working with a lot of new models, I would not allow those models to bring anyone either, but when you work with someone who is very well known with many references and a successful brand and name in the industry it is very disrespectful to suggest that they would do something like bring a friend who may compromise the professionalism of the project. I take all such comments as personal attacks against my business and I will not tolerate people putting he, my business or myself down. I take pride in honesty and professionalism. Refusing to allow my assistant for these reasons raises a red flag about your intentions and I will discontinue any affiliation with you or your company. Please know that I would never compromise a project by bringing non-professionals. My life is so much easier with an assistant. I carry 40 lb duffel bags and numerous make up train cases. I would not be able to manage alone.

Bottom line: Professionals have assistants, amateurs make stupid mistakes. Please do not disrespect me or my assistant by assuming we are liars or by questioning our professionalism.

5. Posting, using or distributing misrepresenting or slanderous content:
It is frustrating when I am booked for a normal glamour project and I find the images all over the internet looking nothing like me or being connected to an incorrect title like "pornstar Tara Babcock". I have even had my head posted on a semi-nude body.
Content Editing: I do my very best to make my glamour, beauty, fashion and even fantasy shots true to how I look in real life as I hate misrepresentation. I would hate to book a model and get someone who looks differently than in their book so I do not do that to my clients. That being said, I understand in the glamour and fashion industry editing must be done in order to get the right feel and look to the image. Lighting fixes, slight softening of the skin, minor removal of imperfections, removal of distracting objects (even a slight changes in my body to remove any bumps or wrinkles from awkward posing) is fine, but changing my body and face excessively really bothers me. I don't want people to book me based on a look I do not represent and I don't want to get less bookings because people think I am something I'm not. If you have a fantasy, extra editing intensive idea in mind, you must let me know there will be a lot of editing beforehand. That way I know what to expect and we have no problems!
Slander: This includes posting my images on pornographic or sleazy websites, claiming I do, or have done, something I have not and saying, posting or doing anything that jeopardizes the integrity of my business or professionalism. Editing my head on a nude body, or a body that is not my own, even with good intentions is not a good way to get on my good side.

Bottom line: I take pride in looking as I do in my images. Please respect that and do not take away from my flawless track record through editing or slanderous behavior. My law affiliates and myself have constructed a new agreement all clients must sign to deter such behavior. You may download the Tara Babcock Media and Brand Agreement here.

6. Models, etc. who are unprofessional:
Now, don't get me wrong, I have worked with a number of beautiful models and some of them are talented, sweet, intelligent business-minded young women (and a few men!) that I would recommend to any of my clients and contacts, but there are many who are extremely unprofessional. Types of unprofessional models I have come in contact with are:

  • Models who party, drink and act promiscuous on the job. I have worked a lot of conventions, workshops and jobs where partying and drinking is an option. I often see many girls, mostly amateur, but some well-known, who get really drunk and flash fans and photographers and act like idiots. Some have even left before the job is over with a drunken spectator. It is my prerogative to avoid partying and drinking or doing drugs at all times for my own health and career as well as to focus on more important (and in my opinion, more fun!) parts of life, but EVERY professional should refrain from being a fool on the job. Part of being professional is acting the part! Not only does doing these things harm your images, they make you look older, weathered and less like a model anyway!
  • Bitches. Nothing pisses me off more than a model who puts down her fans or coworkers. How could one disrespect the people that got them where they are? I have seen many a model be rude to her patrons' faces and then continue to be even more cruel behind their backs. Some girls need to get over themselves! Badmouthing other models is another thing I have seen a lot of. It's one thing to not want to refer a model because they fit on this list, it's another to comment on how fat, ugly or whatever he or she is.
  • Models who bring boyfriends, parents or their giggling friends or other unprofessional people on set. Come on guys! This isn't girl's night out or boyfriend's sexy phone cam session! Be professional!
  • Flakes. Enough said. Be where you say you will be when you say you will be there. If being there is impossible, make it a priority to let others involved know as far in advance as possible.



Amazing models like Rali Ivanova are few and far between. Hold on to them TIGHTLY!


Bottom line: There are many models I will not refer to anyone because of this behavior... in fact there is a whole company I will not refer to anyone for similar reasons. If you would like to know who and why, feel free to ask.

7. Potential clients who insist on booking via social networking sites and fans who contact me through booking venues:
I understand it is easy to search a model's name on the internet and get her Facebook page. These sites are designed to be easy to network with other people, but they are NOT in any way a place to book a model for many reasons. Reason number one, and the most important reason, is it could be a fake profile. Many well known models have dozens of fakers using their images and pretending to be them. How terrible would it be if you booked "them", paid "them" and no one ever showed up? Terrible day for you, bad reputation for me. Another reason is it is just not a professional or official setting. Those sites are not set up to take official bookings efficiently. A model's official website or a monitored model networking site like modelmayhem.com is a much better choice. I always direct my clients to my official site's booking section and form. The last reason is that I use my social networking sites to keep up with my tens of thousands of fans and personal friends. The messages pile up and your booking message for next month will end up being read 2 months from being sent because of the high volume of fan mail, spam and personal messages from my friends and family. I like to keep organized, professional and productive. I would hate to not get to you on time! I'm sure everyone can understand this. For those same reasons I like my fans and friends to contact me through my "e-mail me" feature on my site or my social networking personal page and fan sites. My booking forms and portfolios are for professional use and reference only!

Bottom line: Help me stay organized by placing inquiries and fan mail where they belong. Avoid looking unprofessional when booking me by contacting me on Twitter and avoid being ignored as a fan by placing a personal message in my booking inquiries section! Never book one of the many impostors on MySpace! It's all so logical!

8. Phone-only bookings:
Technology has evolved for the better making it much easier to keep your contacts, appointments and e-mails organized and easy to access and refer back to. Some clients feel it is necessary to travel back in time and insist on exchanging all of the booking info via phone. Don't misunderstand me, I would never ever suggest you finalize and go through with a booking without confirming via phone. The phone is a great way to hear that I really am myself (if that makes sense, haha!) and to call-in a quick changes in plans or to let me know you're running late, but when it comes to getting all the basics and details down beforehand, such as: time, date, address, nature of work, your long professional biography and any other important or minor details please understand it is more efficiently done via e-mail. Try put yourself in my situation for a moment: I get tons of bookings and inquiries. I can't be expected to remember all of the details of each shoot when I am so busy!
Example:Phone call 1 was Rob Photo on Saturday at 2pm in LA for Cool Magazine. Phone call 2 was Wow Media looking to shoot video on Wednesday at 12:30pm, while phone call 3 was Ashley, my BFF of course (duh!), asking if we can go shopping tonight. Last call, number 5, was Jason who is looking to expand his Glamour book tomorrow at 7pm and a make-up artist will be one set. That is a fraction of the info I have to remember for each unique project and even with that little amount detail, by the end of the day my recollection will be: Ashley wants a make-up artist to shop with Rob Photo at 2pm for a Wow video shoot... or was it Magazine... book... or was it 7pm? It all becomes an unorganized blur which leads to me looking unprofessional and details being lost. One other reason I don't give out my number right away for bookings is I often get fans trying to book me or booking inquiries that are just not right for me. I have had to change my number before, I like to limit access solely for professional clients.

I like to be able to refer back to the hundreds of bookings I have in order to get the details just right for you and your unique booking. I even sometimes print out the info you sent and bring it with me to avoid misunderstandings! (and then recycling the paper afterward, of course!) Some people suggest writing things down or typing while on the phone, but I end up typing too slow, losing track or not listening to the person on the phone all together! It's just not practical or easy.

Bottom line: Please understand that I am busy and I like to keep my bookings on record and organized efficiently for myself and for the quality of your own project. By all means request a phone call to go over details or confirm if that's the only way it works for you, but please allow me to conduct business correctly by keeping a record first!

9. Poor spelling, punctuation and grammar in a professional setting:
I'm not talking about using the popular abbreviations like OMG, LOL, etc. when typing on hard to use devices like cell phones, I'm talking about a blatant lack of knowledge about the basics of the English language when you've lived here all your life! When I am contacted by a webmaster asking to feature me on their site and I go to the link and see sentences like, "They're photo's are extra hot dont forget to check out it's sex appeal. Better then ever!" I just can't oblige with consent. I know one of my only educational strengths is writing, and I am not asking everyone to be a professional author, I just want you to show me you have the intelligence to prepare your professional documents and webpages decently. Typos are one thing, and are a common part of life. My posts are probably riddled with them since I don't always have time to proof-read, but I know that "they're" is a contraction used in place of "they are" and that "its", like "his and hers" doesn't have an apostrophe! One of the most annoying things I see many people do, even when trying to be professional, is add an apostrophe to all plural words like "photos". That drives me insane!

Bottom line: This is the only pet peeve listed on here that may not be logically justified, but I cannot put my images or name on a publication or website that lacks simple knowledge of the English language. You don't see Playboy doing these things... or any publication on a news stand. It's simply not professional. If you can't write in English, have someone else relay or read over your thoughts!

10. Industry pros who don't think Ben Affleck is sexy:
I mean, cuh-mooon! How can you deny it? Since I couldn't think of a full 10 industry pet peeves I thought I'd throw an obvious one in there. This is just... duh! I mean, Pearl Harbor!


Ohhhh yeaaaahhh!


Bottom line: Never deny the obvious and remember; this silly pet peeve shows you should never be too serious. I love having fun and making fun of myself once all of the boring technical crap is out of the way! :)

Bottom Line of this Post:
Be professional, courteous, never take yourself too seriously, be logical, put yourself in others' shoes, have fun and e-mail me Ben Affleck's number and you should do well in this industry, life in general, and you'll be especially good with me! Ben's number can be sent to my social networks OR my professional bookings pages... hey, there's an exception to every rule! Haha! Mrs. Tara Affleck... a much less functional and relevant last name, but it sure will boost me up there a few spaces in the alphabetically ordered lists!
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