March 2013

Kyla - Revisited (NSFW)
March 29, 2013

I first met Kyla almost exactly a year ago during a photo shoot featuring the body painting of Angela Whiteley.

Kyla and I have talked a dozen times about shooting again and the opportunity and timing just never worked out for us and with Kyla moving out west to attend school this summer, time was running out.

Finally, the stars aligned in late February and we were able to find a Sunday afternoon that we were both free and that we could bring in the incredible talents of my favourite MUA, Bryana Doyscher on a very fun collaboration.

Kyla is one of the finest and most talented models I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She understands her lines, shows a tremendous professionalism and is simply a lot of fun to have in the studio.

We added to my Robert Alvarado inspired pin-up set with some of the finest images I feel I have shot to date.

Hope you enjoy them!

Chere - Pin-Up (NSFW)
March 22, 2013

I had the opportunity to shoot with Chere Jones for the very first time with the last instalment of my Boxed In series in early March and absolutely loved shooting with her. She’s only 5′ 0″ tall and a complete bundle of enthusiasm.

So we decided to shoot a couple of pin-up styles shortly after the Boxed In series was finished.

Some of these images will be part of my Robert Alvarado inspired pin-up series and some were just for fun. 🙂

Can’t wait to shoot with Chere again!


Andrea - Fire and Water (NSFW)
March 15, 2013

You will all remember Andrea from previous shoots here, here and here. Andrea is another of my all time favourite models since she is such a bundle of energy and enthusiasm. 🙂

While re-shooting Andrea’s original Boxed In photo set, we were chatting about other shoot ideas and came up with two ideas and I decided we needed to shoot both together as part of the same shoot. We also needed to show off a dress Andrea received from the fashion show runway at the Halifax Everything to do With Sex Show last month just for good measure.

The fire part was pretty easy actually. Wrangling the tea light candles and keeping them a safe distance from Andrea’s hair was the toughest part of this set. The water portion took a little more planning and assistance. A special thanks to Tim Lingley for helping out on this shoot. Tim was responsible for aiming and controlling the sprinkler as well as laying the tarps and towels to make sure we had no water spillage onto the hardwood floor (or my entertainment system!!!) in my living room. The water was relatively warm, but Andrea also deserves kudos for putting up with basically tepid water being sprayed for nearly an hour.

The results were fantastic and the set proved to be a great learning experience for what may turn into another ongoing set. As long as my wonderful wife lets me keep spraying water around her living room. 😉


Happy St. Patty's Day! (NSFW)
March 15, 2013

I recently shot with the wonderfully talented Jacqueline Lundrigan as part of my Robert Alvarado inspired pin-up series. With Jacqueline being about as Irish as you can be and not actually be born there we decided to make our shoot a St. Patrick’s Day celebration themed set.

Loaded with a green top hat and all the accessories we could find from the Dollar Store we set out to make some green beer inspired images.

Hair by Jacqueline and MUA Bryana Doyscher

Hope you enjoy them as much as we did making them. 🙂

Introduction to Glamour Modelling Workshop
March 13, 2013


For BOTH Models and Photographers

Saturday,  May 18th – 9am through 4pm

Presented by Freelance Model Wendy Lee and Photographer Mike McCarthy

This full day workshop features sessions where both models and photographers will work both independently and together throughout the day to help build a solid foundation in posing, attitude and professionalism for those models and photographers looking to work in the glamour industry.

Joint sessions include Model and Photographer Safety, Posing Do’s and Don’ts which includes a mini 16-page custom booklet with special example photos and descriptions, Model Releases and how they protect both parties, Professional Etiquette and bring your digital or print portfolio for a personal Portfolio review and we’ll even touch on some of the “business” of modelling and photography.

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A sample page from the posing guide provided to all attendees of the workshop.

Independent sessions include Basic Glamour Make-Up (with a licensed MUA) and Camera Awareness for models and Basic Studio Lighting and Light Modifiers for photographers.

Each model will have the opportunity to shoot with each of the photographers so everyone can strengthen the concepts from the sessions with real world practice in a 15-minute mini-session.

Each model will also have a short photo session with Mike McCarthy and receive a professional head shot and full body shot for their portfolio as well as a fully edited glamour photo (or two) on CD after the workshop.

Each participant will receive a gift bag from our sponsors featuring valuable samples and discounts. A complete list will be made available prior to the workshop.

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A recent head shot with Wendy

Registration is open to models and photographers of all skill levels, although space is strictly limited, so register early to ensure your spot and save $30 with early bird registration until April 31st.

To register, either click the button below and complete the contact information or call Mike McCarthy at (902) 488-1441. Your space will not be reserved until your payment has been received and payment can be made either on-line via PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to use this service) or in person with any major credit card.

Early Bird registration is only $129 including HST. All course materials are provided and each participant will receive a specially produced 16 page mini posing guide in addition to your sponsored gift bag.


To register visit our secure PayPal  Preview Image registration link here or contact Mike McCarthy to book your space and pay with a major credit card or debit Visa in person.


Wendy Lee is an internationally published Fitness/Bikini/Lingerie model and has been modelling professionally for about 4 years. She has worked with top photographers both locally as well as in California and Toronto. Wendy has been very active in the local promo and runway industry including the Everything to do with Sex Show for the last three years, cover girl for the ARL 2011 Superbike calendar, promo work for TeaseUm Bikini and Coquette Lingerie and was recently featured in an episode of HBO Canada’s hit show Call Me Fitz.

Mike McCarthy specializes in racing and glamour photography. Mike’s racing photography has been published in numerour magazines and newspapers around the world and his glamour work has been published at, Platinum Plus magazine and Hot Bike magazine. Mike is a member of The List at Model Mayhem and has won international awards for both his sports and glamour portrait photography as well as Best Written Article (International) award for his Photoshop tutorials for the Photographic Society of America.

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