Unchained

Model: Emily Beloate

Location: Ocean Beach, SF, CA

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”– -Eleanor Roosevelt

Eli: How did you get into modeling?

Emily: Started mostly with dance pictures/dance related shoots, started branching out from there.


Eli:  What are your goals, what are you hoping to get out of modeling?

Emily: Mostly just for fun, no major goals other than use it as a form of art and expression to inspire and motivate others.


Eli:  Do you have any nicknames?

Emily:  Not really, people either call me "Em" or by my last name.


Eli: How would you describe your style?

Emily: Artsy, Creative.


Eli: Do you have a favorite shoot that you have done?

Emily: Using Light/Flashlights to do Body Outlines


Eli:  Do you have a “dream shoot”?

Emily: Probably something in water


Eli:  Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

Emily: I love anything outdoors- especially waterskiing and biking.


Eli:  What are 5 things you “cant” live without?

Emily: chocolate & peanut butter combo, a pen & paper, google docs, coffee, my laptop. 


Eli:  How do you spend your downtime when not working?

Emily: Dancing, making food & watching movies.


Eli:  Do you have a favorite designer or brand that you have worked with?

Emily: Nope.


Eli:  Do you have a fitness regimen you follow? If yes, describe it. 

Emily: Most of my exercise comes from teaching dance/workout classes, and I just try to eat healthy.


Eli:   What are some pet peeves you have about photographers?

Emily: photographers who are difficult to communicate with.


Eli:  Who is somebody you admire professionally?

Emily: JoJo Gomez (dancer/choreographer).


Eli:. What are some tips you would give to anyone wanting to start a career in modeling?

Emily: be confident in your skin.


Eli:  What do you do other than modeling?

Emily: teach dance & work in performing arts.


Eli: Give me an unpopular opinion you have.

Emily:  The word "moist" is very normal.


Eli:  Describe a hardship you have had to overcome.

Emily: Constant over sexualization and body shaming.

Eli: I can only imagine, over sexualization is something I worry about as a photographer. The difference between sexy and sexual. 


Eli: Where did the idea for our shoot come from and what message were you trying to express?

Emily: Inspired by experiences / question #17, as well as everything going on in the news/media.

Eli: I was really excited when you brought up the idea.