I've been waiting to talk about this one. I showed a recent picture that I shared to a co-worker who doesn't follow me here.
He asked me how I met Stevie. I saw her first on DA, and then found her on Model Mayhem. He asked me, "You pay her?"
Yes. She's a traveling model. He was thinking of my friend, Cassandra, who will sometimes ask me to do a shoot. She lives in town. She doesn't even need to buy gas. I'll go pick her up. We can share a beer and pizza later. Traveling models, on the other hand, have expenses, not the least of which is gasoline. It's their profession.
My co-worker then said, "But can't you get your friend to do this?"
Again, he's thinking of Sandy. I said, "Dude, that's a naked woman standing on her head in my living room. How many friends do you think I have?"
The irony is that I'm a nudist, and I do have friends that are not averse to shedding their dons in social company. The models, including my dear friend, are not them. I do not have many friends that either can or will disrobe and invert themselves. Cassandra might be able to. She's fairly athletic. I can't say with any certainty that she would. Artistic nude models are not necessarily exhibitionists(nor are nudists, for that matter). They're interested in art, not views.
So, yeah. For a woman who travels quite a bit to do this, that is her job. Wouldn't you expect some compensation?
Just to be clear, none of these models are my girlfriend or wife.