Will I have to… touch anyone? Or be touched?

No, you will never be touched sexually.

There are a few occasions when our Shoot Producers will initiate touching, however – shaking your hand when they meet you, or maybe a high five (more info on our existing models site), but you can opt out if you prefer.

“She [Shoot Producer Adriana E] is very friendly and respectful and did not touch me or anything. She always asked me at all times what poses are best for me. But she never touched me! For me, this is very professional. We are friends but for me, this is a limit when we are working.” (Rita L, Feb 2022)

The first shoot you do with us will be a “Solo” shoot (that is, you’ll be the only model on-set). While the Shoot Producer will work closely with you, they will never touch you – apart from a friendly handshake when they first meet you 🤝. There is no expectation for you to touch the Shoot Producer (in fact, it’s strictly not allowed!). Our Shoot Producers are professionals (they would lose their job if it happened), and are intent on making the best shoot they can.

“I thought someone would be closer to my body… Like a check-up at a doctor’s office! I know there is a whole thing about Shoot Producers not touching models, and Hermann [Shoot Producer] never did! Even one time there was a position and he told me to move my leg there, no there. I wanted him to just grab my leg and move it but he didn’t even want to do that. So, there was no touching and he actually did it from a bit of a distance. I thought someone would be close to me like a check-up but he was actually at a very nice distance. It was very respectful.

This is not my first shoot, I’ve worked with another company. It was like this, it was very nice. Respectful, feminist, talking about boundaries… The other company they ask for permission to touch your hand, to move your hand… But I found abbywinters.com very respectful, I liked how respectful Hermann was. I am used to working with a female camerawoman and this was my first time with a male. It was interesting. I never once felt uncomfortable or like it was creepy.” (Justina, Mar 2021)

After your first solo shoot, we’ll tell you about other shoots that involve several models, that do involve (a lot of) touching. But there’s never any obligation to do a shoot you’re not comfortable with.

You can read our Models Charter, to learn about the commitments we make to models (and what we expect from models).