Sweet Female Attitude

Last year I worked with more women than I have ever done before. I do tend to work with men more often, there seems to be more of a male presences in Photography and more male photographers hire models from my perspective, which is fine I love working men.

However it is always a joy to work with other women in this industry especially ones who support each other, I think this is really special and something to be encouraged amongst young women.

There is some sort of stereotype that models are bitchy with each other, slagging each other off at any opportunity they get but that hasn’t been my experience at all in this industry, I am not saying that bitchiness doesn’t go on ( we all know it does from time to time). All the Professional models I have met so far in all honesty have been hard working, professional young women who speak highly of each other and generally get along. The girls work dam hard,they don’t have time to gossip and moan about one another, they are too busy working. Models also help each other out, I myself have recommended other models for jobs, given contacts to girls for work and vice versa models have helped me out, I just think it’s the way to be, if we work together we can achieve so much more. It’s so nice to meet the other girls, last year was great because I got to meet and chat to a lot more although this isn’t an often occurrence. Sometimes I just bump into a model when she is leaving a studio and its just a ‘Hi-Bye’ sort of thing. I consider it a treat to meet another girls and have a good chat with them, girls who do the same job as me, travel as much as I do and who are away from home as much as I am. Models are probably the only ones who know exactly how I feel in this industry. I suppose because we are all spread out and trying to tell our own stories and promoting ourselves that we are considered competition with each other, I never feel that way. Everyone is different and unique with something of the own to offer a client/photographer.

 Also working with more female photographers has been fantastic, though I treat male/female photographers the same. It is nice to be photographed by a woman from time to time. Women have a different approach to photographing other women and I feel as the industry is dominated by men it always a refreshing change when a woman takes my image. I know from my own point of view in my photography (, it can seem intimidating for a woman to take charge, pick up a camera and created her own work as well as promoting it in this male dominated arena.  That’s why I love seeing woman strive in this industry… it inspires me to do the same.

So I am feeling all ‘Sister’s are doing it for themselves’ aren’t I lol …(cue Aretha and Annie)


I am going to share the work of a lovely young talented Female Photographer called Jamila I worked with last month.

I love these lush images from Jamila.. she captures a women’s sexiness, vulnerability but yet the model still looks strong.. I love that… watch out for more of her work in the future.

Thanks for reading

Stay Safe

Carla x

Sweet Female Attitude 

Photographer Jamila

Model Carla Monaco

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‘I wish I was Old Hollywood’

I worked on this lovely Hollywood lighting workshop for Photographer John Tuckey earlier this month.

Any chance I get to do  vintage work I throw myself into it, I just love old Hollywood style of lighting, Hair, Make-up, style. It is timeless and beautiful and a style that can always be adapted to contemporary fashion.

 I did my own hair and Make-up for this shoot and Clothes were provide by John Tuckey from Various vintage outlets he has sourced. 

Images are by Photographer Tim Steele who attended the workshop day and he has produced some fabulous images I thought I would share with you.

Hope you enjoy.

‘I wish I was Old Hollywood’

Photographer Tim Steele


Model Carla Monaco -

Hair and Make-up Carla Monaco

Taken on JRT Vintage Workshop





Behind the Scenes.






Thank you looking

Carla x




Family, Life and Work.

I will start by saying , ‘Happy New Year to you all’.

2013 was a great year for me I did so much and I don’t feel I have stopped, I think because I love my job so much it doesn’t feel like work for me at times.

I am always grateful to all the photographers who book me for work and continue to support my career.

To all I have worked with in 2013 thank you for making it a great year for me.

My Christmas and New Year was a bittersweet one as we lost our beautiful dog Alf on the 21st of December.  Alf was a big part of our lives and especially Adrian’s so it was a big loss and made Christmas feel empty, but we made the most of it and will always have our memories of the big cuddly monster xx


I returned to  the Uk from Spain on the 2nd January , I spent more time with my family and friends on this trip back as I didn’t see any of them throughout Christmas and new year period, so I made the most of it.  I love going back to Liverpool to see my mum and dad, they never change at all and as soon as I get in, it’s a cup of tea in one hand and a cheese sandwich in the other without even asking lol.

What my family are actually like, I am not even joking, I love them so ;)

I had my first shoot of the year with the lovely John Gannon and Make-up artist Sarah Waterfield in Winsford, Cheshire.

I have worked with John and Sarah a few times now and we always get on like a house on fire, I enjoy shooting at John’s studio as it’s in his home, which makes it very comfortable and cosy. John’s a great host and Sarah is always good for a good natter and is wonderful with the make-up brush :).

I am lucky that John allowed me to edit some of his images from our shoot together. I am slowly learning editing and retouching, I find it relaxing and very enjoyable for some reason; hopefully I will get better with time, watch this space ;)

Here are some images we created at John’s studio -

Sarah waterfield-

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I had another delightful shoot with the lovely Iain Hamilton  last Tuesday; it was great to catch up with Iain, he shot me when I first started modelling 2 years ago. It was funny to look back on the last two years and remember all the good times and what I use to be like.

I recall Iain saying to me last week,  ‘You said you would never do nude’  How things Change ;)

As well as reminiscing we also created some lovely images at Iain’s studio.

Beautiful art nudes and Fashion.

Photographer Iain Hamilton




On the weekend I worked with the delightful John Tuckey of JRT Vinatge.

John creates lovely images with a strong vintage feel to them; it was such fun making some vintage images again.

I use to do vintage work a lot when I first started modelling and I don’t always get the opportunity to do this type of work, so it was great to work on a vintage shoot again.

Here are some images we created over the weekend.





And here I am back in Spain, enjoying time with my Crookie and the warmer weather: )


Back in the uk on the 19th for my southwest tour,

see all you guys soon.

Take care

Carla xx