Sooooo, I've been making custom clothes for a long time now, and I've gotten to the point where I'd really like to expand this hobby into something that looks sort of like a business. The thing is, normally I'd ask for help from friends - but I just moved to a new area and I know basically no one within a four-hour drive.
I've done a bit of poking around, and it seems like there are some people in my area who would be willing to model/take photographs for me in exchange for the experience/portfolio expansion/possible trades. So, what I'm wondering is... do any of you lovely crafters have experience with situations like this? I'm a little bit afraid of it all going to hell in a handbasket since I don't really know these people. Is this a good idea? Bad idea? Heeeelllppp.