I met Natalie though Vaiva Tuckuviene, a Mother agent and modeling coach, after we had discussed a short film that I directed about a painter with autism. Vaiva was very excited about Natalie and her dedication to becoming a model. So we set up a meeting with Natalie and her Dad. Upon meeting them, I quickly recognized that this girl was very special. When I asked her about what her goals in life were, her response resonated deeply with me. Her goal was to inspire others to fulfill their goals regardless of whatever challenges they faced in life. What an amazing mission.! As I got to know her better, it was clear this girl was determined. She has an incredible support system in her family. Two parents that are instrumental in her success while also supporting two twin sisters with autism.
Natalie has forged relationships with many photographers that have graced her pictures on the cover of important magazines and various international ones also. She has been in several fashion shows and has handled herself with poise and grace.
Most Importantly, she does it with a never ending smile and complete attention to detail. I have been fortunate to photograph her and I can tell you she is one of the most pleasant models to work with.
I look forward to what she will accomplish in the future.Sal Tassone, Producer & director of Zen Master Films Production