The big news is that I was part of a reality show this week. I can’t reveal anything until it airs, sometime in December.
Pregnancy was the them as I have been very busy with some amazing future moms creating maternity portraits. I love it when they bring in some new ideas. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, they surprise me.
I was published again. This time in a national fashion magazine called Eliza. I did an underwater fashion shoot featuring retro swimwear.
Some interesting boudoir photo sessions also added to my schedule. Their custom books are going to arrive any day.
I also taught a lot of photography classes recently, including studio lighting workshop and fine art nude photography workshop.
The past 2 weeks have kept me so busy that I didn’t get a chance to post until now.
I’ve been doing a lot of teaching. Introduction to photography, Boudoir photography workshop, Introduction to Photoshop and lots of private lessons. To see what I am teaching next check out Orcatek Photography Workshops in Phoenix.
In between teaching I’ve had a lot of fun shooting. One of my favorites was a maternity pin-up photography session. As you can see, we had a lot of fun.
This week ahead is also swamped, which is good. Love it when I am busy.
So go ahead and book your class or photo session. Let’s keep this trend going.
This past week I held a boudoir photography workshop is Las Vegas. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot. Some of the students liked it so much they have already registered for my next workshop in Las Vegas in September.
Workshops and classes are available for all skill levels. Starting with introduction to photography and then specialized workshops for just about every need.
Learn more here:
My new website dedicated to my photography workshops is up and ready for viewing. Here you can read about the various workshops, check the schedule and register.
Of course my ever popular introduction to photography class will always be available. Along with advanced topics such as studio lighting, boudoir, maternity, fine art nudes and automotive. So check out, share it with your friends and maybe even take a class yourself.
So go ahead and click the link – Orcatek Photography Workshops
Several students came to the studio for private photography lessons. A few were repeat students coming in to take more advance classes. I love teaching photography to enthusiasts.
Maternity photography was another busy area. Some very excited moms to be came in to capture their pregnancy bellies. Even some of the siblings got in on the act.
And of course there was a lot of boudoir photography for Valentines that kept my very busy. So many amazing woman gave such a personal gift to that special man in their lives.
Business is growing slowly but surely. I have recently expanded my boudoir photography into Las Vegas. With it being a popular destination for so many, it makes it the perfect place for boudoir photos.
With pole dancing classes being popular, we started to get a lot of requests for stripper pole photos. It took some time to find the right pole and solution and a way to create sexy and classy photos with this new boudoir set.
What kind of boudoir photographer would we be if we just set up a pole? So it required much more than just a pole for us to be happy with the result. We wanted to create the feeling of being in a club, dancing for that special guy. As you can tell, it works.
Sometimes a photo shoot has a change in plans. As a photographer I need to be ready to adapt to whatever happens. From bad weather to equipment problems, there are always surprises.
This week on of the pleasant surprise is when Amber came into the studio to shoot. She was showing me her lingerie and said that the one outfit was very retro. My eye immediately saw pin-up for the outfit and asked her if she would like to do some classic pin-up with it.
Amber jumped at the chance. She hadn’t even considered doing any pin-up photography for her shoot before, but now she was excited by the idea.
She loved the final shot and everyone she showed it to told her it was one of their favorites.
With the approach of Valentines day I am being kept busy with boudoir photography. After all, it does make a great gift for Valentines day. Along with the standard Roses for Valentine’s day delivery, never look past the power that photography can have as a gift.
Still getting a lot of maternity clients too. It seems pregnancy photos are hot this time of year.
And I have also a few of my maternity clients returning to get photos of their newborn babies.
It has been a great week to be a photographer, as I have had some amazing clients.
The holidays were very busy and I finally have managed to get caught up and take some time to update my blog. I’ve gotten a lot of messages from client s telling me how much their loved ones all loved the photographs.
This week I did get a chance to create some boudoir photographs. I decided to end the shoot with some shoots using water. Water can help to create a very sexy look. As I think you will see in this sample from the shoot.
It is already time to start thinking about getting your Valentines Day boudoir images shot. So I will be getting busy again.