Maternity Magic!

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Maternity Magic!

It is so important to capture precious moments as life seems to move so fast. When it comes to Maternity photo shoots, don’t trust just anyone to capture these precious times. We have so much experience with shooting Maternity. Not only is a Maternity photo shoot so important to document the exciting time waiting for your bundle of joy to arrive, but it also essential to have a Newborn photo shoot once your baby arrives. A beautiful and fun option with the newborn shoot is to include both parents.  These photos are so precious and will last a lifetime along with all of the memories that are made during this exciting time.

 


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New Year, New Fun

Seems everyone wants to learn how to use their camera, so my photography classes have been filled.

Boudoir photography sessions have slowed down, but will pickup again for Valentines day.

Sometimes I get clients for maternity photographer work the were boudoir clients before.  Hmmm, I wonder.


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Holidays are already getting busy!

Did some more filming for the reality show as a photographer.  Hopefully I won’t end up on the cutting room floor.  I will keep you posted as to when it airs.

Had some real fun creating this maternity photo recently.   I am always looking for new ideas.

Baby Movie Poster Maternity

Baby Movie Poster Maternity

Also been shooting a lot of boudoir photography for holiday gifts.  Several have chosen to add some fine art nudes such as this one.

Fine Art Nude - Blonde on Brick

Fine Art Nude - Blonde on Brick

I also been teaching more classes.  Several introduction to photography classes and a Photoshop workshop.  December has a bunch more classes coming.  Check out my photography workshop site for more details.

 


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So much to tell

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.

Underwater Fashion

Underwater Fashion in Eliza Magazine

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.


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Teaching and Shooting

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.

Maternity Pin-up

Maternity Pin-up

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.

 


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Things are settling down

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.

Family hands on pregnant belly by phoenix maternity photographer Orcatek

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.

Stephanie in sexy red lingerie by phoenix boudoir photographer Orcatek

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.


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Maternity was the theme this week

As I mentioned last week, this December has been packed with maternity photography clients.  Each one has been so much fun to work with.  The excitement of a new baby coming into a family is a wonderful thing to share.

Of course I always provide the standard pregnancy photos, but I love it when I can create a unique set of maternity images for a client that they couldn’t get anyplace else.  One of my clients was really into this idea and got an amazing selection of images.  This is one of my favorites.

Looking down on a 9 month pregnant back bend by Phoenix maternity photographer, Orcatek

A few lighting tricks to create this spotlight effect created this shadow.  Amazing flexibility for someone who is 9 months pregnant.  This is the kind of fun I love to have as a photographer.

In between these photo sessions I have been swamped with students taking private photography lessons.   It seems a lot of people want to learn how to take better photos for the holidays and like the idea of a private class on how to use their camera.   I enjoy teaching these budding photographers a few tricks of the trade to help them make their photos better.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season.


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Another fun maternity session

This weeks favorite shoot was a maternity photography session.  A young couple came to the studio to capture the memory of this special time in their lives.  Pregnancy happens so few times in your life.   If you follow my work you know I love to create silhouettes for my maternity sessions.

Maternity Photography Phoenix Pregancy Photographer arizona Couple Silhouette Orcatek

This week I created a silhouette of the couple together.  A thought it was a fun way to capture the love this couple shares with each other and for their new baby.

Next week I will be shooting some more maternity photography for another wonderful future mom.


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Big Belly Baby

Jessica came to the studio because she wanted to gets some maternity photographs done to remember her “big belly baby” as she called it.   Jessica was glowing and she looked amazing.  We spent a few fun hours shooting to create all the photographs for her memory book.

As a photographer I really like it when my clients bring in a large variety of outfits to a shoot, as it gives me lots of creative choices.  Jessica brought a ton of fun outfits, resulting in a beautiful collection of shots.  Each photo set created a new mood.

Jessica should deliver her baby soon.

Orcatek Maternity and Pregnancy Photography – Phoenix, Arizona


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Maternity Photography, Fun with light

I  am always wanting my maternity clients to get a wide variety of interesting photographs for their pregnancy book.  One of my very favorite ways to create uniqueness as a photographer is to work with the lighting.  For this shot I wanted the photograph to be all about the shadow shown on the floor.   This required a strong, very directional light.

Mom was a such willing model as I had her adjust her position ever so slightly to just get the perfect light on her face, belly and shadow.  In the end everyone felt it was worth the extra effort to create this interesting maternity photograph.

Orcatek Maternity and Pregnancy Photography, Phoenix Arizona