What a fun week

I had an amazing array of clients over the past week.  I have numerous students take private photography lessons.   I really enjoying helping other photographers develop their photography skills.

An old friend from high school need senior portraits for her daughter.  We did a mix of location and studio shots.  It was fun to catch up while her daughter was changing outfits.

Outdoor senior portrait

Also this week a shot a great deal time enjoying time as a pin-up photographer.   Pin-up is always a lot of fun for everyone involved.  Lots of laughing going on as we try to capture those flirty looks of classic pin-up.

Sexy cook checking recipe in here cookbook in this retro pin-up art © Orcatek Photography - Phoenix

I take the base photo from the shoot and convert it to an pin-up illustration using way too many steps in Photoshop.  I like the end result, so I will keep doing it.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.   I know I ate too much.

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Sexy Boudoir Photography and Model Portfolios

So many fun shoots this week I thought I would share two of them.  The first was a photo shoot with model Oksana who need commercial photographs for her modeling agency.  We shot a wide variety of sets both in the studio and on location.   Here are a few of shots created for her modeling portfolio.

Another great shoot was a boudoir photography session in an amazing hotel.  The idea was to create sexy photographs that appeared as if the light was streaming in thru the window.  With a few photographic and lighting tricks, this image was created and she agreed to let it be shown in the blog.

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Great Week, Published and more

This week my big news is I have another cover on the newsstands.   I photographed Elle in a very sexy and intimate set of photographs for College Gentleman magazine.  The shoot was all about glamour and teasing, never showing too much.   Have to leave something to the imagination.

Elle in College Gentleman Boudoir Glamour Sexy Lingerie Orcatek Photography Phoenix photographer Dean Farrell

Elle didn’t even complain when we ran out of hot water – LOL.  What a trooper she was.

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This week I also taught several photography classes.  I enjoy working with other photographers to help them get better at the art.

Next week is going to be full of surprises.

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Glamour, Maternity and Headshots oh my

I just realized that it’s already July. Where has the time gone? I know my time has gone into creating some amazing photographs for my clients. One of the shoots I had some fun with was creating some glamour images for a young model name Lizzie.

She is just starting out as a model and wanted to try a few things out to see what styles of photography she liked.
Lizzie Boudoir Photography Phoenix Arizona Pin-up Photographer Scottsdale AZ Orcatek I liked the wind in her hair on this photograph.

Another future mom chose me has her photographer for her maternity photo book. She was 8 months along and looked great. Pregnancy so often can bring a special something to a woman that just needs to be captured in a photograph. She brought her husband to the shoot and we got some great couples shots for their book.

A few people came in for headshots for their business cards and websites. Clients like to see who they are dealing with. It provides a feeling of trust since.

Hopefully the heat will be gone soon, but I know it will be at least 6 more weeks. We did get a bit of rain this week which was nice.

Model Musician

This past week I spent most of my time shooting 3 magazine spreads. Fabulous models in sexy lingerie in a boudoir photography style. I will be able to show the photos one it goes to press.

A model came in to add some shots to her modeling portfolio and we decided it might be fun to use the guitar she brought along to do a CD cover mock-up. I shot a wide variety of looks and this was one of her favorites.
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When working with models on their portfolios, it is always fun to do some theme based shots like you might find in an editorial shoot.

Next week won’t be as hectic, but I know it will be fun.

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Summer is here, keeping busy

Busy week this week. Had fun maternity photography session, some headshots and couple of amazing boudoir photography sessions.

One of my favorite shoots this week was one with a young model named Jillian. She wanted some photographs to start her portfolio. She was very interested in creating a fashion look. Working with young models is always fun as you never know how they will be in front of the camera.

Some are shy and others are just bouncing off the wall with energy. Either way, my job as a photographer is to bring their personality out in the photographs and also push them in new directions to create a diverse modeling portfolio.
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We shot both in studio and on location. We had to get an early start as summer is here and we don’t want to be outside much. Jillian was a trooper and we got some great outdoor shots. We then moved to the cool studio for the remainder of her shoot. Music and AC make for a fun shoot.

Later this week I am doing a shoot for Flashes of Hope, a great organization. Check back as you will want to read about this shoot.

Rock On

Had a great week this week. A fun group of clients. Some amazing women came in for their boudoir photography sessions. Some future stars updated their actor headshots. A glowing mom to be got her maternity photographs done. And several models came in for updates to their portfolio.

One of those models was a young lady named Jonell who wanted a variety of looks for her portfolio. One of my favorite themes from her shoot was the rocker chick photo.
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Creating a faux environment in the studio is always fun. Of course we had the stereo cranked up to create the proper mood.

Next week looks to be fun too. It’s great when your job let’s you have so much fun.

Irena – Pageant Winner

I had the chance to week to photograph a very fun young lady. We had a lot of fun creating different looks during her time in the studio. She is very interested in fashion, so we did some shots that you might find in a models portfolio.
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As a photographer, I always love it when my clients aren’t afraid to be a bit silly as it often yields some amazing photography. Irena was one of the those girls who just had fun with it. Come back next week for some surprises.

A week of Variety

Variety is the spice of life so the say and it sure helps keep the creative eye working in photography. I love it when I have to change up my thinking from one shoot to the next. This week, this lucky photographer shot maternity, headshots, boudoir, pin-up, products and even automotive.

Frequently I will have clients come in and wish to combine to photographic needs. Often I will have a boudoir client who also needs to have a headshot done. Boudoir is often also combined with modeling.

By combining a clients needs in to a single photography session, I can give my clients some great value.

Of course one of my favorite parts of my job is when a photographer is needed to shoot an amazing car like this Ferrari Testarossa. This car was on-site for a fashion photography class that was being held at my studio and I took a few minutes to grab photographs of this beauty.

Next week is already jammed packed with a great variety. I can’t wait to see what else is on the horizon.

Fun Model Emma

Emma is new to modeling field and she wanted some photographs to start her new portfolio.  With all of my portfolio shoots I always work to create a variety of looks in the time we have together.  Emma was fun and full of energy.  These are a just few of my favorite shots from the shoot.

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