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Raquel Ortiz

Updated: Oct 1


I have never made a blog post before until now. So here goes nothing!


Here recently I have been trying to shoot more photos to expand my portfolio. Fall is my favorite time of the year to take photos, because of all the colors on the trees are changing. Also, I cannot complain about the crisp and chilly weather. For my next shoot, I wanted to find someone that really knew what they were doing in front of the camera, when it came to posing. I started my search for a local model on Instagram, and I came across this beauty!. Everyone, this is Raquel. Is she not the most beautiful woman you have ever seen? I sure think so!


Raquel just recently graduated from Missouri State University, with a Bachelors in Molecular Biology. That is right! She is drop dead gorgeous and a science nerd. She currently works at a local hospital as a Medical Scriber through the week, and models on the weekends when she has free time.


Raquel was one of those kind of models that knows her angels and has posing down. I swear, every time she heard my camera shutter she went into a new pose. Shutter... Pose... Shutter... Pose... She killed her photo shoot! Thinking back, the only criticism I gave her was to move her hair behind her ear for one shot. Other than that, it was all her. I had so many good photos to choose from to edit - it was honestly kind of hard narrowing down which ones were my favorite.


For this photo shoot I wanted to focus on the tones and lighting in the photos. We shot during GOLDEN HOUR, 6:00pm-7:30pm, honestly the best time for photos i my opinion. It was an overcast day, which was a bonus for even lighting. I took all of these photos with my brand new Sigma 35mm F/1.4 Art Lens and I think it was a banger. It is a little bit more wide angled, compared to my Canon 50mm F/1.8 Lens, which I love. I was able to get more of my model and the background in the frame. I think having a more wide angled shot helps share the story of the image.


Anyways... I hope everyone enjoys these photos of Miss Raquel as much I did!

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