Rick SholtenPhotographer Male Sacramento, California, US
My Website: RicK's Flickr Photos (some)My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/sholten
Mayhem # 1152208
About MeI AM A PHOTOGRAPHER! I Love taking Artistic and Creative pictures. I want to get more of those great art like shots that make other people say "NICE"! My goals are to get some really fantastic shots; to make people happy when they see themselves, for their loved ones to enjoy; or just seeing something special in my prints! I do charge $75.00 per hour if you want all the rights to the photos, $45 per hour if I keep the rights and will share them with the model to use for their portfolio, and I still do an occasional TFP shoot. These are very fair as I feel the value you get in photos is my time, my equipment, my gas, and quite a few years of photography expertise. I do have a portfolio that deserves that! I have a portable studio and lights and have now done quite a few weddings and engagement pics...Talk to me I am easy to get along with : )
I Love to see the Art and Beauty in everything I do! I'm am basically a pro photographer and many of my subjects think I'm pretty good as well. I'm always willing to learn and improve and shoot in a very professional manner. Ask any of the models I have worked with if you have any questions as to my character.
Artsy, Classy shots are what I want to do. I am not one to spend hours and hours getting one good shot. Going from one pose to another and getting multiple shots with different backgrounds, settings, and poses is my preference to be able to pick out a few great shots that do materialize. I prefer outdoor settings but can and have done some great studio work. Check out my link above or my own personal favorites at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricksrockinpics/
I have a portable studio (lights & backdrops) and have worked them in homes, apartments, garages, a few warehouses, stray barns, a wheelbarrow, a tunnel, a dungeon and can set them up if you have a space with a plug. Also like the beauty salon/body paint booth and studio all in one; thanks Annette! Still looking to do the Laundro-mat shoot; someday!
I am fine with escorts and am always happy if they hold a reflector and fix hair and makeup. : )
Thanks to all the models, artists and escorts who have helped and worked with me to get some amazing shots. It has been a pleasure working with all of them in the credits below. Always looking to do interesting shots and scenes so please message me with ideas you might be thinking of.
My email is rsholten969@gmail if you prefer to use that. My schedule is very flexible M-F and unless paid gigs I spend weekends with the family.
Credits#1012140 Holly Peralta, Very enjoyable to work with and fun poses
#871018 Iris, Great model fun to work with
#805531 Melaine Aufdermaur, Fantastic to work with
#1114083 Tisha Leigh Nice shooting on a hot day,very patient, special thanks to her sister in law for touchup makeup
#385201 Courntey, ready to work for any and all images, fun to work with
#1054972 Riley Zamora, great fitness model, very versatile
#1182648 Carly Jeene, great model and fun shoot
#1207221 Oakleycase, fun to work with even on a cold dreary SF day, great smile
#1132149 Tiffany, lovely expressions, great to work with
#1164267 Meghan Noreen, easy going
#1204905 Melissa Ann Carlson, nice to work with and definitely a bubbly model
#1095033 Lady Ligeia, lovely to work with, very adaptable, very easy to work with, has the best shoes and stockings
#862917 Veronica Bruno, wonderful to work with, super expressions and great sport, fantastic
#1260667 EllsiKarin, nice to work with and even brought a model friend along for the shoot
#1265422 Karisa Renae, stunning outfits and easy to pose, great expressions and a trooper at navigating the landscape, great makeup and hair
#1294388 Ashlee Martinez, great to work with, very patient and fantastic facial expressions, fun outfits and personality
#1135275 Sophia D, Makeup Artist extraordinaire, artist in the true sense of the word
#777434 Annette, Body Painting Goddess with the great salon, body paint booth, studio and incredible touch with a brush
#1294388 Evelyn Slade, great patience for body painting and works a shoot to get the best shots.
#1280428 Carolyn Victoria, very easy to pose, does her own great makeup and has cool outfits, very professional
#1383349 Miss Jodee, fun to work with, great makeup, willing to work to get the good shots.
#899361 Adabel, Lovely and great to work with, very easy going and fun, bring your notepad; wish I could sign
#1053664 Baby Anna, Very easy to pose, very friendly, willing to get dirty to get the shots
#1423170 Angelann & Kenneth, wow, what a great shoot, very fun shoot and her escort got in the pics too
#703438 Cutie Pie Shana, very personable and great expressions, loves to pose for the camera
#1203552 Faith Lundgren came ready to shoot on the dreariest of days and got some great shots, hair came down and the weather got better.
#672026 Ripplee Severin is great to shoot with and lots of great experience, cool portfolio album, a joy to work with.
#1448113 Sashira has a great attitude and is ready to shoot and is very creative with poses, wonderful model!
#277954 Marie Elise was the super trooper, worked a great shoot in the coldest weather, fantastic!
#1432527 Mis Genevieve, enjoyed working with, great attitude even with the mud
#147739 Pyrokitten, beautiful shoot, very enjoyable to work with
#21451 Belly Donsah, great and easy to pose, very professional and willing to work to get "the" shot
#1245728 Alexandra Grace, fun to work with, laughed a lot and got some fantastic pics
#1579340 Anggi fantastic to work with, definitely willing to work to get the shot. Bit shy but super nice!
#1588976 Ylena YN, great to work with, lovely wardrobe
#1610474 Mayghen, very easy to work with, fun to pose and always has a smile going. Escort was super helpful reflectoring.
#1480759 1RoushGirl, definitely into her Mustangs, great shoot, fun wardrobe, great location set up by her, she is the bomb; thanks to the Basic Bar for the location
#1624390 Ambre Lyn Lovely model fun to shoot with, brought husband as escort and he helped make a great shoot!
#1627043 Cadavre-Suicide was very open to shoot all styles, willing to work to get the great shots, fun shoot, thanks to Cory for escorting her.
#1637085 Tiffyinkaddict was a great trooper and worked in the rain; but got some great shots, Robert was fantastic escort, thanks.
#1649617 Ashley Hammock, great to shoot with, very patient and a very cool "Plush Doll"!
#1219373 Susan331, classic look, pleasant and easy to work with
#1812401 Katerina Purrington, great to shoot with, worked the shoot and willing to get "dirt"y, pleasant to work with great makeup and hair, and ready to go for an 8AM shoot
#899361 Lovely Mien absolutely amazing to work with and one amazing portfolio!
#1820132 Michelle L Fisher fabulous to work with in her own studio, natural at fun poses and really rocks a shoot!
#1898163 Brandy Rosenberry was easy to work with and very open to work hard to get the right shots, fun, and has a great smile!
#1886561 Austin Wood was fun to shoot with with his manager Jack : ), easy to pose and look forward to seeing where he goes.
#820389 Nicole-B rocked the shoot and got some of the most fantastic images ever; super flexible and the handstand was incredible!
#407286 Squeaks was very easy to work with, worked hard and willing to get in the dirt and pine needles.
#1931742 Nicey Love was fun and easy to work with, took a while to get her relaxed but once she was the shoot was great!
#1616783 Marjorie Joie was ready to go and good to shoot with.
#1649617 Goddess Beauty Isis was ready to go bright and early, great shoot with her and her daughter : )
#1611717 Christina Capri was a joy to work with and definitely stepped up to get the most fantastic shots, great mask and props she brought along
#2008764 Donotdothisok was prompt for our morning shoot, ready to go and rocked the shoot with fantastic poses and great looks all morning long! Great fun to shoot with too!
#848194 Mandy Mattos was awesome to shoot with on the coldest of mornings. Icy fog was in the air and great images materialized.
#1293434 Valuable was great to shoot with and is a quick change artist and poses effortlessly, looking forward to working with her again.
#410377 Lady Kinyobi was fun to work with and is great with wigs! Jimmie her escort was super helpful too!
#1250736 China P, great to shoot with, fun attitude and seems to pose naturally
#1620065 Samantha has great transportation : ) is positive, encouraging and spontaneous.
#1427924 Tracy Jay was wonderful to work with, flexible and ready to try any pose thrown her way.
#1467020 Ryley Madison was a pleasure to work with, very professional and brought lots of ideas and fun to the shoot. Fits in medium size box : )
#2203441 Marinda Ellesse, prompt and great to work with, easy to pose and brought a ton of cool outfits
#1625402 Ms Priceless, easy to get along with and has great shoes! Worked hard to get some great shots and fun.
#2303290 Amanda Harper, prompt, fun and easy to pose, did a great job with outfits and worked like a pro, not like a new model.
#2309862 Jeslyn Alise, great to shoot with and did a very nice job with her makeup, especially eyes.
#2301358 Virginia Pond, fun and great to shoot with, brought a second new model and rocked the shoot, great tattoos.
#406581 Ashley W L, great and fun to shoot with!
#762967 DesiModel, fantastic to work with and is amazing with makeup, great expressions and she rocked the shoot!
#1931742 Charnice 916 was fun to shoot with, easy to get along with
#2110607 Ample Angel was wonderful to work with, easy to pose and willing to go the extra mile to get a great image.
#1293434 Valuable was wonderful to work with and full of emotion for the images.
#407286 Squeeks is always fun to work with and very easy to pose.
#2554160 #2503047 Robin is a great athlete an willing to get the shot no matter how you want her, fun, athletic and easy going.
#2215013 Vivian Lewis was great to work with and rocked the shoot, willing to do what it takes and very fun to work with.
#1243400 VICTORIA MCCABE fantastic, fun, flexible and great to shoot with.
and many more models not associated with MM. Thanks to all of them for all their hard work and efforts!