Ron Tencati

Photographer Male Charlotte, North Carolina, US
My Website: My Flickr albums
Mayhem # 1674337

About Me

I'm a photographer based in Charlotte, NC. My rates are reasonable. I am willing to shoot TF (Trade), but I also accept bookings to give you a unique look and I will consider paying you to model if you are experienced and have the photos to back it up.

You will never be asked to do anything that is outside your comfort zone and an escort is always welcome on a shoot to watch or assist you (I may put them to work!). I have access to local studios if needed. I also have my own studio gear with portable power and can set up appropriate lighting on location shoots just about anywhere. I shoot only with professional full frame bodies, professional series lenses, and off-camera lighting as needed.

If you are a model seeking payment in money from me for your services. Realize that the fee you are paid is your total compensation. If you desire photos, you may purchase as many prints or social-media-ready digital files from your paid shoot as you wish, but you aren't going to be paid in both money AND photos. If you want your photos, we'll shoot TF, or else you can pay ME to photograph you and I'll deliver high-res, edited photos to you from our shoot along with a print and social media release. Fair is fair, right?

If you travel for a TF shoot, I will cover your travel and shoot-related expenses.

I typically shoot on weekdays during daylight hours. Weekend work must be booked in advance and is generally paid work - but we can talk.

I enjoy shooting Fashion, Glamour, Portraits, Boudoir, and outdoor events, including weddings. I also shoot civic and sports events, so I'm pretty varied in my tastes. Check out my Flickr site for recent pix. I also have another website at

Contact me and let's make some beautiful photos!

Published Work:
Faerie Magazine - Winter 2010 issue
Faerie Magazine - Spring 2011 issue
Cat's Meow Magazine - July 2011 issue
Arizona Renaissance Festival 2012 program
LePurr Magazine - Premier Issue
Steampunk Gazette (hardcover book)
I have also had my work published in newspapers.

MODELS BEWARE! There are many photographers on MM and Facebook that are just smooth talking Guys With Cameras who just want to see you naked for no good reason. Please check references and check with other photographers in the local community before you do a shoot with any photographer you've just met on Facebook or Model Mayhem. Don't become a victim of exploitation! Photographers should take your picture, say thank you, and say goodbye.


I value quality over quantity. I don't need to shoot three models a week. These are models with whom I've shot with and made beautiful pictures:

Aubrey Hays
Amy Elizabeth
Courtney Huffman
Greer Allison
Kathy Gfeller
Katie Morgan
Autumn Rimmer
Lydia Muller
Abigael Nikkol
Susan Schabacker
Silver Kitsune
Jay Thompson
Jessica Nicole Reid
Sara Farrell
Anastasia King
Lauren Light
Ginevieve Syn
Lynnette Hurley
Rebecca Lawrence
Darlene Peacock
Amber Grayson
Shannon Boothby
Liz Peavy
Ophelia Pop Tart
Silver Kitsune
Mary M
Kristin Shadrick
Laura Colgin
2014 US Olympic Bobsled team member

Organizations for which I am or was the Official Photographer:

Mint Museum of Art - Charlotte, NC
Big Mamma's House of Burlesque - Charlotte, NC
Carolina's Figure Skating Club - Charlotte, NC
Central Carolina Skating Club - Durham, NC
Southern Stars Synchronized Skating - Pineville, NC
Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Metrolina Theater Awards - Charlotte, NC
Central Academy of Technology and Arts - Monroe, NC
Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department - Charlotte, NC

I have many other paying clients who are not listed here.

References and other sample shots available for:
Civic and Private Events



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