I love having my 3DR Solo in the truck for when I come across locations that are deserving of arial footage. I hope you enjoy this little video of an old church down south. :)
Every day I wake up I say the words "Thank You" before my feet hit the floor. I remember all the years it took me to learn my craft and actually apply it towards creating beautiful imagery. It felt like it took forever to learn so many things. There is no shortcut and understanding light and how to capture it correctly. Whenever I teach photography I am reminded of the hundreds of little things I have learned over the last two decades that are actually applied in my daily workflow every day. Being a pro photographer is a true gift but it is also one that is deserved. I have seen some of the most beautiful and unique things in New Orleans and all around the country because of my job.
For someone who despises Math it's pretty ironic how much Math is used in photography. The difference for me is "Photography Math" is visual. When somebody tells me you have a gift for seeing the shot, I now understand what they mean. My truly greatest gift with being a photographer is how I relate to the human experience. I love being a motivator and a witness to this great thing we call life. Whether it's a happy occasion or sad moment I'm always proud to capture them with the click of my shutter. The camera for me now is just an extension of my conversation with the person in front of me. Where some people see a creative mind as a scattered brain with A.D.D. influences, I see it as a gift because I'm never settled on just one thing. I believe we all have moments of greatness and celebrating those moments more often is what keeps the creative mind going. The photographer within is always bored with the image just taken while becoming super motivated to create an image better than the one before. I strongly believe this is why I, as a business, has thrived for the last 23 years. I'm always looking for the next awesome image that I can share with the world. They always say, "You're only as good as the last photograph you took." No pressure... just keep creating!
My advice to anyone starting to learn their craft should always remember photography is like golf. Just because you had a few in the woods doesn't mean the next T-off won't be a hole-in-one. Always go for the creative hole-in-one!
Today I'm asking YOU my readers about 3 things I can talk about and share via my Youtube Channel. My vlog is up and coming but before I got carried away, I wanted to hear from you first. Please list in the comments your thoughts and I'll gather all the offerings to create my videos.
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Our clients are pampered with top notch service from start to finish! After your photo session we schedule a sales session in our studio where we can show you the images at correct size on YOUR WALLS! This way you order the correct size and we can design your walls without spending a dime. Once we settle on your wall art design, we order your portraits and they will hang on your walls exactly as you saw it in the studio! It's the coolest feature ever! It's just one of the many features Elizabeth and I do for our clients. :)
High School senior casuals are fun if you are working with me of course. :) You can even bring your favorite pet to your session. The more ways to have fun the better your session will turn out!
Photographing his senior casuals were a lot of fun in downtown New Orleans. It's so much fun finding little areas that work with the outfit you are wearing. :)
I absolutely love photographing my high school seniors, especially the kids I have been knowing for years. Ava is the pure example of JOY. Her happiness as a person has always been evident when I would see her with her mom and sisters. Her senior pictures were a treat for me because she is just as happy as I am as a person and overflowing with positive emotions. I know it sounds like much but trust me, if you know Ava you will agree. Here are a few of my many favs from her session. Enjoy!
My father in law has this little blog that is actually a BIG DEAL! As a creator I'm always striving to stay positive and creative even when life is difficult. We all need our friends and family for support but you still need the right tools for the job. Take a look at his blog, get inspired and give yourself the real tools you need to THRIVE in this crazy world. :)
Jesse Melancon, You inspire others to be a better version of themselves! We should all do the same.
"Photography is my life!"
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