my Photographic Journey in
by, George Kuchler
I had the privilege for the first time in my life riding on an air boat while taking pictures for a company enjoying the New Orleans Air boat Tours. I have seen the boats before but was never an acting participant. The morning was cool with a crisp breeze and the sun was ready to light up the horizon for us. The best part of the tour isn't the alligators, the pelicans flying overhead nor the bayou water itself...it's the people. I was talking with the captains who drive these boats and these guys all grew up in the area preserving the wetlands as if it was their own. I guess it is actually theirs because it is a huge part of their life. This little homegrown business is not sponsored by any super large companies that help them do what they do. They give back to the area because they always have. This is how they were raised.
While we were driving the air boat back to the pier, the captain was telling me how they have cypress trees getting ready to be planted. They also pay attention to the area making sure nothing is obstructing the natural habitat of the wetlands itself. This tour isn't just a fun boat ride, it's a learning experience on it's culture. These people love being just far enough away from the city to enjoy the simpleness are beautiful wetlands have to offer. They fish, crab, hunt and preserve everything in the area. I guess you can say your tour is more like the locals showing off their BACKYARD!
Make sure to check these guys out if you are a local or a visitor because it's an experience you should do while in New Orleans.
I love working with the best of the best in New Orleans and these guys are no exception to the rule. I have always said, "You have no voice unless you are involved!" If you have an opinion on a subject matter than get in a position to voice it. I am always impressed how New Orleans vendors can continuously impress their clients no matter how large of a scale they are requesting. When a large convention comes in town they are calling around the city looking for the best to get the job done and I'm proud to be on that list. ILEA stands for International Live Events Association. Basically when an event needs linens, bands, photographers, venues, etc...ILEA is a one stop shop for your needs. While many great organizations exist here in New Orleans, ILEA is the one I have been the most involved in.
Back to the board meeting.....
Chad Dyle with Dyle Films hard at work. You should have seen the drone he flew above for the shot of the day!
Gotta love this custom designed bouquet from a door knob! Angie Mackenroth D'Ingianni was the creator of this unique piece which added some artsy flare to the session.
You can click HERE to see the NOW Magazine blog post about the entire photo shoot!
I am super excited to work with the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown New Orleans! There new location is Iberville and Bourbon. Whether you are from out of town or a local in the area, you should stop in to experience the awesomeness which is Hard Rock. Private parties with amazing entertainment can be reserved. You can contact
Sales & Marketing Manager
Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans
125 Bourbon Street | New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504.529.5617 | Direct:504.335.2292 | Fax:504.581.4960
The entertainment was provided by Carl Mack.
"Tales of the Cocktail" is a huge event for New Orleans every year. It's the best business convention you'll ever attend! Several liquor companies through parties at different locations in order to entertain and introduce their new products for the year. Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the event for Torres. Javier is the Global Brand Ambassador for Torres. The following images are just a taste (no pun intended) of what I captured for the event.
"Photography is my life!"
New Orleans Fine Art Prints sold here!