Events that come to New Orleans are always unique to say the least. I get to see industry leaders talk about their business and future business plans. I think it's so cool that the same conversations we are having in my business is the same types of discussions in theirs. We are all setting the pace to move forward and change with the times. This is an important factor to every single event I cover. Keeping up with the times is more difficult now than ever before. Whether you like or dislike social media, as a business you better be doing it.
I love being an event photographer here in New Orleans because I make friends with people from all around the world. I just direct them to my Youtube channel and follow along.
Recently I watched someone get talked down to and it made my blood boil. Just because you have more money than the other person does NOT give you rank! Even if you did have rank, speaking to another person in a demeaning way isn't cool.
What and How your words come out of your mouth is exactly how other people will remember YOU. I had to make a video so you can share it with someone who needs it. :)
Well, it's another school year and I have to say, I'm not ready for this chapter. When your kids are all in school life is hectic yet easy. They all live under your roof. We all share meals together. We laugh at the dumbest things when everyone is being silly....all of this will be different sooner than later. Elizabeth and will look at each other a certain way when the kids are doing something memorable and we both know times are changing. I remember being younger wanting that larger than life story to happen for me.
I used to think of all the time in the world I had to make any dream come true in my future. To think I'm living that future right now is exciting and scary. Do you ever feel like you aren't exactly living your dream life as an adult?
I can tell you this for certain..."Today is the first day towards the new chapter in your life IF YOU WANT IT TO BE!"
I know self motivation is the hardest thing in the world sometimes, but only YOU are in control of YOUR LIFE. If you want a new job start searching and stop complaining about the one you have. If you want a new car but you are broke, stop buying coffee and put $5 a day in a jar for a down payment on the car you really want. If you are tired of you...then create a NEW YOU! You don't need a gym to get fit, just go outside start jogging, cycling, walking fast, push ups on your front door step, etc.
The coolest thing about us humans is how we can literally change our surroundings when we want to. You are the most talented and gifted mammal on this planet and you dwell on is what you don't have in your life. Today, my life starts a new chapter with the kids back in school. Julia is a high school senior. Ellie is a freshman in high school. Jack is 4th grade. I am getting older yet always reinventing myself. Life is good.
It's not my fault I'm aging but my inner soul is still that younger version of me who wants to create everything in life I deserve with hard work.
"Today is the first day of the rest of my life!" Today I choose to attract the positive and destroy the negative.
Let's do this thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When your first child enters this world, words cannot properly describe your emotions. This is one of those moments when a picture is truly worth a thousand words. You hold in your hands someone who can change the worlds way of thinking or be the next creator of an invention that can altar our worldly universe. I know that's deep but you get where I'm going with this. NOBODY will ever love your child the exact same way YOU DO!
These are the emotions I love to capture within seconds during a session. The lighting, the background, the tone of the image, means NOTHING if the image does not speak to you emotionally. This is something I cannot teach because you are equally living the moment with your client. When that baby smiles at dad after crying for what seemed like forever, and the parents both light up with smiles...that's the shot to get.
At times you may feel like you are just taking pictures...but are you really?
I enjoy being able to capture real-estate photography when I get the call. This house was a pleasure to capture. If you are interested in viewing the house, please contact the owner:
John J. Driscoll
On Youtube today I posted the video on food photography and the delicious food of Lakeview Harbor. My vlogs are fun to do because I get to just be myself and talk to you.,..the camera...to thousands of subscribers...and mostly just you. :)
Well we dodged another storm out in the Gulf. By all counts "Barry" could have done some real damage but the good Lord had other plans for us. The news on TV had a rough job covering the storm since they expected the worse but nothing really happened to make it news worthy. I'm so glad we didn't have any catastrophic events take place but we sure did expect more rain than what we got. Well, stay tuned for our regular scheduled programming..... more photographic events are coming soon. :)
eMan, I have been so busy with work that I just couldn't get a good video going for my Youtube Channel. I know what you are thinking, GK it's just a Youtube channel! Ummmmmmmmmm, GOOGLE owns Youtube so guess what is also searchable...Y O U T U B E !!!!! I have come across clients shopping for photographers and my Youtube channel is actually one way to see me. Anyway I can get in front of people is what I'll do to succeed. This vlog however, was my vlog to nowhere. I started and stopped too many times during the last 2 weeks to have a cohesive video so I decided to smash them all together in ONE VIDEO. Here you go:
Every year when Essence is in New Orleans I get the distinct pleasure of working with famous people and companies. Last year I worked with Netflix and met Marlin Wayans for his move "Naked" at the Civic Center. This year I worked with Mr. and Mrs. Horowitz for their podcast at the Contemporary Arts Center Building downtown New Orleans.
You should do a little research on who Felicia and Ben Horowitz is because I was surrounded by powerful people with nothing but positive vibes surrounding them. I have always had more respect for powerful people that are down to Earth and motivating to those around them.
The Horowitz are worth multiple millions and they called me for the Essence event in New Orleans. My daughter Ellie said, "Dad, that's cool they called you!"
I have learned over my years that the Universe continues to put people in my life that are like myself. I like to professionally kick butt, laugh along the way and make your experience fun!
After all..."Money does NOT make the person great, yet GREAT people with money can change the world!" -GK
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