This image was taken a bunch of years back when I taught at a seminar called "After Dark". These were the best times of my teaching life. Dave Junion, the creator of After Dark, was simply awesome. He took an idea we all talked about learning photography in a new way, and made it happen. I love to teach and After Dark was my favorite experience of all time.
This image was a long exposed image enhanced with 2 flash pops on each model as I ran around the Lotus within 30 seconds of the shutter being open. The point is learn! Learn as much as you can in the most unique ways you can. If you only copy what you see from others you'll never step in the front to lead. Dave knew how to make things happen and that was also one of my greatest take aways from this seminar. Ideas are great but proper execution is genious. :)
The camera is on the tripod. The models are posing by the Lotus with Miami behind them and your job is to expose for both the city background, the Lotus sports car and the models, all within a 30 second exposure. Don't worry. Watch this video and you'll be ready for the challenge. :)
Here in New Orleans our wedding events are much quicker in pace thank around the country. We do not have sit down dinners so we go from church, group portraits then first dance at the reception. The amount of work we do within the timeframe is very impressive actually. I have realized that time management is all about your communication skills with your clients. If you are bored with your own workflow CHANGE IT UP! Ask your bride for opportunities to be creative by scheduling the wedding day itinerary in your favor. Nothing will ever change until you make it happen.
Whether they have a wedding planner or not, your voice is everything. Communication with your bride for your creative ideas is EVERYTHING!
Our last wedding was incredible at the hotel getting ready because we were ahead of schedule. I know this seems like a simple example but was a much bigger deal to me. Usually when I get to the hotel the girls are not completely done with makeup, the bride, mom and mother in law are still needing last minute touch ups. This is all time I'm waiting instead of creating. On this wedding the makeup was completely done! The girls were in their long shirts with monogramed initials and I had my total time to create. They were ready to rock! After we did the fun shot on the bed with her girls we had some time to kill before getting in their dresses.
I always wanted to create some modeling shots with the girls but when time isn't allowed those types of images never get created. I told the girls I wanted to take a quick shot of each of them and they can do their own pose. One at a time I had them by the wall with the beautiful natural light and my fast paced goodness. :) . I Was like...I'm gonna turn away from you and on three, I'm turning fast and taking the single picture of whatever you wanna give me. All the girls were laughing and shouting at each other for how to strike a pose...it was so much fun. :)
These quick images are only one example of what good communication with your client will do for your creativity! Gaining an extra 15 minutes on a New Orleans wedding is HUGE! Take advantage of your time and take charge with your creative needs.
I follow a channel called, yes theory. This channel is based on facing your challenges and doing it anyway. Even the famous Will Smith was impressed with their channel and did an amazing collaboration right before wills 50th birthday. Today was a simple video of them launching their podcast. Instead the video was about Aamir's Life changing experience. This video of theirs is the real reason why I love Youtube. As a photographer I capture your story but YouTube allows me to share mine as well as others on the YouTube experience.
This video link will remind you we are all human and we should be grateful for the life we have whether it's good or bad. The life you have in your many directions depending on the drive and passion and faith you have in your own life. SEE VIDEO
Take a quote from Amir that really hit me hard is… Hold on to why you want to be here!
If you have not found your own "WHY", yet you should start soul-searching now.
Well this was a very nice surprise tonight. I just open my email and saw I was selected top 19 of 112 wedding photographers in New Orleans for which they reviewed. This is my second time winning and it always feels good to be acknowledged for the hard work we do for our clients.
This new portrait of Judge Credo was taken in my new GK Studio Loft. I always appreciate the presence of excellence when it's noticeable and Judge Credo is the definition. Don't worry, he is human. He is a loving father, husband and friend to many. I'm very aware of your personality when you are in front of my lens and how we interact with each other, I wanted to create an image that shows his strength while not over showing his judgeship. The eyes always tell the complete story behind the image and this image says it all. It's Simple yet perfect for who he is as a human being.
I know when you see the image you just see a simple portrait. That's because you don't know him as a person. Now you do. :)
Elizabeth had a great idea for all of us to go to the studio and take a picture. I said, Let's just sit on the floor with the empty studio behind us. SOOOooooo much history is in that building. All the kids grew up knowing that was dad's studio. It was only fitting for this image to happen. I have been moving one truckload a day for almost every day in July and the time to turn the keys in. I realized it's not the building I was missing it was the memories created within it! These 4 humans in the photograph are my proudest achievements. The new studio will have its own legacy and I'm excited to live the moments that are waiting to be experienced. GK is now located at 608 Papworth Ave in Metairie. Besides the location...NOTHING ELSE HAS CHANGED! My number is my cell 504-957-8412. If you call the old studio number it is forwarded to my cell anyway. Like you, I love my family and it's the memories I love creating! Cheers to an awesome new path created. #GodIsGood #focusedwithgk #SimpleCleanBeautiful
Did he put a ring on it? Well now you can start selecting your vendors for your wedding. I always love working with my couples before the wedding because it gives us both a chance to see how we all gel. These are my rules:
1) dress nice so you can go to dinner after our session
2) Be Yourselves. My sessions are more like a stroll around the city as I capture the realness between you both. Yes, I will direct you so you'll look your best, but I'm mainly going for "Candid Real!"
3) Have fun. This is a wonderful time in your lives and I'm excited to be a part of it.
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