One of the most important components of any photoshoot, particularly the work I do, is location, location, location!! You can have the best team, the best models and the best idea but if your location falls short, well, the entire shoot can be ruined!
Finding the perfect location can be super challenging! Asking friends, scouting spots that end up being less than perfect, or spending hours on google coming up with nothing!
That challenge is now made easier! I was recently introduced to a great resource for finding the perfect location. Le Shoot makes it super easy to browse locations using all sorts of criteria, from price point and ambience to city of choice. Once you find that perfect location they provide images, property details and an easy to navigate calendar for scheduling your perfect shoot!
Right now they have comprehensive listings in NYC, LA and Miami. So check them out!!
The more I work on this project of 100 portraits of friends, the more I realize that by doing so I am also making a portrait of who I am through the people I choose to surround myself with, the people I am blessed to call my friends. Here are the latest additions.
This year started with a fresh look at my work. Analyzing everything from my branding, website edit, promotional schedule as well as a really well thought out portfolio book. The portfolio book is one thing I didn’t really have. They are often expensive to produce and just getting started can seem daunting. But with the help of Morgan Kazanjian at Wonderful Machine we were able to tackle that initial hurdle and get going. The process was great. Often times we as photographers are attached to our work for all the wrong reasons. Morgan was able to view my images objectively and make assessments on inclusions and placements that I wouldn’t have likely considered.
The final result you can see in the video she made below.