Today was a cool cool day! As you know I have been doing private shoots, shoots for my future exhibit, and shoots I always wanted to make but did not felt I was ready as yet because for certain shoots I needed a good makeup and hairstylist, a certain editing style which I think I finally got it pin down. Not 100% there yet but “fast da” (almost there), as the German would say. I have been planning this shoot mentally for years but found the perfect models two months ago. All my shoots are preplanned calendar wise. I book early in advance my shoots but at certain timing because I notice customers want a particular time frame. Therefore I leave opening time for clients and schedule fun at certain time periods for myself.
I am sure you are wondering what the shoot was about today. Well all I can say it is a lifestyle shoot. The weather has been good and bad; nevertheless, still decent enough for outdoor shootings. I will continue my best to do many outdoor shoots as I can before I hibernate, lol. The models I work with were very brave and had the right attitude. Some of my ideas was a bit crazy but they still rock the shoot and did it which create awesome photos. Tonight I will organize the photos and after tomorrow shoots I will start editing today shoot and still the wedding shoot. I am buried in many edits and shoots, but I am getting everyone photos out to them on time as promise.
if you would like to see a photo of the shoot keep an eye open to Facebook “Lora Victoria Fotografie” page. I will post a photo there not sure which one as yet and the remaining I will keep for my webpage to showcase my work to clients.
I hope the sun is shining on your side of the world. About to get back to work shortly. Wising you all a wonderful weekend!
Lora Victoria Fotografie
P.S. Hecky Ja ist Hecky Yes :)….Ja = yes in Deutsch
On Friday night I had a moment of being thankful and feeling bless. Don’t get me wrong I am thoughtful of many things everyday and grateful of every blessing that comes my way. I was taking a shower and broke down and cried. These were not sad tears leaving my eyes but happy tears.
I have work with so many models that help me get to were I am because of their patience, time, and support. Without them, my husband, my loving family and friends, FB supporters, and many of you. I would not get to where I am now. Ofcourse hard work and lack of sleep is thrown in the mix. This year I have done 4 weddings and next weekend will be 5. This is a dream of many license photographers who want to do wedding events. I feel bless that people trust me to capture precious memories. I feel bless to be a license photographer. I feel blessed to be able to do what I love. I feel bless each time a person ask me to capture memories that will go to generation and generation after.
I feel bless and I am thankful/grateful!
Lora Victoria Fotografie
I tend to be a curious person of nature. Sometime curiosity is a good thing and other time not so much. I tend to wonder at times if I was a Genie (if I spelled that right) what would people wish for. Would if be the superficial money, being love, having a child, fixing something that happen in the past, wishing for a better future, being able to walk, wishing to live another person life not knowing how their life really is behind close doors, or just wishing for good health?
For me wishes are not wants but high desires. Something that always come up creeping in your brain and for you to think about it always because it has a purpose and a strong meaning behind it. A want is something you can live without and don’t think much about it. Eventually the feeling goes away. That is the difference in my opinion of want vs high desire.
What would my general wishes be if I had 3:
1. I wish for people to love and respect each other no matter how different/alike we are.
2. I wish there would be a cure for every disease, sickness, and ailment out there. That everyone could live a healthy life and die of natural cause/freak accidents/old age.
3. I wish that people can learn to be happy with what they have in life and be happy for others. Instead of trying to place bad energy on someone else by wishing them to fail. For them to get up off their ass and stop complaining how unfair/bad the world is. Nothing will change if actions are not taking.
What would my 3 wishes be for myself:
Well they are quite personal. I have share them in conversation with close friends and love ones. People who know me pretty much know without me even saying it. However I will share one. One of my wish for myself is to be a better person. This wish is so broad. It means many things to me. At times it hit me pretty bad when my mind is free. Perhaps this is the reason I stay busy not to dwell on how life is at times. Don’t get me wrong I have a handsome life but a few things need to be work on and it must start with me or there would be no change = not a better me.
So what would your three wishes be for you…what is your highest desire you dwell on? I know you have a few.
Lora Victoria Fotografie
This week started off nicely with Max and ending great with a girls night on the town (now Netflix with the hubby…thank you Gypsyscarlett http://tashaharlow.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/review-penny-dreadful-ep-1-nightwork/comment-page-1/#comment-145 )
I had wanted to take my camera along with me but I told myself no. Number one it is really heavy around the neck, tons of drunk people are out int he big city, and when I have my camera I tend not to socialize much. Yesterday started off with a water shoot. I love water shoots. they are so beautiful and dreamy. The weather been a bit cold and my crazy buns been in ice cold water. Plus I honestly don’t mind even when I get sick from it. If I can capture the beauty of the model and the surrounding I am going to be neck high in water with numbs body parts. Heck as I tell my models I will freeze with them. Yesterday shoot was nice but it was nice because my friend and I shoot together. I must say most of my friends are techy, swavy, creative, smart, beautiful in and outward friends. I am very bless to have them in my life and for them to accept me for who I am.
After photographing a beautiful model together I went home to take a shower to get ready for a bachelorette party to photograph. There were 25 people and the theme was a Holi bachelorette party. It was so much fun. My first bachelorette party and I am sure not the last. Next month I have two weddings to do. I am so freaking excited! After the party I went straight to meet up with my friend and her friends. I must say my friend and her friends are beautiful! It was a great night fill with laughter. Looking forward for another ladies night in December!
It feels good to hang out with a good friend now and then. I have been neglecting myself from enjoying the sunlight with friends. I am always on a photo shoot if not editing. I promise myself in the beginning of the year I would socialize more. I started as so then my love of photography took over. This week I am starting off fresh but will try not to over do it.
My friend Max and I met up for a lite lunch. It was a beautiful day with nice cool breeze blowing. I could not resist and take some photos of the people in the area and of Max. I love lifestyle shooting because it is real. No posing, not looking sterile. What you see is pretty much what you get. In our plates was a chili pepper. Max joked and played around with it and then it got interesting that I bust out laughing at every click. Even now when I see a chili pepper I bust out laughing, :D Chili pepper anyone? :)
I have my home studio!!! Real home studio!!! Yes, I have made my own studio with cloth background and gadgets I place together from Home improvement shops (I am a really handy chick. I build my own stuff many days. I learned well from my mom :) ) I used my off camera flashes because that was all that I had and it did well. Now I have all the gears I dreamed. My husband had gave me an amount for our 10 years anniversary and even surprised me and higher the amount by telling me stop being so cheap get all that I need and buy good quality gears that will last long, don’t look so much at the price….but remember Christmas is around the corner and we are building a house. That made me think smarter or I would really get “all” that I wanted, LOL.
Where I live at the moment is a nice size flat but not big as what I am use to in the State. We need one more level for that. It is big as one level in the State but two would be nicer for all the crap I have.
Even the basement is full that I am literally afraid to go down there to grab anything out and waiting for something to fall ontop of me. Yeah that full. Therefore, I had to choose the room wisely and move all my stuff if not pack them on top of each other to make space. It took a week to do that as I was fighting in my head of not wanted to move anything but knew it needed to be move or that it will magical moved it self as I sat there staring at it. Nope it did not budge, LOL. I had an appointment for my first shoot two weeks ago and time was getting close. I made up my mind to move my butt into gear and move things around for everything to fit well with out feeling cramp. I was totally happy to see the result and proud of myself. The first shoot was a success! The model could move easily, more things such as props could be added into the room and it fit 4 people comfortable as we were shooting. Since my home studio I had two models with different themes and one coming tomorrow for her shoot making three so far in a short time. The weather is beautiful outside; a bit chilly but that is not the reason I am shooting at home when I can shoot outside in which I actually do both. Certain themes need certain situation, lighting, and etc. I love outdoor shooting because of nature and many possibilities of backgrounds. But I love indoor shooting as well because I love using lights/controlling the sun and adding drama to my photos. Once I have edit all the three studio shoots I will share one of each. I have actually three photos on my photo page Lora Victoria Fotografie on Facebook of the photos I have taking in my home studio so far. She was my first model to work with me in my professional home studio and all of us love the result. No more renting studio for me unless the client/model need to have something I don’t have at home.
I must get off the internet. Tomorrow shoot will have four themes and I need to see if I have everything and organize the set up. Wishing you all a beautiful week!
Lora Victoria Fotografie
For the last few months I have been asked if I am interested to do an exhibition of my work. I think it is strange that people would just ask me that. As I see my work as okay and not top as other photographers I admire. Even today after a shoot I was asked again. Then something in me had said perhaps later this year or next year but my work is just okay for her to say, “no I have seen your work and a few others that was taking by you from a colleague and the photos are in great taste and beautiful”. I ofcourse ask what is the name of that person. As I literally am over book. Every week I have 4-5 photograph sessions and by the time I finish editing all of the session or even half it is time again for another shoot. Crazy right? I need a vacation from editing and photo shooting atleast three days, but who am I fooling. I will get so bored and be itching to take photos as it is my passion. I have a few theme shoots I would love to do but can’t get to do them as yet because I have no time for my personal work.
The day I do an exhibition I will let you know. I have tons of photos I do not post to FB. Sorry to say FB is a playground for me to post and share a few shoots but not all. Plus not all photos are viewable for FB without offending a person base on how they think. And last I am so tired of FB compressing many of the photos and making it look like crap. Many days I shake my head and say forget it. The clients/models, everyone are models to me, when they get the photos they see they have high quality photos and not compressed crap as shown on FB. I must laugh writing that because I do get sometime emails thanking me for the photos and how they love it and what a difference it is from FB. I tell them FB is for a sneak peek, lol, nothing more.
I am about to get off here. I have to deliver three shoots by this Friday and two more by Monday as I have mentioned shoots are building up on each other and I have literally more shoots than that to be edit but everyone has their due dates of when the photos will be deliver. I am a person who keep to my word and wish for no one to be thinking why are their photos not coming on time. For me that is unprofessional. You give a client a date, then as a photographer or any other profession, you should have everything finish and ready by date giving.
Wishing you all a great week!
Lora Victoria Fotografie