I have three more shoots to edit and deliver before the weekend shoots pile up on top of those. I have pretty much every weekend book out by clients and model shootings. Which feels so nice. Today after I finish editing a fun shoot I went for a walk to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunlight. Everyone who know me, know going for a walk means that shopping is some how involve. Sad to say it is more for shoots then for me personally. You would hate to see how much props I have in so many rooms (running out of space!).
As I was walking something told me to go into this antique store. Sometime they have nice stuff (mostly over price) and other side they have, …yeah. It did not hurt to stop to go in to see and I am so happy I did. I have been looking around for this one item for years! Problem is this item is a bit big and too heavy to walk home with. The hour of operation my friends with a car and husband are at work. I could try on Saturday but I have a shoot plan. I know the store will be close again by the time the shoot is over. Sadly in Germany some stores close way to early. I am going to try my best to see if I can get it this week. I know this item won’t stick around for long. The price is decent and I can use it for many creative shoots that I have in mind. Wish me luck!
About to make me a bowl of soup and go back to editing. Wishing you all a great week.
Lora Victoria Fotografie
I have been off the grid for two weeks with high fever, dizziness, and ache. Many shoots I had, I had to reschedules. Thank goodness people understand that we all are human. I been taking medication, tons of rest, and limited my computer time. But using my phone to stay in contact with the world for limited time per day. I am finally feeling like myself again. Not 100% but good enough for two big shoots this weekend. One of this weekend shoot I can discuss because that one is a model shoot. I have a model who will be driving 3.5 hours to me for a shoot. We have been planning out the details of the shoot since November. We are both excited about the shoot and can’t wait to meet.
For me this is a great honor when customers and models travel to me at quite a distance just to stand in front of my camera. They could easily go to a photographer in their area but instead drive such a distance for me to capture their beauty. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful and happy for anyone close by or at a distance who bless me with their present.
What make me so different from other photographers? I honestly don’t know. I am just being myself. Maybe that is what make me different. I have two other special shoots coming up later this month if not for sure in March. Also a model from a distance who want to try out one of my crazy idea. Looking forward for that shoot as well.
Time is flying and I have so much ideas I want to do before moving but at the same time focus on my business. Let’s see how much can be done. Wising everyone a wonderful Valentine weekend! If you are single go out and shake your tail feather with some friends.
Lora Victoria Fotografie
I love being a photographer. I love being able to capture the many emotions in life. A day without photographing or editing is a bit boring for me. I can always feel something is missing. Valentine is around the corner I am getting more requests in making erotic photos than normal, which is great! I was debating if I was going to make a first time offer on my FB fan page “Lora Victoria Fotografie” still debating, but so far people have reached out to me and contacted me for a shoot plus made shoots.
Photographing erotic boudoir shoots for me is so much fun and so beautiful. At times I end up crying along in happy tears with the clients. Doing an erotic shoot is not so easy for a person in front of the camera. To slowly take off their clothing in front of a stranger is sometimes uncomfortable. Many people have an issue with their body that at times they feel comfortable and sexier in the dark. Which is ok. Erotic photos are not only sunshine over lit photos. They are also dramatic photos with low key lighting. Settle enough to make the clients feel comfortable and let out their creative side if not naughty side.
My service is not only for females but also for males. Believe it or not in erotic shootings I get more male clienteles than females. People assume it is because males are confident of their bodies. You be surprise that males have the same issue as females. They should also be treated with the same sentimental approach and respect.
That being said, I am about to go back to editing. Wishing you all wonderful week!
Lora Victoria Fotografie
Fun post I will keep the comment section open if you want to leave a comment. Normally due to me not having much time on the internet last year I shut down the comment section of my page so that I won’t seem rude to respond back to comments from my post a week later. Taking a break from editing I came across a news feed on my friend wall. We have known each other since the start of middle school.
Reading the comments were truly funny and my response was daring myself to climb up the pine tree in front of my mom house to the highest point I could go and getting stuck up there for a while until my brother and cousin help me down. Then my friend response was if I try a little bit harder she is sure I can think of dumber things we have done when we were children. I couldn’t, this was the first thing that came to mind. Then she remind me of when we were in science class together and we had the food fight. Automatically something snap in my head of them throwing my brickscuit. See this is what they call it that day. We all had to bring a food item to science class and I remember that day I was suppose to bring the biscuits. I forgot to set it out on the counter to thaw out. Instead the day of class I threw them in the oven thinking the ice will melt out as it bake. Well yes and no. They came out looking nice but a bit hard. By the time I reached to school it was brick hard. I thought nothing of it. My friend who bought up this discussion was the one who ask me if she could have one. She took it and knock it on the counter and said what did you you bring brickscuit! I said no biscuit it still taste just take your time and eat it, lol (funny I am still the same way but now instead of brickscuit I am making burn food). All of a sudden I see my biscuit flying across the room knocking out people. Then people start to throw their own food at others. It was one fun messy day. A day I have never forgotten but never thought it was something dumb I have done when I was a child.
After she jog my memories I then remember something that was really dumb I did just to get a quarter. See a quarter back in the days when I was a child was a lot of money. Yes, we all laugh now but everyone in my generation or older know this. Snickers use to be .10-.15 cents and a quarter which was the last time I bought a snicker when I was a child. I was up in the attic of my mom’s house and the attic was like always an adventure for me. It was not insulated and at that time my mom use it to store up things she did not use. I guess how attics look like in the movie with children in them. Same look and feel to it. One day I seen a quarter through the crack of the wood on the floor my finger was too thick to get it so I ran downstairs and got a tweezer. Could not see and grab a candle (did not have a flashlight at that time). Lit the candle, place it on the floor and tried to get the quarter. All of a sudden I am smelling something burning. It was not the floor it was my bang! My bang was on fire and sizzling! I jump up and pat my head until the fire went out. End up with a new style of a bang and never retrieved the quarter from this very day. Funny to sit back and think about it.
What dumb thing have you done when you were a child that you don’t mind to share on the world wide web ;)
Yeeek! I am online! No really really online professionally! Fb has been nice to me and I gain clienteles from it as you know not even promoting myself by advertising price deals and etc but by just showcasing my work. People took interest and email me. This year I want to market myself and set my true potential. I know I can do it if I get off my arse away from the computer and learn how to socialize in person.
I am like one of the shyest person you can meet. You would never believe it when I have a camera in my hands. My camera bring out my alter ego of confidence. Take it away and you will just see me smiling if not laughing and barely talking. I have been working on myself to talk more and to socialize not caring if I sound like the idiot I am. Talking no matter if it is in English or Deutsch is hard for me, but everyday I push myself.
Yesterday I have posted on my FB photo page “Lora Victoria Fotografie”, my business website. It is user friendly in both English and Deutsch. A model, photographer, web developer, who is a dear friend of mines have build me a beautiful professional website with all that I wanted and what we collaborated on. His professional service was a great investment! I have been trying to build the website by myself for a while now and every time I place it on the back burner. Due to editing photos, having photo shoots, or a glitch in the coding won’t work how I want it to work. Then when I finally have it all together I have learned I need to make it for tablets and mobiles. Back to the drawing board. I tried but things have change so much since my degree. Therefore I gave up and place my ideas, design, and trust to a professional who make websites everyday. If you like my website and is looking to revamp your page or create a new one his name is Jochen Glombitza and you can find him on FB. He speak fluent English and German. https://www.facebook.com/jochen.glombitza
Today I will be designing my cards and flyers then create them for print. I have a few people that been asking me for cards for the longest and a place of business who told me once I have my flyer I can leave it there to advertise my service. One thing I learn in life don’t take forever to do something because things in life can always change.
I have 6 more months in Germany or a bit less but I am going to make the best out of it business wise. Dear readers, I am wishing you all a beautiful week. Stay warm and enjoy the sun light when it does shine.
Lora Victoria Fotografie
2014 was great 2015 must be wonderful!
Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year fill with your heart desire and accomplish goals. Below I have made a short slide show of some of my work from last year. Hope you enjoy!
I want to talk about a topic I write so often about, “Body Distortion”. I work with a lot of models professional and hobbyist. And in my normal life I listen to both men and women telling me what they don’t like about themselves. Yes, granted we are human we will find some or many faults about ourselves. For some reasons we are not happy with who we are. Now I am not talking about the outer appearance. I am talking also about the inner. Because beauty for me start from the inside and will shine outward.
When a person have a clean heart, friendly, doing things for others not looking for a return, and so many other positive things. You are beautiful to me. I can never meet you and talk to you over the internet or snail mail you for years and tell you how beautiful you are. Outer appearance is nothing when you are not beautiful inside and treat everyone the same even the person who gets on your last nerve. Looks comes and go. No matter how much expensive clothing we use to adorn ourselves, makeup we use, or plastic surgery.
It truly hurt me when I hear a person telling me that they will get surgery not for their health but to please others, for vanity, or for money. This tell me that they don’t love themselves as they should. Not saying a person must be conceited because even the most conceited person have flaws and will quickly point it out. I think God made us the way we look for a reason. Whether born not to walk, not to see the beauty in the world but to sense it around us, to have hips that knock people out the way, no buns to slide into smaller area, bigger breasts to capture men attention, or smaller breast for men to see how beautiful your eyes shines in the light. We are all made into perfection whether we see it that way or not. People please love yourself. Your imperfection is perfection. Love your body, love yourself, and accept all that you have or don’t have.
People blame body distortion on the media, I blame it on being greedy. Wanting what others around you have and not being happy in your own skin which is only your temple or better yet shell that transform while our body is on earth. I would so like to hug everyone who come in my path and tell you, “Baby you are perfect. You are beautiful!”
Another quick note I would like to say, “I have another publication coming out in 2015. It is an erotic publication that will be in magazines, on the net, and where else the publisher choose to showcase the photos. I am super excited and the model is too. Last year I have been publish in a Tattoo Magazine, Newspaper, Catalog, and Calendar. Next year my work will be in many viewer homes again in different medias. Who say hard work does not pay off. I say bring on 2015 with ton of positive energy, completed goals, success, love, wants and desire to come true, and getting rid of body distortion!”
Wishing you all a great week!