So Josh, Erika and my self were having a conversation about our tagline yesterday, “Fine Arts Weddings” & “Fine Art Portraits”. We are in the midst of updating our blog & website and to be honest I brought up that I was a little worried our clients might misunderstand what that means to us. Then… we had one of those conversations that I wished that were recorded for us to share.
What do we mean by “Fine Art?”
A huge priority with us, is that those portraits you hang in your home, will still be amazing in 20 or 30 years. That they can become heirlooms you pass down to your children. Like old family portraits. You know those that are 70-100 years old or older. They are always beautiful, classic, simple and will never go “out of style“. I am always so drawn to those. They inspire me.
We approach each sessions with the goal of capturing something real. Something timeless. Sometimes that is a sweet somber moment, sometimes that is a big belly laugh. We love images that make you feel something. We want the result of a session with us to be a selection of precious memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Images that can stand as beautiful “Art” in your home. What better to decorate your home with, than those that you love the most.
So to us “Fine Art” simply means beautiful photography that will fill your home and walls with love and memories for generations.
I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to technical stuff, I need SIMPLE. Simple words & simple directions. Josh and I have always said that would be our approach if we ever taught photography. There’s a ton of photography info out there. So much that its a bit, no alot overwhelming. But guess what…you don’t need to know it all, only a few things make all the difference. This workshop is not for the professional. Its a beginner class, that will help you take better photos. Are you a mom or a blogger and want to understand your camera, light and SIMPLE editing. This is the class for you. Josh and I will cover camera and lens basics, lighting and finding the right light, creativity and composition. This will be a safe place to ask the “dumb” questions, and get answers. Thats how I learned. And if you know anything about my partner Josh, you know we are going to laugh and have tons of fun. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Class size is limited.
Thanks guys for the amazing response! This class is full. We will be announcing new dates soon!
One thing I’ve learned from an early age is to find successful people and find out what they are doing right. I’ve never been afraid to ask questions. My plan for this blog is to find succesful folks, creatives, business people, moms, friends and get to know them a little better, and share that with you guys. Some questions serious, some questions fun, and forgive my southern English, please.
The first person I had to interview is Josh Moates. We have been business partners for going on eight years now. I truly believe God put us together. He is like my brother. You will never meet a more honest, genuine, kind soul. The thing that impresses me the most about my dear friend is his ability to be accomplish any thing he sets out to do. He is such an individual. He lives life on his terms, and doesnt measure success by the worlds standards. He is a tremendously creative photographer, who has that special knack for capturing something so genuine in people. He is a super talented musician. (check him out on MTV here) And just the nicest, funniest guy you will ever meet. (And just in case you ever wondered, that tattoo of his says “Salvation.”)
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