Specialty & Location: Weddings, South Florida & Destination
DA: Tell us a little bit about yourself!
JL: I am in love with savoring this life's most beautiful blessing: relationships. To me the most precious moments are the ones that happen naturally, organically. When you reflect back on your favorite memories, they are about emotions experienced with loved ones. Those are the moments that captivate me.
DA: What has been your most memorable image and why?
JL: That is an impossible question for me to answer. There are so many memories attached to my images that I could never choose just one.
DA: If you could tell photographers that are just starting out one thing you wish you had known before starting a business, what would it be and why?
JL: Avoid going with the flow. Don't make decisions based on what others around you are doing. That means in how you price yourself, how you spend your money, the types of things you shoot, even how you shoot them. Figure out who you are as a photographer and business person and then weigh all of your decisions against that. It will save you countless hours, dollars and mistakes!
DA: Where do you find inspiration?
JL: Mostly nature. Light, Water, Wind, Motion. Combine those with genuine organic emotion and I could get lost forever.
DA: If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
JL: Italy, the coast. The food, the sea, the culture. It's truly magical and I have never experienced anything like it.
DA: What are you most grateful for? JL: Grace
As photographers, we’re always on the lookout for new tools that will make our workflow faster and easier (while making our images look their best), and when we found Mastin Labs’ film presets for Lightroom, specifically Fuji Pro, Ilford B&W and Kodak Portra, we knew we had hit gold!
We downloaded and installed all three, and watched the included Getting Started tutorials Edit Your First Image and Using Tone Profiles that hold your hand and walk you through the presets and how they work.
The presets are incredibly easy to use, and quick to apply. And, we love that they are designed to replicate the films that we have known and loved.