I am FOR you NOT against YOU.......

Second Shooters this is for you.....Hell even if you have just assisted me, this is for you....

OK, see the image below.... I DID NOT TAKE THIS SHOT...... I love it, I took a different angle of it but this one is not mine... This Image by Copyright standards belongs to Andrea Henderson of Khapture Photography.  Pretty awesome huh! Well you may never see this image due to the fact that most photographers will not allow second shooters to post the images they shot except maybe for their website. We all know social media such as Facebook and Instagram is where we spend most of our time browsing for images or what not. So unless you know the photographer, its gonna be a slim chance you don't get to see their best work.
 

Khapture Photography 

Khapture Photography 

So I was blessed to be able to show most of my work to Instagram or FB when I would second shoot for a few local photographers, some yea NOT SO MUCH.
 

Here is another from  Amber Balous who also helps second shoot with me. I think I was taking pics of some details or maybe a different angle but this here, yea! Awesome 👏🏼 

Amber Balous Photography

Amber Balous Photography

I guess my post is mainly about just letting future shooters know that it does not matter to me that you post what YOU shot.  After all its YOUR shot and your shooting with me for a reason... I like your stuff and I hope you get as much work in the future off of it as you can...
 

My Pastor at Shoreline City in Dallas just spoke about this just this Sunday. He stated that, How can I hold onto something that I have been blessed with and not pass it down. How can I ask them to help me shoot but limit them in return? The Lord blessed me with the opportunity to have a couple allow me to photograph their wedding or event and in my contract it states that I can post images from said event on social media, but yet I'm going to limit my second shooter and say "Hey by the way, you can't post any image you took till 3 months after I have given the couple their images". WHAT!
You know we have different angles and focal lengths we shoot at so more than likely your not gonna get the same shot I just took.  To my clients, I couldn't be everywhere at the same time and you know I didn't take the same first dance from all angles at the same time. I had help. Its hard to get work doing something creative, so if you see your face on someone else IG or FB page, its ok I know about it.... 80-90% of the images are coming from me. The editing....yup me.   

Lisa Cheng Photography

Lisa Cheng Photography

So I would just like to say thanks for all the help and anyone who extended help when I needed it. I didn't pull up too many images from all the Photographers who have ever helped me but if you have helped me.....I want to see you post YOUR work...You don't have to say you got the image shooting with me, because that didn't matter just post it. 

Second Shooter Angle

Second Shooter Angle

So again, I am for you, not against you. Not I am for me and only me.  I don't do it all alone and the people that help me should not be asked to have to limit their work to 1 or 2 post months later to show their work.  You were blessed, bless someone else. It's ok. The client is gonna love their whole gallery regardless. 

*Note
The Black Mamba is one of the worlds most deadliest snakes. 

Labor of Love

So Happy Labor Day everyone!  

  Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

I just wanted to share MY contribution to this movement and what I bring. My Labor of Love if you will. The camera! The Image! Yesterday I got to hang out with some really close friends and for me some of them was my first time meeting them, but through social media and the interweb we were able to get to know each other way before we met yesterday in person. We had a "shootout" which is basically a styled shoot with models and we in the simplest terms become the paparazzi!!! Hahahahaha, well it felt that way! Only with lighting equipment everywhere if your not just a natural light photographer and nature to deal with.

Attack!!! 😂😂😂 

Attack!!! 😂😂😂 

To get to the spot I rather have attended a cross fit gym and spent 2 hours there. Yea, that would have been easier. Oh mental note. Get an assistant for stuff like this! 

There have been many people before me with way more important contributions to our county and society that have made this day possible for you and me to enjoy a day off but this is part of mine. The gift that I have been given. The gift of creativity.  

Here is an image of one of our models   Taylor, a big shout out to her and fighting the trek, heat, mosquitos, snakes, and turantulas, and worst of all. Us damn photographers lol. 

What!!!!

Taylor Baxter Olivares

Taylor Baxter Olivares

So doing shoots like this is a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because you get to meet some pretty awesome people and get to show a few things that your capable of. Using and controlling natural light, use different lighting, and my favorite! Helping others get to their next level of offer some insight as to why I shot something a certain way. Our beautiful Mom Jacky below was game for anything! Getting in the water was a must! With the heat and the cool water I just had to follow along! Mental note number ✌🏼️.

Learn to swim. 

Beautiful😍 

Jacky

Jacky

So my last couple was Brittany + Edgar. If Brittany looks familiar to some it's because she is an awesome hair stylist and owner at Hair By Brittany Baxter and specializes in hair color and balayage. So if you looking for an awesome hair stylist info will be at the bottom of this post. 

Bam! 🔥🔥🔥

Brittany + Edgar

Brittany + Edgar

Thank you guys for stopping by and spending 5 minutes off of your already busy lives. 

Again im going to sound like a broken record but please share and like our Instagram and FB page. Thank you all for the love and support from my last blog post and I am overwhelmed by it. Love you guys and thanks for your continued support.  

Happy Labor Day and thanks for supporting my Labor of Love and shout out to the MGLR crew as well. Love y'all ❤️

Brittany + Edgar

Brittany + Edgar

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3 Ladies and a Camera

I don't always post about personal things, but just wanted to share a couple of images from yesterday of the women in my life and the reason I picked up a camera. 

See capturing those two young girls on the left playing soccer every Saturday about 9 years ago with my little point and shoot Kodak, yes I said point and shoot. Best of all I actually walked around the huge soccer fields with a monopod on it just like the big boys I waned to be like, Neil Leifer, Walter Looss, Brad Margin & Peter Read Miller. 
 

Hit play and check out some of my handy work from 2007-Present. 

Man......so yes looking at the video, its been a while I've been doing this.  I know the Lord has me where I'm suppose to be and Im fine with that.  I started doing my transition from "sports photographer" to event photographer when the girls I coached at the time were turning 15, and you already know what that means Quinceanera!  So it was like "coach you take pictures, do you want to be a sponsor to my quince as the photographer?" 

By then I had moved up to shooting with a Sony A100 with a kit lens & a flash. So naturally I was like yes!  Below is one of my first images from a session for a quinceanera back in 2007. Man I had no clue what I was doing! Some would argue I still don't and that may be true but hustle always out does talent when talent doesn't hustle so I hustled my @ss off. 

2007 Quinceanera  

2007 Quinceanera  

So I have a lot to be thankful for. The ladies in the first pic are the main reason Im thankful.  For allowing me to document their life and by giving me a life that allows me to do what I love doing.  So there is a small glimpse as to where and how I started photography.  

2016 Quinceanera  

2016 Quinceanera  

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I'll be looking to do a free session and for my 1K follower I'll be having a drawing for a complimentary wedding! YES A WHOLE WEDDING ON ME! 

 

Stay tuned!