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! 

 

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So What do I Get?

A lot of times people purchase things or are about to purchase something and if your like me you scroll down to the details and click on the "What's In The Box" section. All in hopes of getting more than we purchased. That little nugget that makes you grin inside and appreciate the purchase more. It's not a make or break deal because you really liked the product or company maybe even the customer service was second to none so buying it was already a must.  

Victor! What's your point? Ok, I was looking at some photos that I took of an event and at the time I took the pictures I looked at the back of my camera and knew right off the bat it was missing something. Said picture is below. 

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Ok, so not bad. So Vic what's all this talk about added value?

Well I decided to reach in my bag and pull out a few things and walked back over to my table setting I was shooting. Had a buddy do a few things, set up and extra flash with a gel to add some pop to the scene. As you can tell from the above picture this particular spot had no up lighting so....... I created some.  

Behind The Scene Shot

Behind The Scene Shot

Here, with some good help I am creating a smoke effect so the colored light pops against the image. Below is a shot I was more happy with more creative and I know some people would not have taken the extra steps to create said shot! 

Creative Table Setting

Creative Table Setting

Thanks to everyone who books with me and has booked me for your Wedding Day and Quinceañera. I learned a while ago that I have to STOP SELLING and START HELPING! 

The free resources like timelines and questionnaires are part of what I don't talk about but include. The referrals I send your way if I'm booked to make sure you are taken care of are some of the small things that me as a person is also looking for when it comes to buying something.  #AddedValue 

 

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