October 2016 Archive

Goldenrods, Glitz, & Glam | Liz + Brad: New Orleans Engagement Photographer

Liz has a particular aura about her, one that glows. I’m sure this sounds quite familiar to you reading this, as I’ve spoken of this “aura” in posts before. You see, I truly believe that there are clients each year that my soul was particularly meant to work with. This year, Elizabeth and Brad are undoubtedly among that bunch. When you interact with Elizabeth, her humble beauty just cannot help but seep into the veins of those around her. It’s no wonder that Brad is so clearly enamored by her.

Elizabeth and Brad were naturals in front of my camera, truly. Rarely did I have to give them much direction at all—their chemistry did the bulk of the work. (:

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement SessionCan we talk about the S-T-U-N-N-E-R of a ring Brad picked out for her? Soft, radiant, and unique, much like his lady.

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

As F. Scott Fitzgerald so accurately articulated in The Great Gatsby, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.”

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

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Can I get an “Amen?” Love seems sweeter, blankets feel softer, and all of the stale worries of summer seem to fall to the wayside. I felt the same sense of rejuvenating freshness as I photographed Liz and Brad. Not because it was the beginning of Fall, no; but because, I could see the genuine affection they hold for one another so clearly in every click of my shutter.

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz + Brad Engagement Session

Liz and Brad, I cannot wait for all of June’s festivities with the two of you.

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A Waterfront Wedding at Abita Roasting Company | Heather + Ryan: Mandeville Wedding Photographer

 

Soft, considerate, optimistically full of life and love, this is every bit of how I would describe the aura that Heather gives off. Her smile shines and her soul glows and there’s not a question in my mind as to why Ryan chose her to spend the rest of his days.

Heather and Ryan chose to get married at Abita Roasting Company on the waterfront in Madisonville, LA, for an intimate, yet lively Thursday evening ceremony among their closest friends and family. Heather planned her entire wedding in just over a month, and GUYS…I cannot tell you how much love there was surrounding the two of them. While I love a meticulously thought-out wedding soiree, I’ve been girl crushing HARD lately on a few smaller, more intimately planned weddings.

We watched them laugh. We watched them cry. We watched them dance the night away with the most important souls in their lives, and it was beautiful…Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

 

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

 

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather wrote Ryan a letter that he read immediately before their first look and it was the first moment I saw just how much Ryan adores every bit of her being. The two of them had a considerable amount of time together to soak in one another and the events unfolding. It always bums me out when my couples have such a stress-filled, jam-packed wedding day that they don’t get time to simply soak in one another for a solid moment, so I’m so overjoyed that we had so much time for this.

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Abita Roasting Company is located on the waterfront in Madisonville on the most quaint little street among mossy oaks. All the swoons…

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather + Ryan Vial Wedding

Heather and Ryan, I wish you a lifetime of love, laughs, and all of the happy. 

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The Importance of Tangible Photographs: Preserving Memories in Albums

With technology being as essential as a body limb in today’s world, the debate between photo releases, preserving print images, and it being the responsibility of a professional photographer to educate the client on the importance of tangible print images is one that never seems to find a conclusive resolve. I posed a question regarding this topic on social media recently, despite the fact that this debate makes my stomach turn with anxiety. Yes, I said anxiety. Let me explain. It churns my stomach that I’m not offering the best for my clients, or that I’m not pushing them to preserve their family heirlooms in a tangible manner, OR simply that I’m not offering the exact product that perhaps fits their needs.

After my social media post, what I learned is that most of my clients DO want the option for digital high-resolution images. Nonetheless, most also stated that they rarely get around to printing the images we plan, capture, and document so meticulously. Of course, this made me rack my brain to try to find a cost-effective option that would allow them to somehow receive both components at a price that both values the quality of the work and their pocketbooks.

2016-10-05_00052016-10-05_0004While quality albums will ALWAYS be a bit of an investment, I want them to be something my clients feel is within reason of their normal photography budget. With that being said, I’ll be offering exclusive ADD-ON album pricing to my Lifestyle Collection offerings. This pricing will be exclusive to collections where the high-resolution download is purchased OR a minimum print order has already been met. Essentially, you’re getting more bang for your buck. (; 2016-10-05_0001

If you’d like to know more about this exclusive pricing, please contact me via email at kali@kalinorton.com.

Happy Fall, Y’all!

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