Fuego Magic with Lisa Rose FMP.16
Lisa Rosa came over from the island of Oahu to capture some engagement photos, while here on Maui we sat down to chat a bit about her journey and what she is about. We discussed how Lisa used photography as a source of release and escape. She shared how photography brought light back into her life and how this affected the way she looked at her clients and work. Lisa is an amazing friend, mom, and human. She is not afraid to be real and vulnerable. We talked about SO many different topics, obviously, we touched on gear, technical talk, settings, shooting, as well as how to say no to clients and knowing what YOUR specialty is. You are going to get inquiries to shoot the same things that you are constantly posting / sharing both on insta and your website.
Straight from Lisa’s website:
“I am a mother of 2 and it was after I was blessed with my daughter in 2012, I realized how quickly my children were growing. I picked up a camera with the intention of documenting my children’s lives, but before I knew it I was capturing moments for those around me.
I have a strong passion for the simple things in life and I love being able to capture moments we can relive over and over through photographs.
I often remind myself that there are moments in life you can’t get back and that’s one of the daily reminders I use to fuel why I do what I do.
That is to simply freeze time in moments you are just… living. ”
Fuego Magic with Alex Cohen FMP.015
Alex Cohen is a savage globetrotting photographer. She was kind enough to sit down with me while she was out here in Hawaii Photographing a wedding day for a very blessed couple. She flew over from Oahu and spend a solid hour talking story and sharing amazing bits of knowledge. Alexandra is French-born but currently resides in Australia.
She has a great encouraging story of how she began with her photography career. She has an amazing ability to connect with people at a personal level, we discussed a ton of different topics. She shared about her system to book destination weddings, what it is really like to travel all over to shoot weddings, her passion for design and how it ties in with her photography business. We touched on gear that she likes to shoot with, her approach with clients, setting boundaries with your clients on social media, camera bags, travel gear, how to prepare for your weddings, and much more.
I think what stood out the most to me was our conversation about community and how important of a role it played into getting to where she is at today. How she became part of a photography community and that helped not only grow as an artist but also grow as a business. The true importance of having genuine relationships and friendships with people no matter how far away from you they are in the world. It was SUPER interesting to get her perspective especially coming from such a different market, not only outside of Hawaii but also outside of the United States. I think that this podcast will encourage all of you wedding photographers out there. I think this episode applies to Maui wedding photographers equally as it does to people interested in photography all around the globe.
Fuego Magic with Dmitri & Sandra FMP.014
This episode I sat down with an absolute power couple! Dmitri and Sandra are incredible Wedding Photographers here in Maui, Hawaii. Dmitri and Sandra are film photographers who have been in the industry for over 10 years. We talked a bit about what it is like to be a married couple running a business while taking care of two kids. The balance of work and life. It is so cool to hear how they help each other grow, how they are able to challenge and push each other. We talked about their approach to weddings, what it was like to transition from digital to film photography. They had some amazing insight on how to renew your excitement for photography when you feel stuck. I know that for many people it is common to feel unmotivated when you have been doing the same work for years and years. However, your passion can turn into a job after you do it long enough. Dmitri and Sandra had awesome feedback on how they broke out of that feeling. It is always a personal choice to break out of that rut and find inspiration once again.
I can’t say enough about these two, they are so kind and genuine. I have seen them in action many times and their approach to weddings is refreshing. They way that they handle every situation with confidence and bring a peaceful stillness to everyone around as they navigate the timeline of your wedding day.
They also gave us some amazing tips on how to get started with film photography. Resources and even choosing your gear! I know many people find this process intimidating so I hope that this episode can shed some light on how to make that transition! Do not forget to send us an email with any topic or guest recommendations!
Fuego Magic with Mykle Coyne FMP.013
I sat down with Mykle Coyne, an incredibly talented photographer, and intensely introspective being to talk about his story. I knew this episode would be a long one and that the conversation would revolve about more than just shooting weddings. His journey with photography began as a kind playing around point and shoot cameras, he developed a passion for fashion photography and was determined to make it his career. He now shoots commercial work, weddings, and studio portraits. We had some really interesting conversation around the topic of curating your content and what our responsibilities are as content creators exposing younger generations to images that could be skewing their version of real life.
If you are not into that kind of conversation you can skip to minute 34 of this episode and that is where the photo talk begins!
We spoke about shooting photos indoors and outdoors with off camera lighting. So if you are interested in that, definitely this will be for you.
I am very interested to hear all of your thoughts on how this episode went. As I said before the first 40 minutes or so were completely unplanned. I know that thus far all of my episodes have been about peoples journeys and technical talk, but would you be interested in hearing more discussions about morality based topics and other ethical issues we deal with on our everyday work situations?
if you do, please email me at email@example.com with your thoughts as well as ideas. I would love to hear all about it. I would love to hear your opinions on the topics we discussed in this episode and I will absolutely voice everything you share with the audience during the next episode. I can’t wait to hear from you!