Entries in Luciana Justice Photography (18)
Today Maria Carolina came with her son Leo to my Studio for a Mother's day mini session. Leo is 2 years old and 8 months. He was a bit shy in the beginning but towards the end of their session I invited him to help me to photograph his mom. He didn't think twice! and he did it; he held the camera firmly and pressed the shutter!
He took a picture of his mom and proudly showed it to me when looking at the screen in the back of my camera. I know ... it's not in focus, it's not straight, but it was done by him, a picture of his mom! What a great mother's day gift that is. I loved it, and I had to proudly share it in my blog.
Mom & daughter's love. We're already celebrating mother's day at the Studio!
It has been a blast to photograph baby Nicole. She's 10 months old and she's getting ready for her first international trip to Brazil, her mom's home country (and mine too!).
Just love her smiles & giggles. Cute spring flower!
Early Mother's Day Special! So often the Mommy's are behind the camera taking photos of their family and end up not having any photos of themselves with their children. So, on April 20, I will be doing mini sessions for Mom and child(ren)! Limited availability.
Yesterday we had our last round of Easter Mini Sessions; beautiful kids, happy smiles, chocolate, colored eggs, cute little bunnies and painted faces! Easter has always been an exciting time of year for me.
Thank you to each one of you who stopped by our studio. We'll be posting about our next Mini Session promotion soon!
Last week I was contacted by Beverly Smith, the owner of Make a Tail Wag pet boutique, asking me if I could make her some dog hair bows. If you know me well you would not be surprised at all with this offer. And yeah, I loved the challenge! Not only did we make them, we bathed/groomed our furry boy, and photographed him! Hey, I'm a stay home mom - we can do it all by the grace of God!
It was a quick and fun project! If you have an idea in mind, and would like to see it in a photo, let's chat about it. I'll be glad to take the challenge and I'll be honest about being able to execute it or not.
Here is one of the 10 images we created for Make a Tail Wag pet boutique
Whether photographing a small family or huge family, I love creating a timeless family treasures.
We understand that a family portrait is one image that will be displayed and cherished for many years to come.
My goal is to be creative and compose a fun and beautiful shot for you! here is one of the images we created this weekend with our Mini Sessions promotion:
Planning a wedding can be a lot of work. Once you’ve set the date, reserved a location and invited all the guests, there is often still an overwhelming amount of planning to do. However, finding a great wedding photographer should make the process easier and a whole lot more fun.
The engagement photo session is a great way to try out your chosen photographer, and be sure that you will ultimately be happy with your wedding photos. After all, these images will be treasured for a lifetime and should only be entrusted to the best. Also, spending a day with your photographer is a great way to get to know them and vice-versa. This established rapport will allow you to feel much more relaxed on your wedding day and to know what to expect.
Typically, your photo session would take place at a location of your choosing that is important to you as a couple. You can choose a place that reflects what you like to do together, the place you met, or some other special place.
The actual day of the engagement photo session is meant to be enjoyed and is your time away from the stressful job of wedding planning. It is your opportunity to be yourselves and truly enjoy each other as a couple.
Once your photo session is complete, your engagement photos will be viewable online within approximately four weeks. You will then have the option to download your digital negatives as well as order prints.
- Where you first met
- Where you had your first date
- A restaurant, coffee shop or any other location that you frequent as a couple
- A really cool looking landscape or skyline that's near by
- A location with lots or bright and vibrant colors
- A location that would be the last place that you would think of getting your engagement photos taken, like an abandoned warehouse or old junkyard
On Sunday April 29th Mirella Biessenberger and Colby Hanks got married at River Oaks. It will be a wedding I'll always remember not only because it was filled with beautiful moments but also because It was my first solo wedding as the main photographer (most of my work has been second shooting for established photographers in Lafayette).
Mirella is originally from Brazil, Colby is American. They incorporated a unique idea I thought it would be interesting to share with you, the newest "wedding fever" in Brazil: Toss the frog!
Brides choose to toss a stuffed Prince Frog instead of their beautiful flower bouquet.
The meaning behind is simple: the lady that catches the frog kiss it to find her handsome prince. Just like in a Fairy tale!
And the single ladies who didn't catch the frog are given a Santo Antonio, the matchmaker saint, with the promise to be the next to get married soon. Isn't it an interesting and unique tradition?
Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together.
Had a blast with Ruslan Comeaux Senior Pictures! He asked me about making some images around some cool cars, I asked him back what about if I can arrange a day for us to make a photoshoot at LFT Airport having a cool jet as a background? His eyes popped wide open and I knew he loved the idea (so did I)
Super Thanks to Bob Sandberg and Jimmy Justice for working out all the details and making it happen.
Here are some images of Ruslan's Senior Photoshoot:
From all carefully sliced red onions, this left over piece captured my eyes. And after shooting it, it became my favorite!
This is what my husband wrote on his facebook wall last night: (love his sense of humor)
"Luciana, who is now into food photography, sent me to Albertson's this evening to buy a red onion, kiwi fruit, lemons and limes for a photo shoot. Was told they needed to be as flawless as possible. Not a problem! But, when I actually got to the store and started digging for the most photogenic produce, it occurred to me that I might appear a tad obsessive. Was just waiting for one of the many people there to come tell me, "Dude, it's a friggin onion." Likely Walmart at 3 am for my next run..."
Last week I was approached by Jon Soileau a Personal Chef Consultant here in Lafayette, LA about photographing some of his creations. Because I have never shot food before I had to do some intense homework to learn how to light such small subjects. I still have a LOT to learn but I like these two images I was able to put together.
And by the way, if you're food stylist pleeease drop me a line! Need your professional help asap!
Bella Moda Studio, more pictures blogged soon.
Model at Images Model & Talent Agency
Studied International relations at University of Aberdeen
Lives in Lafayette, Louisiana
Married to Jake Abadie
Knows English, Italiano
This weekend Miguel & Myrna celebrated one of the biggest days of their lives surrounded by people who love them in a beautiful intimate wedding ceremony. It was a pleasure to be a guest and a photographer at this big day. Love you guys!