Category Archives: Mentoring

Mentoring Session with Dean | Danielle + John photos

I had the pleasure of mentoring fellow photographer Dean a few weeks ago. Dean approached me looking to shake up the way he photographed weddings. We spent some time talking a little about his business, and critiquing some of his work. Then we headed out with one of my future wedding clients, Danielle and John, who of course, were so much fun to work with, thanks guys! I showed Dean how I approach a shoot overall, and also my thought process while looking for and setting up specific shots. Thanks Dean, I hope you really turn the corner with your photography! Here are a few shots from our session together.

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nadya - awesome! Lucky Dean…love the one of them in shiloutte thats an awesome shot!!

Rohit Acharya - Dang man! The silhouette is a sketch :) , It is awesome!

Lauren - Beautiful… Danie is my cousin so I love these :) Can’t wait for the wedding shots!

Chelsea Patricia (Atlanta Wedding Photographer) - Black and white running silhouette=BALLIN’.
FTW.

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Naqib Visits From Malaysia | Kalpana + Jim e-session

I was honored to have Naqib, a fellow wedding photographer, and his lovely wife Fara visit me all the way from Malaysia. I think it was a 20 hour flight for them, ouch! Naqib (pronounced Na-Keeb) came out to NJ to do a two day intensive one on one mentoring session with me. I had a blast hanging out with Naqib. It actually just felt like an old friend visiting me. We talked “shop” for hours and it was really interesting to learn more about him and the wedding market in Malaysia as well. As part of the one on one session, I included a mock engagement shoot with one of my fabulous couples, Kalpana and Jim, who were so generous with their time. Thank you so much Kalpana and Jim for your patience as I slowed down my process and took the time to explain my thought process to Naqib as we shot. I can’t wait to photograph your wedding next year too! Naqib, I hope you learned a lot after your time with me, and I will be checking in on your blog in the near future to see what you’re up to and  if you’re implementing what we went over! I also hope we put together a Malaysia workshop in the future as well, that could be a lot of fun (sans the 20 hour flight of course!) Be sure to check out Naqib’s web site and blog to see some of his very talented work too! If any of you other fellow photographers out there are interested in doing a one on one mentoring session with me, just shoot me an email and we can chat some more about it.

This one was shot by Naqib. We used this image to go through my post processing work flow.

Kay - Geez Todd! You are owning these shots! So cool that someone flew half way around the world to see you wow! I love the 2nd one and the watch reflection on the 4th one is AWESOME!

Naqib/Qippy - Hey thanks for the shout out there Todd ;) , I have been so eager to edit and post my shoot with you alas my laptop is kinda slow and Internet in the hotel isn’t realiable at all :( I do hope to post em soon :)

Todd Laffler - Thanks so much Kay!
Naqib, no problem, it was my pleasure!

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