Summary: Denver Photographers Levi Tijerina and Adonye Jaja give their take on photography, race, culture, life, and art. With special guests from both Colorado and beyond, this podcast is dedicated to talking about the things that are hidden and to expose the hidden thoughts, mindsets, and realities around the things we encounter within the wedding industry...for better or worse.
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Sometimes, when you see something that moves you, you just want to talk about it with others and get up and shout...even in a movie theatre. Today we dive into the differences between the way we see the world (as unique cultures), some of our first jobs, and we also talk about whether or not the wedding industry is male-led...is it?
We talk about tips, white elephants, and a special surprise performance by AD!
Camera Chatter? You know, the nonsensical things you say when you are behind the camera, talking to your clients, AND directing them? That's what we start with this week. Tell us about your camera chatter!
This is the time of year when you have to do everything. Get weddings out the door, edit photos, plan your business, field inquiries. AND still try to be a normal human. It's not always easy. How do you manage all the stress? Also, has anyone else noticed that making friends as an adult is kind of weird? There is an odd currency around friendship that makes it hard to always be vulnerable. Of course, we talk about this.
What should you wear to a wedding? What role does class, style, and elegance have in promoting and putting out your brand? We talk about what we wear (and drive) to weddings. Do you think it matters?
We're all heading to New York it seems. Here are some of our favorite things. Also, AD hates potatoes, which would be a terrible thing to say on a first date because, obviously, potatoes are the best thing ever.
Today we talk with special guests and ARC // The Experience attendees: Amber Hughes, Lynnsey Phillips, Sharalee Prang, and Ben Blood and the offer insights into a handful of things that we need to expose within the wedding industry. Lastly some farewells, and hopefully some ways that we can bring the goodness of ARC to the rest of the world (or at least Denver).
Day Two of The Experience! We talk about our anxiety about giving presentations, food in Vancouver, and some of the things we've learned from Day Two at ARC. Also, Levi made a stupid decision that you get to hear all about it. Levi also beat AD in Ping Pong, so, that's pretty awesome.
We out here in Vancouver! Day One of Arc is in the books--here are a few things we took away from the day and some thoughts from some of our favorite presentations, courtesy of Mastin Labs, Truvelle, and Junebug Weddings
Hey Arc! We out here! Come say "hey" and we're looking forward to having an awesome time with ya'll out here in Vancouver this week.
Oh man, this is one of our heaviest episodes yet. We're talking about transracial adoption today. We're dealing with white supremacy, the eradication of Black Culture, what it means to be Black in America, and how to celebrate our heritage in a way that builds up growth and healing. Sit back with this one, it's going to be a ride. We also talk about family photos and free photography. That's the light stuff, it's at the end if you don't like to deal with hard things.
This week, things get REAL raw. Levi and AD speak candidly (and possibly controversially) about past topics (race and #metoo) but also talk about virtue signaling. Lastly: what's your thought on photo manipulation? When it comes to editing photos, how far is too far? Let us know your thoughts—there's a lot to talk about this week!
This week from Photo Rehab, Adonye catches up with India Earl and Jay Piacitelli. Between owning a harvest of chickens, traveling the road, and two snuggly pups, these two talk about the lessons, mistakes, and growth that they've experienced over the past few years within the industry and the things they're working on next. You can find out more about these two at www.indiaearl.com and www.raisedbywoodsfilms.com.
Today we have our Battle Royale: wedding photographers vs. wedding videographers! Put up your dukes, because we're going to battle it out: what do we do that drives each other crazy? How can we be better at working together? What led to this creative disparity? On this episode, Calen and Kristine Rhome from White in Revery join us as special guests to throw down. You can check them out at www.whiteinrevery.com Join in the conversation and send us your thoughts!