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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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 29. The Hierarchy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4055

This week, we talk about the hierarchy of weddings, or—who's who if you were to compare wedding (vendors) to a game of Chess. We know it's all fun and games, but this will probably spark at least a bit of controversy. Also, we talk about our faith and the way it relates to our worldview. It might stir the pot a bit, but we don't want to shy away from hard things, so we talk about some things that matter to us and the complexity of living in a very gray world, despite being raised in very black-and-white homes.

 28. Are there Bad Wedding Photographers? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1275

We're putting out a special mini-episode this week and we talk about a lot of stuff! Tune on in!

 27. Gardening, Swing Dancing, and Why They Matter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2909

This week, we talk all about our hobbies—the things we love outside of photography—and how they inform the way we see the world, the way we shoot, and everything in between.

 26. Cinema that Sparks Action | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2657

This week we talk about cinema and art. First, Levi throws shade at superhero movies. Secondly, we talk about the things that instigate change in the realm of art. Is a film enough to inspire you to be different? How should our photography change the way we interact with the world? This week, we talk about it all.

 25. The Security of Happiness (with Kyla Fear) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3683

This week we talk with Kyla Fear, a portrait, boudoir, and wedding photographer in Denver. Kyla shares her journey with photography as well as her approach to boudoir photography. AD also shares his first (and only) experience with boudoir photography. Kyla's journey will inspire you as she shares her personal connection to her art and why she thinks empowerment is a pivotal issue behind photography.

 24. Show Me the Money 101 (With Andrew Baker | Trailhead Event Co) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3839

This week we deep-dive into money and investing with our friend Andrew Baker, who runs Trailhead Event Co. Andrew is like, a space engineer, so you know he's really smart and stuff. He shares his tips on saving money, the basics of investing, and things entrepreneurs should think about when they run their own businesses. DISCLAIMER: Consult a professional about your money, we're just three nuts who talk on a podcast and do different kinds of jobs.

 23. The Colonial Wedding (And why you shouldn't have one) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3761

Let's be honest, we talk about Colonial Weddings. Like, when your wedding is THEMED as a colonial wedding. Yeah...come listen to this episode to find out why that's a bad idea (but spoiler alert, you should probably already know). Also, we talk a lot about elopements in this episode, so get ready to learn about the world of elopements!

 22. The Image Graveyard (with Sachin Khona) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4411

Sachin Khona from Arc talks with us about meditation, creating a conference, and everything in between! Hear about the things that inspire him, what pushes him to be a stronger creative, and hear more about the next iteration of ARC! On another note, this episode is also very sad and talks about Levi and their family dog. Life sucks sometimes.

 21. Rapping in the South (with Erik Clausen) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3386

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 20. How Much Excitement is Too Much? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3828

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 it?

 19. The Truth about Tips (and AD plays the Banjo) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2496

We talk about tips, white elephants, and a special surprise performance by AD!

 18. Just a Little Bit of Camera Chatter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2566

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!

 17. 'Tis the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (To Edit Photos) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2841

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.

 16. AD and Levi are Fashion Boys! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3003

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?

 15. An Ode to New York | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3251

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.


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