They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I couldn’t agree more. Photographers creatively see the world and use a personal, artful approach to portray it.
Photography to an event planner is like a pencil to a writer. It is the vehicle in which I display the details of my work and the fruition of ideas a client presents to me. I have honed my eye to recognize subject, angle, and approach. Like art, I try to figure out why I like it. Is it lighting, depth, composition or mood? Yet, given the tools, I find it impossible to replicate.
Leslie Castro and Ryan Gray are Deux Bohème. Their work can regularly be seen on the cover of The One Bride Guide, so it is fitting that styled editorial shoots are their forte. When given the opportunity, “bridals, seniors, or engagement sessions are the best,” says Leslie. “We love creating evocative, dreamy, images- for all subjects & events.”
Prior to my first event with Deux Bohème, I was embarrassingly unsure how to pronounce their business name and had to ask. “When we began our business 10+ years ago, we wanted a unique name that described us as a team (Deux) and spoke about our artistic style (Bohème). At the time, most photographers in town had a traditional style and approach- we were setting out to create unconventional images for eclectic clients and wanted a name that sparked curiosity.” Mission accomplished.
Fun fact. Deux Bohème’s original mission statement was simply a bohemian mantra: Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love. Understanding a photographer’s mantra and approach allows this planner to effectively pair a client’s personality and vision with an event photographer.
If an Annie Leibovitz you are not, here are a few tips from these pros for a “spot on” digital photo.
• First and foremost, find good light, if you can't find it, create it. Open windows and doors; let the light in!
• Second, be mindful of the background, you'd be amazed at how quickly distracting elements slip in and go unnoticed.
When a special occasion comes your way and you are looking for an artful approach to capture that moment of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love.. look no further than Deux Bohème.