My Photography Bucket List

July 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've been on this photography journey of mine for over 9 years now. It's took me a long time to get to the point where I could call myself a "professional photographer" and be incredibly happy with the work I've created. As I think about the work I've done so far, I can't help but think about some of the most ideal photography gigs that I have yet to be a part of.

So here it is: my photography bucket list.

 

1. A Wedding in Wine Country Temecula

One of my favorite places to spend the day is in Temecula's wine country. It's beautiful, it's relaxing... and did I mention there's wine? I had the pleasure of photographing a proposal at Ponte Winery last November, but I'd love to photograph a full blown wedding at one of the local wineries. Thinking about all the amazing golden hour shots I could get against a vineyard and mountain backdrop makes me want to jump in my car and drive up the 15 right now.

 

2. A Disneyland Engagement

So I know this one is a little cliche and we've all seen many engagement sessions at Disneyland, but it's such a magical place and (IMHO) a perfect spot to celebrate being in love and newly engaged.

 

3. An Elopement on the Beach

It's hard to beat a San Diego sunset. Seriously, everyday there's always a golden reminder of how beautiful the city we live in is. And what could be more romantic than an intimate ceremony on the beach with only your closest friends and family during the golden hours of dusk. 

 

4. Shoot a Wedding and/or Engagement on Black & White Film

Grand Central Market, Downtown Los AngelesGrand Central Market, Downtown Los AngelesFall 2016 (Ilford HP5, 35mm)

I was somewhat reluctant to get in on the whole "digital photography" bandwagon in the early 2000s. I liked shooting with my automatic point and shoot film camera, taking the film down to the local drugstore on the corner of Cahuenga and Yucca in Hollywood, and waiting for the prints to be ready. I finally gave in and went digital a couple of years later, and it wasn't until a year ago, taking a darkroom class at school, that I started to get back into film photography. This time I also learned how to develop my own film. I still shoot on black and white film (a couple of my prints, including the one above, have even won awards), and I'd love to find a couple who wants a little something different for their wedding photography; one of a kind images on film. There's a certain feel and intimacy to these creations that can't be replicated digitally.

 

5. A New York City Wedding

One of my absolute favorite places is New York City. The hustle and bustle of the people and the chaos of the streets is something I haven't experienced in a long time. I imagine amazing wedding photos I could create using one of the greatest cities in the world as the background.

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Of course, these are just a few of the things I'd love the opportunity to photograph. I love to travel, so any kind of destination portrait, engagement or wedding photography would be fun. 

Here's what I have to offer: if you or someone you know is planning a wedding in NYC or Temecula, or wants their engagement photos shot at Disneyland... or is planning to elope at the beach... OR would consider having their wedding shot on black and white film (with digital photos as back up, of course), I want to offer you/them a 25% discount on photography services in exchange for helping me cross off an experience on my photography bucket list. So an engagement session, which usually costs $325 would be $240. An elopement on the beach goes from $425 to $315, and so on.

And if you're interested in booking me today for whatever your photography needs should be, contact me here!

Military and veterans receive a 10% discount year-round, and 2018 weddings and events will also receive 10% off in celebration of Alicia Jeanne Photography's upcoming 10th Anniversary.

 


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