When Brandilyn and I visited the Old State Capital Buildings in Baton Rouge, I noticed a female portrait photographer and her subject on the steps leading to the front entryway. As we entered the building, we walked around to the spiral stairway. There, we caught a glimpse of a beautiful bridal session in progress. After ambling around downstairs, Brandi and I made our way up the spiral staircase to the second floor. Again, we happened upon the photographer capturing his bridal portraits. This time they were in the ballroom. I asked him if I could take their picture. He kinda laughed and said that he prefers to be "behind" the camera. Hey, I hear that! I think that behind the lens might be my secret motive to become a photographer. :) I posted a few snapshots of the shoot. I asked him for contact information so that I could email the files to him. He quickly gave me a business card. I would have loved to find out more about who he is & talk all day about photography. But,I couldn't hold him up, he had work to do.
Well, this morning, I remembered that I had placed his card in the side pocket of my purse. I decided that I needed to honor my promise and send him the pics. When I went to his site, I was blown away. He really has done an amazing job with his web page. More importantly, his photography is incredible and inspiring. I enjoyed cruising around his site and gobbling up all his tips. I noticed that he is offering a Mentorship Workshop in the Baton Rouge area. The next one available is in November. I would love to participate in that workshop. Since, my birthday is November 3rd, maybe I can call it my b-day present to myself! If you would like to check out his work go to http://www.markeric.net/. He is based in the area of Alexandria, LA.