Ashli and Kelley next to the New Orleans sign. Photos by Michael Tortorich.
I don't miss an opportunity to go to New Orleans. It's such a unique place, and a treasure trove to explore.
I had the pleasure of meeting Ashli and Kelley in the Crescent City. They were on a special trip from Arkansas. We spent a morning together seeking out interesting photo opportunities.
We started with the shot above. We all got a kick out of the location where they were staying since it was at the corner of Bourbon Street and Esplanade. Of course, this is referenced in the popular song "New Orleans Ladies" by LeRoux, which includes the line, "From Bourbon Street to Esplanade..."
We also took some photos in front of the beautifully-colored place they stayed.
From there, we ventured to Jackson Square. We took the above photo in front of the iconic St. Louis Cathedral.
Some of my favorite photos are candid. I feel like it would be too easy to just learn a few poses and get people to smile for the camera. I enjoy capturing people as they are. To do this, I simply say, "Be yourself." I give as much direction as I can, but generally conclude with, "Don't do anything you wouldn't feel like you'd do naturally."
Ashli and Kelley both come from journalistic backgrounds, as do I, so we seemed to be of similar mindsets about how to best capture the images.
Every time I shoot around New Orleans, I feel as though I'm just scratching the surface of the possibilities. I feel as though I discover so much every time I go.
I guess you could say I know what it means to miss New Orleans. Every time I leave, I wonder when I'll be able to go back.
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