Almeris La Fontaine
Almeris La Fontaine
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I am very inspired by Tim Burton and Zack Synder. Not specifically unique, but combined with my creativity and being inspired by these artists, I feel I have my very own unique style. My brand described in simple words is Fine Art, Moody, Dark but also an element of color/light in an image, fashion glam, avant-garde. I offer Portraiture and Boudoir (both indoor and outdoor). Styled. A lot of thinking and planning goes into every session.
Almeris, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
I started back in 2007. Point and shoot camera, self-portraits for the MySpace, from there, I started getting requests from friends to photograph them for their profile picture, and from there it evolved to getting hired. 10-ish years later here, I am still doing what I love. Aspiration is that old saying "If you work in what you love you won't work a day in your life"...something like that it goes.
Who is your inspiration in life Almeris? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
Tim Burton. Not just his movies. I've been to his museum/art show many times. I feel he was the first person in my life that in a way, let me know it was okay to have a little bit of darkness in you. That you CAN be yourself and someone will like your art and hire you for it. He keeps me inspired. Music keeps me inspired, fashion...
We all make mistakes Almeris; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I wish I started sooner. I wish I had taken a business class. Photography I will always do no matter what. The business side is what I wish I knew beforehand.
Almeris, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
Very easy going but focused. Attentive. Open-minded to ideas. Respectful to models and clients. I can crack a joke here and there ( let's not be too tense yes?), but overall very professional.
Please tell us Almeris, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
Clients come first. I am married, but we both work and have a rthym, I would say. I live far away from family and most of my friends so Snapchat, WhatsApp and live videos it is not to miss too many important moments. Social life is business life for me. I'm specifically on social media for networking and engaging. On my time off, hiking is my go-to.
Almeris, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
The 'trick" I feel is to make it seem like it's their idea and choice. I always let clients know that having multiple options ( gowns, hair, makeup) is a good idea anyway.
Almeris, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
I am getting hired! Every single time. There are more and more photographers every day in the world, so getting hired is always a proud moment for me no matter how many times it happens.
Almeris, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
One time a client forgets her gowns. So we used I believe a piece of fabric I had in the car, bushes, and flowers ( it was spring) and the session was nailed.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
STUDY your craft every day. Pick up that camera every day. You always have to WANT to learn more. Get better, not for those around you but yourself. And take a business class or seminar.
Photographer: Almeris La Fontaine @almerislafontaine.photography / / @intothewildnerness.boudoir