I was trained in Paris by Patrick Louiche in 2000. My former diploma is a Master's Degree in Engineering ahead. So I can manage a team, to organise schedules and costs. I always pay attention to the customer request, and I anticipate everything before the photo shoot (hair, make-up, style, background) to be focused on the essential: the model, the light, the lines, the intention during the shooting.
I like movies atmosphere and intensity to be felt through my photos.
I like to create concepts with a team. I always want people being in a good mood with minimum pressure.
I am working with a Canon 5D III and Lightroom & Photoshop for a natural result.
I am doing exterior and studio photoshoots, with a preference for natural light with the years.
I also take ballet pictures for years, which is quite technical as well as concert pictures.
Getty Images and EyeEm regularly publish me. I worked for an African fashion magazine in Ivory Coast. I was released by Child Magazine Australia as well.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Ange-Lise. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
I travel a lot, and I like to mix various cultures in my pictures. I want to get inspired by the model attitude as well.
I like to prepare photoshoots speaking with the team, picking ideas...
I like the sunlight and colours, smiley people who enjoy life!
Ange-Lise, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I like happiness, travelling to discover new places and people.
My grandfather and my aunt always had their cameras on when I was a child...To me, it was something like magic taking pictures and develop them!
I practised ballet for 20 years, and my knees were damaged, so I started with taking ballet pictures 20 years ago.
Who is your inspiration in life Ange-Lise? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?
I like happiness, travelling to discover new places and people, meditating watching the sky, the sun course, the birds and nature.
Elliot Herwit was my first inspiration; then Steve McCurry came into my life with Annie Leibovitz!
We all make mistakes Ange-Lise, we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
To me life is life, it's destiny. I can't answer, each failure is a lesson to be learnt.
Ange-Lise, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
I pay attention to their requests. I need to understand their need before starting the work thoroughly. I am ok to let them know what is possible to do or not following the given time and budget.
Please tell us Ange-Lise, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
With years, I know how to do the excellent balance. I can spend hours on a project, but once it's done I need to refill my energy with my beloved ones and nature :)
Ange-Lise, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
People feel confident in my work as it's well prepared.
I more often have to manage their fears, shyness... I do try to understand what causes the frustration by listening and exchanging.
I make them watch the camera screen to show them that the idea doesn't work (light, background, attitude, etc.)
Ange-Lise, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
Getting published and receiving smiles when people see their photos once retouched.
Ange-Lise, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
For BTendance Magazine, I gave ideas I had in mind for the stylist, and that worked so well!
The point is to be in a teamwork way of thinking and to obtain the best result as possible. When everyone gives his best, no disappointment is possible.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
To find his way, his style, always to look forward and to feel happy
Ange-Lise Boulaud-d'Estriché @ange-liseBdE