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Welcome to the This is Reportage Podcast! Each week we’ll be bringing you exclusive interviews with some of the world’s very best wedding photographers – sharing their backstories, tips, experience and advice.

Each episode has its own post, where you can listen to it directly, or read a transcript if reading is more your thing! If you enjoy, remember that you can download and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes to be notified of each weekly episode. You can also find us over on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and YouTube.

Podcast Episode 131: This is Kate Crittenden

Excited to be chatting to one of Australia’s very best documentary family photographers this week: The fab Kate Crittenden. Kate has won numerous awards on This is Reportage: Family, and was recently in our Top 100 family photographers worldwide for 2022. We cover lots of topics on the episode today, including:

why I love her website so much,
why she always zooms her families and often stays over the night before day in the life sessions,
the importance of always learning (and her top recommendations for education),
the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards,
why she embraces social media, including her love of reels and tips for them,
getting comfortable in other people’s homes quickly,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 130: This is Elodie Ruelleux-Dagorne

This week I’m joined by the fab Elodie Ruelleux-Dagorne, one of France’s very best documentary wedding photographers, and always an absolute pleasure to talk to. I’ve been fortunate to meet Elodie in real life numerous times now, and she’s always so bubbly and friendly; super to have her here on the Podcast. She talks about lots of things today, including:

why she meets up (and often has a drink with) her couples before the day,
the importance of being yourself,
McDonald’s menus in France,
top tips for improving your documentary work,
imposter syndrome,
how she used to work in the music industry and stalking the Stereophonics,
being social, and how that’s had an effect on so many things in her life,
the story behind her ‘Brad Pitt / toilet’ Reportage Award,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 128: This is Aga Maru of Pic-Time

This week’s episode should be of interest whether you shoot weddings or families – or really any other genre – as I chat to the fab Aga Maru of Pic-Time! If you’ve been to any kind of photography event around the world over the past few years, you’ve probably had the pleasure of meeting Aga – Pic-Time’s Community & Partnerships Director. As well as knowing all there is to know about Pic-Time, she’s a photographer herself, and super lovely to talk to, too. We cover lots on the episode today, including:

Pic-Time’s recent Blog feature – creating blogs that look great with good SEO, and quickly!
her photography journey and how she’s lived all over the world,
tips on how using Pic-Time’s slideshows can increase your gallery views dramatically,
our Netflix synopsis game,
how to get the best from Pic-Time’s Sale Automations (and how they’re so customisable and easy to setup),
why being in front of the camera can help you as a photographer yourself,
and much more…

I’ve personally been using Pic-Time for the past few years and love it – it just looks so good, is easy to use, and has great sale automation features as well, that’s really helped me get more print and album sales; can’t recommend it enough. New users can get 1 bonus month when upgrading to any paid plan with the code THISISREPORTAGE

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Podcast Episode 127: This is Jesse La Plante

A special day at Podcast HQ today, as I’m releasing two episodes on the same day! Earlier this morning you may have heard me interview the fab Moira La Plante for episode 126, and now it’s her husband’s turn, as I speak to the very talented Jesse La Plante for episode 127. Together, they are our current Photographers of the Year on TiR, with an amazing haul of 19 Awards (14 individuals and 5 stories) won in 2022 alone – absolutely amazing work. Jesse shares so much on the episode, including:

his background in photojournalism and transitioning to weddings,
the importance of ‘finding the moonwalking bear’,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
why shooting for yourself and your clients is not mutually exclusive,
working alongside his wife Moira and how that works for them,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and so much more!

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Podcast Episode 126: This is Moira La Plante

An honour to chat to the fab Moira La Plante today! One of the best documentary family photographers in the world, Moira was recently ranked 2nd in the USA on This is Reportage: Family for 2022, and 13th in the world. Not only that, but alongside her husband Jesse La Plante, they were our overall Photographers of the Year for 2022 on our wedding site, This is Reportage. Incredible feats! We focus more on her family work today, as Moira shares all about:

how she began her photography journey and discovering documentary family photography,
why being present in the moment is so important,
her favourite focal length for capturing families,
the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards,
working with her husband Jesse and how they out-source to each other,
why building strong connections with her clients is so important,
and so much more…

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