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.
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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!
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…
Excited to be bringing you a very special episode of the Podcast this week, as I take my microphone to the amazing Doc Day! I get to chat to the founders of Doc Day (Annie & Kevin Kheffache), lots of attendees from all over the world, the amazing speakers, and hopefully you’ll get a good sense of just how special Doc Day is (including some post-conference fine dining clips, and some slightly-inebriated after-party chats as well…)
Tickets for Doc Day 2024 are on sale now, and, at the time of this writing, they’ve only been on sale for just over a week and already over 75% have sold – so, if you want to go, grab your ticket quick!
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Excited to chat to the fab Francesca Codispoti for episode #124 of the Podcast! Originally from Italy and now based in London, Francesca recently picked up two awards from us in the first Collection of 2023 on This is Reportage: Family, and she shares so much in the episode today, including:
moving from Italy to England and how she discovered documentary family photography,
why it can be important to not shoot wide open,
home renovations and a celebrity crush,
her favourite lenses for documentary,
the story behind her recent Family Story Award,
our Netflix synopsis game,
the business side of what we do,
and much more…
After a bit of a break I’m very happy to be back with the Podcast, and very excited that the fab Andy Gaines is kicking off this new series! Andy was recently our TiR no.1 photographer for the UK for 2022, and 2nd in the world overall as well, with 12 individual and 3 story awards in the year – an incredible feat. As well as being a great photographer, you’ll also know him as one of the co-founders of Nine Dots; something we talk about on the episode today, as well as many other things, including:
immersing yourself into every wedding – and shooting right to the very end of the night
why he focuses on being a great service provider to his couples, and how that can improve your art
how he went from musician to photographer
the story behind one of his Reportage Awards
shooting his very first wedding (which was his sister’s)
co-founding the brilliant NineDots and his experience running it
our Netflix synopsis game
and so much more…