BE INSPIRED Session | feature by Louise Porvaznik of Mazzalou Photography 

Tell us a bit about your approach to the work you do, your time in the business and a few personal facts about you.

I love to worth with natural light.  I think it can transform an image from blah to spectacular.  I typically shoot in the golden hour as I get my favorite images within this time, more so as the sun is dropping.

I have been in business for nearly 7 years now, and I have come so far from the first day I picked up my very first camera. I push myself on every session trying new techniques and I don’t usually stop till I get what I envisioned.

Im from Manchester, England. So when I turn up to sessions its strikes up a conversation straight away and I get to ease with my clients from the get go.  I like to work barefoot, more so when working on beach sessions. I tend to roll about in the sand and get wet from the ocean, so I look a picture myself when the session has come to an end.  I always say, if I am not full of sand or wet from the ocean my session wasn’t successful. The car wash company LOVES me, as I my vehicle practically looks like a beach by the end of the week. haha.  I have 2 children, one, being my boy who avoids me and my camera at every opportunity, he is way too cool for pictures because he is a teenager haha, then I have my daughter who forgets I am in the background taking snap shots of her life.   Other than my photography I love woodwork and metal work, I have always been fascinated with it from being a kid.  I promised myself that one day I would have my own workshop, so I could get lost in there making one of kind pieces of art.

What about this session was most memorable?

This session was with one of my favorite families.  I have had the pleasure of capturing some pretty amazing memories for them over the years. The sky this evening was crazy good, if I am being honest SWFL skies never fail me, however this particular evening was something else.

Were there any hurdles?

In this session the older son was getting bored, so this is when quick thinking comes into play and I change the session a little to make it more lifestyle, more fun and with doing this you cannot always see the faces in lifestyle images.  So if they are looking a little grumpy I change my angle Im shooting, I shoot towards the smilier faces and have a profile or back of the head shot of the other kid(s).

Your best photographer/session advice?

The best advice for photographers is not to be stressed when shooting a session.  If it doesn’t go according to plan, shift the mood, make everyone laugh, try new techniques and go with the flow.  When I have found myself in situations like this, I capture some amazing images.

What gear was used to achieve these?


16:35mm f2.8

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Natural light Sarasota FL Photographer Specializing in family, kids and fitness.

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