YOUR BEST SHOT: EVENT TALES FROM THE PROS

EVENT PROS Q&A

Event Pro: Jennifer Alyse

Email Address:  info@jenniferalyse.com

Company: Jennifer Alyse 

Company Website: www.jenniferalyse.com

Instagram: @jenniferalysephotographer

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.  My name is Jennifer Alyse, and I am an Arizona native living in the mighty Pacific NW. One of my greatest joys in life is to see people thriving

2. What is your profession?  Professional Photographer + Creative Visionary

3. Do you have a specialty? I specialize in helping people shine in their GREATNESS and be seen out in the world for what they LOVE.

4. What do you love about your job? Where do you find your inspiration?  I love connecting 1:! with people and igniting their greatest visions. I find inspiration in music, watching life and the everyday moments (shadows, light, human emotion). I find inspiration in silence too.

5. What are your favorite things to photograph? I love above all photographing women.

6. What advice or tips/ tricks do you have for someone just getting started in your field? My greatest advice is to continue to ask yourself, “what makes me feel alive?” Go for that and lean in even when it feels impossible.

7. f you could photograph any person or event in the world, what would it be? I would photograph my Grandmother Eleanor.

8. What do you love to do when you’re not busy taking beautiful photos? I spend a lot of my free time in nature, enjoying a yoga class, drinking tea or green juice, and spending one-on-one time connecting with people.

9. What do you love best about your HipHolster?  I love my HipHolster for the ease it has brought into my life, especially when shooting. I am often losing lens caps, and the HipHolster has everything I need right on my Hip:).

10. What do you keep in your HipHolster? Lens cap, phone, light meter, credit card.

Your Best Shot: Event Tales From The Pros

Event Pro: Françoise Weeks
Email address: francoise@francoiseweeks.com
Company: Françoise Weeks Floral Design
Company website: http://francoiseweeks.com
Instagram: @francoiseweeks

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  1. How long have you been a foral designer?  21 years
  2. Do you have a specialty?  I teach botanical couture, woodland and wedding workshops in my studio in Portland, OR as well as all over the US and internationally.
  3. What are your favorite botanicals to work with?  I love incorporating a lot of textures in designs: succulents, interesting foliage, seedpods, etc.  I definitely have a preference for small flowers; some of my favorite flowers are hellebores, fritillaria maleagris, muscari, columbine, lilacs, poppies.
  4. Who attends your botanical workshops? Lots of florists who want to ignite their passion for flowers again, or they want to learn the craft so they can open up a new revenue stream in their own floral business. And some are just hobbyists who love flowers!
  5. How do you teach someone to be as creative as you are? I try to teach students to look at flowers through different eyes. What speaks to you? I also share the technical mechanics so they can bring their vision all together.
  6. If you could create florals for any person or event in the world, what would it be? A botanical fashion show
  7. What do you love best about your HipHolster?  It is super convenient to have my phone and basic tools on me ( and not having to waste time to looking for them) – it looks great and is so well made (Françoise is wearing the leather Comcatch hoslter).
  8. What do you keep in your HipHolster? Clippers, wire cutters, a pen and my phone
     

Your Best Shot: Event Tales From The Pros

Event Pro: Tracy Kessler
Email address: Tracy@Tknewyork.com
Company: TK New York, Inc
Company website: www.tknewyork.com

Tracy Kessler
  1. How long have you been planning/producing events?  17 years
  2. Do you have a specialty?  Large Scale Advertising Driven Events
  3. What’s the best part about what you do?  The people that work for me and the people we work for.  TK New York, Inc. is a family mentality. 
  4. What event has been your most favorite to produce and why?   It’s a tie between the PlayBoy Mansion Halloween Party and the Maxim Super Bowl Event.   The trust my clients have in my creative vision is inspiring to really wow them each and every time!
  5. How do you manage stress leading up to an event?  Meditation and Excel Spreadsheets!
  6. If you could work on ANY event in the world, what would it be? The Olympics Opening Ceremony

  7. What do you love best about your HipHolster?  It keeps me handsfree – and all the compliments I get! (Tracy is wearing the leather Comcatch hoslter).

  8. What do you keep in your HipHolster?  My cell phone, my radio, a sharpie and sometimes my floorplans