12 Jun Talking Better DIY Photography + Figuring out How to Work with Friends with M.Studios’ Melissa Lacouture & Marisa Bettencourt
Meet this week’s guests, Melissa Lacouture & Marisa Bettencourt, founders of M.Studios.
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What you’ll learn
We’ve got two professional photographers on this week’s episode, so you can bet we asked them to share their favorite easy DIY photography tips and tricks. Melissa and Marisa of MStudios share some quick photo hacks, ideas for your Instagram stories, how to quickly spruce up your work space to make it Insta-friendly and photogenic, as well as lighting tips for taking photos of yourself. Check out the full episode to learn more.
How you’ll be inspired
Melissa and Marisa have ditched formalities and decided to just be themselves (check their social media feeds for evidence). On the show, you’ll hear them explain why letting their personalities shine and getting comfortable with not being for everyone was the best move for their brand – and how it’s led the them to become top wedding photographers who are hired to travel across state lines in some of the biggest wedding markets in the country.
What you’ll tell your friends
You know how everyone says never work with friends? Well I heard this photography team on the Spirit of 608 podcast, and it totally works for them. Not only do Melissa and Marisa have special ways they’ve agreed upon to communicate (code red!), they talk about the perks of a partnership that includes sharing their workload, inside jokes and the burden of business frustrations and challenges. Their secret? A healthy and open line of communication, and they’ve even come up with a clever way of telling the other to back off (hear about “code red” on the show).
Resource of the week
Retouch: Ever wanted to clear up those imperfections in a photo, without needing to go and learn how to Photoshop? Retouch does exactly that. It’ll brighten those shadows. It’ll make that zit disappear. It’ll smoothen out that wrinkle. And pro photographer Marisa swears by it!
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