Episode 2: Melani Lust

Minute by minute w/ Melani:
00:19 Moving from San Diego to Manhattan to study dance with the Alvin Ailey Theatre.
Making money working as a model…dressing as a sneaker for a “toy convention,”
05:53 A short discussion of “the casting couch” for young models, actors and dancers.
07:45 Working at Sotheby’s, Authenticating artwork, and hand-delivering a $10,000,000 Mondrian to a penthouse on Park Ave.
11:30 Learning photography by shooting 2-dimensional paintings as well as 3-dimensional sculpture “in the basement of the ancient sculpture in Naples.”
12:45 Learning Latin, French, German and Dutch to transcribe art manuscripts.
13:58 Henri Cartier-Bresson and “The Decisive Moment.”
16:40 Becoming as a full-time wedding photographer.
19:50 Backing up her “flash cards” onto Hard Drives. Sending 20-50 “sneak-peak” pictures to family members before “less than flattering” photos appear on Facebook.
27:30 Process of developing “the perfect timeline” with each bride & groom, their families, and bridal party,
29:00 Arriving at 1:00pm for a 9:00pm reception
31:00 Why “Make-Up Artists” are always running late.
33:40 Shooting bridal couples during emotionally “unfortunate” toasts.
36:00 Learning how brides like to be photographed from their Facebook Wedding Page.
Tricks to get the bride and groom to laugh.
38:13 Tips for Brides: “It’s really important to know that something will go wrong on your wedding day, but the wedding is just about…love; and your connection.”

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Episode 2: Melani Lust

  1. Melani and Doug: what a terrific conversation you had! I loved
    Listening in and learning all about your life in and out of
    weddings, Melani. Fascinating and informative and full of
    lots of charm! You’ve lived quite an
    an exciting and adventurous life; you bring so much
    experience and professionalism to weddings. Can’t wait
    for more!!

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