Lisa is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer. She owns and operate lisagarrettphotography.com and lggphoto.com (coming soon) She is also staffed as a photographer for Widgetworkz
Lisa's top clients would include. Warrior Guitar, Yogi Approved magazine, Goddess Swimwear, Fireplaque, Style Color Rose, Music of Matty & Avasa Love, Ricki Criswell, & Weddington Golf and Tennis Center. Her volunteer work for non profits would include. Heaven on Earth, pneumainstitute.us, www.Inkarri.us, www.munayusa.org, and www.chokhor-gepel-ling.org.
Lisa Garrett is a Los Angeles based professional photographer. What she enjoys most about creating portraits, is bringing forth the uniqueness and beauty that lives in all of us. We each have our own unique story to tell and quality to show. Life moves so quickly and its her pleasure to help you create a memory you can alway cherish. Lisa loves being a photographer because she love to create art. She loves to capture priceless moments, that are filled with life and emotion.
Lisa has completed the photography program at Pierce College. She also attended a class that taught students how to prepare for an art gallery exhibit. In this class she had 2 pieces shown at the Getty Arts Museum for 1 night titled "Breaking New".
Lisa specializes in portraits for family, children, pets, individuals, and couples. Headshots and profile pics. Newborns. Lifestyle and sports. Engagements, and weddings. Professional or artistic photos for musicians, actors, artists, dancers and models. High school or college senior portraits. Product, business, promotional, real estate, events.
Ive been an artist my whole life. I love creating art. I love showcasing what people want to showcase, but being able to do it in a original and unique way. Capturing the candid moments as well at the poised. Creating a moment or memory that will last forever. I love making woman feel beautiful. I enjoy meeting new people. I love outdoor shoots because i enjoy nature. Every day is a new creative adventure.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
What can make certain images more special is the preparation. Knowing the location ahead of time, how the background will enhance the image, how the light will be hitting the person, what colors should the person be wearing to match the background coloring. Also the colors a person chooses should be complimentary to there hair and skin tone. If it is a family shoot, monochrome colors look best.
Making the subject feel comfortable is so important. Talking to them, asking questions. Making them laugh, so you can catch the natural moments. There is a balance the photographer needs to find between poising the subjects but also letting them move about naturally. I really really listen to what the client wants, and do my best to fulfill that wish. Its important to really SEE the person. To see what you can bring out of them, there uniqueness, there beauty, ect...
When i do pet sessions, i brings treats and toys for the pet. Not only is it a nice gesture but it also helps me have more control of the animal.
For live performance shows, my 70-200 lens really helps. I can get such close intimate shots without the artist knowing how close i am to them. This allows them to be in a natural creative state, while i shoot them.
Knowing some tricks from photoshop and lightroom really helps as well. Removing blemishes, making the eyes pop, whitening the teeth, using the liquify tool. ect... I've used my OnOne software a few times to create special effects over the image
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Pierce College prize award for poster contest.
My art showcased at the Getty Arts Museum, titled "Breaking News" College Night
Article in Yogi Approved Magazine
I Shot 2 professional level bass players. Dammo Farmer and David Falice.
I will be shooting Doña María Apaza a famous Incan High Priestess on Oct 27th 2017.
A fun fact about this photographer
I lived on Saipan for 2 years. This is a small island next to Guam.