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In Focus: Moments of Perfection (August 2023 Newsletter)

Updated: Sep 12, 2023


Moments of Perfection

The summer heat is relentless, and fall temperatures are still a few months away for us here in Louisiana. The air is heavy and humid as I run through the trails in Fontainebleau State Park, trying to train for a few ultramarathons and the 2024 Spartan Death Race in Pittsfield, Vermont. While I’m sweating and toeing the line between dehydration and heat exhaustion my cameras are sitting in the cool air conditioning of home, but the time on the trails training gives me a chance to clear my head and plan the next location to photograph.

With blurred vision and burning eyes from being drenched in sweat, something in the distance catches my attention. As I wipe the burning sweat from my eyes I see a beautiful deer gracefully jumping over a log. Its fur was a rich brown shade with white spots speckled all over its back. It looked up at me with big, curious eyes before darting off into the trees. There was a time that I would have been frustrated with myself for not having my camera with me, but now I enjoy these moments and thank God for allowing me to see so many amazing things. Moments like this always remind me of the time I missed a perfect shot of an otter looking up at me from the marsh. The wet fur on its face glistening in the sunlight while the rest of it's body was hidden in the dark shadows, and just as I got the camera in focus the otter disappeared. After not getting that shot, an old barefoot lady walking through the woods told me "don't be upset, that was a moment God wanted to share with you and no one else. Those words echo in my mind now every time I miss a shot.

Whether it’s a deer leaping over a log, an alligator peering up from the water hyacinths (such as the one in the below), a prairie dog peering up from its burrow, an elk standing backed by the mountains, or a sunset over a lake, they are all made with God’s perfection. I believe that, ultimately, photography is a way we can capture that perfection. Whether it’s wildlife photography, landscape photography, nature photography, or any other type of photography, the ultimate goal is to point the camera at the things that inspire us and capture the moment of perfection that God gives us.


Hosting the North American Nature Photography Association Instagram Page

I am thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to host the North American Nature Photography Association Instagram page (@nanapix) from October 9-15! As a passionate photographer and lover of nature, I am excited to showcase the beauty of the wildlife and nature through some of images I've captured. Through this platform, I hope to inspire others to appreciate and protect the natural world around us, and to get outside and explore the beauty that surrounds us.

Make sure to follow @nanapix on Instagram!


Fine Art, Canvas, and Metal Prints

I'm excited to announce that I am now selling fine art prints, canvas prints, and metal prints featuring some of the wildlife and nature photos that I've captured. These prints are the perfect addition to any home or office and evoke the beauty and majesty of the natural world. With vibrant colors and intricate details, you can bring the wilderness right into your space. Whether you're an animal lover, a nature enthusiast, or simply appreciate breathtaking art, my collection has something for everyone. The shop on my website will go live this week, so keep an eye out!


Commission Photos

I am now offering commissioned photos for wildlife, landscapes, and nature. Whether you are looking for a stunning one of a kind piece of art for your home, office/business, or a unique gift for a loved one, my goal is to capture the beauty of the natural world in a way that will leave you breathless. With a focus on quality and attention to detail, commission photos are sure to be a cherished addition to your collection. If you have an idea for a commission photo, please don't hesitate to contact me (josephmarcphotography@gmail.com). I am always eager to collaborate with clients to capture their vision and create stunning images. Whether you have a specific concept in mind or simply want to explore the possibilities, I am here to help bring your idea to life.


Family and Senior Sessions

Can you believe summer is almost over? Before we know it, leaves will start changing, and pumpkin spice will be back. That means it’s time to think about booking your family or senior sessions! I am currently booking sessions in September, October, and November. Don’t let the season pass you by without getting your session booked.


Equine Photography

Exciting news! I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now offering equine photo sessions. Capture the beauty and majesty of your horse in a personalized photo shoot. I will work with you to create stunning images to cherish forever. I understand the importance of capturing the bond between horse and owner, so whether you're looking for a portrait or action shots, I've got you covered. Contact me to book an unforgettable experience and beautiful memories.


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