Sleeklens – Photo Editing Made Easy


Working as a professional wedding and portrait photographer in Southeast Louisiana is such a rewarding experience. Through the years, I have learned many valuable lessons in my development as a photographer. One of the most important lessons being that creativity is essential to achieving truly memorable images. Stunning images require the perfect balance of chemistry between the photographer and subject, proper posing, balanced lighting, and finally professional editing. For photographers, while each of these ingredients are essential for the creation of captivating images, editing can be one of the most time consuming and labor intensive. In my never ending search for new and innovative ways to increase workflow efficiency, I recently discovered a gem, Sleeklens. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are two of the most common software applications utilized by professional photographers. In this photographers opinion, they are the best options for post processing available on the market. While I rely heavily on both applications in my workflow, they can sometimes require a significant investment of time and effort to achieve the desired results. I recently discovered an innovative company that has improved the efficiency of my workflow and also been a source of educational as well. Sleeklens, based out of Denmark, offers a comprehensive menu of photography related resources and products for professional and amateur photographers alike.

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Fradella Photography Teams up with Pixieset

Fradella Photography is thrilled to announce that we have changed our client gallery hosting. After an exhaustive search for a new gallery hosting provider, we selected Pixieset. In making our selection, we focused on several key areas. First, a simple and easy to use interface for our clients to use. We know our clients are eager to get to their images quickly and easily. With pixieset, built in tutorials walk clients through every step of their viewing experience and assist clients with navigation. Once in the gallery, clients can comment, select favorites, and order premium print products. And of course Pixieset has an amazing viewing experience. With all of these amazing features and more, we know that we found the perfect host for full featured galleries and an amazing viewing experience.

A note to all of our existing clients; your original galleries are still available, so no worries.  They will remain active until we complete the migration process. If you can’t wait to get a taste of the new gallery experience on Pixieset, contact us and we make sure your new gallery is available quickly.

The Royal Palm Bridal Show 2017

We had a great time participating in the The Royal Palm Bridal Show on Sunday. This lively event was sponsored by Kat’s Cakes who featured an amazing display of artistically decorated cakes. In addition to getting to meet with numerous wedding vendors, brides-to-be enjoyed a fashion show of dresses and tuxedos provided by The Pink Veil. Thanks to the Royal Palm and Kat’s Cakes for coordinating and hosting such a great and successful event. Enjoy the images by clicking below.

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FP-Back to the Big Easy

Fradella Photography – New Orleans Wedding Photographers – Originally natives of the New Orleans Metro Area, Sylvia and I moved to Thibodaux in 1992.  After 25 years working and living in the Tri-Parish Region, we recently packed our bags and moved back to the Big Easy. While we will always cherish the memories of raising our daughters and the wonderful times spent with friends and coworkers in Bayou Country, the time had come to return to our roots. While we will continue to provide photography services in the Bayou Region and the New Orleans Metro Area, we are excited to announce that we are expanding our service coverage area to include Slidell, Covington and Mandeville. At Fradella Photography, we offer a full menu of services for both indoor and outdoor (0ur specialty) weddings. When availability permits, we also provide general portrait services including senior casuals, family portraits, and event photography. For more information or to check our availability, a link to contact us has been provided below.

Thanks for visiting our blog and and in the cajun french tradition…Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Roberto Valenzuela Workshop

Sylvia and I recently had the good fortune to attend a two-day posing workshop in Houston with international photography master and best-selling author Roberto Valenzuela. His educational books include Picture Perfect Practice, Picture Perfect Posing, and Picture Perfect Lighting. The daily workshop format was formal (yet fun) classroom instruction, followed by practical applications of posing techniques with models.


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Website Debut – FP

A couple of months ago, Sylvia and I met with Roddy Orgeron, a well-respected professional photographer who works in the New Orleans area.  In addition to being an outstanding photographer, Roddy is an established businessman.  He provided us with insightful input about the photography business.  When he reviewed our previous website, he delicately pointed out (OK, maybe not so delicately) that it needed significant work.  Heeding his advice, we elected to build a new website.  We could have hired a website designer to handle the task, but instead chose to embark on the mission on our own.  In retrospect, I am not sure that we would have made the same decision if we had known what we were getting into. It took over a month of researching, adjusting, correcting, editing, re-editing, debating, and reviewing, to get to results with which we were satisfied.  Now that the process is complete, it was a worthwhile and educational experience.

Special thanks to Roddy Orgeron and the many friends and family members who provided us with input in the development process.  Take a few minutes and have a look around our new site.  We are still open to input or suggestions.  And of course, we would love to work with you. Enjoy!

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