my story, my passion
my story, my passion
"Fall in love with the process, and the results will come." ~ Eric Thomas
Falling in love with the process of photography - that was exactly what started this amazing, exciting career of mine. After recovering from heart failure at age 27, I needed a creative outlet, something safe that would make me happy, and I have always loved photography, so I jumped at the chance to start shooting. I bought my first DSLR, a very basic model, and since that day my life changed in the greatest way possible. I had found the very thing I had been looking for all of my life - a passion for capturing life, capturing those unscripted, real moments of raw emotion - the moments we cherish and want to remember for the rest of our lives.
My name is Mandy Luminais-Frase, and I'm a fine art & conceptual portrait artist located just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. I love all types of photography but specialize in fine art senior portraits, creative commercial work and photographer education. I was actually a teacher before I began working in this industry, so I decided to bring my love for education and instruction into my photography career through mentoring and workshops. While I love this career, photography isn't just a job to me - It is an adventure with a camera in hand. Capturing moments, well, this is what I eat, sleep & breathe.
Life is messy - and I capture it. My life revolves around capturing and creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind images that evoke emotion while also reflecting my unique point-of-view. I strive to capture each of my client's unique personalities in every image I create and present them in unique ways that spark interest and emotion. If my clients are moved by their portraits, then I have done my job well.
I wake up every day excited and inspired and can't wait to capture new, exciting images to share with the world. Well, that's my story. I can't wait to hear yours!
Providing my clients with stunning prints, products and albums is a priority of my studio. My clients love the digital images include in their collections, but also love having the option of showcasing their images by adding on products from my large selection of unique, high-end items.
You will have the opportunity to view the items on my a la carte menu at your consultation or appointment, but until then please take a look below at some of my favorite products, or contact me for a complete product guide to see everything my studio has to offer.