Monday, November 13, 2006


I had a chance to meet the original "LaCour" (Rachel) :) in New York and then spend some more time with the crew in Atlanta. This is a phenominal group of four photographers who are leading this next generation of wedding photographers and the reason they're leading is because they're asking the right questions and reading the right books!

Rachel gave me a great book, The Call, by Os Guinness and I'm really enjoying it. The first chapter is titled "The Ultimate Why" so it fits perfectly into what I've been thinking a lot about.

... and on their blog they talk about the role that the E-Myth played in their business. The E-myth is a brilliant book that I think Dane Sanders probably gave to me.

Click here to read their blog post.



Anonymous said...

I'm reading the E Myth right now thanks to you're recommending it during your's really good so far. :)

|| davidjay || said...

Alyssa that's great! You're already ahead of the game. I so wish I had read that book a long time ago. Most people will never read it and I think it's a key book to understanding how to create "a business that serves you."


Anonymous said...

I just read the LaCour post as well. I must say my reading list is growing exponentially by the day now!! To keep track of all the recommendations, I started a reading list on Amazon. What else do you think I should add? Here's the link... OpenSourcePhoto Reading List.

|| davidjay || said...

6 of Four Creations said...

LaCour is amazing. Wonderful at photography and at business. More importantly they are amazing people. So genuine and a blast to be around.

We bought the E Myth yesterday!

Darlene said...

OMG you guys!

I am SO on this path too! I love connecting with people that are like minded.

My latest thing I'm interested in is helping trouble youth get off the streets. There is a local group that takes teens that are high risk and helps them find a purpose to their lives and helps them clean up and do something with their lives. They are recording music in a tiny studio, do pottery, painting incredible works of art and designing fashion! I donated my time and plan on going to go photograph them to help with their campaign to raise funds for their projects.

This is their site:

I also love the Dove campaign now and had some ideas around helping young kids (specifically girls) improve their self esteem through mentoring and photographs of them. Just an idea at this point.

Love to hear I'm not the only one with a life mission.

I also recently read his book and went to Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. It was mind changing regarding money (and life) and how we can achieve the elusive freedom we all want. If anyone wants to know more, email me at and I'll tell you anything you want to know.


Darlene said...


I have on my reading list some of those and also:

- anything by Susan Jeffers, particularly "Feel the Fear and do it anyway"

- Millionaire Mind by t. Harv Eker

- anything by Louise Hay, but particularly "you can heal your life" - I've read it, amazing stuff if you're open to it.

- anything in the Rich Dad line up

- The China Study - is about eating and food, I haven't read it yet but my friends that have said it will change the way you look at what we as our society eats and why we have so much disease.