HI I'M LINKA


People always ask about my name, well it's a family name. My Mom is Linka Lee and I'm Linka Anne, the first Linka was from Hungary and she had the most killer name ever...Linka Loveman. I do actually love humans. My favorite thing in the world is my dog Skylar. My 2nd favorite thing is traveling with my camera, I've been to 45 countries, but hey who's counting ;). I am a huge lover of people, and I love meeting just about anyone. Photography is my therapy, my savior and my ultimate passion!

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WHAT'S IT LIKE TO WORK WITH ME

Always energetic with my eyes wide open, it's your story and I'm there to witness it. I truly enjoy making you feel comfortable in front of the camera and consider it a strength of mine. Thriving under pressure, I love orchestrating large groups or being challenged to capture/create a goofy moment. Navigating that fine line between silent witness and director is an ability I've learned from my many years as an image maker.

When you hire me, expect excellence in both the artistry of my imagery and my attention to detail. I am a total perfectionist (perhaps to a fault when it comes to personal projects) but for you, it means you receive quality. I will spend hours editing your photographs, removing distractions and fixing those stray hairs if need be. I want you to look at the images I photograph for you again and again. I am here to create something unique for your family. My goal is to go above and beyond to make you feel special and for the photography I deliver to last the test of time.


AND A BIT MORE ABOUT MY CAREER...

I went to NYC to study fashion at Parsons School of Design. After only two days I knew fashion wasn't for me and transferred to photography. That first roll of film was life altering. I still recall the image coming to life in the darkroom. It was the first time I felt really good at something.

I went on to earn a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in Photojournalism from the University of the Arts London. Over the years I have explored my trade and have won incredible awards from great organizations like Smithsonian Magazine, Santa Fe Photo Workshops, and Getty Images Creative Grants. In 2010, I became a full time freelance photographer.

After 5 years traveling and photographing for Getty Images, living in Berlin, I returned to the states, settling in New Orleans in 2016. Soon after I was hired to photograph a wedding and it was truly a blast. As an artist, I never thought I would become a wedding/portrait photographer. Yet, here I am, proud to be just that. The love and connection present at weddings fills me with hope for humanity. It's an honor to both witness and document such a special moment in your life. This is how I became the photographer I am today!

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Linka Odom Photography is a proud LGBTQIA ally and does not discriminate against race, sex, age or orientation.


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