Photography, And the Idea of Luck


As most people already know, the month of March is widely recognised as a time that we set aside to celebrate the power of luck. Luck is a curious and beautiful element of life, as it is defined as “success or failure apparently brought by chance, rather than through one’s own actions.” Here at studio, we strongly believe in the power that we have to manage our experiences in life. Yes there will inevitably be ups and downs that we each must face, ultimately though, we believe that everyone of us has the power to create their own unique sense of “luck” in life.

Do you remember the last time you had a major winning streak in life? Perhaps it was an incredible day, week, or year when things just seemed to get better with each passing moment and the experiences of everyday life felt surreal. Sometimes life can be so good that it feels like a dream, and I find it so interesting how often we are so quick to credit luck for our success in life! I mean, take a look at some of the common phrases we use during these times:

“I guess I just got lucky!”

“I gotta thank my lucky stars!”

“All I can say is, I’m so lucky to be here!”

“This is my good luck charm. I take it with me everywhere!”


We hear these sentiments expressed all the time, and with the meteoric rise in web-based communities and social media throughout the last decade or so, the truth of how success is really built can easily be buried and lost. The truth is, sometimes we mistakenly credit “luck” for a number of outcomes in our lives, whether they be to our liking or to our dismay. We chalk our achievements up to chance, and almost immediately forget all the hard work, the focus and commitment that our success demanded of us.

For those of you who may be unaware, when I first went out into the Hamptons to open up the Lucille Khornak Photography and Art Gallery, I was met with some very challenging odds. I encountered a few people who saw my vision and believed it would not work, however, I remained focused on my goals. I was so focused and determined, that even after I was approved for a very prominent commercial space, I bumped into the owner of the space I originally fell in love with, set a meeting later that day, and got approved for that space as well. In the end, I successfully opened two beautiful galleries, one of which will be opening for its eleventh year of business this summer across the street from The Candy Kitchen in Bridgehampton. Now, some might think it was lucky that I bumped into the landlord that day, however, I will tell you that it was destined. Whenever you are pursuing a goal, you must remind yourself that you are worthy of achieving your dreams! I can confidently say that I was successful because I remained focused and sure of my worth, so much so that when the opportunity for success arrived, I was ready to lean into what was already mine.


So now, it is time for you to take control over the successes of your own life. At this point, you might be wondering how this level of confidence can be achieved. Some of you may even be feeling lost as to how this topic is even related to photography. Well, special for you, I’ve got the answers- and yes, it requires photography!

I always say that the power of photography is the ability to document who you really are. The reason this statement is so important (besides the fact that it is undeniably true), is because as we grow from day to day, it is virtually impossible to document the full story of a moment in time based solely on our memory. We literally need a visual reminder to help us piece together each chapter of life with the next. So when you are up, you use photography to reinforce your positive energy. When you are down, photography (especially in the walls of your home) helps you to internalize feelings of love and happiness, and it gives your self-esteem the extra boost it needs to conquer the day.

At the end of the day, photography is one of the greatest talents ever discovered in mankind. I personally have managed a successful photography business for more than 30 years, working with some of the world’s most successful individuals and families. Each of them must understand and be willing to embrace this simple truth that: quality photography is more than just luxury, it is essential to building a full, positive and balanced life for yourself and your family. Research has proven time and again, the correlation between the display of family photos in the home, and its positive impact on our sense of confidence. This confidence in turn produces success in our health, our relationships, and our careers! I hope you are encouraged to document the special moments of your life going forward, and I hope to hear about how photography has changed your life for the better!! Drop us a line in the comments below to join the discussion, or send an email to to book your next session.

*snap you soon*

Love, LK