Based in Los Angeles, California, hailing from New York City, Debra and Charles both attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where they met.
Since then, the Duo have worked Bi-Coastal for over 15 Years making lot’s of people smile along the way.
LaCoppola + Meier’s enthusiasm and love of the craft, keeps their eye on the many details involved in each project, and uses their expertise to continually problem solve.
Creating imagery with this team starts with a conversation- Ends with Beautiful Visuals both Still + Moving that feel Unrehearsed, Real and in the Moment.
Who has the camera?
Debra is the one behind the lens.
What is Charlie's role?
Charlie is the tech/lighting master
What about directing a film/short video?
YES, This is also very exciting for us. We would be thrilled to Direct a short film/video.
I've noticed there is a certain amount of movement in the video's?
YES, this is for effect. And because we are hand holding the camera most of the time.
Hand holding combined with short lenses is something we do quite often for intimacy, as our work is about
emotion and connecting.
Can you shoot stills & video for the same project?
Of course, We would love to shoot stills and video footage for your entire project!
We can then take the beautiful, dynamic footage and edit, color correct, add music or sound and create a short film.
Can you be hired to shoot stills or video only?
YES, Absolutely. No project too big or small.
- Creative Director/ Dow Jones
My Clients and I have loved the results of every commission we've given to Debra, Charlie and their team- Debra brings her boundless energies and creativity to every shoot, immediately relates to her subjects and the duo consistently capture beautifully natural moments that always feel ' right! '
- Executive Creative Director/ Havas Worldwide NY
That was the least pretentious shoot I have ever been on!
- Talent/Palm Springs
Debra and Charlie make it so much fun that you become relaxed and feel like they are your closet friends.... they are truly gifted! The pleasure was all ours.
- Creative Director/MSLK Design/NY
Working with Debra and Charlie was great. They listened carefully to my creative concept and then took it to the finish line, on- time and on-budget. I can't wait to hire them for our next project...!
I loved working with Debra and Charles: they are genuine people who care about the project and the people they work with.
- Marketing Director, Cape Rey Carlsbad-A Hilton Resort
We hired Debra + Charlie for a lifestyle photo shoot at our resort and restaurant. They have a great way of connecting with the talent and encouraging genuine interactions between them. We love our imagery - each is filled with stories, energy and emotion.