I am SOOOO excited about these images I shot on film at the A Bryan Photo Workshop in Alabama a few weeks ago!! The tonal range of film is unbelievable and the square format is something I absolutely LOVE. These were shot on a Rolleiflex and Hasselblad cameras with Kodak Tri-X black and white film. They were processed by Richard Photo Lab in Los Angeles. Thank you so much to Bryan and his incredible team of people for offering us such a career-changing experience. Thanks to Brian at Richard Photo Lab for his extensive knowledge of the photography industry and his generosity (he had our film overnight processed so we could critique the next day!). A huge thank you to Kodak for donating all of the film we got to shoot with too!! I will be sharing more film images soon from the experience! Enjoy!
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My approach to family sessions is simple : to keep it fun and genuine. I ask my families what they love to do together and we use that as inspiration for the session. Kids feel comfortable when they can just play and be themselves and not just sit still and say "cheese". I love capturing those real moments of love within a family, when you're running around in the hard, hugging, joking around...and my favorite is to shoot in the home of the family because it provides the personal elements that are key to great photographs. I love getting to watch these boys grow up and am already looking forward to their next session!
"A day is a perfect piece of time to live a life, to plant a seed, to watch the sun go by.
A day starts early, work to do, beneath a brand-new sky.
A day brings hope and kindess, too...a day is all its own.
You can make a wish and start again, you can find your way back home.
Every bird and every tree and every living thing loves the promise in a day, loves what it can bring. There is faith in morningtime, there is belief in noon.
Evening will come whispering and shine a bright round moon.
A day can change just everything, given half a chance.
Rain could show up at your door and teach you how to dance.
The past is sailing off to sea, the future's fast asleep.
A day is all you have to be,
it's all you get to keep.
Underneath that great big sky the earth is all a-spin.
This day will soon be over and it won't come back again.
So live it well, make it count, fill it up with you.
The day's all yours, it's waiting now...
See what you can do."
From the book All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by my favorite artist, Nikki McClure
I want this entire book tattooed on me!
I love Anne and Matt! I met them through my amazing studiomate, Kristina Perkins, who is also a photographer. Matt is her brother and as soon as we sat down and started talking about their wedding and how much they love going to music shows in the city, I knew we'd be a great fit. They chose Hidden Beach for the first part of the session and The Nomad for the second part, where Matt used to work. We goofed around, dark a Surly Darkness together and took some great photos of the two of them. I am so excited for their wedding at Spill the Wine next year!
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