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Shot on Film - Kodak Ektar 100, raw and real.

Shot with Kodak Ektar 100, 50mm lens at 1.4, evenly lit bright shade.

Often times, when people shoot pictures with their cell phone, or even digital SLR's, will use  filters or do some kind of post production photo manipulation.  These filters will alter the original look of the picture (as shot straight from the camera) and often times are designed to resemble film looks! 
Before digital imaging came along, a photographer would pick their film based on the lighting conditions that they would be shooting in, the colors they were trying to accentuate or diminish, and the subject they were shooting.  Films are made differently.  For example, some are absolutely dreamy for portraits where some are super vibrant and are made more for landscape or dimly lit areas.  Some are better to shoot in contrasty light and some really reveal their beauty in evenly lit scenarios.  When I shot film, I adored the Fuji line and I want to think it's because I always tend to lean towards liking the c…

Making Magic!!



Most people would have rescheduled.  

We talked a few days before about the predicted conditions, and whereas I am always up for snowy shoots (because damn, they ARE magical) not every client is up for the challenge!  It's not easy.  You are typically frozen to the bone, your hair won't be perfect, your clothes won't be flowy and light, you may have snowflakes falling in your eyes or making water marks on your shirt.  Even though we all want to speed up the shooting process (because let's face it, when I can't feel the camera shutter release we have problems) we have to move even more methodically and purposefully.  We have to have a mutual patience during the session and remember to laugh at the circumstances and KNOW, that the outcome will be nothing short of amazing!

All those amazing pieces fell into place this snowy Sunday.  We had originally planned a mountain shoot, at sunrise, but plans were foiled and frankly, I'm glad they were!  We had headed up to our first location of choice and the roads were treacherous.  We made the decision to turn around, regroup, and come up with a plan B on the fly!

Mary and Samson were total troopers and had an amazing time connecting to either other and enjoying their moment, despite the weather!

This shoot was incredible, and I walked away thrilled with the session, and even more thrilled with what I saw on my computer as each image loaded to the screen.  I'm so happy that they were up for the challenge, and it WAS a challenge (did you see her dress? brrrrrr lol) but they rose to it and ended up with phenomenal memories surrounding a most special and important time of their young lives!! 



To me, snow or rain on a special day means infinite good luck! 💗



Dress shoes and all, he was ready.




Dressed in a stunning backless white dress, she looked incredible with the powdery white backdrop mother nature provided.




Seeing your soul mate in their dress makes your heart skip a beat.









I love how her eyes light up when she sees him.

When it got too cold to handle... and naturally, these images became some of my favorites. It's about ALL the feels. 




She said this was the warmest she had been all day! 💗




Below, we were able to find some shelter from a few overhanging trees. I loved watching them "do them". Their connection unfolded in front of me and was authentic and special.






It was time to wrap it up with a bow, and head to the warmth of our cars.  I am SO glad that these two beautiful souls wanted to brave the conditions and see the vision themselves, in the snowy day!  It was SO very worth every minute!




During those moments that you may think your plans are spoiled, remember there are always options even if they weren't your first choice!  This wasn't sunrise, but wasn't it so much better???  😊

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!  I am always flattered and humbled!  

Until next week....

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