Category: Film

Travis + Rachel | Alexandria VA Portrait Photographer

Posted in Couples, Film

A few months ago I decided to take the plunge and move back to film.  I was feeling burnt out and not really loving what I was capturing so I bought a Pentax and some film and just started shooting.  It was as if a light bulb came on.  I was suddenly loving what I was getting and I couldn’t stop.  I also felt like I was becoming a better photographer; I could only take ten shots per roll vs. the nine hundred I got on a 16gb card in my digital so I really wanted to make them count.

After familiarizing myself with my new camera and putting a few rolls through it I knew I wanted to shoot a session with a couple so I emailed Travis and Rachel to see if they would be interested in modeling for me.  Luckily for me they were more than willing so we set up a date to go to Great Falls.  Unfortunately the government shutdown happened the week of our scheduled shoot so we postponed.  As luck would have it our back up date got rained out so we had to reschedule again.  Finally we were able to get together this past Saturday and it was nothing short of amazing.

Travis and I went to high school together and has always been a really caring person with a huge heart so it was no surprise that he chose an equally caring and amazingly sweet partner in Rachel.  The love and tenderness they have for one another is beautiful and real and it was such a joy spending the morning with them.  These are my favorite images to date, not because they are technically perfect (they aren’t) but because I feel like I captured the essence of who they are together and I LOVE that!  This right here is what makes me tick as an artist and why I do what I do.

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Featured | Entouriste | Grenada

Posted in Film, Personal, Travel

So beyond thrilled to have our recent trip to Grenada featured on Entouriste today!  I’ve had the travel bug for quite some time and love looking at all the gorgeous imagery from around the world on their blog.  Here’s a sneak peek but be sure to visit Entouriste for the full story!

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Grenada On Film

Posted in Film, Personal

The first of September Rog and I went to Grenada for our honeymoon.  Grenada is one of the southern most Caribbean islands just off the coast of Venezuela and is most well known to Americans for the invasion in the 80’s.  We had an amazing time exploring the island in our little red Suzuki and drinking in the culture.  We stayed at a cute, private cottage north of St. George called Mango Bay Cottages and it was heaven.  Everyone was so nice and the fresh mango lime juice is pretty much to die for.  I just can’t even put into words how beautiful it is there so enjoy looking at some photos from our trip.  If you’re interested in getting married in Grenada, I’d love to go back so send me an email!

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Our wonderful hosts!

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Cannons at Fort George.

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View of the city from Fort George.

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Sendall Tunnel built by the French in the late 1800’s.  Still used today by cars and pedestrians.

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Church of England.

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The Carenage.  Loved all the boats and colorful houses on the surrounding hills.

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Film: A Journey

Posted in Film, Personal

My love of photography began with an old Canon T-70 and Tri-X film (black and white.)  It was so fun to take photos then process and print my own work.  There was just something about it that I adored.  When I got into weddings I went digital and never looked back.  It just seemed easier and really, I thought that was what you were supposed to do.  I haven’t touched film in years.  Until recently.  Many amazing photographers have gone back to film and it is just absolutely gorgeous.  (Not to say digital photos aren’t.  I still plan to shoot all weddings in digital for now.)  I decided to pick up a film camera, a light meter, and a few rolls of film a few weeks back and see what came of it.  Turns out, I still really love shooting film.  I plan to keep this a personal project for now but will be blogging about it every now and then so feel free to follow along as I experiment with a format that, it turns out, I never fell out of love with.

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