i love photographing newborn babies. the newness, the squishy-ness, swaddles like a burrito, mom and dad discovering their new baby together, baby feet !!, big sister adapting and helping out, pretending their dolls are their new babies. I love getting it all on camera, and being able to give the parents reminders of what those early times were like. because really, who can remember. i am still in a fog, myself. This session is a special one to me. We love you, baby K!
Our annual summer family vaca with our BFFs. This time we chose the (long) drive to Cape Cod. Despite the shark sightings (!) the beaches were absolutely beautiful, and I could have spent all day in the cool ocean water. The kids had a blast... catching sea life, mini golf, outdoor karaoke, evening harbor dance lessons, visiting lighthouses, but they have the best time just being together. A fun summer 2015.. here's to next year!
All pictures on film with a mix of stocks. Canon EOS3, and a Holga for fun :)
Right from the start of our photo shoot, this little guy was calm and alert, looking straight at me. His mom and i agreed he is an old soul. :) Big sis was such a cutie too, and who wouldn't love a princess room like that? Congratulations to this beautiful family on the addition of this little man, he will be well-loved for sure!
finally blogging one of my favorite sessions. They are always the ones that are so relaxed, go with the flow, and just plain fun. Everyone is happiest like that and we get the best pictures!
So my post for this month's Film Mama blog is a bit of a mixed bag... some tri-x, some portra 400, and some Fuji 400h. I have to admit I'm having so much fun shooting film (and even more fun not sitting at the computer for hours on end culling and editing!) I'm so glad I started this little project - i hope you enjoy this next installment!
Now head on over to see this month's post from photography by Jen Davis. Enjoy!
I was so excited a while ago to pull out my old Pentax Spotmatic, a camera that I learned photography on over 20 years ago, and give it a whirl. This was my dad's old camera and I remember going around our Brooklyn neighborhood with him, taking pictures of the boats in Sheepshead bay and some other familiar sites. At the time my brooklyn photos got to be displayed in Macy's window, through my school's photography contest, and I felt famous at 13 years old :) I can still smell the darkroom chemicals, a wonderful smell that makes me so happy and brings back great memories. So i got a few rolls of Kodak Portra 400, and tried them out on this 40+ year old camera. Light meter is broken, manual focus on this is HARD, had some technical difficulties and realized how much I have to learn, but I'm ready to accept the challenge. The waiting for film developing and scans is absolute torture!!! But it's like Christmas morning when you get them back!
In the meantime I found this amazing group, the Film Mama community on Facebook, that welcomed me as a newbie back to film. Each month we will be posting up some images in a blog circle documenting our film experience. Take a look below at my first installment, and then go check out Photos by Misty Smith next, and make your way around the circle until you're back here and have seen them all. Hope you enjoy!
All images taken with Pentax Spotmatic, Kodak Portra 400