My film journey didn’t start yesterday. I’ve invested 2 years of professional learning into this beautiful medium. At times I felt like I was completely starting over with photography. Many times I became frustrated from losing entire rolls of images due to user error (who knew it could be so hard to properly load film?!?), struggling to find the right film stocks to match my style, and searching forever for the perfect lab to handle my precious images. And then, it all suddenly clicked into place. 2 years and BOOM. I finally found all the perfect combinations that highlighted the time spent practicing this incredible form of art. And now I can never look back. I am officially a hybrid photographer. Meaning I photograph the majority of my portrait sessions and a good portion of the wedding day in film. I use my digital camera as a back up and for wedding receptions (low-light/fast-paced situations).
It feels AMAZING to say that. I am officially a hybrid photographer. Incorporating film is making my work better and creating a better experience for my clients. I’m thrilled to continue sharing this journey with you all. So let’s start with this week’s Film Friday, a session I photographed during the Southern Film Collective gathering in Charleston a couple weeks ago. The best part of this session to me is that it was in the middle of the day, in harsh sunlight on the beach, and still oh-so-lovely! The magic of film! Enjoy!
(PS. There’s a handful of digital images in this post. Can you spot them?)
Location: Isle of Palms Beach in Charleston, SC
Models: John + Hannah Allen
Hair: Charmaine’s Hair Design
Makeup: Lisa Priscilla
Dress: Free People
Jewelry: Glitz and Love
Art: Gatlin Paper Co.
Developed and Scanned: The FIND Lab
Film: Portra 160 rated at 125
Photographed during the Southern Film Collective Gathering in Charleston, SC // See more HERE and HERE.