I spent the most wonderful evening with this family of soon to be three a couple weeks ago. When Meg reached out to me, she mentioned really wanting film images to capture her maternity season while on their babymoon in Wilmington, NC. She’d had a film photographer once before and fell IN LOVE with the timeless quality of the images that film had to offer.
When I get inquiries like this, my heart skips a couple beats. Clients who love film as much as me is more than a dream come true. It makes all the difference I think because Meg and Mike were patient and relaxed already knowing that film often it takes more time to set up and prepare for each image. It forces me and the clients to slow down and focus in on intentionality. And because it does so, I find the images to be authentic.
When you prepare for a shot with a digital camera, it’s easy to set up the shot, click… click… click and move on. You’ve got the before, during, and after, images of each thing you capture at no thought to you. But with film, there’s a need to place more emphasis on the transition into and out of every position. You don’t have a lot of film to spare, and don’t want to waste images clicking at random and so, in the split of a second, you make a decision. Anticipating, and waiting is the name of the game with film. And the reward is oh so worth it. But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself.
Thank you Meg and Mike for choosing me to document these beautiful memories for you two! I loved cracking jokes and laughing all night with you both and wish you all the best! Congratulations!!!
Images shot on Mamiya 645 AFD II | Film Stock: Fuji 400H | Film Lab: Photovisions Film Lab