We moved into a place with a south facing lawn but forgot to garden. The result is a mess of strawberries, rhubarb, flowers, and mystery weeds. If it’s not going to look pretty, at least it tastes great.
I captured this little guys mamma almost two years ago when she was launching her new music website. Now Ben has joined the family, and it was so much fun capturing her family of three. Looking forward to documenting more family portrait sessions in Portland and the Pacific NW, it’s some of the best use I can put my camera to.
Above: Contax 645 | Fuji 400H Below: Digital
Michele and David. Genuinely kind, fun, funny, intelligent, loving people. Last year I shoot their engagement session at the Hollywood Bowl, and when I flew down from Portland to shoot their April wedding it was even better. Being able to work together beforehand made the big day a breeze, and I can’t wait to share the images. Looking for a place in LA to get hitched? Orcutt Ranch was pretty rad. Next post, coming up soon.
First two images taken by my faithful Duaflex II.
Smith Rock is one of our favorite places to climb, so when my sister and her husband visited us from Anchorage we made sure to make a trip out. It was short, but sweet, and so beautiful. It’s on my list to shoot a wedding or engagement there someday.
On another note, bonus points if you can find the tiny people in the second image down.
This was the first time I’ve incorporated the Contax 645 (medium format film) into a wedding, and I’ve been biting my nails waiting for the results. All of these images are straight how they came to me from Richard Photo Lab, no retouching done on my end. Although they’re strikingly similar to how I try to edit my digital images, some of them are a bit darker and desaturated then I like, not to mention the shallow depth of field and struggling with getting the focus just right. All of these images were shot on Fuji 400H film, rated at ISO 200 and hand held light metered for exposure. The step I didn’t take was to also expose for the shadow, silly me thinking that it would already be bright enough. In general, most of the images are just too dark for the film ‘magic’ to happen, so this upcoming wedding in LA on Saturday I’ll be looking forward to trying it again. For my first try though? Not too shabby.
Now I have to quit baulking and send in my film from Thailand. If they don’t turn out the way I want them to I guess I’ll just have to go back there again…