Film Documentary Photographer

Carter Family Maternity Photo Session

You may recognize the beautiful family in the pictures below. I was lucky enough to take their maternity photos when they were pregnant with their first child, Ryder, who is now 17 months! Megan and Chris are pregnant with their second child, and they wanted some family maternity photos before their newest addition. We got quite lucky with the day because it was very cloudy and foggy until we reached our destination, and the clouds started to give way to some beautiful blue skies. We hung out at the beach for the rest of the day, which was so fun because I was able to document some photos of them while they were relaxing. Can't wait for baby Carter #2 to arrive! 

Enjoy the photos below! I can't wait to share the film photos come in as well!

Feelings of Nostalgia

The first camera I picked up was my Dad's old film camera many many moons ago. Since then I transitioned to digital...I was a little late to the game, but I did it, and that was 10 years ago. All these years shooting digital, I missed film. I missed the way I knew I only had 20-something pictures to be able to take per role. I missed how I would stop and take the time to think about what I was shooting instead of just taking hundreds of pictures on a whim as I do, and as most do, with digital. I missed how much more creative I was shooting film. I missed it all. 

I decided a couple months ago that I wanted to bring back a film camera into my camera bag. I purchased a Nikon F5, a workhorse in its time and still to this day. When the camera arrived, I took it along with some black and white film, my hubby Adam and my daughter Belén to an arboretum and took some pictures. It was a rainy and oddly cool early summer day which went along with the moody feel the black and white film provides. Below are some of my favorite pictures from that day. I used a NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G lens and had the film developed by theFINDlab.