Jeremiah and I jump at any chance we get to shoot on the coast. We were traveling in SoCal for a lovely wedding in Santa Barbara so we thought "why not do a bridal shoot!?" We brought this amazing Theia Couture gown from Willow Bride, and I made the bouquet with flowers from the downtown LA Flower Market! I somehow also managed to do Dani's hair and make-up in the back of our rental car. I think that's what we call ghetto fab, but the end result was magic and I'm so glad we did this shoot. I always love creating with my husband, even if that means dragging him to downtown L.A. so I can stare at pretty flowers.
Its the slow season here in Montana, as far as shooting is concerned. We content ourselves with designing albums, meeting with couples for weddings for next year, and working with local vendors to see what we can do better in 2013. We are working on several collaborations right now, and can't wait to show those. Also want to mention our print sale going on right now through Christmas 50% off all wedding prints, and 25% off family and senior prints. To purchase prints, head here. We offer lots of products through our store, like albums and proofs collections, and they make amazing Christmas gifts! :) If you follow us here, or on facebook, instagram or twitter you have probably heard us talk about film. We started incorporating it into our shooting at the beginning of 2012 and have fallen in love. Each roll we have gotten back has made us realize that this is something amazing that we want to share with our clients. Film helps us create timeless images, full of life, and honesty. It's hard to put into words what it is about film that makes it so amazing, but just like a vinyl record, it somehow feels more real than a bunch of ones and zeros. We love digital cameras as a tool, but through this year we have realized that many times film is a better tool to help us tell our client's stories. We love film so much we hired a film photographer to shoot our own wedding, Ryan Ray from Texas. The results were amazing. Film, and Ryan's amazing vision, made our wedding look better than I could have dreamed. We want to give that to the people we photograph. When we shoot film it also helps us remove the barriers between us and our couples. There is no screen to look at the image after its taken, it requires trust, skill, and helps us make true images that really capture the essence of who people are.
We are always pushing ourselves, learning, and trying new things, anything that makes what we do matter to our amazing clients. Film is a huge part of that desire, we don't want to just take good pictures for people. We want to capture images that tell a story in the best way it can be told, not just document, but make art.
These images were captured on my Mamiya 645af, 80mm 1.9 lens on Fuji 400H film.