Today I'm sharing one of my favorite engagement sessions to date! Everything from the location, the outfits, and the fact that I shot most of it on film makes my heart so happy! If you've been following along on my social media you'll know that I have recently started shooting film again. About five years ago, I learned on a 35mm film camera and large format cameras while in college earning my BFA in Fine Art Photography.
To be honest, I was totally turned off by shooting film with my couples at first. Not because it's not the most beautiful medium ever (because it is!), but because its pricey, getting it developed and scanned can take a week or two, or the fact that I have to pause and change rolls during my sessions didn't seem like something that I could add into my already busy wedding workflow.
But all of these "turn offs" actually ended up being positives in my shooting techniques. You see, film slows photographers down a little bit (in a good way!). It helps us think, anticipate, and compose photographs. With only 16 photos per roll of film we have to be very careful about what we are shooting. This, I believe, has made me a better photographer over the past few weeks of my new film journey in weddings. I am so excited for the upcoming weeks because I have an endless amount of shoots and film scans coming back to me left and right. Every time I get that golden email from Goodman Film Lab my heart races with excitement and it feels like Christmas!
This particular film session was with Danielle and Eric, who I absolutely LOVED hanging out with! Their love radiates and they know how to have fun together! I love couples who laugh a lot, it brings so much life to their images. We chose LA Arboretum because of the lovely colors, even on a cloudy day the flowers and trees still looked amazing. Afterwards we headed over to Pasadena City Hall where the sun came out just in time for the end of the session!
Congratulations Danielle and Eric!