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During a quick trip back to the Midwest, my most frequent (i.e. favorite) customer requested a photo shoot of her growing family! Can you believe Ava is almost 4 already? It seems like only a few months ago, we had her super girly 2nd birthday photo shoot:
How quickly time goes! And soon enough, Ava will have a little sister to love & enjoy!

It was perfect weather to shoot these adorable family & children portraits:


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There are many reasons I choose to shoot using a film camera for my photography. 40 years ago the first digital camera was invented, and it was an awesome .01 megapixel – woo! But in those quick 40 years, digital has quickly overpowered film cameras and photography. If you think film camera and photography is outdated, let me educate you a little in the other direction.

Film photography was already perfect. All those albums in your parents attic, full of 3x5s? Those were taken using a film camera, and you love them so much for that very reason. And guess what, all those film photos were perfect – no retouching necessary.

Film camera and photography images are forever. They are permanent. There’s no accidentally deleting them, having them corrupt or having to choose which images to delete in order to make room for more images that you’ll likely never print. Film photography forces you to slow down, make intelligent decisions about the film you’re using and there’s no picking and choosing which film photographs mean the most to you. You have to print tangible film photographs before getting to see the result. You don’t have 1000 rolls of undeveloped film sitting around, because in order to share those film photographs you have to develop the roll.

No electricity is required to operate a film camera. So when that zombie apocalypse finally happens, you’ll want to be able to document it. And the sure-fire way to capture it? Film camera and photography.

Be different. Stand out in a crowd. Be a conversation starter. Be knowledgeable about film cameras and photography. Blow someone’s mind with your infinite film wisdom and make them appreciate the film camera all over again.

Film Camera and Photography

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Film is not dead, and here’s why I shoot film.

  1. The Look. Film has a distinctive look, one that many digital photographers try to imitate through special effects in PhotoShop or LightRoom. Film photography is beautiful, grainy, and dare I say, yummy?
  2. Ease. The majority of my film photography images come straight out of the camera ready to view. That’s because, with film photography, you are forced to know your stuff (no spray and pray methods here!) and you’re forced to slow down and truly enjoy film photography.
  3. Skills. It takes skill to be a film photographer. Like I said in the previous point, film photography is too expensive ($1-2 per click!) to just snap a photo and hope your settings are good. You have to truly understand light, metering and aperture to capture the perfect photo.
  4. Highlights and Shadows. Film photography captures so much detail, without the need for adjusting in PhotoShop or LightRoom. Highlights and Shadows and equally exposed in film photography.
  5. Bokeh. That beautiful blurry background we all love so much? Thank film photography for that.
  6. Quality Difference. Those who shoot film photography, know what they’re doing. End of story.

Film Photography

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Engagement photography is a great way for you, the newly engaged couple in Tallahassee, to get to know the photographer you may use for your wedding. Some packages offer the session as a separate product while other packages include your Tallahassee engagement photography session with your overall wedding package. Here are some reasons why having engagement photography done with your chosen photographer as so important:

  1. Trust. You’ll get to know your photographer and hopefully love each others style. But if unfortunately you don’t hit it off, you’ll have time to find a photographer better suited to your needs and wants.
  2. Time + Location. Once you’ve discussed your engagement photography ideas with your photographer, you get to spend time together, on location and see your photographer in action.
  3. Makeup + Hair. Your Tallahassee Engagement Photography session is the perfect time to try out your hair and makeup ideas. You’ll get to see how it’ll all look on film before the big day, thus allowing you to make adjustments if necessary.

What more evidence could you need to book your Tallahassee Engagement photography session today?

Tallahassee Engagement Photography

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We’re all told this kind-of lie that the wedding day is all about the bride, but what about the groom? He’s half of this relationship after all! Groom photography is slowly on the rise in Tallahassee, as it should be! I balance my time between photographing the bride getting ready as well as the groom for my Tallahassee Groom Photography. He shined his shoes. He straightened his tie. He buttoned those cuff-links. He deserves some groom photography love too! So ladies remember, all relationships should be 50/50, as should your wedding photos: half bridal portraits, half groom photography. Click here to see how I capture the groom’s details.

Tallahassee Groom Photography

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