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Exploring the Great Outdoors with film – Lifestyle Family Photography Workshop

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I once had a new client tell me her favorite thing about my portfolio was how I froze motion in my images.  She said she hired me because the images I make are full of emotion and movement, but motion blur was completely absent.  It is super amazing when my own clients, non-photographers, are able […]

August 21, 2018

10 on 10 – She is EIGHT

film

Today is my baby’s 8th birthday so I get to be a bit nostalgic and weepy, right? I spent last weekend teaching documentary family photography, family filmmaking, and the business of photography at the second Family is Everything Workshop.  On Friday night right before our outdoor lifestyle session, I received 5 rolls of film scans […]

August 10, 2018

Families on Film – A Salt Lake City Mentorship with Samantha Kelly

film

My first time shooting film I nailed it.  What I didn’t realize at the time was that it was just the brilliant convergence of perfect light, color, and the most amazing family.  The two directional soft light coming through those windows was not only sufficient for the Portra 400 film I was shooting but it […]

May 30, 2017

Shoot Film Stay Broke – The verdict on my foray into film

film

I will say this time I really gave it the old college try. Despite knocking up against the limitations of film as a mostly indoor shooter who fails to stick her subjects in “good light”, I can now say I honestly love film.  Film can have such depth and brilliant color it makes shooting it so […]

May 24, 2017

90 seconds with Chloe on BW film

90 second challenge

OMG so the biggest fail because I just realized she was wearing the same dress as the 90 seconds on Portra 400 from earlier this year.  Ooops, well you can barely tell.  This is shot on HP5Plus and developed by the FIND lab.  

May 2, 2017

Boulder Family Photography – 6 Month Parenthood Session (Oscar)

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Boulder Family Photography I have been dabbling in learning to shoot film this year.  The majority of the images I have taken thus far have been Chloe and James, but this month I shot a few rolls during a 6 month Parenthood session of one of my favorite families.  With a trip for Chloe’s Spring Break I […]

March 30, 2017

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