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Tag Archives: Destination Engagement

MY LITTLE BROTHER PUT A RING ON IT - AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION | SOME FILM SNEAKS

To say that I’m absolutely thrilled Rob and Sam are engaged is a HUGE understatement…

We’re in the process of downloading film scans tonight, and I thought I would post a couple frames we shot of the two of them in Alys Beach for their engagement session.  I’ll absolutely be posting more of this eye candy very soon - but here’s a look at what we’re dealing with.  I ADORE everything about these images…most of all that they are of my little brother and his beloved…

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NATALIE + BEN | ON FILM | MALIBU ENGAGEMENT

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We just got this film back from RPL of Natalie and Ben’s drop-dead gorgeous engagement session in Malibu with Bound By. Good grief. We’re literally downloading scans as I type - but there are definitely a few images that I couldn’t help but grab. These are just a few of the images I was immediately drawn to and thought we would go ahead and share them on this newly revived blog, for whomever may still be checking it! I am SO about this couple. Awesome story, great relationship, fast friends over tacos on the beach in Malibu…

The session came together in a really cool way because they were open to anything and wanted to truly convey their relationship in imagery. I loved it. We were able to play around - I actually hiked through a river *WHAT?* - get some swanky vibes going, then morph into their classic and casual style, and wrap it up with the super-hot sexy side of their love story - which was completely amazing. We focused on black and white film with a slight grain during the day, and then amped our grain up for the evening shots. Natalie loves black and white so we told their story through that medium for all of the film we shot. For the photographers reading this: Neopan 400, Delta 3200, all shot and processed at normal rating.

This is but a glimpse, and I can’t WAIT to share more! The digital images we shot during this session are just to die for and Natalie and Ben knocked it all out of the park. Loving that we have so many different looks and mediums! The shots I’m throwing up now, I’m attracted to for the interaction and emotion happening in the frames. I see their personalities and hearts here. Oh, and I see an absolutely gorgeous tree above them. Epic really. I love it. Enjoy meeting Natalie and Ben, and feel free to leave us a little feedback! It’s been quite a while, and we’d love to hear from you :)

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NAPA VALLEY DESTINATION ENGAGEMENT | FILM PREVIEW

Hello beautiful light! Hello amazing location! Hello fantastic clients!

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Dream come true. *sigh*

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NEW ORLEANS ENGAGEMENT ON FILM | PREVIEW

I just downloaded this film shot during the New Orleans session from Richard Photo Lab. I’m so happy with the way these black and white images turned out!

Photography nerd specs: the film is Ilford HP5 400 (shot at 400), and Delta 3200 (shot at 1600).

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Complete Film post and New Orleans Engagement Session post coming soon!

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CASSIE AND RYAN - AN IMAGE

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KALA & CHRIS - AN IMAGE

Hmm…it appears that a month is too long to wait between blog posts.

I hope to resurrect this blog from the dead this weekend!

Here is an image from a session I shot recently - I really like the movement in the wind.

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#64 - CHECK!

Undertake a video project to market the studio - DONE!

{AMELIA IN ACTION} - NEW PROJECT LAUNCHED

I’m excited to finally share this new project on the blog!  This was a major and fun undertaking, and how awesome to check this off the 101 in 1001 list.

A few months ago I started talking with my buddy Seth Newell about doing a video project for the studio that would show a behind-the-scenes view of a real shoot with real clients. It was important to me to give people visiting my website a taste of a real relationship instead of using models for the shoot. We started brainstorming different concepts, and then just got to work on making it happen. Due to the crazy weather we had been having in Alabama (where we shot the video), we had to really work around a lot of schedules and weather constraints. And then, finally, it just all came together at the right time with the right clients!

We shot video of me on seamless paper run sideways - which I thought was brilliant - and Seth and Sean had me just run around and be. I was pretty nervous about their plan to interview me off-the-cuff, but in the end the guys were right - the monologues are unscripted and from the heart, and I think it lends even more authenticity to the final product.  Following that portion of the day, we met up with Ashley and Owen for their actual engagement session and got behind-the-scenes footage of our afternoon shooting together in rural Alabama.  It was kind of wild driving around with an entourage, but it was a ton of fun!  Unfortunately, we had to wait a couple months to launch the whole thing due to a death in my family and a move to the West Coast. Now, the day has arrived…

A huge thanks to Ashley and Owen for being willing participants in this experiment! Y’all are amazing and I am so thankful to be your photographer. I can’t wait to see you two tie the knot next weekend back in Alabama!

And a HUGE thank you to Seth and Sean of Green Block Productions for your creativity, patience, hard work, talent, laughter, and friendship!

And Graham, yet again - what would I do without you?! Thank you for integrating the website and being so awesome. And for the chapstick and coffee…

Yay for fun projects to kick off the new year! Is it wrong to say that I’m looking forward to tackling 2010 Elin Woods’ style? Yes, I’m sure it probably is…but I just did.

Thanks for checking out our new video!

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