I can’t talk about my journey of honing my style and finding out who I am as an artist over the past year without talking about film photography. I love the timeless, fine art feel, the depth and the way it captures the most beautiful light that only film can.
These styled shoots were captured almost entirely on film. It was a whole day full of shooting at River Bottoms Ranch in the Heber Valley. What an incredibly gorgeous venue! Its surroundings are equally breathtaking. The land that the white barn was built on has been in the owner’s family for generations. They decided it would be an idyllic spot to host weddings for Utah brides and grooms as well as destination weddings for couples who hoped to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city.
Belle Lumiere Magazine organized all of the styled shoots for the day including a clean and classic boudoir session, a bridal session with raw and organic styling, and an in-home lifestyle couples session. Our bridal model wore the most stunning lace gown in a non-traditional color. The tablescape was gorgeous with a muted color palette, natural elements like mushrooms and stones and beautiful floral centerpieces. The couple wanted a unique feel for their session, so he brought along his guitar and the two of them had fun playing and laughing together.
I spent the day learning film for the first time. Trying new things has helped me understand my ideal color palette and grow as a photographer. I love creamy skin tones and warm colors with a slightly pink hue. It was important to really nail my settings in camera so that the images you see look exactly how they were shot with very minimal editing. For all of you film lovers that might be interested, these photos were shot on Fuji 400H film stock with a Pentax 645 camera. The film was developed by the FIND Lab.