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Artisan photography is a creative dialogue between the artist and the subject, with the goal of creating quality products that increase in value with age, resulting in memorabilia that become heirlooms over time. Wielding a mix of traditional and modern photography mediums, my organic and hospitable upbringing results in a warm, charming, refined experience.
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In my last entry, I wrote about my journey with two distinct film stocks, Kodak Portra 400 and Fujifilm Pro 400h. I have such mixed feelings about which film I love using. They are both great films but very different. One is very warm and slightly punchy, while one is cool toned and muted. In the right setting, Fujifilm, the cool toned film just shines. It soaks up light which I love. On the other hand, Portra is warm, contrasty and filled with color! I find that my style is often a combo of both. Warm, medium to low contrast, with pops of color. In the past, I’ve shot on Fuji and warmed it up to look like Portra. So, naturally, I’m thinking Why not just shoot Portra?
I wasn’t sure what to call this post, but I finally settled on divided because that’s the place from which this post is being written. As I fast from social media, one of the most unexpected challenges I’ve felt is being prompted to reevaluate my film work….namely, film stocks. Film is such a huge part of my workflow now, it’s almost like questioning my work entirely! (yikes!) Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as all that. LOL! It’s more exciting than anything!
Here in FL, “winter” isn’t so much a winter as it is a break from the sun’s broil setting. We’ve had maybe two or three weeks of low temperatures in the 50’s and maybe even the 40’s on occasion, but for the most part, things have been pretty mild. With the impending bloom of spring, comes my yearly infatuation with plants and greenery, and I start stocking up on so much green!
I am absolutely in LOVE with Sam and Alex! They are such genuine, jovial folks and they are totally cool! They even put up with me squealing after every shot! LOL!! We had such a lovely time this weekend and I can’t wait to share this gallery with you soon! <3
Hey, friends! Happy Monday! Today I’m coming at you with some video content I am so excited about! At this point, I’m planning and producing content that I wish I had when I started my photography journey, and even little chapters of my journey along the way. In this handy video, I’m taking you along to see how I process film and digital images to retain the qualities of each medium, resulting in a cohesive, yet inherent story.
I had the immense joy of snapping some quick shots of our friend Aleah before she went to Tebow’s Night To Shine dance last Friday!
Just a heads up, these images aren’t very wintry at all! LOL! I hope it’s not too much of a stab at the folks hunkering down through all the winter storms up North! If it helps any, the temperature while I was out photographing these images was in the low 60’s and high 50’s! (Brr, I know.)
I am so thrilled to finally publish this lovely January wedding! It’s times like this that I am grateful to live in FL, because while everyone else is in the dead of winter, I get to photograph warm, golden ceremonies! (I promise, I’m not being bragadocious…..I'm just grateful!)
These presets were made for you to have a solid jumping off place while editing your images! I describe my presets as filmic, light-filled with a PUNCH! But to be honest, they are SO flexible and you don’t have to be looking to get filmy images, bright tones, creamy skin and poppy contrast. Everything stands at a healthy medium setting, which is perfect for achieving the look you desire because you can make your image go whichever way you want! Or, you can just leave the presets as is and have beautiful one-click edits if that’s your kinda cornbread.
Today I just want to lift up a praise of gratitude. I woke up this morning with such a spirit of thankfulness. There have been so many wonderful things in my life and business that are a result of grace. You know, things you can’t or didn’t orchestrate yourself. Opportunities you prayed for and then happened even though you have no control over the situation. Grace upon grace. So know today that as a child of God, your prayers do not fall on deaf ears. They do not go unheard. What are you thankful for today?