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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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I had the most amazing opportunity to photograph Stephen and Melissa and I have to say, they are two of the most in love people I’ve ever met and so willing to let me mold and shape them! They brought their precious puppy, Retta and she was so energetic and full of life! I say that because ya’ll know me and pups……cue squeal!! I even squealed over a little family of dachshunds we saw in the park! I got the opportunity to visit Bok Tower Gardens again and this time, we explored the on-property estate which was just gorgeous! I had been chomping at the bit to photograph that part of the park, haha! Well, it proved just as beautiful as I had hoped, made only more lovely by the couple and their pup who radiated such joy and love. Enjoy this gorgeous gallery!
A personal film to remember moments and memories.
Maternity has to be a secret favorite of mine. Much like weddings, there is a certain ethos about submitting your body, soul and heart to another person. It is beyond anything I’ve ever seen or known! Women are such powerful beings!
When I stopped accepting family and maternity portraits last year to focus on weddings and seniors, I knew I didn’t want to completely stop the offering so
FujiPro 400h | TheFINDLab
One of my favorite things to do these days is to grab Petunia the Pentax and find little treasures to capture on film. Usually this means that I’ve got some frames left on a roll from a session or wedding and need to get through them so I can send out the rolls. On this particular fun trip, I knew I wanted to take some shots of Rib City, which is an old train station turned BBQ joint in Grant, FL. Folks around here still call it the Old Grant Station. When you drive past, you can’t help but notice the old European style building with its textured walls and stone foundation.
Ok, I am just obsessed with Sam and Alex! I don’t think I did anything but snap and squeal at their session! I couldn’t have asked for a more sweet, genuine, and unique couple!
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