While I absolutely love long, flowy dresses and stunning natural backdrops, I am beginning to like the idea more and more of couples opting for cozy session indoors. There is something about being in an everyday environment that brings out such natural, simplified beauty. Love can take place anywhere, but it is of my opinion that love most often takes root in the ordinary of the day-to-day.
When a snow storm hits and a session in the snow doesn’t require a trip to the mountain, it only makes sense that you make something happen in your backyard, right? I love shooting in the snow so this quick session with Gabriella was such a delight!
This portrait session was an adventure to say the least. Aubrey and I braved freezing temperatures and 15mph winds for a quick all-film test shoot at Rocky Butte in Portland. I’ve been challenging myself to shoot film for fun more since I never had the opportunity to growing up, so the digital stayed at home for this shoot. And I must say, I do believe I’m falling in love. The slow process of film does try my patience a bit since I am always so eager to see the final result. But, let me tell you, it’s 100% worth it. I love shooting a roll, sending it off to be developed, and getting excited when I see the scans hit my inbox. The best part? Less computer time since I don’t need to sit and edit afterwards. All this to say, 2017 will be seeing a lot more film.
These images were developed and scanned by PhotoVision Prints in Salem, OR and shot on Portra 400 film using a Canon EOS-3.