When I first told Charles that I wanted to learn film photography he was so confused. I think his actual comment was “Why? You get just as good of stuff on a digital camera and it seems way more risky.” Truth bomb? Sure. But I have ALWAYS loved the look of film and the authenticity it makes me feel. I have been studying the differences between film and digital and while I’ve tried recreating my digital images to look like film I just wasn’t getting the same feel that I wanted…so I bought a film camera, a few rolls of film, and shot my first rolls of film. Let me tell you they. were. TERRIBLE. But one thing you have to know about me is that I don’t give up easy. So I YouTube’d literally all I could on how to use my camera, how to expose correctly, and what is the best lab to have them developed at. It was A LOT and REALLY hard. I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to throw the camera in the trash. However, things that come easily are rarely worth the effort (in my opinion anyways) so like I usually do I pushed forward. Now let me preface this by saying I am not where I want to be yet and I definitely have lots of practice to do, but I’M SO PROUD of myself and these film scans. I put together a simple bridal styled shoot with a couple of friends and amazing friendors that would let me take my time and y’all I’m here for it! Not to mention I got to hang out with Sarah + Aquila! They are gorgeous inside & out!
HAMU: BP Artistry
Floral: Tin Cup Farm
Dress: Love & Lace & Lulu’s
Shot on Pentax 645N & Fuji 400H