Film Portraits: Double Feature

About a week ago I was able to take portraits of TWO lovely ladies on a Sunday afternoon. I shot film portraits of Jen Myers (above…oh and hint: you may recognize my April Photo Challenge submission tomorrow after this) at Franklin Park Conservatory with her adorable daughter. The lighting was perfect. It had been an extremely sunny afternoon but by the time we met around 4:15pm, things were looking great. Earlier in the day, I shot only about a 1/3 of a roll of Ektar 100 of my friend Jess Gambacurta (below). It was a bit too sunny (oh my gosh were we sweating!) and so I’ll probably shoot the rest of the roll on her soon. Until then, here are a few! How perfect is her skin?

I really love how both sessions turned out. So far, I’ve been really excited every time I shoot film with friends or strangers. Even still, I get this crazy nervous feeling while the rolls are being developed and then right after I send the results to my clients. It’s kind of awesome.

Sidenote: Thanks to those of you who might have tweeted or messaged me this weekend while my blog was down. To clarify, I wasn’t hacked! I was trying to work with my (then) current hosting to resolve a few things and they made a big, big mistake causing my portfolio site and blog to go down. Within the hour I basically said, “Screw it. I’m changing hosting NOW!” Thankfully I had just backed up my files, database and switched my name servers so all I had to wait on was propagation (versus waiting for my domain to completely transfer which can take 5-7 business days). If you are looking for a hosting company, I would HIGHLY recommend Eleven2. They saved my butt this weekend, and although I was freaking out a little, I knew I was in good hands. Show + Tell is now going strong and you can see my updated portfolio site here. Design-related blog posts coming soon here.

April 9, 2012