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We're a small-town, family owned and operated photo lab that never gave up on film. Today we provide top-notch film processing, scanning, and printing services from film and digital with the best customer service in the industry.

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Greer Gattuso + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

Looking back on my photography journey, it is easy to see how my style and work have changed over the years. When I see my film photography, I see more of me in my work. As I gaze at images shot on film, there is a certain romantic and feminine quality that I love. I strive for classic and timeless images ALWAYS. I studied great photographers whose work will live forever, and that is what I want to create for my clients.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Catskills, New York.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #120mm #analog #analoglove #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Loomcurated @Ginnyau @Kaelarawson

 

Having clients choose me to be a part of their day and having faith in me to document it, is a huge honor! When entering a wedding day, I ultimately want my clients to be happy. Hearing what they want out of their images and their big day is crucial. The bride in this particular shot had told me she wanted her wedding featured in @Vogue_wedding . . . talk about pressure! Though this was my bride’s goal, I did not enter her wedding day as if it were for a publication. I just gave it my all, 100% and focused on the task at hand—capturing timeless images for this couple that will live forever. So when #VogueMagazine did pick up this wedding later on, I was thrilled! I’m always striving for publications on a personal level, but ultimately, if my clients are happy, I’m happy.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #analogvibes  #believeinfilm #filmcamera #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Kellylenard @Vogue_wedding @An.gle_events @frostedfantasiesbynikki @Oscardelarenta @Hairbybethnola @sarahwalshbeauty

 

One of my life’s biggest accomplishments was setting a certain goal for myself and achieving it. My husband and I moved to New Orleans in January, 2010 with a 10-week-old baby girl and lived out of suitcases in my parent’s house, as we renovated my grandparent’s home to move into. One day I was sitting in my mom’s kitchen with my laptop and simply decided, “I am going to start a business.” I didn’t know how I was going to make it work, but I just knew it was what I needed to do. “I’m going to be a top photographer.” That’s what I kept saying to myself over and over again. Then I worked, really hard—really, really hard—and made it happen.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Race and Religious in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmgrain #filmisalive #filmisnotdead #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Bluegardeniaevents @Beesweddings @raceandreligious

 

Work hard, then work harder. The beginning of my photography business came with a lot of trial and error. I recently listened to an interview by @Forbes with @ashleylongshoreart, a Louisiana-based painter, and she explained how you don’t want success right away, you want to take that road to learn the ups and downs. This hits home with me. When I first started my business, I thought, “Jobs aren’t coming fast enough.” Looking back, I’m glad it was that way—I made mistakes daily that I learned not to do the following day. Reaching out to other successful photographers like @erichmcvey was SO helpful. Reach out and learn, meet other artists and share a bit of your heart with them. Workshops are amazing and so helpful and 1:1s are game changers. Diving in exactly where you are with another artist and learning, building and growing from the spot you are at now, is invaluable.

Thank you all for following along as I shared a bit of my heart and story! This community is one of a kind, and I’m so thankful to be a part of it!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Havana, Cuba.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmphotographic #filmphotography #filmshooters #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Ginnyau @Cortanabrides @Loho_bride @Kaelarawson @bowsandarrowsflowers

Greer Gattuso + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@greergattuso #pvtakeover Day 2: As my career at the newspaper began to slow down, I started photographing weddings—just for friends. And during that time, the paper was switching to digital, and they paid for ALL the equipment, so I made that transition right along with them. Photographing weddings felt like a natural fit for me. I went from shooting for an article—making sure my images matched the reporter’s writing—to using my creative eye. I loved the fast-pace environment of a wedding, and its high energy filled with love. I entered the wedding industry in the middle of a shift. The community had mostly been filled with male photographers. Female photographers were just starting to break the surface, becoming more and more common. I began to notice a shift from wedding days ran by a shot list, to one driven to capture the story at hand—from the details of “getting ready” to capturing the “grand getaway”—in a romantic, feminine way that presented a richer story.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Kellylenard @Vogue_wedding @An.gle_events @frostedfantasiesbynikki @Oscardelarenta @Hairbybethnola @sarahwalshbeauty

 

I remember when I first learned about the digital camera. I was still working at The Palm Beach Daily News when a fashion photographer approached me in New York with a brand new Kodak digital camera and said, “Greer you need to look at this, it’s going to be big!” I just thought he was crazy, the images looked pixely and felt so different, but sure enough digital cameras changed the game. I put my film camera away for awhile and shot strictly digital. Looking back on those years, I realize digital was never able to produce the the same type of imagery and feeling that film created. The way film produces color and interprets light is incredible and something I could never recreate with digital. Going back to film was like returning home.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmwins #fineartfilm #grainisgood #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #crescentcitysoul #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Moniquelhuillier @Badgleymischka

 

After shooting digital for years, I returned home to film and bought a Contax645. To be completely honest, I went through a bit of a rough period at first. I had been investing in workshops looking to expand my knowledge of film and photography, but was unable to produce the same look I had in the years before. The images were hazy and muddy, and not what I had been expecting. I later learned, while attending another workshop, that my camera had fungus in the lens! Once I realized that the issue wasn’t me or my shooting, but an internal camera issue, I was able to get my confidence back and dove straight into the #filmphotography world! I continued taking workshops, practiced, practiced, practiced and called @photovisionprints with ALL of my questions! This community we work in is amazing and filled with so many resources. Continue to reach out to one another and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #keepfilmalive #mediumformat #shootfilm #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

Greer Gattuso + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hello, beautiful people! @greergattuso here, and I am so excited to spend the next few days with you all diving into a bit of my personal journey and all things film! I have always been drawn to documenting and sharing stories through imagery. I remember looking back at my parent’s wedding album—seeing them young and in love, my grandparents there, everyone in celebration over two families coming together. I felt nostalgic, wishing I could be with them and, in a way, feeling like I was. Some of the photographs were taken in the house I live in now. I attend the church where they were married. Their images allow me to relive their day with them. They bring the earliest part of their relationship to life and remind me why I do what I do in the first place. Every relationship carries its own essence. My work is to create a place where people can be honest together—to engage meaningfully in a space they feel comfortable in and capture images they can hold for years to come. I look to capture images that bear witness to the beauty of real life.

📷 on #ilford3200 with a #contax645 in Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #analogvibes #believeinfilm #filmcamera #filmprocessing #sp3000  

I bought my first #filmcamera in college while studying photojournalism. To be completely honest, it did not feel natural at first! Learning exposures, bracketing and lighting was HARD, it all felt so foreign to me, and I knew it was going to take some time to learn my equipment and use it seamlessly. But I slowly became more confident in my exposures and lighting. As I practiced shooting and spent more and more time in the darkroom, it eventually became second nature. Learning photography on a film camera with no digital safety net forced me to pay attention to my shutter, aperture and film speed. I learned how these three crucial elements work together to create an ideal exposure.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmwedding #filmweddingphotographer #mediumformat @fujifilm_profilm @Kellylenard @Vogue_wedding @An.gle_events @frostedfantasiesbynikki

While studying photojournalism at Loyola University, I was able to study all the greats—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Margaret Bourke-White, etc. I loved seeing how these incredible photographers told stories and I quickly gravitated toward documentary photography. I shot all film at the time and practically lived in the darkroom. It was then I fell in love with B+W photography, it is rich and timeless and filled with life. I knew I was right where I was supposed to be.

📷 on #ilford3200 with a #contax645 at Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmcommunity #filmfeed #filmgrain #filmprocessing #sp3000 @Kellylenard @Vogue_wedding @An.gle_events @frostedfantasiesbynikki @Oscardelarenta @Hairbybethnola @sarahwalshbeauty

After graduating college, I began working for “The Palm Beach Daily News” as a photojournalist. I documented #NYFW and Milan Fashion Week, along with traveling to Bolivia to cover medical missions. All on film! I was granted unlimited access to the paper’s darkroom. AND, get this, they even supplied ALL MY FILM. This is not a joke. I did not know how lucky I was to have a closet full of film at my fingertips just waiting to be exposed. That just doesn’t happen anymore, film is no longer found in newsrooms and darkrooms have been turned into storage closets across the country. These experiences fueled my passion for photography that documents the stories of real life.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Havana, Cuba.

#pvtakeover #greersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #filmisalive #filmisnotdead #filmphotographic #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @Ginnyau @Cortanabrides @Loho_bride @Kaelarawson @bowsandarrowsflowers

Jake + Heather Beerman + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@heathergracebeerman + @jakestephenbeerman #pvtakeover Day 3: We’re often asking ourselves, “How can we combine our eye for artistry with genuine storytelling to craft images that are less about us as artists and more about the relationships of our couples?” When we’re looking for THOSE images to capture, we’re serving our clients the best we can and our work is, in turn, the best it can be. We really like to photograph our couples having a moment together when they don't think the camera is on them. Now, obviously this can be a hard thing to capture in perfect light in a perfect setting because it's often unplanned—but what if you could *kinda* plan it? Heather snapped this image on the way to sunset portraits with our couple. She told them to pause and hang out for a moment while she grabbed something in her bag, and after a few seconds, they naturally fell into this sweet embrace and began chatting. THESE are the in-between moments that showcase your couple’s true essence in the most tangible way.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at @classicoaksranch in Dallas, Texas.

#jakeandheathersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmcamera #ishootfilm #analoglove #analogvibes #analogphotography #classicoaksranch @fujifilm_profilm

@heathergracebeerman + @jakestephenbeerman #pvtakeover Day 3: Including the environment in your images is the GLUE to your storyline. If you take a few steps back further than you’re used to, you might begin to see things in your frame you didn't realize were essential to capturing the entirety of the atmosphere. Like how grand the tree is here this couple is dancing beneath. *Disclaimer:* Photographers usually have a tendency to shoot either wide or tight. We tend to shoot a bit tighter, so we have to consciously remind ourselves to back up and shoot wider. If you’re the opposite, and are more drawn to wider, scenic shots, challenge yourself to shoot the environment a bit tighter. If you REALLY want to challenge yourself, throw on a #Hoya filter and get some macro details of the environment around you.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at the #legarewaringhouse in Charleston, South Carolina.

#jakeandheathersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #filmisalive #filmwins #filmshooters #hoyafilters @fujifilm_profilm

@heathergracebeerman + @jakestephenbeerman #pvtakeover Day 3: We have had such a blast hanging out with y’all this week! Thank you AGAIN to our amazing #PhotoVision fam for inviting us to host this week. And thank YOU for connecting with us and showing us so much love!! We’re grateful to have met so many talented, kind, new folks this week. 🙂 To the newbies, don’t be disheartened. Practice, learn and have grace with yourself. Get curious and ask questions. We have all been where you are. To the pros, keep your eyes on loving and serving your clients with your beautiful work. Create for them, create for you and trust your gut. Thanks for following along! We’re cheering you on in all that you do, friends!!! 💕

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

#jakeandheathersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmcommunity #filmshooters #filmwedding #filmweddingphotographer #mediumformat #120mm #filmisnotdead @fujifilm_profilm

Jake + Heather Beerman + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@heathergracebeerman + @jakestephenbeerman #pvtakeover Day 2: Let's talk about life in images. This is another way we approach shooting a wedding in order to craft a storyline filled with genuine emotion. Keeping our subjects moving is a conscious method we like to use to add life and momentum to our images and the overall story. There are still times during a session where we have to remind ourselves to grab a few traditional portraits of the couple looking directly into the camera, because it’s just so not what we do naturally! We like to look for the emotions and interactions that feel the most unposed and real. Brainstorm some directions you can give to your subjects to allow them to move a bit. You might be amazed at the natural embraces they fall into on their own after having them move and laugh together!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Savannah, Georgia.

#jakeandheathersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmphotography #ishootfilm #filmwedding #filmisnotdead #filmcommunity #savannahga @fujifilm_profilm @emilyclaireevents

@heathergracebeerman + @jakestephenbeerman #pvtakeover Day 2: Continuing with our approach of shooting a wedding day to tell a story with the details, let's talk about reception details. One of our preferred ways to hone in on table details, in addition to overheads, is to get as close to even with the table as we can. If you try this framing, you’ll notice pretty quickly that it typically gives you ONE focal point to hone in on with a shallow depth of field dropping off behind your focus. It’s a great way to highlight the details your couples chose to include at their reception. These images turn out beautifully minimal and soft, pairing perfectly with your overheads and full table shots to complete the narrative of their dinner hour.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at the @barnatreynoldavillage in North Carolina.

#jakeandheathersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmshooters #filmwins #fineartfilm #grainisgood #filmwedding #filmphotography @fujifilm_profilm @rroseevents

Jake + Heather Beerman + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hello! We’re @jakestephenbeerman and @heathergracebeerman, husband + wife wedding photogs from Raleigh, North Carolina. We’re pretty crazy about each other and we adore loving on couples entering the new season of marriage—truly a perfect fit for what we do as photographers of natural, authentic wedding celebrations. We’re passionate about bringing authentic images to the world of #filmphotography. During our takeover, we’ll be sharing some of the ways we approach shooting a wedding day in order to come out on the other side with a storyline of genuine emotion and details. We can't wait to learn from you, too, as we want this takeover to be interactive! Seriously—we love connecting with new friends, so leave us a comment, say “Hi” and share something you love about where you live. 🙂 We’ll go first—we live in Raleigh, North Carolina and love being 2 hours from both the beach and mountains. 

#jakeandheathersvision #pvtakeover #fuji400h #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmphotographer #jakeandheather #filmweddingphotographer #filmcommunity @fujifilm_profilm

@heathergracebeerman + @jakestephenbeerman #pvtakeover Day 1: Hi, friends! We’re Jake and Heather, and we’re so grateful to be here with you this week. When #PhotoVision approached us about taking over these little squares to share our heart + work with you, we were honored, excited and nervous. PhotoVision is like the best friend who sees you unfiltered for who you really are, with all your flaws, mistakes and growing pains, but loves you and believes in you just the same. Gosh, before we kick off, we truly want to thank PV greatly for the role they have played in our business and lives. For example, Heather only has 2 numbers on speed dial in her phone—Jake and PhotoVision. We have called them in fear, in joy, with questions, on jobs, for advice, you name it. This journey has not always been an easy one, but we’re eternally grateful we have a supportive lab who always has our best interest in mind. Leave some hearts below if you feel the same! ❤💕

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at the @thegraylynestate in North Carolina.

#jakeandheathersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmphotography #ishootfilm #filmwedding #filmisnotdead #thegraylynestate @fujifilm_profilm @emilyclaireevents

@heathergracebeerman + @jakestephenbeerman #pvtakeover Day 1: One of the things we’re passionate about is bringing joyful, authentic imagery to the world of #filmphotography. During our takeover, we’ll be sharing some of the ways we approach shooting a wedding day in order to come out on the other side with a storyline of genuine emotion and details. Today, we want to start with the heart behind it all—SERVING. Before we even start shooting a wedding day, we usually arrive early to walk the property and pray for our sweet couple. We understand this is not for everyone, but it helps remind us that we are here for THEM, to serve them and give them the best memories possible of their day. Before we even take out the cameras, our mindset is on creating a story that is real to them and, as a result, we have found that our creativity on their wedding day is far more abundant!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Charleston, South Carolina.

#jakeandheathersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmphotograph #ishootfilm #filmwins #filmfeed #filmisalive @fujifilm_profilm @prettyinthepines

@heathergracebeerman + @jakestephenbeerman #pvtakeover Day 1: If you're a storyteller yourself, you might agree that much of a story is woven within the details. But let's evaluate that for just a second. One of our favorite things to do when shooting bridal details at the beginning of the day, is to first explore the venue or location for surfaces that might better enhance the story *before* we take out a styling board. When we are looking for something organic to the location to shoot on, we ask ourselves two questions: 1) Does this match our client's vision? and 2) Will this flow and fit in the overall storyline? If the answer is YES to both, we opt for using the surface unique to their location over a styling board.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at the #legarewaringhouse in Charleston, South Carolina.

#jakeandheathersvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmphotography #ishootfilm #filmwedding #filmisnotdead #filmweddingphotographer #filmphotographic @fujifilm_profilm 
 

Amanda K + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 3: H U M I L I T Y.  If you only receive one bit of advice from me during this #pvtakeover, let it be this: If we don't receive critique on our work, or from our clients’ experiences, we will not GROW. As photographers, we are so fortunate to have social media platforms to get our work seen and, let's be honest, we LOVE that positive feedback!! But if all we ever hear is applause, then we aren't going to push ourselves to greater levels! If you haven't already, I encourage you to join a photography (film or otherwise) group through Facebook, etc. Some of these threads can be invaluable to your growth as a photographer! It's such a great way to share in your triumphs and struggles. In regards to your business, I can't express enough the importance of asking for feedback from your clients! Asking them how you could have improved their experience or if there were areas of their day that they wish you had focused more of your time on. These  conversations really make all the difference in personal and professional growth. If anyone would like to be invited into a photography group, or has one they would like to share, please comment below!! Also, if you have ANY specific questions for me regarding the business, gear, technique, ANYTHING, please ask away! I am an open book. 😊

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Berkeley California. As seen in @magnoliarouge issue

#amandasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm #filmshooters #filmwins #fineartfilm @fujifilm_profilm @aubrianak @aandbcreativewed @nikol_elaine @boandluca @loho_bride @melindarosedesign

 

@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 3: L O V E.  I am in the business of love. How great is that?! I wholeheartedly adore my job, and am committed to being a light and encouragement to not only my clients, but other creatives in this industry. There is nothing more exciting to me than to receive those emails from couples inquiring about their big day! Connecting with them on a deeper level and learning about their love story is integral to the direction I take with their wedding day and engagement portraits. While giving direction is important, I never want to force anything, but allow the moments to present themselves to me naturally and truthfully. When you have a couple who is over the moon in love in front of your lens, that is all the inspiration you need. Love is the theme I want to be present in all of my work.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at client's family farm in Crescent City, California.

#amandasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm #ishootfilm #filmwins #fineartfilm #grainisgood  #filmprocessing  @fujifilm_profilm @calliebrodt @freepeople

 

@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 3: S I M P L I C I T Y. I am a “less is more” kind of girl. I believe in quality over quantity, and that is how I like to approach my weddings and portraits. Whether I am shooting film or digital, I try to shoot with intent. I want each frame to be a keeper!! (That doesn’t always happen BTW.) This also saves me from hours of culling! In the beginning of my career, I would arrive to a wedding with a long list of my "must have" shots, 4 cameras, 6+ lenses and so on. I have since learned to completely simplify, and that was a game changer! One of my favorite things about shooting with my Pentax645Nii, is the simplicity of it. All I have on me during engagements and the couple's wedding day portraits, is my Sekonic handheld meter, and my film camera with one lens. This allows me to really be in the zone without being distracted by all the gear hanging off of me like a pack mule! I am also very nature inspired—I love to use the natural beauty of the environment to frame my subjects. A clean, simple background is EVERYTHING. A great example of this was a recent HMUA editorial I shot for @austieeckley. I brought one film camera, had my digital for a backup (always be prepared!), two lenses, and film. We went into this shoot with some ideas and inspiration, but ultimately we wanted a very minimal aesthetic so that the make-up was the star. Tiffany of @foragedfloral brought all these incredible blooms as inspiration, and I had her sprinkle Courtney’s curly locks with these little blossoms. They added softness and femininity to the image without distracting from the subject. Simplicity at it’s finest. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! 
 
📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at @studio_1904 in Portland, Oregon.
 
#amandasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm #ishootfilm #minimal #minimalist #makeupeditorial #filmisalive #filmisnotdead #filmphotographic #grainisgood  #filmprocessing  @fujifilm_profilm @something_borrowed_pdx @thewhitedresspdx @court_mckillip 

 

@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 3: G R A T I T U D E. I wanted to finish out my #pvtakeover with the virtue I hold dearest to my heart. I believe making it a habit to express thankfulness is always the best way to cultivate great relationships and gain opportunities. None of us have made it to where we are in life and in business without the help of someone along the way. I highly encourage you to take the time everyday to thank someone who has helped you in your photography journey, especially if they don't even realize they have encouraged you! Make sure your clients know how grateful you are that they chose YOU to photograph their life and love! You could even have a thank you card waiting for the UPS guy who is at your house every week with a box of film! Small gestures of gratitude go a LONG way. 🙂  Lastly, I am incredibly thankful to @photovisionprints for having me this week! Thank you for giving me the "stage," so to speak, to share a bit of my journey and my work with your amazing friends. And to all who have been following along, thank you from the bottom of my heart. XO 😘  

If you are interested in continuing to follow along on my journey head on over to @amandakphotoart! AND to express my gratitude I am hosting an exciting #giveaway! Check out my latest post to learn how to enter!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at #sanysidroranch in Santa Barbara, California. As seen on @inspiredbythis and nominated for @bellelumieremagazine 2016 image of the year.

#amandasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm #ishootfilm #keepfilmalive #mediumformat #filmscan #filmprocessing @fujifilm_profilm @atelierdesmodistes @amazingdayevents @unveiledmakeup

Amanda K + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

 

@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 2: P A T I E N C E. Guys, we all know we live in a society of instant gratification. The most difficult part of transitioning back to film was shooting "blind" and not being able to rely on that little screen on the back of my camera. Who can relate?! 🙋 However, the hidden lesson and blessing in shooting film is not only practicing patience, but also sharing that experience with your clients. With that patience, also comes trust. Trusting yourself when shooting, trusting your lab and ultimately building your clients’ trust in you—it's a beautiful thing! It's a wonderful opportunity to share in the anticipation of scans with your clients and celebrate together when those beautiful images arrive in your inbox.

 📷 on #fuji400h with a #hasselbladh1 at #sunstonewinery in Santa Ynez, California.

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@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 2: P E R S E V E R A N C E. Growing up around a camera, I was familiar with film and loved the process. I shot on film until the late ‘90s when the digital and Photoshop craze happened! I learned everything I could about editing and shooting with all those complicated buttons. When I look back at some of those over-processed photos now, I literally cringe. 🤢 I am so thrilled to see the complete comeback that film has made! However, it has been yet another learning curve for me. As many photographers have mentioned, the best way to learn is to start incorporating film into your workflow slowly. I made a goal to shoot 3 rolls of film at every wedding.  From there, I started shooting only film at my engagement sessions! I found this was the best way to build my confidence! I can be a bit stubborn, (and shy),  and am not the best at asking questions, so I have failed, many times! Ultimately, it's about persevering,  practice, and always educating yourself! Lastly, I can't stress enough how important it is to take advantage of @PhotoVisionprints’s EXCELLENT customer service. They want you to succeed as much as you do!

📷 on #Portra800 with a #pentax645nii in Franklin, Tennessee. As seen in @southernweddings Magazine.

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@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 2: H O N E S T Y.  Ok, I have an earth-shaking revelation for you. I don't personally "love" styled shoots. Who else is with me?? Now, I absolutely adore working with other creatives and I agree it's vital to my growth as an artist to create personal work. It can be very refreshing and soul inspiring, It’s also a great way to network with other like minded creatives in the industry! However, in my humble opinion, if my goal is to attract more wedding clients, then I feel it's incredibly important to show my viewers, (and hopefully potential clients!), more content from real weddings. Being honest in what I share helps my clients have realistic expectations of what I can deliver! We all know that working a real-life wedding with tight timelines and sometimes crazy weather is a true test of our creative skills!  I have also made it my mission when mentoring,  to only ask real couples to model when teaching 1:1s.  It’s so important that my attendee’s  see how I work with, pose and draw out honest emotions from true couples. I LOVE sharing time with other photographers at these sessions and I always encourage them to focus less on those styled shoots and getting published and more on their craft and their client! 👊

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Ashland, Oregon From a 1:1 with @annabelmayphotoart.

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Amanda K + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hello, Hello! Oh my goodness, you guys!! @amandakphotoart here, and I am just over-the-moon grateful to have been invited to share a little bit of my journey with you this week! THANK you @photovisionprints for inviting me on for the next few days. 🙌 I will admit I am a bit nervous, as I don’t want to be superficial in my content, but to really give you a glimpse into who I am. "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." — Brené Brown

My unexpected journey to becoming an entrepreneur and wedding photographer started 16 years ago when I lost the love of my life in a tragic accident. I was 28 years old with 3 young children, and as you can imagine, my entire world was turned upside down. Through the process of preparing for his memorial service, I had to go through two huge boxes of photos I had printed throughout our marriage of him and our children together. Those prints became the only tangible memories my children would ever have of their Dad, and the photograph took on an entirely new meaning for me. The camera became a tool of healing for me—it was like oxygen when I felt I couldn't breathe. All I wanted to do was capture and celebrate LIFE. I never considered myself "artistic" or even talented in any way, I was in the nursing field, but it's amazing how things can change when you love something that much. Long story short, photography evolved into something special, and something I never could have imagined. Photographing couples in love is my beauty from ashes. I am now celebrating my 10th year in business, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude to be doing what I do. It has not been an easy road by any means, but I can honestly say I know this is where I am meant to be. 😊

📷 by @betsyblue on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Portland, Oregon.

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@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 1: V I R T U E S. I strive to use "Virtue" as a model in my business practice. The virtues I am going to share with you in the next few days are the driving force in how I shoot, interact with my clients and run my business. I fail on the daily—believe me. In my 10+ years as an entrepreneur, I have learned that failure and rejection have been my biggest motivators! My hope during our time together is that you will find me and my words relatable, that you will leave feeling encouraged and inspired. I am so grateful to be a part of this photography community! 😘📷

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at #thecorsonbuilding in Seattle, Washington. As seen on @magnoliarouge.

#amandasvision#photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm #ishootfilm #filmwins #fineartfilm #grainisgood  #filmprocessing @fujifilm_profilm @countrybouquetsfloral @judytallant

 

@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 1: J O Y F U L N E S S.  There is no greater honor for me, as a photographer, than to be invited into a couple's "circle of trust." To be surrounded by their dearest friends and closest family, to be entrusted with documenting the true essence of those relationships is HUGE. A wedding is one of the biggest events a couple will experience and plan together, and the joy I bring to the table is vital to the overall experience they have with me. I want my clients to feel my excitement and positive energy! Brides can be incredibly nervous, I use my mom skills at times to help calm them. 😉 Believe me, there are days when I have to dig down deep for that great attitude and energy, but your client experience is EVERYTHING.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at #ranchosoldelpacifico in Malibu, California.

#amandasvision#photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm #filmfeed #filmgrain #filmisalive #filmisnotdead @fujifilm_profilm  @shawnakay33

 

@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 1: A U T H E N T I C I T Y. When I first started photographing couples, portraits and weddings, I would rely heavily on inspiration from fashion magazines—Ralph Lauren spreads in @vogue! 😍🔥 I studied how they were "perfectly" posed, and while it absolutely helped me gain some skills, I noticed my work was lacking something . . . authentic and honest emotion. Sure, there were a lot of beautiful, regal images, but was my work evoking a FEELING in my viewers/clients? Were my clients recognizing themselves? That next season, I completely changed my approach. I stopped looking for inspiration in other photography, and started capturing what I saw in front of me, and not what I had seen in magazines. It's easy to get caught up in the validation of likes and followers on social media, but we have to remember, we are shooting for our clients, not a publication or applause. It's so important to connect with your subject!  

📷 on #Portra400 with a #hasselbladh1 in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

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Dave Poyzer + Mamiya7ii + Ektar100

PhotoVision Team

How gorgeous is Ektar for landscapes?! 👌 Photo by @canoe_there. "This photo was taken on the way back to Anchorage from Nome while flying over the Alaska Range. I have been fortunate to photograph and film the Iditarod sled dog race the last 2 years with my good friend @ianplanchon and the @ktva_alaska crew. It as been an amazing experience following the mushers from village to village across Alaska while battling wind, snow and ice through temperatures ranging from 40*F to -40*F." — Dave Poyzer of Canoe There

📷 on #ektar100 with a #mamiya7ii in the Alaska Range.

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