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Kim Stockwell + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Y’ALL. Look at me, @kimstockwellphoto, over here taking over @photovisionprints’ Instagram. THIS IS NUTS! ✨ So glad to be here + so excited to meet y’all! I’m a film photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. I live right outside the city in the cutest little cape with my husband, Robby, and the BEST black lab of all time, Cooper. No seriously—he’s really great (the dog) but Robby is pretty great, too. 😉 I have a wild appreciation for authentic imagery + medium format film. The goal of every photograph I take is to create a timeless and classic image. My style and aesthetic is fueled by neutral color palettes + soft, romantic details. My passion comes from my ability to give clients beautiful, authentic moments. Moments, when cared for properly, can live forever. I am so honored to be taking over PhotoVision’s Instagram this week, I owe much of my success in the wedding industry to them and I am beyond grateful to have them on my team. This week I will be sharing a little bit about how I photograph a wedding with film and the tricks I have learned along the way!

Photo by @nikkisanterre.

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@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: When I enter a venue I am thinking about 3 things—Where is the best light? ☀ What will I be photographing in this light? And what film stock will work best? For example, I rarely photograph the bridal details in the bridal suite. This detail shot was taken on the back terrace of the venue because it had the cleanest light. It can be easy to get flustered in the excitement of a wedding day, so being as intentional as possible as soon as you arrive can help save yourself some time and stress. (Image styled by the talented @maggierichard! 👌)

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #keswickhall #keswick #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @keswickhallweddings

@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: Your shooting style and aesthetic should go hand in hand. My biggest successes were when I realized these 2 things aren't just correlated, they depend on each other. During my film journey, I realized I love the way simplicity looks on film. I dream in blank spaces—this is where I feel the most at home and this is what I am always searching for on wedding days. Neutrals are my jam. 😎 I love them, wish every wedding had them and am constantly looking for neutral spaces to photograph people and details in. I just think there is something really beautiful about simplicity, and I think neutral settings have a tendency to frame things in a special way. Defining your brand’s aesthetic (which for me, was neutral simplicity) and incorporating it into the way you photograph will only elevate your imagery. 

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #keswickhall #keswick #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @keswickhallweddings

@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: In the South, bridal portraits are a *THING,* ya’ll! 👰 Clients request entire sessions just for them. Regardless if they schedule a bridal portrait session, I always photograph the bride by herself a few times on her wedding day. I feel it is a necessary heirloom in the couple’s collection. Small details like knowing what your client might want, even if they do not ask for it, goes such a long way in creating your clients’ dream wedding gallery. 

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #branchmuseum #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @branchmuseum @alexandragrecco @photosynthesisflorals @jamielynnsigweddings

When He Found Her + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

@whenhefoundher Takeover Day 2: First looks can be stressful as a photographer. You want these images to look natural, yet we always have to set them up and give instruction. I find it very helpful to remind my clients to stop and take in the moment before we start shooting. This usually helps my clients forget we are there and to naturally embrace each other and be present. This usually helps my clients forget I’m even there, allowing them to naturally embrace each other and to simply be present in the moment.

#reidsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #kurtzorchard #canada #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @shaw_events @bloom_and_co @glow.hairandbeauty @sweet_celebrations_ @simplybeautifuldecor @fujifilm_northamerica 

@whenhefoundher Takeover Day 2: This wedding was one of the most beautiful winter weddings I have had the pleasure of participating in. I was super pleased with this capture and how @photovisionprints scanned it. Unfortunately, the window was split into two horizontal panes, and the top of one pane went straight through the bride’s head. This is a rare example of when I had to do some heavy retouching in order to keep the image simple and clean; keeping the focus on the bride. Craft the image the best you can in camera. Always. But when you can’t, there’s Photoshop.

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@whenhefoundher Takeover Day 2: As wedding photographers, our job can become incredibly repetitive. It’s so easy to slip into autopilot and shoot something we know our clients will love — but we might not be as proud of. One thing that has helped me from getting into creative ruts is to place myself in my client's shoes—take a few minutes to imagine all the emotions they might be feeling, and how you could translate those into unique captures. The image above is from an engagement session. I wanted to capture the anticipation of this new season of their lives . . . all the joy and freedom that comes with finding your soulmate.

#reidsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @alexandragrecco @fujifilm_northamerica