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Danielle Poff + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@daniellepoffphoto Takeover Day 3: This styled shoot was a vision I had for a while, so seeing it come to life was AMAZING! We did so many fun, unique decorations—like a macramé altar, a pool party wedding reception, a two-piece wedding dress and bright flowers. I love styled shoots for so many reasons! One, it allows you to connect with vendors. Making it in the wedding industry is part talent and part who you know! Vendors will be the ones suggesting you to their clients, posting your photos on social media and inviting you to wedding events, so it’s a good idea to connect with talented people. And secondly, styled shoots allow you shoot for yourself, instead of for a client. I know a lot of us get tired shooting the same type of wedding decor and the same type of wedding dresses, so at a styled shoot, I always make sure everything we do is unique and could serve as good inspiration for my future brides. I also use this time to try out new posing techniques, new lenses and new film stock. It's these type of shoots where you can really try new things and be bold!

#daniellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #diabloranch #walnutcreek #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @spreadinglovely @freckledfloral @priscillafrancinemakeup @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@daniellepoffphoto Takeover Day 3: In-between moments usually turn out to be my favorite photos. Always keep your camera up and ready when doing a bride and groom’s portraits, so much interaction is happening that a great moment could occur at any time between your planned shots. 

#daniellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #nestldown #losgatos #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @quissy @apisfloral @nestldownevents @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@daniellepoffphoto Takeover Day 3: I love helping my clients create their dream photoshoot, it always makes for better photos and happier clients. So when this couple said they wanted a lake engagement session on a boat, we made their vision a reality. I suggested Lake Del Valle in Livermore, California, along with a florist to decorate their boat. Communication is key to make sure what your clients envision is realistic, and it’s equally important to find vendors who can help bring their vision to life. Thank you for following along this week for my #pvtakeover! Some final words of advice to aspiring photographers: Hustle, hustle, hustle. Be nice to everyone, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. This will take you far and closer to your dreams!

#daniellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #lakedelvalle #livermore #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @thepetalcompany @showmeyourmumu @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Danielle Poff + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

@daniellepoffphoto Takeover Day 2: I don’t like telling my clients what to do to make a photo happen. Instead, I start the situation and let it unfold naturally. I begin by putting my clients in good lighting, this is so important! A lot of talking and interacting comes next, allowing my clients to feel comfortable. In this situation, the girls were sitting on the bench reading their books. As my bride sat down with them, they showed her their books and began to relax. Once the little girls were comfortable, their mom took the books away, and the bride leaned in for a hug. I don't meddle, I let moments unfold naturally. I strive to photograph real, true moments—not fake, staged ones.

#daniellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #barndiva #healdsburg #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @studiomondine @goinglovely @barndivahealdsburg @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@daniellepoffphoto Takeover Day 2: When photographing a scene, I want everything to make sense, so I style all detail shots with items I actually find at the venue. I hear of a lot of photographers making styling boards or styling kits, but that just isn't me. So much planning goes into every detail of a wedding, and as a bride, I wouldn't want random items in my photos. Instead, I prefer to walk around the venue and find items, ask the florist for flowers and ribbon, use the bride’s ring, etc.—this makes an image flow better, capturing the details as the bride created them.

#daniellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra800 #holmanranch #carmelvalley #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @minted @huckleberrykaren @holmanranch @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@daniellepoffphoto Takeover Day 2: The moments before a ceremony contain such strong emotions. Because of this, I always clear out a space for “getting ready” photos. Find the best light, whether that be inside or out, and move your bride into that space. Don't be afraid to educate your bride on the importance of good light or ask the bridesmaids for help cleaning up the room.

#daniellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra800 #sanluisobispo #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @the_lady_campbell @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Danielle Poff + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hey, I'm @daniellepoffphoto, and I'm so excited to be doing a #pvtakeover for the next few days! I've been photographing weddings for 7 years now and transitioned to being a hybrid shooter almost 3 years ago. My husband used to be my second shooter, and he really wanted to start shooting film, so a few years ago we bought a Contax645. I decided I needed a change in my business, so I started shooting film and fell in love with it! I love how helpful PhotoVision has been and I so appreciate their amazing customer service. First up for me, is a recent favorite from a ceremony at Presqu'ile Winery in Santa Maria, California. Walking shots on film can be tough, especially when the bride and groom are walking straight at you, so I will usually follow them backward and keep my focus locked, with my aperture at f/2.8 on my Zeiss lens.

#daniellesvision #contax645 #portra400 #presquilewinery #santamaria #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @presquilewine @noonansdesigns @donnaromani @teamhairandmakeup @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@daniellepoffphoto Takeover Day 1: Portraits are my favorite thing about being a photographer, so an engagement session is my happy place. But I've learned over the years that people don't always know what photographs well, so educating your clients on a good color palette and talking over outfits is key! I always encourage my wedding couples to do an engagement session first as a good way for us all to get to know each other. Most of my communication is with the bride, so doing an engagement session gives me the opportunity to get to know the groom as well, and for him to feel comfortable around me before the big day. Plus, I really love connecting with my clients!

#daniellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #presquilewinery #livermore #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @houseofcabelo @space46boutique @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@daniellepoffphoto Takeover Day 1: I started teaching photography workshops 2 years ago. I learned I’d always loved helping my friends with their social media and teaching them to shoot film, so workshops were the next natural step for me. I love sharing my experiences and knowledge with other photographers, helping them to grow their business. Branding, social media, learning to find and see good light, how to build a successful business and client interaction are just a few of the topics we will cover at my next #daniellepoffworkshop, coming up on October 26 in Livermore, California! The overall goal of my workshop is for my attendees to walk away feeling more confident in themselves and having the tools they need to be successful. There are only a few spots left. Email me for more info: danielle@daniellepoff.com.

#daniellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #reinsteinranch #livermore #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @thepetalcompany @buzzworthysf @piecesbyviolet @sweetandcrafty @reinsteinranch @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Jake Anderson + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hi! @jakeandersonphoto here! One of my favorite questions to ask is, “What is the intention, the purpose, of this?” And I found myself asking it in regards to this amazing opportunity of hosting a #pvtakeover. This is what I came to: To share some of my favorite images with you all, absolutely—such as this shot, taken in the beautiful, rolling hills of Santa Ynez, California (take me back, please!)—but to also allow some insight into my process and, hopefully, bring about inspiration and encouragement! Community is one of the most important aspects of our jobs as photographers, and I cannot wait to discover what incredible experiences await through this community of talent!

#jakesvision #pentax645nii #fuji400h #santaynez #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Part of my professional life that I have kept somewhat secret is that I am (in “real” life) a 6th grade math teacher. While this job is amazing and I get to high-five pubescent goobers all day, it also means I bring a unique perspective to my work in photography. I am as passionate about photography as I am about teaching! From June 27-30, I will have the amazing opportunity to merge both my passions during my workshop in Stillwater, Minnesota. In a year where there seems to be more workshops than photographers, what I really believe will set mine apart is my pedagogy. Instructional time, and the ability of the instructor to effectively guide attendees toward acquiring the skills they came seeking, is paramount. Workshop attendees will learn through hands-on activities, tasks and in-depth discussions. I am so excited for attendees to gather knowledge from our incredible hosts and speakers, including @emilieanneszabo, @studiofleurette and @emilymichaelsking, the Managing Editor of @oncewed.

@jakeandersonphoto #jakesvision #pvtakeover #jaworkshops #pentax645nii #fuji400h #milwaukee #wisconsin #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @shopgossamer @fujifilm_northamerica

One of the greatest learning experiences and opportunities I have had in my time is working with some of this industry’s best florists, and truly understanding how they view their work. When collaborating with a florist for the first time, show them your viewfinder. Ask them if you are seeing what they envisioned. Listen. Be willing and humble enough to let them step in and correct a few things. This bouquet, by @studiofleurette, has been one of my favorites—but it is only because I allowed myself to see it as florist Dani Erickson saw it.

@jakeandersonphoto #jakesvision #pvtakeover #pentax645nii #fuji400h #minneapolis #minnesota #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Michelle Boyd + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

“As artists, it's common for us to look to our work for our personal identity and self worth. As a pretty sensitive and emotional person myself, it's taken me years to realize that I actually produce my best work when I can step back and logically evaluate my art as its own entity, instead of evaluating my worth as a human being based on my photographs. It has been so FREEING to run a business I'm proud of, to produce work that both my clients and I love and to know, at the end of the day, the things that matter most to me are constant and unwavering—my faith, family and community.” @michelleboyd

#michellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #zeiss80mm #fuji400 #rmnp #rockymountainnationalpark #colorado #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @westcottweddings @rockynps @fujifilm_northamerica

“One of the things I love most about this image, is that I almost didn't take it at all! I know a lot of us are perfectionists, and I usually fight to the death for perfect light. The sun was still pretty high, the mountains in the background were incredibly bright and there was soft, splotchy light hitting my clients. I'd been moving them around a bit in the area fighting the light, but the scenery was just too good and I knew the brush would translate really well. What I DIDN'T expect was to get this photograph back from PhotoVision and have my breath taken away! The soft, direct light on my clients made them pop, and this became one of my favorite frames from their session!” @michelleboyd

#michellesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #zeiss80mm #fuji400 #knappscastle #santabarbara #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @bhldn @lunabellamua @gabriellapawelek @fujifilm_northamerica

Kylie Martin + PV Takeover

Stephen Wood

It was about a year and a half ago that I made my way to Elk, CA with a group of enthusiastic film photographers. It was the most captivating experience of my career, I feel like I truly fell in love with film there. I was able to connect, create and learn. I grew an appreciation for the imperfections of film and a serious love affair with light. This image has everything I aspire to create as a photographer: beautiful light, a story, emotion and authenticity.

@kyliemartinphotography #kyliesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #california  #photovisionprints #sp300 #fujifilm @ginnyau @jilliannadine @erichmcvey @alexmakuls  @cuffeyscoveranch

Let the Littles be Little: This is my own personal rule that I can't preach enough about. Children are, by nature, very curious, imaginative, playful and emotional. I find that allowing them to run, play, laugh, cry and explore helps me see inside their little world and document it in the most authentic way. I love how little Mae found her way to this spot without direction or coaxing. She truly was amazed by the beautiful ocean before her and this image to me captures her child wonder perfectly. 

@kyliemartinphotography #kyliesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm 

It's All In the Details: When you stand in front of a client, you are there to capture their story at this point in their journey. I find that the story is hidden in the details. Think about it--the people you know best in life have un-missable mannerisms and personality traits. I go out of my way to try and capture those little quirks and traits in a session. It can be anything from the way a child holds their dad's hand, to how a woman looks at her fiancé, to how a couple interlocks when they hug. All of these details piece together a story and help the viewer feel emotionally-connected to the images, yearning for more.  

@kyliemartinphotography #kyliesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #tri400 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm

Understanding Light: Next to having great relationships with your clients, understanding light is the most important key to achieving beautiful, luminous images. This quote by George Eastman is something I reference consistently: "Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light." Take advantage of the resources out there and truly study the things that will propel you toward success--understand light, understand your equipment and learn to utilize them together. This image remains one of my favorites. I love that while Melissa is the main focus of the portrait, the light engulfing her tells the story, showing warmth and intimacy. If you give light a voice, it will speak.  

@kyliemartinphotography #kyliesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra800 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm

The Art of Observation:  We have all done it--gone into a session with the intention of getting it featured on our favorite blog or magazine, the whole "I need this shot, I need this detail, etc." The problem with this mindset is that we don't give authentic imagery when we are so wrapped up in posing and capturing our "dream shots." That is why I urge everyone to take a step back at your sessions and really observe what is going on in front of you. Is the couple nervous? Are they playful? Are they shy? Are they totally smitten? What makes them smile? What makes them at ease? It is our job to observe and document, not create an unauthentic environment of who we think they should be. Take time with your next client to really step back and observe them, learn them and appreciate them for who they are in that moment. 

@kyliemartinphotography #kyliesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm 

Don't Be Afraid of Eye Contact: The cliché saying is true: "eyes are the window to the soul." After realizing that 90% of my portrait work lacks eye contact, I have recently started to go out of my way to fix that. I think eye contact can be intimidating as a photographer. Eyes are so emotional. l find that you can tell quite quickly how comfortable your subject is when you ask them to look straight into your camera. So the challenge goes back to "The Art of Observation," really pay attention to your subject and connect with them. This image was taken on a beach at sunset. A new mother-to-be, she was trying to tame her hair in the wind. I observed this natural moment and asked her to bring her gaze toward me. It was only about two seconds before she started laughing, but that moment of serenity on the ocean was captured.

@kyliemartinphotography #kyliesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm

Be Creative and Have Fun: We are all artists in this industry, and that means we thrive on creativity. All too often, we slip into this fine art mold and don't really go beyond it. So I encourage you to try something new, try something that makes you say "Damn! Why haven't I done this before?!" You got into this line of work because you have an eye for art, so trust your gut and inspire yourself. Thank you all for listening to my ramblings this week and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! 


@kyliemartinphotography #kyliesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm