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Nicole Colwell + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

It Takes Two to Tango . . . “Whatever she wants.” I hear these 3 words way too much on a wedding day. Yes, I want to make my bride as happy as possible, I want to make her feel special and let her know it’s her day. However, she isn't marrying herself! Don’t forget about your groom. The Groom’s details and portraits are some of my all-time favorite shots. I love seeing what little details he may have, details that would not have been documented if I hadn't requested an extra 15 minutes on the timeline for these simple shots that are always a crowd pleaser. 🤵

@nicolecolwellphotography #nicolesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400 #photovisionprints #fallingsprings #virginia #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @sweetcarolinestyles @lovebloomsdc @chloeewwhite @drew.white2 @epochdes @freshbakedbakery

 

The Green-Eyed Monster One of my biggest struggles was comparing myself to other film photographers. I know I am not the only one in this industry who has to fight that Green-Eyed Monster on a regular basis. Social media is a blessing and a curse. It’s so easy to get sucked in by another photographer's success and question your own self worth simply by viewing their feed. The “I wants” and the “I wishes” take over, and then sadness and defeat creep in, making you want to just give up, because you think there is no way you could ever be as good as them. Stop this negative way of thinking! Overcome your fear and doubt and focus on your victories instead of your failures! 👍

@nicolecolwellphotography #nicolesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400  #photovisionprints #arrington #tenessee #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @sycamorefarmsevents @beyond_details @lvdbridal @brittainykjones @brandonkjones

 

Overcoming the Green-Eyed Monster Once I stopped comparing myself to other wedding photographers, and focused on why it was I wanted to be a wedding photographer in the first place, I overcame the Green-Eyed Monster and my business began to thrive. Once I did this, I realized that while my success may not be like others’, it is my own, and I am successful. I may be a small fish in a big  pond, but I am able to do what I love full time—pay my bills, travel and be my own boss. Just remember, there is always going to be someone better than you! Allow others to inspire you, but don’t compare yourself to them. And remember to “just keep swimming!” 🐟

@nicolecolwellphotography #nicolesvision #pvtakeover #pentax645 #fuji400 #photovisionprints #newyork #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @_allaboutromance_ @mackenzielease @_lavenderandlipstick

 

Always Stay Humble + Kind Being a creative and your own boss can, at times, be very lonely. When I first started my business, I remember reaching out to other photographers for help or advice. But often times, I wouldn’t  even get a response, and if I did, the photographer was cold to me. Because of this, I choose to stay out of most photography groups because I found other professionals making fun of new and seasoned photographers. I felt like I was back in high school, hoping to sit with the cool kids during lunch. So I kept searching until I found like-minded creatives who build me up, instead of tearing me down. These awesome relationships led me to start mentoring and hosting workshops, because I wanted to create safe spaces for photographers to grow together in this industry. I love helping others so they can learn from my past mistakes. If you're interested in attending one of my future workshops, PV is a regular sponsor—follow me @nicolecolwellphotography for upcoming dates.

I hope you all enjoyed following along this week! Remember, you are unique and your photography is unique. There is no one like you! 😘


@nicolecolwellphotography #nicolesvision #pvtakeover #nikonf6 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #maui #hawaii #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @kulua.official @rivermoonbotanicals_maui @alannah.andersen @opihilove

Loft Photography + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@loftphotography Takeover Day 2: If we had photographed this sequence digitally, there may have been 50 frames to choose from. But since we were shooting film, we just snapped a few images that happened to be our favorites from the day.

If you are just starting to shoot film, you will realize, very quickly, that IT'S. NOT. CHEAP. Consequently, you learn to slow down and make each shot count. Film challenged us to get out of the "overshooting" habit that often develops when shooting digitally. Keeping costs in mind forced us to create slowly and with more intention while photographing weddings—which directly impacted how we shoot digitally. Regardless of if we’re holding a digital or film camera, we take the extra time to get the exposure just right in camera and carefully consider the composition of each frame, saving us lots of time in post-production. 😉

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #texasfederationofwomensclubs #austin #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @callieanneh

@loftphotography Takeover Day 2: This image was shot on the last roll of the day. We were running out of light and were hesitant to even shoot another roll. We are so glad we did, because these two lovebirds busted out some dance moves that resulted in some fun, emotion-filled moments. The digital version of these frames were WAY too blue to salvage, but the film images stayed true to the actual lighting . . .and that, my friends, is why we love film! 🎞

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #newbraunfels #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @freepeople @hayley_ruggles

@loftphotography Takeover Day 2: When you're running a business, you quickly realize how precious your time is. Add kids to the equation, and your time becomes even that much more valuable. As moms running a business from our homes, we've loved how film has given us back time for the things that matter most, like changing diapers and wiping runny noses. 😉 When exposed correctly, film requires much less post-production. So, instead of sitting under a huge pile of images to be narrowed down and edited, shooting film has allowed us to walk away from the screens and have more face time with the ones we love. 👍

Thank you for hanging out with us! Hop on over to the link in our bio (@loftphotography) if you'd like to stay connected and learn more about our photography, business and this work/life balance thing people keep talking about! 😘

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #heritagehouse #drippingsprings #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @catherine_ellis_ @heritagehouseds @southernweddings

Loft Photography + PV Takeover + Day1

PhotoVision Team

@loftphotography Takeover Day 1: Film saved our business. We were rounding the corner of our 100th wedding and were quite honestly burnt out when the postman delivered our first Contax645 to our doorstep, and it changed everything. We YouTube’d how to load a roll of medium format film, read through @josevilla’s + #jeffkent’s “Fine Art Wedding Photography” and embarked on a journey that took 2 tired wedding photographers from a place of feeling unchallenged in our craft to being re-inspired with a fresh vision.

We are Abbey & Andrea—friends and photographers turned business partners. In 2012, we quit our day jobs to follow our love for photography and our dream of working for ourselves. We've grown from humble beginnings to a full-time photography studio nestled in the Texas hill country near Austin. A few things we love . . . traveling (take us to the beach!), chips and guac, ALL the coffee ☕ (because, 3 kids under 3 between the 2 of us), a good leather bag (or 15) and lazy days spent on the river or poolside with a good book!

Over the next two days, we'll be sharing about the impact film has had on our business and craft as wedding photographers. We hope you find these words encouraging and leave feeling inspired.

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #fredericksburg #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @mayhardesign @sproutflowers

@loftphotography Takeover Day 1: A stormy afternoon in the #hillcountry forced us inside for the majority of this bridal session. Thanks to the white bridal suite at @heritagehouseds and the versatility of #fujifilm, what started out as a hectic and unpredictable session turned into one of our favorite bridal sessions to date. When exposed properly, film is very forgiving on shadows, which helped make this indoor space feel bright and airy, despite the looming thunder clouds outside. 🌩

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #heritagehouse #drippingsprings #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @hintofshimmer @alvinavalenta @ivorybridalatelier @catherine_ellis_ @bellelumieremagazine

@loftphotography Takeover Day 1: When we first started shooting film, we struggled with whether or not we needed to ditch digital completely in order to call ourselves "film photographers." In some ways, it felt like calling ourselves “hybrid photographers” just wasn’t us. Thank goodness for some very wise advice we received, to consider both film *and* digital cameras as tools in our tool bag, each with unique strengths. 📸💪 One isn't better than the other, they are just different. Having both options available has allowed us to better serve our clients and has given us versatility and confidence in any shooting environment.

In this instance, photographing a wedding party of this size was a bit tricky. This was the only feasible location and the lighting was really harsh. Had the sun not ducked behind some clouds, we would have lost lots of detail and been fighting with extreme contrast. Film and open shade for the win!

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #fredericksburg #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @mayhardesign @sproutflowers

Nikki Santerre + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Hi, y’all! My name is @nikkisanterre, and I’m so honored to be invited to this space by my beloved friends at PhotoVision to share some of my work with you this week. I’m a Virginia-based film hybrid photographer who is also a wife, pup mama and about to be a new mama to my firstborn, Mason. I’m passionate about motherhood, education, written words, experiencing new places, serving others, Fuji greens and my second home, Charleston, SC. I’d love to have you follow along this week, and please feel free to ask any questions along the way! 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #cannonbeach #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm @samoffit @fujifilm_profilm 

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 1: The life that is meant for you happens on the other side of fear. If you had told me two years ago that I would be running a full-time business that fulfills and inspires me and carries me across the country, I probably would have either laughed or shuddered with nerves at the thought. If you fear the film process, just press the shutter and develop the rolls. If you fear collaboration, find your tribe of people who will dance in your corner. If your submission is declined, don’t find your value in that, just re-send it. If you’ve got a “passion project” on your heart, start a list today of ways to make it happen. If you just say “yes” to chasing those things that make your spirit come alive, you get a glimpse of what you would have missed had you said “no.” 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #cannonbeach #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @samoffit @shopgossamer @sammysflowers @fujifilm_profilm

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 1: Giving my clients prompts is the best way I’ve found to elicit authentic emotion. During this anniversary session, I encouraged him to pull her in as close as possible and whisper into her ear his favorite memory from their first year of marriage. This moment turned from quiet and sweet to a moment of laughter and joy as they reminisced on a personal joke between the two of them. There are times during a session where I remind my clients that I am there to be an observer, to document true moments as they unfold between them. It’s in these moments, the in-between moments, that I usually capture my favorite frames, because they’re the most intimate.     

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #byrdpark #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

Cody Hunter Photography + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 3: As my PV Takeover comes to an end, I want to open up a bit about the rawness of who I am and my heart for wedding photography . . . Create lasting memories. I don't think I "got it" for some time in what I did as a photographer—as a catcher of moments, a visual storyteller, a moment preservationist. Then, my very first client's dad passed away. His memorial photos were the ones I'd taken. His mother's favorite photo of her husband was the one "I" had captured. Then I saw it—like really saw it for the first time. I don't just take pretty pictures—I preserve memories. So now, I approach things differently. I now see a bride "getting ready" as not just putting on a dress, but as a moment she will cling to in 30 or 50 years. This photo—this moment—this memory—of her mother & sister helping her into her dress on her wedding day.

#pvtakeover #codysvision #contax645 #fuji400 #provence #france #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 3: More on creating lasting memories for client . . . To me, it’s simply being genuine. I make it a point to have several phone calls with my couples and make sure I understand who THEY are—not some version I want to mold them to be. I ask simple things like how they met, why they are excited to get married at their venue, what made them choose it, what have they envisioned for their big day or their engagement shoot. When talking with Lauren & Tylor (above)—Lauren said she was looking for beach photos—but after talking further, we quickly realized she answered beach photos because that's what everyone does.  By the end of the call—they'd changed from basic beach photos to a weekend in Miami complete with mojitos and swimsuits! I want to give my clients  genuine memories of who they truly are. I want Lauren & Tylor to look at these images when they are 80 years old and say "Yes—that was us—young, hand-in-hand, running through waves, celebrating our anniversary on the beach."  

#pvtakeover #codysvision #contax645 #portra800 #theraleighhotel  #miamibeach #florida #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @theraleighhotel @ellesonevents @kodakprofilm @kodak_photo

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 3: To close my PV takeover . . . I want to thank you for letting me share my images, a little about who I am and the heart behind what I do. The last and greatest piece of creating "lasting memories" that I talked about today is to go out and create your own! My family and travels are what inspire so much of who I am and how I see the world in my imagery. Sometimes, I get so caught up in "wedding season" that I need to go out and live my own memories, catch my own moments and preserve my own life. 😃 This was taken n Gordes, France this summer—where I spent 5 weeks making memories and toting around my Contax with my fam. Always take time to shoot for yourself—whatever it is. Landscapes, your kids, your dog—anything! I never want my passion for shooting to simply become a way to pay my bills.

#pvtakeover #codysvision #contax645 #fuji400 #gordes #france #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Cody Hunter Photography + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 2: Catching moments . . . I think what I've learned most is to rarely remove my camera from my eye. I will often say goofy things to create laughter and fun between a couple in the "in-between" shots. They tend to be more relaxed then and these are often the best moments—the time to catch them "off guard" and more natural. My heart, as a visual storyteller of weddings, is to see the unseen. To give my couples a gallery of beautiful surprises—of moments often fleeting, and often missed or forgotten that day, for them to cherish . . . like laughter as you fall off your getaway car. 😊

#pvtakeover #codysvision #contax645 #fuji400 #provence #france #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica 

 

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 2: More on catching moments . . . While I shoot 90% of my weddings on my Contax, I always have my Canon 1V loaded and ready to fill in the gaps. I primarily use the 1V for fast situations like ceremony time. After some ill-planned and missed moments where I wanted to kick myself later, I am now super aware of how many frames I have left on my Contax before the ceremony starts and have a few loaded inserts ready to go, too. Even if I have to burn a few last photos on the Contax to prepare, I will. I shot this image on the 1V at one of my favorite weddings of my career in Provence, France this summer. When the scans came back, I was so happy about THIS moment right here—and could not wait to give it to my couple! 

#pvtakeover #codysvision #canon1v #fuji400 #lemasdelarose #provence #france #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #verawang @laetitiac_fleursdatelier @verawanggang @fujifilm_northamerica

 

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 2: To finish today on catching moments . . . I gotta admit, sometimes it's hard—sometimes you get behind on your timeline and feel rushed, sometimes your couple isn't very comfortable in front of the camera and so on. I know it's my job, then, to create an environment where genuine moments can unfold. I never want contrived, but natural—so I simply ask for it from my couple, from a guest, etc. I politely ask a guest to grab an appetizer while I "catch" it, or ask my couple to simply snuggle or walk hand-in-hand. Nothing fancy, but a way to create and catch natural moments in a quick way with minimal input from me and no forced posing.   

#pvtakeover #codysvision #contax645 #fuji400 #castleladyhawke #tuckasegss #northcarolina #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @ellesonevents @castleladyhawke @fujifilm_northamerica

Cody Hunter Photography + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 1: Classic style. I've heard it said that simplicity is the key to elegance. As a wedding photographer, I love that idea because it's how I see my overall style—simple and classic. I love clean images that tell a story with light and emotion. Classic doesn't have to mean boring, either. 😃

#pvtakeover #codysvision #contax645 #fuji400 #vizcayagardens #miami #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @naeemkahnbride @naeemkahnnyc @fujifilm_northamerica

 

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 1: last shared on clean, classic style. When approaching each wedding, I think about what I learned in 3rd grade: KISS (Keep it simple, sweetheart). In my imagery, I translate that into the backgrounds I choose—whether it be the way I shoot details or where I photograph a couple’s portraits. I try to minimize distractions so I can keep that clean, classic look throughout a shoot, staying true to who they are, but true to my photography style, too. I'm never afraid to move things to achieve a cleaner aesthetic. I don't try to change the design of the day—but in this shot, I removed the salt & pepper shakers, pulled the centerpiece in closer and shot wide open with clean light. Shooting wide open is always an easy way to let anything messy or distracting in the background sorta just disappear. 😃 Getting-ready rooms with brides tend to be the most cluttered part of the day for me. Again—I just move things. I'll even remove "cluttery" looking art off walls. I try to make sure that where I shoot the bride getting into her gown has good light and is an environment where the focus will be on her and her beauty—so your eye doesn't wander in the photograph.

#pvtakeover #codysvision #contax645 #fuji400 #lemasdelarose #provence #france #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @laetitiac_fleursdatelier @fujifilm_northamerica

 

@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 1: To round out my 3rd post on classic style . . . I often think about how trends come and go, but “classic” never goes out of style. A classic and simple portrait of a couple is powerful. As an artist, I would sometimes think "this shot is typical" but I've come to find, it's classic. While it is so great to catch the "moments"—those spontaneous, amazing, creative shots of the day (more on that tomorrow)—THIS right here, this classic style, will never go out of style. In fact, as the years go on, this may end up displayed in the home of their grandchildren . . . I really hope it does.

#pvtakeover #codysvision #contax645 #fuji400 #lemasdelarose #provence #france #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #verawang @laetitiac_fleursdatelier @verawanggang @fujifilm_northamerica

Melissa Jill + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@melissajill Takeover Day 3: This shoot was a lesson in simplicity for me. It started as an idea to include our interns in a shoot showcasing a couple dresses from a new local bridesmaid dress boutique. We had fun going to the store and having the girls play dress-up. We found more than just two we liked, so the girls invited some of their friends to join in and model for the shoot. I asked floral, hair and makeup vendors who are friends to join in, too. The shoot evolved in the planning phase, but still stayed VERY simple. Just four girls (and a groom/boyfriend not pictured) in pretty dresses in a pretty location. No other details. I didn’t have grand plans for publication, but was just shooting for myself and my portfolio. We did submit the shoot in the end, and it was picked up for the front page of @stylemepretty. I was shocked, because I have put way more work and thought into other shoots that were passed over by top publications. Lesson learned: Styled shoots don’t have to be over-the-top. Sometimes simple is better.

#melissajillsvision #pvtakeover #melissajillphotography #contax645 #fuji400h #elchorroweddings #paradisevalley #arizona #bellascottsdale #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica @elchorroweddings @carteblanchedesign @bellabridesmaids @hairbyemilyhughes @mlwmakeupartistry

@melissajill Takeover Day 3: This here, my friends, is my favorite subject to point my camera at. My sweet #dixieschnauzer. I’m a firm believer that dogs are one of God’s best creations, so I couldn’t resist including Dixie’s sweet mug in my takeover. I secretly love when I have a partial roll left over at the end of a wedding day because it gives me the perfect excuse to “waste” some film on her. Let’s not just use our abilities and the gorgeous medium of film to capture what is important to our clients. Who do you love more than life itself? I challenge you to point your camera at them today.

#melissajillsvision #pvtakeover #melissajillphotography #contax645 #portra800 #phoenix #arizona #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@melissajill Takeover Day 3: This is Murphy and Alexis during their engagement shoot in Sedona, Arizona. Two months from now, I will have the honor of photographing their wedding in the Dominican Republic. I have been blessed to get to know this couple during our time together thus far and already consider them friends. And looking at this image makes me SO EXCITED to shoot their wedding. Guys, let me remind you, just as you and the rest of the wedding photography community have reminded me countless times—what we do MATTERS. We are beyond blessed to get to tell stories through images that will be passed onto generations to come and serve as a reminder of real, true, living, breathing love. If you hit a road bump that diffuses your passion for what you do, or you work with a client who leaves your heart feeling trampled, take a deep breath, and refocus on your Murphy and Alexis—on your clients who fuel your passion—the “why” behind what you do. As photographers, we truly are blessed with an opportunity and gift unlike any other. I pray that we can encourage each other in this challenging journey as artists and business owners to be a blessing. Thank you once again to PhotoVision for having me along this week! And to my fellow filmies—thank you for inspiring me! I’ve learned so much from all of you! If you are interested in finding out more about my journey and transition to film two years ago, I’ve written way too much about it on my blog. You can find it all through the temporary link in my profile, @melissajill.  XO—Melissa Jill

#melissajillsvision #pvtakeover #melissajillphotography #contax645 #fuji400h #merrygoroundrock #sedona #arizona #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

 

Melissa Jill + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

@melissajill Takeover Day 2: Engagement shoots are my jam, because I love capturing a genuine connection between two people AND I don’t feel rushed or  pressed for time. Oftentimes, couples are more creative and playful during an engagement session than on their wedding day. As film photographers, we all love a killer location or sweeping views, but sometimes I find that the combo of good light and a simple background allows you to isolate the connection between your clients, providing the most powerful images of all.

#melissajillsvision #pvtakeover #melissajillphotography #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

@melissajill Takeover Day 2: You would never know it from this image that this wedding took place at a country club. Country clubs are pretty and all, but when you are already shooting the ceremony on the edge of a golf course  it is nice to change things up—at least for me—so that the portraits aren’t all taken on the same manicured green grass. I much prefer the neutral tones of the desert, and thankfully my early arrival for scouting—even at a venue I am familiar with—paid off when I came across this spot down next to the maintenance entrance. Preparation for the win!

 

#melissajillsvision #pvtakeover #melissajillphotography #contax645 #fuji400h #paradisevalley #arizona #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @ashleygainweddings @lazarobridal @fujifilm_northamerica

@melissajill Takeover Day 2: Light is King. This image was taken as part of a styled shoot during midday when the sun was bright overhead. I knew that I wanted to capture the gorgeous detailing of this @bhldn gown. I’m sure the venue catering manager thought I was crazy to shoot in one of the most nondescript spots of a gorgeous venue—a dark walkway under an overhang that guests merely used to get from one place to another. But while this spot isn’t a location the staff will take you to as their prize portrait site, it provided the perfect side light and neutral background that I needed for my purpose. I’ve found that mixing in these types of minimal shots that have clean backgrounds with portraits in more picturesque locations make for a more well-rounded submission or blog post, giving the eye moments of rest within the story.

#melissajillsvision #pvtakeover #melissajillphotography #contax645 #fuji400h #scottsdale #arizona #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @lvlphoenix @bhldn @fujifilm_northamerica

Melissa Jill + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hey guys! I’m @melissajill, a Phoenix-based wedding photographer who ADORES PhotoVision (who doesn’t, right?) and I have the pleasure of taking over their account for the next few days to share some of my work and talk film with you all! First off—a little about me. I’m a sweet potato fry enthusiast. Haven’t yet met one that I didn’t immediately consume. I’m a klutz—I’ve both ran into a cactus and have caught myself on fire on wedding days (thankfully, I managed to do both without a single witness). I’ve been chasing my dreams for 13 years now as a wedding photographer and entrepreneur. I get jazzed when two people find the person they want to love forever (being single myself and well-acquainted with the ins-and-outs of dating, I have an appreciation for what a miracle that truly is!) AND I love when clients turn into friends. I have been shooting film for just over 2 years now and shoot digital only in low-light situations that aren’t ideal for film. I have 6 associate photographers who shoot weddings for my brand (all digital) and I feel incredibly blessed to be on this journey where I am continually challenged to learn and grow. This image is from one of the first weddings I shot on film, and it shows off the primary reasons why I made the switch—first THE COLOR! Ahh!! Can’t get enough! And then there’s lighting, film handles harsh light so much more beautifully than digital. It’s truly an incredible medium. ­­I hope to chat with you in the comments over the next few days. Thanks again to @photovisionprints for having me!
 
#melissajillsvision #pvtakeover #melissajillphotography #contax645 #fuji400h #saguarolake #tontonationalforest #arizona #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @saguarolakeranch @carteblanchdesign @fujifilm_northamerica

@melissajill Takeover Day 1: When photographing couples, I like to challenge myself to shoot wide shots and then get in tight on the same poses, and change up the angle. For me this keeps things fresh and oftentimes, I come away with compositions like this one, that I love!
 
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@melissajill Takeover Day 1: This magical forest of Aspen trees that we came across during Layla & Joe’s engagement shoot was such a dream to shoot in! The white trees acted as huge reflectors and it made the light so soft,even though it was harsh outside the edges of the forest. Plus, as we all know, film makes everything magical.

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