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Carlos Hernandez #PVtakeover

PhotoVision Team

Hello friends, @carloshernandezphoto here, excited to take over @photovisionprints for the next few days! I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of the coolest town (in my opinion) Portland, OR. I feel blessed to be a part of the most memorable moments in so many people’s lives. My desire as an artist is to create photos that are full of life and express beauty in an honest way. For this reason, I choose to photograph people with #film. This allows me to slow down and turn an eye to detail to document moments that are meaningful.

A little background about me—I graduated from Oregon State University as a structural civil engineer in 2007. Soon after, I became a licensed professional engineer, where I learned the importance of detail, precision and organization. Since 2012, I have worked as a professional photographer, incorporating the important skills I learned as an engineer into my workflow. All the couples I work with really enjoy that I have had that previous training, because it allows me to see the world from a different perspective and it translates in my photographs.

📷 by @maria.lamb on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Willow Lake Estates in Brush Prairie, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 1 // I began my photography journey at a very young age. I can still remember the very first camera I bought with 50 soda caps and just a few pesos (yes, I grew up in Mexico). I was 9 at the time. The camera was in the shape of a soda can and took 16mm film cartridges. Ever since then, I was known as the “camera guy” in my family. I took photos of everything, mainly family and landscapes. I continued that passion all the way through college where I was convinced to photograph a friend’s wedding. I quickly realized just how much I really enjoyed wedding photography, but I truly didn’t know much about it. I contacted a few established photographers in southern Oregon and bugged them till they allowed me to second shoot for them. I was determined to learn as much as possible, and as they say, the rest is history.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645 at Lowndes Grove in Charleston South Carolina.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @tristanneedhamdesign @ashandcobridalhair @earlyginny @BHLDN @altonlaneweddings @bellabelleshoes @pphgevents @millielewischs @susiesaltzman  @tessapinner @victoriakrav @eventworksrentals

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 1 // On a more personal note, I have been married for 3 years to the smartest and most supportive woman I know. @athinahernandez is my beautiful Finnish goddess. I don’t know what I would do without her. My business has flourished only because of her support. She works very hard behind the scenes to make sure I stay on task and is my assistant on most shoots. It is a blast to have her as a business partner. When we are not working, you can find us traveling the world, either at a lake, on top of a mountain or simply exploring new cities. We can’t seem to stay in one place for too long. We are also foodies, gotta love a good meal, we try to experience as many different cuisines as possible. If you ever find yourself in the Pacific Northwest, please reach out to us. We love meeting new people and would really enjoy showing you around our town.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #nikonF3 in Yacolt, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 1 // I remember when I was first learning film as a child, the things I loved the most were the sounds of the shutter and the film advancing. Two years after I began shooting professionally, I remember seeing the magic other wedding photographers were creating with #film. I immediately fell in love again and wondered why I ever left that medium behind. I dusted off my old camera and began shooting film again. I tried several #mediumformat cameras until I found the one that works for me. I use the Pentax 645NII with a converted Zeiss 80mm f/2 lens.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 1 // There are many reasons why I love using film to capture love stories. From loading film, to using a hand-held meter, to envisioning what the exposure will look like, to making sure my camera settings are set correctly, to hearing the sound of the shutter, I love it all. Knowing that I won’t get to see my images for at least a few days only builds the anticipation. Film really does make you slow down and think about what you are capturing. It allows me to be truly aware of my surroundings. I believe film has made me a better artist.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at Lowndes Grove in Charleston South Carolina.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @tristanneedhamdesign @ashandcobridalhair @earlyginny @BHLDN @altonlaneweddings @bellabelleshoes @pphgevents @millielewischs @susiesaltzman  @tessapinner @eventworksrentals

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 2 // I am a sucker for beautiful landscapes as backgrounds. Give me a simple, yet beautifully styled subject and a grand view, like the ones we have here in the #PacificNorthwest, and I am happy. Those are some of my favorite photography sessions. I have been to many places around the globe but I keep coming back to this little pocket of the world—the Pacific Northwest.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @heirbloom.floral @elizabethdye @elizabethbowerofficial @kirstiewightmua @jaclyn_robyn

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 2 // Speaking of my favorite images to take, it’s no secret that I like to capture intimate moments. Close crops strip away all the distractions surrounding a special moment. I usually spend time with my couples before a photo session getting to know them, this helps create a more relaxed, comfortable shooting environment. Every couple is different and shows affection in unique ways. I try to really crop close on these moments to emphasize the ways they show their love for each other. Before your next shoot, try to get to know the people you are photographing, before you point your camera at them. You will be happy you did.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at the Cotton Gin Inn, in Edenton, North Carolina.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @hannahhildebrandtevents @yeopimflowers @becomingbridal @thecottongininn


 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 2 // I am sure you have heard this before, but capturing movement is one of the best ways to tell a story. However, manual focus on medium format film cameras can be really tricky, especially when shooting wide open. I have come up with a few tricks on how to get images with movement  in focus. One way I deal with this is to pan with my subject at the same speed they are moving and snap a couple of photos. Another way, which in my opinion creates better results, is to position yourself in one spot and anticipate where your subject will be moving through—and either focus on a test subject at that location, or focus on the floor where your subject is expected to move by. Practice, practice, practice. And if you are still having trouble getting your subject in focus, try adjusting your aperture, and shoot at f/4.0 or f/5.6 instead.

📷 on #ilford100 with a #pentax645nii at Lowndes Grove in Charleston South Carolina.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 @ilfordphoto @tristanneedhamdesign @ashandcobridalhair @earlyginny @BHLDN @altonlaneweddings @bellabelleshoes @pphgevents @millielewischs @susiesaltzman  @tessapinner @eventworksrentals

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 2 // Don’t be afraid of trying new things that are out of the norm. For this bridal inspiration shoot, @kalebnormanjames wanted to try a floral bridal hat, and I am glad we did. It was such a great success!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Seattle, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm  @kalebnormanjames @ashlidaniellemakeup @bespokestrokes @bellabelleshoes @gucci @meamariebridal @ericaelizabethprettythings @crownlinendesigns @cortpartyrental @npanttt

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 3 // We all have those people we look up to and seek advice from, particularly in the beginning stages of our careers. I really believe I wouldn’t be the artist or entrepreneur I am today if it wasn’t for all of the amazing people who have poured into me since I began my journey as a photographer. This is why I am very excited to get the opportunity to pour into other photographers. One way I mentor fellow photographers is through workshops. My next workshops will be on March 22nd in San Antonio, Texas, and in September in Memphis, Tennessee. Keep an eye out for more details on my Instagram account, @carloshernandezphoto, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at Monet Vineyards in Brush Prairie, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm  @athinahernandez @foragedfloral @kelseymaliecalligraphy @sainte.g @austieeckley @theenglishdept @thepoetryofsilk @latavolalinen @susiesaltzman @classicvintagerentals @monetvineyards @brandenthelion @madelineleion

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 3 // Many people have asked me what photo subjects I have struggled to master. If I had to pick, it would be flat layouts. I always struggled during weddings because I wanted everything to be perfectly straight (due to my engineering background), and I would take a very long time to get it “just right.” I am not an expert by any means, but I feel that I can now confidently style any details or invitation suites at weddings. My secret was to compile a handful of styling items in a bag and practice at home. I now take this bag with me to every wedding, so I know exactly what I have to work with and how it all looks together. Now I can style beautiful flat layouts effortlessly. Give it a try.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Columbia River Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @strucksured @foragedfloral @columbiagorgehotelweddings

 

@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 3 // The biggest advice I could give any photographer is to always be true to yourself and photograph in your own style. Learn from other photographers and be inspired, but find your own niche. The world doesn’t need the same photographer over and over, the world needs you.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii at Monet Vineyards in Brush Praire, Washington.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000#ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm  @athinahernandez @foragedfloral @kelseymaliecalligraphy @sainte.g @austieeckley @theenglishdept @thepoetryofsilk @latavolalinen @susiesaltzman @classicvintagerentals @monetvineyards @brandenthelion @madelineleion

 
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@carloshernandezphoto #pvtakeover Day 3 // It was a pleasure hosting a PV Takeover  and connecting with all of you these past few days. I have to say thank you to @photovisionprints for the opportunity and for being the only #filmlab I use. I meant it when I said that if you find yourself in the #PNW, you should reach out. @athinahernandez and I would love to show you around this little paradise and maybe even visit #photovisionprints’ lab!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

#carlossvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @kibarbs

 

Savan Photography #PVtakeover

PhotoVision Team

Hi y’all, it’s Savan with @savanphotography, a modern fine-art film wedding and portrait photographer living in the golden light state of California—Orange County to be exact. When I am not off photographing and witnessing couples saying their “I Do’s,” you can find me with my two young daughters and my husband, cooking or off on our next  traveling adventures. I love the outdoors, wine, coffee—OK, mostly wine—and love having great food and even better friends around me. 

My philosophy is very simple and uncomplicated. I absolutely adore connection and telling stories through my lens. I don't need any props, or over-the-top sessions, what I *do* need is pure love and connection between my clients and I, and oh, some pretty light. That human connection is so important and when it is found between client and photographer, it’s pure magic. Over the next few days, I’m going to share a little of my film journey along with some tips and what keeps me inspired. Thanks so much for following along and thanks to my sweet husband who took a look at me and said, “You really need a headshot on film wearing your SHOOT FILM t-shirt, so hand me your camera!”

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #filmscan #filmisnotdead #thefilmcommunity #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #pentaxian @fujifilm_profilm @soocapparel

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 1 // Why film? Gosh, there are so many reasons why I adore film—colors, tones, intentionality with my shooting and wanting a better work/life balance are all big reasons for me. But colors and tones by far are my main reasons for gravitating toward this medium. The colors of film are so vivid, yet real, and do not look overly processed. Of course skin tones on film are incomparable, leaving it so soft and dreamy like a painting. Shooting with intention is another huge reason for me to shoot film. Waiting for the right moment to press the shutter has helped me grow not only as an artist, but with my work flow. Since I am limited on how many shots are available per roll, and I limit myself to how many rolls I bring per session, I shoot less and LOVE my images so much more.

Shooting film takes time, and it takes an artist with the mindset of creating a perfect image literally in-camera, since there is no screen to see what you captured and no delete button.  Because you have to slow down and connect with your subject and be more intentional with shooting—not to mention waiting to receive your scans—the end result is so much more rewarding to your creative soul. Film somehow connects you with the simpler beauty of everyday life and makes you appreciate and notice what you otherwise wouldn’t have. 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at @mountpalomarwinery in Temecula, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #filmprocessing #filmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @nicolette_owens_ @tyler_owens @allurebridals @domenicabeauty 

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 1 // When I started my film journey, I was scared! Scared that people would frown on film—why would I shoot film when digital is so convenient, not to mention provides instant gratification? I thought that too for a bit and wanted to quit! But I realized how film impacted everything—especially how I approached every single frame and shot with intention. Like here in this image, I waited for the exact moment to capture running with the movement of her dress. Artists are their own worst critics, right?! But for the past years I can honestly say I'm proud of my work and know exactly who I am as an artist! 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Irvine, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @debbybohevents @mrs_yackity_yack @misshayleypaige @marymebridal @beautyandthebeach.oc

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 1 // When I was transitioning to all film, I knew it would take some time. People didn't understand it, the costs involved, logistics, etc., etc. At one point last year I even felt like quitting, even though I was getting a lot of inquiries, because I wasn't booking as much as I was the years before. I felt defeated that I wasn't good enough, that people didn't want to invest in film or a film photographer. My hubby quickly knocked some sense into me. He said, "Sure, you'll lose here and there, but your work has elevated and, believe me, people will see it and in the long run, you'll win because of how much you've worked to get here. You will win because you are now so proud of your new direction and work!” Well, he was right! Sure, my first year of shooting film was slower compared to years prior, when I never said no and literally gave away the kitchen sink and became so burnt out and felt taken advantage of. I can't believe I'm saying this, but at one time I thought, “Screw this film thing, clients won't get it.” However, now I see shooting film has made me not only a better photographer but through film I have created and defined my brand. And it's so rewarding to see the fruits of my labor paying off and giving me the competitive advantage!    

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Twentynine Palms, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fuji400 #pro400h @fujifilm_profilm @thefaceofbeautyus @monamiebridalsalon @ashleyjustinbride @stitchandtie @ivydoodledandy 

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 1 // There is something to be said about the experiences you have through your own journey. For me, it's experience from age, travel and most importantly, motherhood. I'll tell you right now, I would have never taken this image *period* in my 20s or even when I turned 30, not to mention one that focused on the vulnerability of motherhood. It was when I became a mama that I understood how important my job is to capture these moments for other mamas. It's not a "say cheese, smile at the camera" portrait, it is the quiet strength of a woman holding and gazing upon her baby. It is as an experienced artist not just from trial, error and work, but from age and life experiences that I hope to convey images of the most important job in the world—motherhood.    

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Mission Viejo, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @killerminimakeup 

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 2 // Being an artist of any kind is tough in so many ways, not to mention emotionally exhausting. It's hard not to take things personally, because as an artist you not only put in so much time, but most importantly, you put in so much of yourself into every project. You struggle with always comparing yourself to others and never ever thinking you are good enough. It was about this time last year that I finally stopped comparing began to focus on *my* craft and what fueled *my* soul. And I learned that it's OK I wasn't everybody's photographer. I tell my oldest daughter this all the time, "Greatness takes time, nothing happens overnight.” 

So friends, if you want something, anything in life, stop talking about it and make it happen. Because you are always good enough!! 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Lake Elisnore, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @justakissweddings @kaylaarielleartistry @enaurabridal @caylyconger

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 2 // Here's the thing—styled shoots, editorials, creative shoots or what I like to call them, “passion projects,” are so good for the soul. I get to shoot for myself and myself only, which lets me be super creative in trying new things/film stock without feeling pressure. I get to connect with other like-minded artists who share the same vision, not to mention shoot pretty people and florals with glowing light like this! 

My first priority with a shoot is creativity, and I don't ever go into a shoot with huge pressure of a publication in mind, but if it so happens to be the right fit for a publication that's also my style and aesthetic, then and *only* then do I submit it. 

Bottom line—shooting for you fuels your creative soul, because at the end of the day, it's *you* who are refining your craft for your current and future clients, who deserve, and frankly should demand, greatness—not sub-par work! 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fujifeed @fujifilm_profilm @as_ever_photography @torifaceplant @_jennlish_

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 2 // I get a lot of questions about my locations and my process to find them. Yes, I scout for locations that have it all: pretty trees, wild grass, maybe a stream or epic mountain top. But to be completely honest, I just need good light and if that means a “pull off the side of the road” or “back alley between buildings,” I’m not mad about it. LIGHT is key to my work, I love the warmth it gives all my images. At the end of the day, I want my images to pop with great, golden light. 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Valley Center, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #400h #chasinglight @fujifilm_profilm @domenicabeauty @notjustinnovels @timandnatacha

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 2 // Progression—it’s a great thing. Comparing yourself to others is the thief of joy. I've made plenty of mistakes, but you best believe me, I've learned from each one. When I started shooting film, people thought, “OK,” and when I said I’m going to shoot families on film they thought, “Now, she’s crazy!” Always follow your light and dreams and remember greatness takes time. And one more thing—be kind and share your knowledge with others!         

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645ni in Portland, Oregon.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #comparisonisthethiefofjoy @fujifilm_profilm @huntinggroundfilms

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 3 // I believe it’s so very important to give back to our photography community and push our industry forward. I am an open book with my business, and I don’t shy away when other photographers ask questions or need help. I am very raw, candid and real with my IG posts about my struggles with film photography and running a small business. I have a deep passion about helping others along the way.  

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at @missionsanjuancapistrano in California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @beautyandthebeach.oc @blueladderbotany @enaurabrida @stitchandtie @valerie_cazarez

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 3 // I can’t begin to express how humble and grateful I am to have met amazing couples, families and creatives who have been so kind and generous in my journey as a photographer. I still have to pinch myself every time I step into a portrait session or capture a couple’s “I Do’s” that this is really my job—I get to witness and document LOVE! I believe that having humility, paying it forward and respecting others who have come before you in this journey is so important to the depth and quality of your work.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645ni in Joshua Tree, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @the.stoffel.tribe

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 3 // My best advice when starting film: give yourself some grace and take your time. Just like anything, greatness is not achieved overnight and it takes practice—lots of practice. Read books, watch tutorials, attend workshops, go to photography conferences, meet other #filmphotographers and like-minded creatives. Learn as much as you can and don't be afraid to make mistakes.  You will make them—a lot of them—and it is ok—you need to take notes and learn from them.  

Practice on a #35mm camera. This gives you 36 frames to practice lighting and exposure. Once you’ve got that down, then start shooting more on a #mediumformat.

Practice, don't give up and ask questions—in film forums, from film friends or film mentors. But most importantly, give yourself some grace and time to make mistakes, grow and refine your art and brand.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at @the_field_house_michigan in Holly, Michigan.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 3 // Capturing those in-between moments is so important to me. Yes, you have to get those “everyone looking at the camera,” the ones parents and grandparents want, but you should also seek out and shoot those in-between moments and details as well. Once those images are all printed and put together in an album, they create a cohesive session and tell the whole love story of that wonderful day. 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Joshua Tree, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #filmlab #filmscan #filmprocessing #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @susanneashbyphotography  

@savanphotography #pvtakeover Day 3 // When I first started my photography career almost 4 years ago, I was shooting digital and my consistency was all over the map when it came to post/editing. There were so many "presets/filters" that could be applied and the possibilities were endless and overwhelming. I knew I wanted my digital images and work to "look like film," but getting them to—that was another story until my husband said, “If you want that look, shoot real film and don’t fake the funk.” So with that, I switched to using the incomparable medium of film. Now my colors and tones are always on point with my style and my images are consistent regardless if they’re of travel, families or weddings. 

Before I sign off, I want to share some super exciting news—I am hosting my very first #filmworkshop with @levie_photography this October in Los Angeles. I am over the moon about embarking upon this new adventure of pushing our film industry forward (but don’t worry, I will still offer my 1:1 mentorships throughout the year). If you are interested in attending, please DM, email, call, text, FB messenger, send a message in a bottle, whatever way you do, I would love to connect with you. Thanks again for following along my film journey, and I hope it inspired to you shoot some film!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at @villadelsoldoro in Sierra Madre, California.

#savansvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #proprintlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @penelopepotsfloraldesign @callablanchedress @marymebridal @emeraldm_makeup 

Shauna Veasey #PVtakeover

PhotoVision Team

Hey y'all! My name is Shauna Veasey of @shaunaveaseyphotography and I am so excited to be hosting a #pvtakeover the next few days (pinch me)! I can’t wait to meet new film-loving friends over here. 🎞💕 I live in a small town just outside of Atlanta, Georgia with my husband, two sons and our fluff ball Bernedoodle, Blue. 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 🐶 I specialize in wedding and lifestyle photography and have been shooting film a little over 2 years. If I'm not behind the camera, you will most likely find me at a little league baseball game with the family or daydreaming about our next adventure. I love gardening, coffee shops and entertaining our friends and family. ⚾️✈️👩🏼‍🌾☕️ Over the next few days I'll be sharing about my journey as a photographer, along with a few tips and tricks I've learned along the way (mostly the hard way of course, smh). I'm stoked about connecting with you all and would love to get to know you a little better! Let's start here: tell me how photography found you! Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing how photography found me as well!

📷 by @caseygreenphotography on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Atlanta, Georgia.⠀

#shaunasvision #pvtakeover #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @atlantahistorycenter

 

@shaunaveaseyphotography #pvtakeover Day 1 // Photography found me // When people ask me how I became a photographer, I often tell them, “I didn't find photography, photography found me.” ✨ I was content in my career as a 6th grade special education teacher, but somewhere along the way, photography found me and never let go—ultimately leading to a full-on career change. Now, thinking back on my childhood, it totally makes sense! Ever since I can remember, I have framed images in my mind and been drawn to beautiful sceneries. I recall as a young girl holding my hands up around my eyes as if envisioning the landscape through the viewfinder of a camera. ✋🏼👀🤚🏼Anyone else do this?! 😬 I have also always admired the art of storytelling. As a child, I had quite an imagination and often found myself expressing my creativity through writing 📝💫🦄👽(oh, the stories!). I never would have imagined that those 2 things would one day collide and become my true calling. Fast forward several years later, and what do you know—visual storytelling is the beat of my heart. 📷💕

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Positano, Italy.⠀

#shaunasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm  

 

@shaunaveaseyphotography #pvtakeover Day 1 // Communicate with your lab // First and foremost, I want to rave about the incredible team over at @photovisionprints—where would we be without them?! 🎞✨ I cannot imagine my #filmjourney without this lab and am so grateful for their continued support and incredible customer service every step of the way. Thank you PV—you guys ROCK! 🤘🏼 I have found that communicating with my film lab *regularly* has been one of the most important aspects of creating consistent work and ultimately attracting my ideal client. After some jumping around in search of the perfect lab, I finally met the team at #PhotoVision. PhotoVision took an active role in communicating with me to ensure they were processing my images exactly as I wanted. I encourage you to open the lines of communication with your lab, be very specific about how you want your images to look by submitting preference images and don't be afraid to tell them when you aren't satisfied. If you keep the lines of communication open and ongoing, you will develop a relationship that will ensure consistency in the aesthetic you want to achieve. AKA: #winning

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at the Vinewood Plantation in Newnan, Georgia.⠀

#shaunasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm  @jelliottstyle @gertiemaesfloral @sovintagega @vinewoodevents @jandrewsbridal @noonealike @jacquelineciulla @alxzee_ @raspohn

 

@shaunaveaseyphotography #pvtakeover Day 2 // Let creative shoots fill your cup // Make time for personal work. Over the years, I have found that some of my favorite images have been from sessions or photoshoots I've planned or designed on my own. As an artist, designing and executing your own shoot, with your own vision, allows you to express yourself creatively and authentically. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing something you dreamed up come to life. ✨ I have found that making time for personal work is refreshing and rejuvenating and totally fills my creative tank. And, well—as you know— a full creative tank makes for a better photographer. Whether it be a styled bridal shoot or a simple lifestyle session, set aside a few times during the year to push yourself and photograph something you love. 

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Georgia.⠀

#shaunasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @wildcraftflowers

 

@shaunaveaseyphotography #pvtakeover Day 2 // Make friends in the industry // There’s nothing more refreshing than a lunch date or coffee meet-ups with other photographers or vendors I’ve met along the way. 👯‍♀️☕️ Most of our job, as photographers, is connecting through social media, so it’s not unusual for us to find ourselves isolated in the office with our never-ending editing and task lists. 🖥💆🏼‍♀️ It is during these very busy seasons I find myself most thankful for my girls! When my creative tank starts running low, my friends inspire me, push me and keep me motivated. These women bless me daily with grace and empowerment and make me dream even bigger. 💪🏼💕 I’m not quite sure what I’d do without them. If you're feeling overwhelmed or uninspired, try reaching out on Instagram to make a new friend. You never know what a blessing their friendship could become.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Atlanta, Georgia.⠀

#shaunasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @atlantahistorycenter @evermorewed @edgedesigngroup @pninatornai @kleinfeldbridal @beautyasylum @alexpena7k

 

@shaunaveaseyphotography #pvtakeover Day 2 // Capturing motherhood // To me, the journey of motherhood is one of life’s most beautiful gifts. As a mother of 2 boys, I know how important it is to savor every fleeting moment. As an artist, it is my passion to capture memories, large and small, of mothers celebrating this special season. The second before a kiss, the way his hand reaches out for hers, the tiny wrinkles on a newborn baby’s hands . . . these are the treasures of life we long to remember. Serving mothers by creating tangible, visual heirlooms that preserve these precious moments is a gift I am honored and blessed to share.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at  Serenbe Farms in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.⠀

#shaunasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm @serenbefarms

 

@shaunaveaseyphotography #pvtakeover Day 2 // Capturing the details // Styling and photographing details has become one of my favorite parts of telling my couple’s story, but I have to be honest—it hasn’t always been that way. Over the years, I have learned a few tricks to make the process more enjoyable while staying true to my style. Stay tuned for a few tips I’ve picked up along the way!

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Georgia.⠀

#shaunasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @badgleymischka @the_mrs_box @boukates

 

@shaunaveaseyphotography #pvtakeover Day 3 //5 tips for shooting wedding details //  1.) Make a styling kit you can take with you to the wedding. My kit includes: ribbon, decorative scissors, ring boxes, styling boards (a few I’ve made myself!), trays, fabric, stamps, wax seal press, etc. 2.) Communicate with your couple about what details you would like them to bring. They have never been a bride and groom before, so this is all unknown territory for them. Communication is key. 3.) Find natural light. If I can’t find enough light in the bridal suite or venue by a window, take the invitation suite outside. No shame in the ‘finding good light’  game, y’all! 4.) Email the florist prior to the wedding and request loose flowers to use for styling. This thoughtful touch really makes the details flow cohesively with the rest of the wedding. Flowers are everything, amen?! 5.) Request an hour to cover all details. There is nothing worse than trying to style details in a rush.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in South Carolina⠀

#shaunasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @olivejuicepress @adorncompany

 

@shaunaveaseyphotography #pvtakeover Day 3 // Travel, rest, reset // At times, being a business owner and photographer can be exhausting. Don’t forget to rest and reset when you’re feeling the weight of it all. Exploring new places is my favorite way to find inspiration and gain a fresh, new perspective about my work. Make room for adventures because sometimes a break from your routine and change of scenery is the very thing your creative soul needs.

Friends, before I sign off I wanted to share that I host a two day hands-on photography workshop once a year (@thriveworkshop) and also offer one-on-one mentoring sessions. If you are interested in either of these opportunities or just want to connect I'd love to meet you! Comment below or drop me a DM to say hello! Thank you for following along this week, it has truly been a treat. 💕

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Positano, Italy.⠀

#shaunasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @livelikebird

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.

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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

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@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.

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@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.
 
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@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.

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