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Nicole Colwell + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

More than just a photograph! I never had the pleasure of meeting my Grandmother—she passed away before I was born. I remember as a little girl looking at these black and white photographs adorned in beautiful antique silver frames. The image I was drawn to the most was of my beautiful dark-haired Grandmother on her wedding day. I would stare at her and wonder what she was like, if I favored her or if we had similar traits. I would let the stories I heard about her play in my mind like a movie—one where she was alive and I knew her. This image means so much to me, it is more than just a photograph. These photographs are my visual heirlooms—and they inspire me to create authentic, timeless images for my couples. I don’t want to be “just a photographer” to my clients, I want to preserve their memories, tell their stories and keep them alive—who knows who will be staring at these images in the years to come!  

@nicolecolwellphotography #nicolesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400 #photovisionprints #charlottesville #virginia #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @engagementsrva @trumpwinery 

 

Let’s be real! Who out there loves photographing styled shoots? 🙋 I love styled shoots and I would shoot one almost everyday—if I wouldn’t go bankrupt. Styled shoots are amazing! They have led me to  meet so many amazing creatives that I would have never met otherwise. They allow me to be creative, to grow and to push myself to be a better photographer. When documenting a wedding, it can often feel like a styled shoot, but we have to remember, this is a real wedding, and the skills you use during a styled shoot can easily be applied. I love to use a photojournalistic style to document a wedding’s details and add that editorial touch—however, I must keep it real.😎 I am hired to capture couple’s stories, their unguarded moments and their real emotions.

@nicolecolwellphotography #nicolesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400 #photovisionprints #charleston #northcarolina #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @pamelataylorwest

 

Shoot To Tell A Story: We all know the saying “less is more.” Well, it rings true for me. When I first started out, I would add so many styling details—I would spend 30 minutes on ring shots alone, or make my couples walk miles and miles at their venue for all these different locations. By the end of the day I would end up losing what was important . . . their story. When you arrive on the wedding day, you should know your couple’s story. Before I hit the shutter, I always ask myself, “Does this tell their story? Does this make sense?” Film has truly helped me to slow down, to take more time to ask these questions, preventing me from becoming trigger happy and forcing me to be intentional with every frame. I may photograph less throughout the day, but I deliver quality over quantity and my couple’s  images tell their story and flow beautifully.

@nicolecolwellphotography #nicolesvision #pvtakeover #nikonf6 #fuji400 #photovisionprints #maui #hawaii #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @opihilov @rivermoonbotanicals_maui @kulua.official @stack_of_pancakes_

 

Being Frugal . . . I mean, a Hybrid Photographer. Roses are red, Violets are blue, Film is expensive, You know it’s true. I had to learn the hard way to be frugal with my film. When your friends from PV call you saying they couldn’t process your order because your card was declined, well, that's when you realize you're not getting paid to shoot film, you're paying your clients for your addiction. Film is my addiction, and a little piece of me dies inside if I can’t shoot it—however, I can’t afford to be a “film-only photographer.” I am so jelly of you who can, but for me, being a hybrid photographer works best for my business at this time, and that’s okay! On the wedding day, I photograph the details, getting ready and formals strictly on film. I photograph one roll during the ceremony for my social media outlets—plus it helps me match my digital images to my scans. And I will only shoot film at the reception if light allows it. Being a hybrid photographer is more cost-efficient, plus the challenges of the wedding day weather and light may rule out film all together.

@nicolecolwellphotography #nicolesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400 #photovisionprints #savannah #georgia #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm

Brian Whitt + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 3: I just love the joy this mama feels for her baby in this moment. I am constantly pushing myself to capture more authentic moments. Never be afraid to respectfully take charge of a shoot. I often, if not always, pick locations for my clients and often help them pick their outfits. After all, they are counting on ME to deliver my best, and so am I. It is OK to take charge in a heartfelt and confident manner and simply explain why you’ve selected a particular location. However, I will always ask where my clients feel their best—open spaces or closed spaces. As I have learned from @ginnyau’s styling course, this will help put clients more at ease. Believe in yourself no matter what! You are worth it. You have a skill and a talent and a commitment as a photographer to deliver powerful and meaningful images to clients.

#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #portra400 #portland #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak @kodakprofilmbiz
 

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 3: “Vulnerability is about sharing our feelings and our experiences with people who have earned the right to hear them.” — Brené Brown

Be bold. Share your talents with the world and always deliver your best work! You will soon find yourself surrounded by creatives who continuously inspire you and encourage you to execute your vision. I loved collaborating on this bridal editorial shoot with @elizabethdye titled #projectpirateship. The concept was born from Elizabeth’s creative vision, inspired by a ‘90s music video and a shipwreck, that took place off the Oregon coast. Here, our bride is longing to see her groom as she waits on shore for his return. (Spoiler alert! He doesn’t make it, so the shoot takes a moody, but beautiful turn.) This project was such a blast and it’s always a pleasure to try something new creatively with great friends.

#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #fuji400h #peteriredaleshipwreck #fortstevens #oregoncoast #oregonstateparks #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @ckennedybeauty @oregonstateparks @fujifilm_northamerica

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 3: No matter what, always be yourself when working with other people, and don’t be afraid to have a little fun! From time-to-time, I feel like I need to constantly direct my subjects, but I have to remind myself this isn’t the case. I want my clients’ photos to be unique to them, to be a true documentation of their personal relationship—not what *I* think they should be or how they should look. I’ve found that when I give my subjects broad, sweeping directions, the outcome is much more genuine. When the moment and the couple are right, I can say, “Hey, whisper something weird in his ear!” And that’s when we get an interaction like this . . . one of pure joy.

#pvtakeover #briansvision #pentax645 #fuji400 #smithrock #bend #oregon #oregonstateparks #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @lewisandlevy @oncewed @oregonstateparks @fujifilm_northamerica

@brianwhitt Takeover Day 3: A huge thanks to PhotoVision for allowing me to take over their Instagram for a couple days. There is absolutely no way I could do this work without them. They are such a highly-capable, responsive and genuine group of people. I feel so grateful that they process my film. Their work is second to none!

It has been such a pleasure sharing some of my vulnerabilities as a creative and how to inspire your couples to be more vulnerable. We are all on this journey together. May we continue to support and encourage one another along the way. Keep up the great work, everyone! And please, feel free to drop me a line at Brian@BrianWhitt.com, I am here to help! 🙂

#pvtakeover #briansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #bend #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #erichmcveyworkshop @erichmcvey @ginnyau @tingefloral @theamyclarke @thehalcyonagency @theenglishdept @jcrew @jennamrainey @froufrouchic @tonyculver @samantha_dearing_ @musemanagement @redleafstudios @nevealbums @weddingchicks @fujifilm_northamerica

Kristen Kilpatrick + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@kilpat Takeover Day 3: I'm a sucker for minimal color tones and composition. This was taken in San Antonio, Texas during a traditional charreada, events known for their high-speed horsemanship and tribute to Spanish culture. There are rarely still moments. I was on the arena floor and had this rider lined up for the perfect picture. I snapped it and could visualize the end result right then and there. When my scans came in from PhotoVision, they surpassed the mental image I had prior to seeing the real image!

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #sanantonio #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@kilpat Takeover Day 3: Tablescapes are something I love to capture, because there are so many detailed elements that make each setting uniquely captivating. The challenge is to successfully pull together each of these elements into one composition, which at times can feel overwhelming. Something that has helped me achieve these shots, is to first look at the eye flow of your frame. Pick out the detail you want to emphasize. I love to use sweeping greenery or florals to achieve a whimsical feel! And I love a still shot that demonstrates movement and a clear direction for your eye to follow. These Fall colors also help pull my eye right in! 🙂

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra800 #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @thenouveauromantics @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@kilpat Takeover Day 3: Wherever you are, take a picture that can tell a story. Naturally, that story will vary with each artist—which is what draws us in. Here, I wanted to tell the story of this bride and really capsize on the importance of this location and what it means to her. She chose to get married on her family ranch in South Texas, so I wanted to incorporate the lush greens of the environment and let the ranch tones completely frame the bridesmaids. We were crammed for time and portraits were scheduled at 1:00 p.m., which meant lighting conditions were not ideal. I found a gorgeous shady area that was accessible to all the bridesmaids and had my assistant hold a light reflector to block out some of the harsh sunlight. The background colors worked in complete unison with the floral arrangements, which helped tie all the elements together so nicely.

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @thenouveauromantics @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@kilpat Takeover Day 3: Never be afraid to chase after something that might seem unobtainable at the time. Take every opportunity that presents itself to reach your dreams. If you have an idea for a shoot, then just do it, and don't let your mind talk you out of it, because chances are you will surprise yourself. Always immerse yourself in the creative world and feed your passions. I have found that my work flourishes when I am seeking inspiration—I become determined and less doubtful. Take the time to evaluate your work and critique your compositions. Over time, this will give you a stronger eye and an appreciation for the colorful world that surrounds you.

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #amalficoast #positano #italy #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #migolondrina @suddenlypuppies @mi_golondrina @ralphlauren @fujifilm_northamerica

Kristen Kilpatrick + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@kilpat Takeover Day 2: Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who sources much of his inspiration from his surroundings and nature. I always use his movie To the Wonder to give me a creative punch. The way light is incorporated into every scene is absolutely breathtaking. This shot was taken during a styled shoot as we searched for the perfect nook to host this Claire Pettibone gown. After numerous attempts, nothing was satisfying to my eye, so I drove out to some tall grass in front of the venue and placed the dress in the field. The delicate details of the gown were brought to life there.

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra400 #hico #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm #terrencemalick @shopgossamer @clairepettibone @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

@kilpat Takeover Day 2: I love processional shots! I think this is the most raw form of emotion that can be captured on a wedding day. The mood always starts out with smiles as ring bearers make their way down the aisle, and shifts to happy tears when the crowd sees the bride. Although I do try to be a fly on the wall during a ceremony, I am front and center in the aisle for these major moments. Don't ever let the sea of people intimidate you and stop you from what you were hired to capture!

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #drippingsprings #texas @thenouveauromantics @fujifilm_northamerica

@kilpat Takeover Day 2: Travel as often as possible! Traveling will not only enhance your understanding of the world around you but will inspire your creative process more than you could imagine. Take pictures often on your travels, as you will carry these memories with you forever. This shot was taken in Capri and I couldn't help but fall in love with this peaceful scene—symmetry, color and the Mediterranean.

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #capri #italy #meditteranean #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Kristen Kilpatrick + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

@kilpat Takeover Day 1: I truly believe that for any artist there is always one project that scares you half to death. The reasons for fear can often times look different, but ultimately derive from the fear of failing. For me, this shoot was something I mentally prepped for since the moment we put it on the schedule. PhotoVision was my biggest cheerleader. I'll never forget talking on the phone to @brian.wood for 45 minutes about the process of shooting film, lighting and tips he so kindly shared with me. It was during this shoot that I realized PV is much more than a film lab. They are not only your family within the industry, but more importantly, at the end of the day, your sideline cheerleaders. They want each shoot to turn out as successful as you do, and simply knowing that gives you so much peace.

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #lagunagloria #thecontemporaryaustin #austin #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @bmaren @contemporaryatx @withoutwaxkaty @fujifilm_northamerica

@kilpat Takeover Day 1: Details! I love details! There is so much creative freedom within these shots. And can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that details (sans wind) don't move?! I love to take my time with the major details from a wedding day, pulling subject matter from the day (like flowers and colors) to make one thematic composition. Details have so much power to tell a beautiful story.


#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #drippingsprings #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @oscardelarenta @themamaison @birddogwedding @pipsnacks @fujifilm_northamerica

@kilpat Takeover Day 1: Much of my inspiration comes from art, fashion and films. Wes Anderson’s films have always struck an inner cord. I love his use of color and unfailing use of symmetry. 

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra800 #fortworth #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm #wesanderson @abbysreardon @collinscoordination @kodak_photo  @kodakprofilm

@kilpat Takeover Day 1: Aside from the arts, another major inspiration to my work is light play and the environment. I love the fusion of these two natural elements. There is no bigger or better tool than light! I was born with a passion for all things equine, so I'm instantly drawn to any composition involving them! This picture was taken about 30 minutes before sunset. The light was soft and the evening was perfectly still. 

#kristensvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra800 #baird #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @bumble @whitwolfe @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Maria Lamb + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 3: When I started photographing weddings, I told myself that I would somehow (whether it be through workshops, online courses or learning from a friend or role model) educate myself at least once a year. This not only keeps you learning new things, but also keeps you inspired. This is something I will continue to do because there is always room for growth and there will always be new things to learn. I had the privilege of learning from @josevilla (one of the best in our industry) at the #mexicoworkshop2014 and my business and mindset truly changed after that experience. At the time, I was still very scared of film. But at the workshop, all the film was paid for and the lab fees were heavily discounted, so I thought, now is the time! Just go for it and shoot as much as I want! At the end of the first day, all the other attendees had shot 10-15 rolls each and I had shot, like, 4. I realized I just needed to dive in. The next day, I shot my heart out. It was really freeing for me, and from that day forward it made  me more confident with shooting film.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #jalisco #mexico #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @josevillaworkshops #josevillaworkshops @lauriearons @sweetnsaucyshop @saipua @casadeperrin @karinapuentearts @ambermoondesign @haciendaelcarmen @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 3: In this oversaturated market, comparing yourself to others can be discouraging—especially when we as photographers need to be so plugged into social media for our businesses. To be honest, this is still a daily struggle for me. It can be discouraging scrolling through Instagram or Facebook and seeing so much amazing content. I’ll try to catch myself if I’m feeling discouraged and take a break. It’s a balance. You want to support other photographers and be happy for them, but you also need to keep tabs on yourself. I try to pull inspiration from other avenues. One way I do this is when I’m making an inspiration board on Pinterest. I’ll try not to pull another photographer’s actual shots, but pull other types of art—paintings, photos of textures, architecture and what not. Also, if I’m in the middle of a shoot and think to try something, something that may feel a little different, instead of throwing that thought aside, I push myself to try it anyway. Sometimes it doesn't work out. But when it does, I typically end up liking my photos better because they are ME and I created them on my own. Be true to yourself, there is only one YOU. No one else can be better at being you. Do your best and try your hardest not to compare yourself to others, then watch yourself flourish.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #hotelschlossobermayerhofen #sebersdorf #austria #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #tempomodels @obermayerhofen @averybelovedwedding @averybelovedbloom @elfenkleid_official @freystiljewelry @juliamikulitsch @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 3: Thank you for letting me share a few photos and thoughts with you over the past 3 days. We are all on our own journey, and that's what makes each of us unique. Take hold of the experiences you have—they will only help you to become a stronger, more confident photographer. Thank you so much for following along this week. I hope I was encouraging and inspiring as I continue to be encouraged and inspired by you all. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot them over to me at hello@marialamb.co. I would love to chat with you! Thank you.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #newzealand #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @leafandhoney @katesolleymakeup @nataliedentmakeupandhair @fujifilm_northamerica

Maria Lamb + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 2: Have fun and try new things, this will encourage growth and keep you inspired. This photo was actually my first attempt to try a double exposure on film. I unknowingly ended up with a triple exposure! When you take risks and try things you haven’t done before, you can end up with something better than you expected. Definitely try a double (or triple) exposure if you haven’t before, just not at a wedding or paid gig! Start first with a simple frame—a couple against the sky or a person’s profile against a white wall. Then, you can try snapping your second frame—using fabric, flowers, mountains or trees. Just experiment and see what happens. Pro tip! If you own a DSLR, it may already have a double-exposure feature built in. If so, test it out. This is a great (free!) way to play around in-camera and see your results right away. Then, when it comes to shooting double exposures on film, you will feel more confident!

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #governmentcove #cascadelocks #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @_emilyriggsbridal @ambrosiacarey @ckennedybeauty @kaeandales @racheljenkins99 @reactionmodels @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 2: Things don’t always pan out the way you think they will, am I right? I've learned to roll with the unexpected and make the best of it. After our venue fell through for the #sinclairandmoorworkshop just days before it started, @sinclaireandmoore had to rethink things and quickly find another venue. This led to us using his own studio, which was pretty awesome and absolutely stunning. But the light there was . . . well, there wasn't much of it. I almost ended up shooting all digital because I wasn't sure film could handle the low light. But after having a quick phone chat with @brian.wood at @photovisionprints, I decided to shoot Fuji 400 after all and push the rolls 2 stops. Although this isn't something I would recommend doing just for the fun of it, it really saved my butt, and look how gorgeous it turned out! You wouldn't even know we were lacking light, right?

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #seattle #washington #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @choicelinens @cortpartyrental @vintageambiance @classic_vintage_rentals @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 2: This photo is in here just because PhotoVision is awesome and I didn’t have to make any adjustments to it in post. I love the raw emotion here. I’ll often try to get my clients to move during a shoot, as it makes them feel more comfortable than standing stagnant and posing. In this image, I told them to practice their first dance. You can also ask the groom to whisper something into his bride’s ear—this always gets her to laugh. I like to give my clients space, or have them walk away from me, so they feel like they're more private and not stuck in front of a camera. This will get them more relaxed and talking to each other.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #plymouth #california #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @rancho_victoria_vineyard @kaeandales @jinzabridal @fujifilm_northamerica

Maria Lamb + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hi all, @maria.lamb here. I am honored to have the chance to do a #pvtakeover for @photovisionprints, and I cannot be more excited. These guys have been incredibly helpful in my film journey since I started about 2-1/2 years ago, and I honestly owe them so much credit to my growth over that time. They have been so personal, involved and willing to help me throughout my whole film journey. I am a self-taught photographer, I never took classes in high school, and only took one digital photography course in college (where I was originally going to become a nurse). That was 6 years ago. And I have been shooting full-time for 4 years since. I learned about film through workshops and other creatives, including PhotoVision’s @_stephenwood, who has been super helpful to me from the beginning. Any time I had questions, any time I was going into a new lighting situation, Stephen was so great giving me advice on how to handle it. Over the next couple of days, I will be sharing some photos and thoughts with you. Happy to have you guys along for the little ride!

#mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #newzealand #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @leafandhoney @katesolleymakeup @nataliedentmakeupandhair @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 1: When I picked up my first film camera, I about died. I was so afraid to even touch it, and I also had no idea how to use it. Once I got my first rolls back, I thought, why have I not been doing this?! With that said, for some reason, I still had a hard time diving in. It took me about 6 months before I decided to throw away all fear and just go for it. Since then, me and that camera (Contax 645) have been inseparable. I realized that fear was holding me back from something so beautiful and fulfilling. Don’t let fear hold you back from things you are passionate about. If you are scared to do something, it’s likely that’s exactly what you should be doing. This image was from my first styled shoot on film, which was also my first time shooting all film. Because we didn't have a big budget, I decided to shoot the whole thing in just 4 rolls (a big thanks to @kaeandales for pushing me to do so on this shoot). It was very scary for me, not knowing how my film would turn out, but we all ended up loving the outcome. This really helped me grow and trust in my abilities.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #fuji400h #washingtonstateuniversity #pullman #washington #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @shopgossamer @castcalligraphy @classic_vintage_rentals @carokmin #skybellaartistry @laurenplumberg @option_models @b.khawesome @fujifilm_northamerica

@maria.lamb Takeover Day 1: Film has taught me so much. It makes me slow down and think before I shoot. Instead of just shooting endlessly and waiting till I get a great shot, I think about all the elements of what makes a strong image ahead of time. Film makes me more methodical about each individual frame, which in return creates intentional results and has made me a better photographer. The expense of film was a big motivation for me to slow down. I couldn’t afford to be shooting as much as I would when I was trigger happy on digital, and I didn't want to spend that much anyway, and I learned I didn't need to, either. Once I slowed down, I realized I enjoyed the process that much more, I could actually take a step back, look at the situation and interact with my clients more. It became a more intentional experience overall. I don't know that I would have slowed down if I hadn't chose film.

#pvtakeover #mariasvision #contax645 #portra800 #durdledoor #jurassiccoast #dorset #england #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @elderoak_and_thorn @ponderosa_and_thyme @silkandwillow @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Jo Photo + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@jophotos Takeover Day 3 “Sunset.” Welcome to the third day of our #pvtakeover, we're so glad you could join us! This is one of our favorite sunset images. We captured this shot in Charleston, South Carolina moments before the sun dipped below the horizon. The golden sky, the hanging Spanish moss and the sun’s reflection on the river behind our model created an ethereal feel. When you can find moss or leaves that the sun shines through, it provides another layer of dimension, and film renders highlights beautifully!

#kathleenandjoesvision #contax645 #fuji400h #charleston #southcarolina #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @boonehallweddings @vanitysalonsc @shopgossamer @fujifilm_northamerica

@jophotos Takeover Day 3 “Eye Candy.” One of our favorite techniques is to shoot through a limb with leaves. Not only does it create dimension, but it also creates the feeling that you are peering in on a couple who is all alone. This style makes the photos feel candid and natural. If there isn't a limb perfectly placed for your shot, we'll pick up a fallen branch and place it in front of our lens. Time and time again, I (Kathleen) will pull down a branch for Joe to shoot through, or I will hold a small branch with leaves in front of his lens to create this look.

#kathleenandjoesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #greatsmokymountains #gatlinburg #tennessee #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @bhldn @lbfloral @greatsmokynps @fujifilm_northamerica

@jophotos Takeover Day 3 “Goodbye!” This is our final post for our #pvtakeover, and we'd like to thank you all for following along this week! We’ve shared some helpful tips on how to make the most of Mother Nature, and we hope you take them with you as you go on to explore and create! This shot was taken at a recent wedding in Nashville, Tennessee. It had stormed all day, and there was this gorgeous orange and pink sunset. We schedule sunset photos with all of our couples, a special time where they can step away from their reception for a few minutes and be alone. Most of the time, the bride and groom are so appreciative of having a quiet moment together in the middle of (what can be) a hectic reception. And for this couple, they couldn't have wished for a more gorgeous sky at the end of such a beautiful day. And to you, friends, we wish you all the same beautiful sunsets and peaceful evenings around the world! Thank you again, PhotoVision!

#kathleenandjoesvision #contax645 #portra800 #nashville #tennessee #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @bellemeadeplantation @inesdisanto @altermyheart @stunningevents @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

Jo Photo + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

@jophotos Takeover Day 2 “Wind.” Thanks for joining us for another day of our #pvtakeover! We're kicking off day 2 with these lovely bouquets and ribbons flowing in the wind. This shot was from the windiest wedding we've ever photographed! Tennessee is not known for its wind, but this day was an exception. In this shot, we used the wind to our advantage to show movement with the ribbons. But, if you don't have a gust of wind in your back pocket, you can easily create it yourself using a reflector! Joe and I do this often, where one of us creates a breeze with a reflector, while the other takes the shot. For this reason, we prefer stiff reflectors. They’re simple to make yourself, and cost less than $20! We just purchase white foam core from our local art supply store, cut it to the size we want and gaff tape the edges so it doesn't fray. They work even better if it's a hot day—as a makeshift fan, the bridesmaids welcome the breeze! (Side note—thanks to PhotoVision, this was an unedited scan!)

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@jophotos Takeover Day 2 “Light Rays.” A few years ago, we were shooting an engagement session when behind the couple a man started mowing the grass and kicking up a lot of dust in the process! Joe saw how well the dust highlighted light rays coming through the trees, and he wanted to be able to recreate that look on the go for future shoots. And so, @atmosphereaerosol was born—an affordable, safe and convenient way to add haze or fog to your scenes. In this shot, we saw sunlight streaking across the ground, so we sprayed about 20 seconds of Atmosphere Aerosol behind the couple, and it captured the light beautifully on film! When you see sunlight streaking across the ground or rays coming through a window and dancing across the floor, it's a great time to make the most of our spray! Pro tip: If there is a breeze, spray upwind so it can drift into the shot.

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@jophotos Takeover Day 2 “Motion Blur is OK.” We're rounding out day 2 of our #pvtakeover with one of our favorite shots from a recent wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! After hiking through the forest and climbing over rocks and fallen trees for their portraits, our ‘70s hippie-esque couple was briskly walking to their reception. It's so easy to miss the in-between moments as photographers when we're preparing ourselves for the next location, the next event, the next portrait. But if you can remind yourself to keep clicking, and keep watching, you can catch shots likes these.

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