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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