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We're a small-town, family owned and operated photo lab that never gave up on film. Today we provide top-notch film processing, scanning, and printing services from film and digital with the best customer service in the industry.

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Loft Photography + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

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

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

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

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

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

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Loft Photography + PV Takeover + Day1

PhotoVision Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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