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Kim Stockwell + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

Y’ALL. Look at me, @kimstockwellphoto, over here taking over @photovisionprints’ Instagram. THIS IS NUTS! ✨ So glad to be here + so excited to meet y’all! I’m a film photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. I live right outside the city in the cutest little cape with my husband, Robby, and the BEST black lab of all time, Cooper. No seriously—he’s really great (the dog) but Robby is pretty great, too. 😉 I have a wild appreciation for authentic imagery + medium format film. The goal of every photograph I take is to create a timeless and classic image. My style and aesthetic is fueled by neutral color palettes + soft, romantic details. My passion comes from my ability to give clients beautiful, authentic moments. Moments, when cared for properly, can live forever. I am so honored to be taking over PhotoVision’s Instagram this week, I owe much of my success in the wedding industry to them and I am beyond grateful to have them on my team. This week I will be sharing a little bit about how I photograph a wedding with film and the tricks I have learned along the way!

Photo by @nikkisanterre.

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #hanover #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm

@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: When I enter a venue I am thinking about 3 things—Where is the best light? ☀ What will I be photographing in this light? And what film stock will work best? For example, I rarely photograph the bridal details in the bridal suite. This detail shot was taken on the back terrace of the venue because it had the cleanest light. It can be easy to get flustered in the excitement of a wedding day, so being as intentional as possible as soon as you arrive can help save yourself some time and stress. (Image styled by the talented @maggierichard! 👌)

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #keswickhall #keswick #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @keswickhallweddings

@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: Your shooting style and aesthetic should go hand in hand. My biggest successes were when I realized these 2 things aren't just correlated, they depend on each other. During my film journey, I realized I love the way simplicity looks on film. I dream in blank spaces—this is where I feel the most at home and this is what I am always searching for on wedding days. Neutrals are my jam. 😎 I love them, wish every wedding had them and am constantly looking for neutral spaces to photograph people and details in. I just think there is something really beautiful about simplicity, and I think neutral settings have a tendency to frame things in a special way. Defining your brand’s aesthetic (which for me, was neutral simplicity) and incorporating it into the way you photograph will only elevate your imagery. 

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #keswickhall #keswick #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @keswickhallweddings

@kimstockwellphoto Takeover Day 1: In the South, bridal portraits are a *THING,* ya’ll! 👰 Clients request entire sessions just for them. Regardless if they schedule a bridal portrait session, I always photograph the bride by herself a few times on her wedding day. I feel it is a necessary heirloom in the couple’s collection. Small details like knowing what your client might want, even if they do not ask for it, goes such a long way in creating your clients’ dream wedding gallery. 

#kimsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #branchmuseum #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #kimstockwellphotography #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @branchmuseum @alexandragrecco @photosynthesisflorals @jamielynnsigweddings

Shannon Moffit + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Nine, *Travel with Film* 🌎: Just last year I started taking my Contax with me when I travel (since it is *such* a light camera), and I have really loved how photos of architecture and environments look on film through an 80mm lens. Since there is less pressure when you shoot buildings vs. paying clients, I have been able to experiment with exposures, push processing and filters, which has really helped me master the technical side of shooting film.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #vizcayamansion #miami #florida #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #80mm #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @vizcayamiami

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Ten, *Black + White* 🖤: I first learned photography in 2010, with a 35mm Canon AE-1 and 40 rolls of Kodak Tri-X. Since switching to digital, and then adding medium format to my bag of tricks, I never really thought about using the Contax to shoot black + white. (I assumed I would just convert color to b+w in post, like I do digitally.) This was one of the first rolls I shot on #Ilford3200, and the grain and richness in the lights and darks are magical unicorn status. 🦄 I highly recommend trying out a few rolls of #Ilfordfilm if you have not.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #ilford3200 #virginiabeach #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #ilfordphoto @ilfordphoto @tram_alvarado @clairepettibone @romantiquebride @anywherebeautybyshae @chicuniquerentalsandevents @rachel.bakes @letterlyn @roostflowers @niricem @mmmols @joanntupponceinc @weddingsparrow

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Eleven, *Sun Placement* ☀: As with digital photography, placing the sun just outside your lens’ field of view can make a hazy, flare-filled, low-contrast image look a lot better (unless you are doing it on purpose, of course). In this image, I metered the white dress bulb out, facing my camera. Before clicking the shutter, I moved my body to the left to make sure I was not getting any direct sun in my lens.

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #virginiabeach #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @tram_alvarado @clairepettibone @romantiquebride @anywherebeautybyshae @chicuniquerentalsandevents @rachel.bakes @letterlyn @roostflowers @niricem @mmmols @joanntupponceinc @weddingsparrow

@samoffit Takeover Lesson Twelve, *Closeups of People* 👰: Macro filters can be used for other subjects besides rings. This is a close-up portrait shot using a Hoya +2 filter during a branding shoot for The Hybrid Atelier (*cue shameless self-promotion*), an educational platform I co-founded with @nikkisanterre. If you are new to #film, or looking to branch out into #hybridphotography, slap us with a “Like” and join our Facebook page, The Hybrid Atelier, to keep up with discussions and news. We will be running a HUGE giveaway of photography goodies (*hopefully* within the next few months) just before launching a store full of e-books, written in collaboration with our favorite film and hybrid industry leaders. Nikki and I have also started “The Weekend Wrap-up,” a video series on YouTube, that will hopefully give you some good tips and laughs. Subscribe at www.thehybridatelier.com to stay updated and follow us on Instagram @thehybridatelier.

Thank you again for tuning in to my #pvtakeover. “Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.” 😉

#pvtakeover #shansvision #contax645 #fuji400h #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmisnotdead #sp3000 #hoyafilters #hoyatough #thehybridatelier #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm @fujifilm_profilm @amanda.burnette @annalisebridal @hoyafilterusa

Nikki Santerre + PV Takeover + Day 3

PhotoVision Team

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 3: I used to be so intimidated by the thought of shooting film indoors, until I deliberately made time to practice and compare film stocks in various indoor lighting situations. Most of what I’ve learned has been through trial and error. When I mentor other photographers who desire to shoot more film, I encourage them to photograph the same set of objects (an invitation suite, collection of heirlooms or a floral arrangement) in the same light on different film stocks. We label their rolls, have them processed the same, and then compare the final results. It was this method that helped me truly learn my own film stock preferences. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #portra800 #theretreatatcoolsprings #bluemont #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @shadowcreekweddings @retreatatcoolspring @leahletters @meredythdavis @middleburgeventsstudio @ashleyherrinton @tylerherrinton @kodak @kodakprofilmbiz

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 3: It wasn’t until my own struggle with infertility that I realized the privilege of being invited into a mother’s season of waiting for her child. Motherhood is intertwined with some of the most intimate of moments—some of my favorite to capture. There was a time when I was told I needed to choose a specialty, that I couldn’t possibly shoot both weddings and families well. I’m glad I chose to ignore that advice, because had I listened, I would have missed out on some of the most fulfilling and meaningful work of my life. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #portra800 #thelewisdreamhome #stonycreek #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak @kodakprofilmbiz

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 3: James Keller said, “A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.” When I made the decision to pursue film, I was so intimidated by the industry that it took me six months to finally build up the courage to send in my first test rolls. If it weren’t for the encouragement of my mentors, I may never have continued down this artistic road that has since completely changed my life. In an effort to bridge the gap in hybrid film education, Shannon Moffit and I have partnered to create The Hybrid Atelier, an online educational platform for photographers interested in exploring the realm of film photography. We have collaborated with some of the best in the industry to curate content that we’ll be ready to deliver over the next few months. Head to thehybridatelier.com to subscribe and stay current on launch updates! 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #thecarillon #richmond #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm #jameskeller @thehybridatelier @samoffit @amanda.burnette @annalisebridal @shea_mclo @fujifilm_profilm

Nikki Santerre + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 2: Including still shots like this one in my client galleries has added so much value to their collections. The wedding day moves so quickly, and it’s our responsibility as photographers to document every moment. You never know what your client will miss in the chaos, and then be grateful to see through your eyes for decades to come. 

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

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 2: This frame is from the very first roll I shot with my Contax. I  just received this new-to-me camera a few days prior, and was both anxious and excited to try it out during this bridal portrait session. The first time I clicked the shutter, I noticed something wasn’t quite right when I looked through the viewfinder. In a panic that my new camera was broken, I immediately called @brian.wood at PhotoVision before my client arrived on location. He, very calmly, walked me through some potential solutions to my problem and gave me the encouragement I needed to get through this session. PhotoVision processed these few rolls for me as a rush so I could ensure my camera was functioning properly before the wedding that weekend. Never had I felt so taken care of by an industry partner than in that moment. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #waterperryfarm #freeunion #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @alysontaylor_events @waterperryfarm @theproperpetal @watterswtoo @fujifilm_profilm

 

@nikkisanterre Takeover Day 2: Sometimes, the best thing you can do to care for your heart as an Artist is to create simply for the sake of creating. Find a vendor team with a similar aesthetic to yours, brainstorm a collaboration idea and create art for no other reason than to fuel the fire behind why you picked up a camera in the first place. 

#pvtakeover #nikkisvision #contax645 #fuji400h #doverhall #manakinsabot #virginia #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #ishootfujifilm @doverhallestate @shopgossamer @transformationsartistry @photosynthesisflorals @letterlyn @paisleyandjade @maggiesmisc @act_photo @aribbonsnest @tiffanysbridal @rentequipva @shopcremedelacremeboutique @fujifilm_profilm

Nikki Santerre + PV Takeover + Day 1

PhotoVision Team

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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