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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. 😉

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #texasfederationofwomensclubs #austin #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @callieanneh

@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! 🎞

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #newbraunfels #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @freepeople @hayley_ruggles

@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! 😘

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #heritagehouse #drippingsprings #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @catherine_ellis_ @heritagehouseds @southernweddings

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.

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #fredericksburg #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @mayhardesign @sproutflowers

@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. 🌩

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #heritagehouse #drippingsprings #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @hintofshimmer @alvinavalenta @ivorybridalatelier @catherine_ellis_ @bellelumieremagazine

@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!

#pvtakeover #loftphotographysvision #contax645 #fuji400h #fredericksburg #texas #photovisionprints #profilmlab #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #filmisnotdead #sp3000 @fujifilm_profilm @mayhardesign @sproutflowers

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

Heather Hawkins + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@heatherhawkins Takeover Day 3: Shooting film pushes me to be a better photographer, forcing me to be present in the moment and take the time to compose something meaningful. The intentionality behind each frame is one of my favorite parts of shooting film.

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #portra160 #photovisionprints #sp3000 @tracymeltonartistry @shopgossamer @oncewed @hochzeitsguide @taylorgreene @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

 

@heatherhawkins Takeover Day 3: This is one of my favorite images, styled and directed by @ginnyau, someone I am often inspired by. To incorporate movement here, we held a fan off to the right of the model—simple things like that can help humanize an image and add a layer of emotion. I love capturing the femininity of a bride by focusing on her hands, lips, shoulders, etc. Thank you so much for following along these past three days, I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my work and hearing my perspective! I’m signing off here, but would love for you to follow me over at @heatherhawkins! Please feel free to ask me any questions, I would love to hear from you! 

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #fuji400 #dallas #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #ginnyauworkshops @bowsandarrowsflowers @samuellecouture @oncewed @saavy_barker @fujifilm_northamerica

Heather Hawkins + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

@heatherhawkins Takeover Day 2: Depth, density and rich colors are the result of correct exposure and a wise lab. Fuji + PhotoVision is an exceptional combination that helps me deliver a detail shot like this, all while maintaining highlights and giving the image a softer feel. I like to shoot tablescape details in open shade if possible, and always ask the florist which arrangement is his or her favorite, so I can focus on that particular one.

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #fuji400 #neworleans #louisiana #photovisionprints #sp3000 @bowsandarrowsflowers @geraldinemagazine @fujifilm_northamerica

 

@heatherhawkins Takeover Day 2: Dallas, Texas doesn’t have an abundance of lavender fields or foggy coasts, so sometimes you have to get creative and shoot in your own bathroom! For this “getting ready” image, @bowsandarrowsflowers foraged greenery from my backyard, @kylieswanson styled a simple wedding gown and the model, @alexeatsplants_,wore my grandmother’s onyx ring. Sometimes less is more! This was shot with a 1/8 second shutter speed on a Contax 645 with a Zeiss 80mm on Fuji 400. I always have a tripod with me for low light situations such as this!

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #fuji400 #dallas #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #lazylocationscout @samanthalandis @samuellecouture @oncewed @weddingsparrow @fujifilme_northamerica

Heather Hawkins + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hello! @heatherhawkins here. I’m honored to be taking over @photovisionprints for the next couple of days! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite images and what went into making each frame. It is awesome to watch the resurgence of film these past few years and to see all the wonderful talent that PhotoVision attracts. Like many of you, I have found the customer service at PhotoVision to be incomparable, and have been working with them ever since. Because of the technical nature of photography as an art form, it is so important to have an open flow of communication with your lab. With PhotoVision, I have never felt so valued as a customer. Establishing a personal connection was instantaneous, and I couldn’t be happier with our relationship and the work they deliver for me time and time again. If you are an introverted photographer, like myself (this is why I stay behind the camera), trust me when I say you can feel comfortable calling PhotoVision to ask the team anything. They are excellent at pinpointing issues and helping you find solutions. Communicate with your lab, it can only help you achieve your Vision. 

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #portra160 #field #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 @bowsandarrowsflowers @tracymeltonartistry @oncewed @maeganbruce @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm 

 

@heatherhawkins Takeover Day 1: Film provides a nostalgic, yet timeless feel, and I love creating within that tension. This was a test shoot where I pushed expired Portra 160 to capture the mood I desired, and it worked so well. I realize it’s not groundbreaking to photograph a model in cloudy window light, but it was a fun opportunity for me to grow and try something new. I came away from this shoot with a fresh perspective. If you can, make time to shoot something for yourself to stay inspired.

#pvtakeover #heathersvision #contax645 #zeiss80mm #portra160 #photovisionprints #sp3000 @tracymeltonartistry @shopgossamer @oncewed @hochzeitsguide @taylorgreene @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

 

 

 

Taylor Lord + PV Takeover + Day 3

Stephen Wood

@taylorlord Takeover Day 3: It is so inspiring to have an amazing model, someone you can just trust to do their thing. I am so refreshed and rejuvenated after a shoot with a great model. We told @godblesserica how we wanted more of a high-fashion vibe, and she did such an amazing job. This is probably my favorite styled shoot to date (shot in January of this year). Side note—when we showed up at this venue, the floor was concrete with green paint. Not really the vibe we were going for, but I didn't have a drop. So we put a tablecloth on the floor, and I took out all the million wrinkles in post-processing. What. A. Beatdown. Although I love when scans come back basically PERFECT, this shoot required a lot more work in post—but it was worth it to not have a terrible floor in the shoot!

#taylorsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #dallas #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @lindseybrunk @brittany_a_jones_hamu @alonlivnewhite @fujifilm_northamerica

@taylorlord Takeover Day 3: I struggle over nothing more on a wedding day than puzzling together the invitation shot. It’s always too busy, or too square, or too boring, or too horizontal, or too unbalanced . . . the list goes on. We took a solid 45 minutes (or was it an hour?) trying to piece this one together, but we were so happy with the results! My best advice for shooting invitations, if you are sans-stylist on a wedding day, is to arrange the largest pieces first. Make sure they’re balanced, either horizontally or vertically, rather than square, so you don’t have a ton of “blank space” around an edge (as most of us aren’t shooting in a square format!). Next, fill in the larger pieces with smaller pieces by layering, and throw in a few florals, ribbon or jewels at the end. Then—most importantly—quadruple-check your lines to make sure they’re all straight!

#taylorsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #austin #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @lindseybrunk @figandflourish @fujifilm_northamerica

@taylorlord Takeover Day 3: My most favorite shot of every wedding is the recessional! There’s always such great emotion, and everyone is so happy and excited. It’s such a thrilling moment. About 2 years into shooting weddings, I began to notice a ton of my clients were using their recessional shots as their Facebook profile pictures. This taught me to take extra care in those particular moments to capture a great shot! As a fine art film photographer, it’s easy to stay focused on perfecting everything. I have shot beautiful editorials with great models in great light, all wonderful things, but I think the photos I’m most proud of over the last 5 years have a lot more to do with capturing real, meaningful, “decisive” moments for my clients. Just like these recessionals. . . . Well folks, that’s a wrap! Thanks for joining me on this fun journey! Sharing and teaching has been a huge part of my photographic journey over these past 5 years. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or thoughts! I would love to hear from you! XOXO, Taylor

#taylorsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fenwickhall #charleston #southcarolina #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Miss a day? . . . Here's Day 1 and Day 2 of Taylor Lord's PV Takeover . . .

Taylor Lord + PV Takeover + Day 2

Stephen Wood

@taylorlord Takeover Day 2: I chose this photo for one specific reason—okay, maybe two. First of all, I absolutely loved this bride, for the love between her and her groom, and for her DRESS! This was before the long-sleeved dress was becoming a trend, and it was SO innovative! Secondly, this wedding has always been a reminder to me that being generous pays you back tenfold, every time. This bride had just fired her previous wedding photographer and had contacted me, but she had lost her deposit and had only half her original budget. I was uncertain whether it was going to work out, but after talking with her, I just had a feeling we would be a good fit and I decided to help. I’m SO thankful that I did. Not only was I able to capture some amazing images for her (and my portfolio!), but one of her photos was selected as the cover for @bridesofnorthtx, a local magazine here in Dallas! Remember—a little generosity can go a long way.

#taylorsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #forthworth #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

@taylorlord Takeover Day 2: SYMMETRY is my JAM. Like, down to the quarter inch, you guys. I love symmetry. (Or asymmetry, if that’s your intention!) Nothing makes me love a composition more than when it’s symmetrical! It’s like a nice little break for your eyes!

#taylorsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #missionsanjose #sanantonio #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @mayhardesign @withoutwaxkaty @fujifilm_northamerica

@taylorlord Takeover Day 2: As much as I love the seriousness of the fine art style, I equally love capturing the emotional happiness and love between two people who are getting married soon. I love to get up in people’s personal space while shooting! It creates a different level of intimacy between the viewer and the subject, making the viewer feel as though they’re right there with them, experiencing that same happiness and love!

#taylorsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #dallas #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

Taylor Lord + PV Takeover + Day 1

Stephen Wood

Hello PV fans! @taylorlord here. I am SO excited and honored to be doing a #pvtakeover over the next few days! I can’t express how much working with @photovisionprints has impacted my shooting, business and more for the better. I’m winding down what has been a busy 5 years shooting weddings to spend more time with family, so it has been super fun to search through all these images and see what I might be able to share with you all here! First up is the very first shoot I ever sent in to PhotoVision—a senior session from fall 2013! I really love to mix things up compositionally at shoots, even when it sometimes makes my clients feel awkward! It doesn’t ALWAYS work out the way I envisioned it, but I really love how this particular shot turned out—especially how the overall subject of the image is her hair, rather than something more traditional!

#taylorsvision #contax645 #fuji400h #austin #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

@taylorlord Takeover Day 1: I got some really good advice from @_shiramisu at the amazing @josevilla workshop in 2012, which was that you don't have to shoot ALL the bridesmaids in every single photo. It’s nice to break them up a bit. At this wedding, there were about a dozen bridesmaids. After I shot the full group with the bride, I broke them up into sections, to showcase their relationship to the bride, such as high school friends, college friends, etc. Sometimes as photographers, we feel that there are unwritten “rules” we have to follow, whether feeling like you can only shoot ALL the bridesmaids together, or that you have to blog ALL the big events from a wedding day. But some of my favorite shots and blog posts have been when I have broken these “rules.” I want to know—what “rules” are you thankful you’ve broken?

#taylorsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #austin #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

@taylorlord Takeover Day 1: Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a great emotional shot of the bride! But all too often, I forget to get a good emotional portrait of the groom as well! Gotta give those grooms some love!

#taylorsvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #austin #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @lindseyzamora @fujifilm_northamerica