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Setting The Mood | Anderson House | Washington, DC

Last August, I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington DC for the Jeremy Chou Workshop where we were able to participate in a few different shoots.  The inspiration for this shoot was "Setting the Mood".  It turned out that this day was dark and dreary outside which helped in setting the mood for us.  Shooting inside with little light proved a bit difficult for film and was definitely a learning curve for me, but Jeremy taught us a little about pushing film and shooting hybrid and below are the results.  A big thank you to Jeremy and to Elizabeth for her vision and direction.   

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Photography: Holly Von Lanken Photography

http://www.hollyvonlanken.com/ @hollyvonlanken

Workshop: Jeremy Chou Photography

http://www.jeremychou.com/ @jeremychouphotography

Creative Direction: East Made Event Company

http://www.eastmadeevent.com/ @eastmadeeventco

Florist: Wild Green Yonder

http://www.wild-green-yonder.com/ @lori_tran

Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy

http://www.juliehadesign.com/ @juliehacalligraphy

Hair & Makeup: Georgetown Bride

http://www.georgetownbride.com/ @georgetownbride

Cake: Fleur and Flour

https://www.fleurandflour.co/ @fleur.and.flour

Gowns: Emily Riggs Bridal

https://www.emilyriggsbridal.com/ @emilyriggsofficial

Hairpieces and Earrings: Maggie Wu

https://www.maggiewustudio.com/ @maggiewustudio

Rings: Susie Saltzman

https://www.susiesaltzman.com/ @susiesaltzman

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

https://www.bellabelleshoes.com @bellabelleshoes

Models: Patrick and Fontaine from Modelogic

http://modelogicmidatlantic.com/ @modelogic @patrickkearney_official @fontainelexis

Furniture Rental and Tabletop: White Glove Rentals

http://whiteglove-rentals.com/ @whitegloverentals

Candlesticks

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Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic

http://www.froufrouchic.com/ @froufrouchic

Styling Surfaces: Simply Rooted

http://simplyrooted.co/surfaces/ @simplyrootedsurfaces

Venue: Anderson House

http://www.societyofthecincinnati.org/ #andersonhouse

HVL Photo Travels | Washington D.C.

I'm getting the travel itch again so instead of buying a plane ticket I'm sharing some photos from Washington D.C.... much cheaper.

I had the opportunity this year to attend the Jeremy Chou Workshop in D.C. and after two full days of learning and styled shoots I had a day on my own to explore and sightsee.

As we'd been shooting film all week, I decided to keep it going and only took along my Pentax 645nii to capture places around our Nation's Capital.

Scanning and Developing | The Find Lab

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

world war II memorial
World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

washington memoria reflection pool
Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

DC War Memorial

DC War Memorial

Potomac River

Potomac River

Thomas Jefferson Memorial with Airplane

Thomas Jefferson Memorial with Airplane

National Archives Museum

National Archives Museum

Simple and Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Senoia, Ga Wedding Photographer | Fine Art Film Photographer

I always love it when I get to second shoot with my sweet friend, Vic, of Vic Bonvicini Photography.  She is so kind and a joy to work with.

Alix and Eddie had a beautiful and simple wedding at a historic home near downtown Senoia (Home of the set of The Walking Dead for all you fans out there!) and the day felt so calm.  I loved it.  I also brought along one of my film cameras and finished off a roll of Portra 160 I had previously started.  Here are a few of my favorite images from that day.  

Enjoy!

These next images were taken on film.  Can you tell the difference?


Mommy + Son | End of Roll Session | Atlanta Film Photographer

I had a roll of Portra 400 to finish off recently so when I visited my friend Katie at her and her husband's new house, we had an impromptu mommy/teddy photo session!  I love this sweet friend and the fact that she makes one of the best models (and her baby too!) and isn't even wearing make up.

Featured over on Beyond the Wanderlust.

Enjoy!


Colorado Hiking Adventures | Film Photography

A couple weeks ago, my travel loving friend, Caitlin, and I set out for Boulder, Colorado where we got to enjoy the outdoors for a week.  I of course took along my trusty Pentax K100 and shot a couple rolls of film.  Here are some of my favorites from the Fuji400H.  The Portra 160 will have to come later :)

First stop, a hike through The Flatirons.

Next stop, Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, CO.  Great suggestion by my girl Amanda over at Sunday Supply Co.

Last, but not least, was our treacherous and steep hike up Mount Sanitas in Boulder, CO.

not even halfway to the summit....

not even halfway to the summit....

...and then I switched film.... Portra160 coming soon! (Then you'll get to see us at the top!)

NEW! We made it to the summit!  Here are the final photos on Portra 160 from our trip up Mount Sanitas in Boulder, CO!

Danielle + Stephen Film Anniversary Session | Atlanta Film Photographer

Earlier this summer I purchased a medium format film camera and wanted to do some playing so I called up my dear friend, Danielle, to see if she and her husband, Stephen, would be down for a little film session.  Danielle is also a talented Wedding Planner through Chancey Charm - if you are in need you should definitely hire her!

All shot on Portra 400 with my Pentax 645NII

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Jessica & Brandon | Atlanta Engagement Session | Film Friday

Happy Film Friday! I recently bought a Pentax 645NII film camera and wanted to test it out, so who other to test a camera on than this beautiful couple who will be tying the knot in October!  

For this session we walked all around Cabbagetown in Atlanta.  All shot on Portra 400.

Where did you two meet?

Tinder :) and Trinity Anglican

Describe your fiance in three words.

honest, servant, hard working

How did he propose?

On an all day scavenger hunt that ended in Piedmont Park

Film Friday | Atlanta Film Photographers

I recently started getting into film after I received some of my grandfathers' old 35mm cameras.  To me, film just looks beautiful. However, it's trickier and definitely more expensive than digital, but I'm enjoying the learning process and all the wonderful people I've met.  

There's an Atlanta Film Photographer's group that has monthly meetups and this past month, our theme was a camera swap!   Everyone brought their gear and we got to try out different cameras while walking around downtown Atlanta.  

I got to borrow my friend, Leilani, of Elle Golden Photography's Pentax 645N using Portra 400, shot at 200 and now I'm hoooked - already been searching ebay for my own... goodbye, money!

Here are some of my images from that day on my first ever try of medium format!

Maddie & Ben | Atlanta Film Photographer | Grant Park | Valentine's Day

About a week before Valentine's Day, I had my dear friends Maddie & Ben do a session with me - on film! I had 3 different rolls of film on 3 different cameras - all with a handful of exposures left.  These 1960s/70s 35mm cameras were acquired from my Dad and Grandmother - the original owners being my grandfathers.  It was so fun to get to enjoy these nostalgic pieces while also being able to capture some moments on film.  I'm still learning about film and how to shoot it, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites :) 

Thanks again, Mordens, for being my awesome models!

The first set of images was taken on Fuji400H with a Canon AE-1 program.  I only had a few exposures left on this roll.

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The next set of images was taken on Tri-X with a Pentax K1000.  I LOVE black & white! These have to be my favorites.  I had almost an entire roll left for these.

This last set is some expired Kodak taken on a Canon EXEE.  Again, there were only a few exposures left, but I was surprised with how well they turned out considering the age of the film.