Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FILM FERRANIA // G I V E A W A Y



Guys, I love film photography which is why I am SO EXCITED about what Film Ferrania is doing! 

There is an interest in film photography old and new, which has made it possible for companies like Film Ferrania to keep making film to feed our hungry cameras. Film Ferrania successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to keep film alive! You should read more about their interesting film production history and future! I am so elated that companies with a passion for their product exist and are able to keep producing an art form that is very much still in demand! 

The wonderful folks at Film Ferrania have offered to give away one of their rad totes. I am as much a sucker for totes as I am for film so this is truly a winning combo! It is absolutely worth mentioning that these totes have flat bottoms, which I absolutely prefer! 

Here's how to win:

1) Go take a peek at the Film Ferrania Store

2) Make sure to follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook so you can keep up with their progress and so you can be contacted if you win! 

3) Post a photo on Instagram / Twitter of your favorite film camera or the film camera of your dreams if you don't have one yet, with the tags #filmferrania and #totesfilmferrania along with which tote color you'd like. Be sure to add the tags to be entered in the giveaway!  

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday!

I can't wait to see all the beautiful cameras you guys love to shoot with! 

XO

Thursday, December 11, 2014

JUST CHECKING IN // H I !



Hellllllloooooo! I know it's been a minute, I left you guys with my photos from Polaroid Week for soooo long! I shot my last wedding of the year, which made me sad, but I'm looking forward to having some time to post all the wonderful weddings that I have had the honor of shooting this year, as well as sharing all the other fun stuff I've been up to!

I have such an appreciation for bloggers. When I first became a full time freelance artist (nearly two years ago!) I had these grand visions of updating my blog after every single shoot and sharing work by others that really inspires me. I thought I would have all this extra time to piddle around with and that has simply not been the case for me! It's surprising how much time you spend working on emails, contracts, scheduling, all kinds of behind the scenes business stuff that I enjoy doing (thankfully, I'm a nerd) but that end up being so time consuming!

I welcome this tiny break to refresh myself, become more inspired, refine my craft and spend hours upon hours starring at Pinterest!

Cheers to Winter break and to updates galore!

XO



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

POLAROID WEEK // DAY FOUR

Day Four of Polaroid Week. Milwaukee Art Museum and Girl with Rothko, both shot on expired Polaroid 669 film.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

POLAROID WEEK // DAY TWO


Day two of Polaroid Week. My Mom's spoons and locks. Both shot on Impossible Project's BW SX70 color framed film, which I am a huge fan of.

POLAROID WEEK // DAY ONE


If you know me at all you know that I love Polaroids. There is just something so truly magical about taking a picture and having something to hold in your hand right away. 

That being said, it's Polaroid Week on Flickr right now! Polaroid week is a five day celebration of the instant image. Photographers familiar with Polaroid week will sometimes shoot something special exclusively for it, or might hold onto a really great picture for several months to debut it during Polaroid Week. 

The idea is to share unseen instant images during the week in the Polaroid Week Flickr Group. Go ahead and take a peek and be inspired. You are allowed to post two photos per day and I'll be sharing my two on my blog for the next few days!

Day one: Lauren Wilkins shot on Impossible Project's SX70 BW Film and the Navy Pier ferris wheel shot on Impossible Project's Magenta Type film (which is amazing). 

XO



Sunday, October 12, 2014

PARIS ON FILM // P A R T N I N E







The Catacombs were unreal.  I kept telling my Mom that I felt like I was on a Pirate's of the Caribbean ride or something. It was very hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that those were all actual bones. We tried to go to the cemetary where Jim Morrison is buried but it had just closed. I was disheartened but turned around to see that tiny European car, which made everything better. 

Thank you for taking a trip down Parisian memory lane with me!




Saturday, October 11, 2014

PARIS ON FILM // P A R T E I G H T















The Louvre was incredible. Just it's sheer size was amazing. I was, again, a little overwhelmed by how many people were viewing everything through their iPads or camera phones, but it was gorgeous and fun to walk around in. Wish we would have spent a little more time there, but was happy to see the hi lights! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

PARIS ON FILM // P A R T S E V E N














The Museum D'Orsay was gorgeous. Their cafe is amazing, it is quite in there, there is no photography allowed so people are actually taking the art in, instead of trying to get a selfie with it. We also made time to visit The Impossible Project space which was small but very cute. I was elated to find a VW bus in Paris! I have been collecting Polaroids of them lately. That was a masterful find for me! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

PARIS ON FILM // P A R T S I X

















Our lunch date at Laduree was a dream. It was so fancy and cute and Parisian! It was interesting to read about their history and how and why they were established! The Arc was beautiful, we enjoyed it from below because both my Mom and I were too afraid to go to the top of it. It was insane watching the cars wiz by it. We also had the very best ice cream I have ever tasted in all of my life at a Hagaan Dazs nearby. I definitely prefer baked sweets to cold sweets, but oh my goodness- this ice cream was unreal.