Film just looks different. It's a combination of skill, finger crossing, chemicals, light, and a touch of magic. The actual celluloid determines the final image as much as the machine or person processing the negatives.
Each year, South by Southwest (SXSW) invites popular podcasters to do live recordings of their shows in front of a SXSW audience. This year (2018), they invited Natch Beaut with Jackie Johnson to take over the stage, and since she's my sister and I more or less "manage" her, I tagged along with my camera to visually document what happened.
Back in April or May (I'm having trouble remembering now), I tagged along with Jackie Johnson of the Natch Beaut Podcast for Indie Beauty Expo Dallas.
Anyway, the majority of my brides and grooms are super chill, relaxed types of folks. And Toryn and Lauren may be the most casually cool couple to date. Their wedding took place on the lawn of the Downtown Denton Courthouse, you know, in the middle of the Square. There was no rehearsal, so everyone just sort of knew what to do.
Jon-Reid and Hayli came to me because they wanted something more classic for their engagement portraits (with some trendy stuff thrown in). We went to the Dallas Arboretum on a Sunday morning, dodged the many other photographers, and left with a bucketload of options that will please everyone.
My husband and I met in advertising. I was a copywriter. He was an art director. Together, we made beautiful things (long before we made our beautiful little baby). Anyway, with the series finale of our favorite show, Mad Men, which oftentimes felt a little too biographical, we thought of our annual holiday card.
With the kiddo and busy work lives, we had far less time than we would have enjoyed to get the shots, however I think we didn't do too bad. Here's our Xmas card for 2015 along with the inspiration. We hope your holiday season is as cool as ours is.
After all, wardrobe and those cute props you made from Pinterest won't matter if your picture is blurry and strangely orange.
That's why I offer photography workshops at your convenience. Gather some friends, get a fruit tray from the grocery store, and host a How to Use Your Camera Workshop in your home.
My husband says I get this look on my face when I edit wedding photos. He can't really describe it, but there's a smile and a misty-eyed quality. Well, going over Kevin and Larry's big day as I uploaded files found me with that blissfully dopey look. I absolutely loved their ceremony. The Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas was bursting with love, even though there were less than 10 people in the building.
They chose to have an intimate and private setting for their nuptials, and I always loves those types of celebrations. Big weddings are great, too, but the small weddings that I have attended always have a different effect on me.
Anyway, it was fun helping out where I could in addition to shooting pictures. And the ceremony was absolutely lovely. And Larry couldn't have been smiling any harder if he had tried!
I adore this couple. And I'm so honored that I was given the opportunity to attend, let alone document, their wedding.
He stole the spotlight, that's for sure! I love putting pups and other pets into photos. They're family, after all.
But doggie aside, I had a great time with Terra and Megan. Perhaps one of the coolest parts was discovering that Terra and I went to the same high school, although at different times.
Anyway, once again, I chose White Rock Lake for the session, but we stayed relatively close to Mockingbird Point Dog Park, so their little one could swim and play. We walked across the bridge, took some shots in the blistering sun (or whatever shade we could find) and dodged bikes on the path. It was adventurous, but never dangerous!