Early in September I had the chance to photograph this lovely little baby girl and her sweet parents. I have to admit that after I had Liam David and I were pretty sure that we could be happy with just ONE baby...I mean, caring for babies can be overwhelming when you have ZERO experience! Of course that feeling went flying straight out the back window when I walked into their hospital room and got a peek of this 2 day old cutie! With that said, please enjoy these photos of baby Vivian! (so pretty! and look at that hair!)
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph Samantha at 38 weeks pregnant! It was fun getting to know her and now these photos are even more special to me because I got to meet her baby girl who was born just last week! Congratulations ♥ Enjoy!
Hey everyone! I am pleased to announce that CLP has been going through a lot of changes over the past few months and I couldn't be happier! The website is getting a little internet face lift by the lovely web designer and good friend of mine, Kata Kane who is also the creator of the amazing web comic Altar Girl ♥! (check it out!)
So due to the CLP re-make so to speak, I will be starting over from scratch and dedicating this blog to my personal photography work, clients, and most important my love for film!
Thank you again to all of my followers and supporters!
I am happy to share this super sweet photoshoot with you today! I still have some lovely 120 film to get developed and I can't wait to see how those come out. Xavier and his family are some really special people in our life. I met Xavi's mother Dominique while taking a prenatal yoga class. It was really comforting to have another pregnant person to chat with. Plus we found we had a lot more in common than just carrying babies around 24/7!
It has been great getting to know Dominique and her husband Chris. I can honestly say I am very lucky to have met these people and that I am able to call them my friends. Having them just down the street is a real treat. Being a first time parent is hard and there is so much you need to transition into...and the transitions aren't easy by any means! Getting to talk to Dominique about all of that really helped me get through some tough times. She's amazing and I'm really glad I know her.
On another note, watching Liam and Xavi grow up together is simply adorable. Everything is new. Seriously every...thing. I have watched their personalities develop and continue to be amazed at the new things these boys are doing on a daily basis. Xavier is a real sweetie pie. He'll coo and smile at you, not to mention he makes hands down the cutest squeeky squeel I've ever heard.
I hope you enjoy these select photos. I know the photos, and especially the people in them, make me very happy. ♥
Here we go! It's Friday and that means I'm sharing some film with you guys. Yeah maybe today just happens to be Friday and I'm only posting this now because Liam is taking a nap. (truth) Well either way I'm happy to share some photos!
These lovely clicks were taken on my Olympus OMPC 35mm with some old lomography film. I wasn't sure what to expect from this film but actually the outcome was far better than I had hoped for! The tones were lovely and vibrant (my favorite!) and it felt good to be back in the swing of things. Enjoy! ♥
Recently I received a whole bunch of yummy film from my good friend Megan. Lots of 120 and a nice amount of "lomography" film which really just means some nice expired stuff. The first roll of regular 400 came out way better than I expected. I'm not sure why I was so surprised. I used my Olympus OMPC 35mm and the photos were beautiful. (I'll make a post of those next time.) So you would understand why I was so excited to get my next roll developed. Mainly because I was gifted a gorgeous mint condition Nikon f2 AS 35mm camera and couldn't wait to use it!
So I grabbed up some film and loaded it in, shot faster than I have in a long time, rewound the film and that's when my heart sank...what I had loaded was lomo redscale film. I was bummed because I'm really not a fan of artsy crazy film photos. I love classic grain, and beautiful tones. Warmth...soul! I tried not to get my hopes up, maybe things would turn out fine. Sure, some redscale ends up looking "red light special-esque" but who knows...maybe this film would look pretty close to normal!
Wrong...very wrong...and very "red light special-esque".
So what did I do? Turn everything into B&W of course! Did that really fix much...no. But I think some photographers would appreciate this look. I have to say the grain is kinda loverly...if you're into a grainy look.
So here are a few of the pictures that I feel came out okay. Enjoy! ♥
Instead on feeling down about the whole film mix-up I decided it would be better to make a little list on what I enjoy about this mishap.
♥ The photos look timeless. The grain, although very noticeable, adds a sweet texture.
♥ The DOF is beautiful. Okay maybe not a film issue, but definitely a plus! (yum f/1.4)
♥ It was something new. And even though I wasn't a fan of the outcome, I learned something.
Happy Anniversary to two amazing people. I feel so fortunate that we met and became friends. I have had such wonderful times with you both and your sweet children. Hopefully one day David and I will get a chance to meet your new little one! I really appreciate all the support you gave me when I first started getting into photography. I wish you many years of happiness and love you both!