I am in a place in my business and life where I am trying to find balance. I’m learning to manage my current workload well while remaining a present parent and wife. I’ve made the choice to find this balance before growing my business any larger or taking on new projects, sometimes sacrificing really amazing opportunities, because I know the foundation I need to build. I am still working of course, but at a pace I can maintain.
While pursuing this balance, between work, family and budget, I’ve been playing with different ideas to decrease my editing time but maintain an income and a business I love, which lead me to film (and maybe some second shooting in the future). I’m so drawn to the look and beauty of film, and truly admire those who know how to shoot it well and with intention. I feel like it’s sort of a right of passage, being a photographer and knowing the history of the craft, using it to shape ones art and images created.
I snagged a little 35mm camera for $40 online, picked up a couple rolls, did a LOT of reading, and asked my friend if she would be my test subject in a mini session. She of course agreed, and since we already have a maternity shoot planned later for her vision, she let me do whatever I wanted to achieve my vision here. I love this session. Yes, there’s room for improvement on my part, and I will refine the way I shoot and have my images developed, but I foresee film becoming a permanent part of my work and hopefully, something I can master and offer to complement my digital work.