The Little Farm in Altadena | A Family Portrait Session

The Little Farm in Altadena | A Family Portrait Session

This was such a fun shoot.  Mia and her family live right below the mountains in Altadena, just a hop skip and a jump away from my favorite local waterfall trail.  More importantly, they have their own little animal farm happening right in their backyard!  I think baby goats might be the cutest little things I’ve ever seen.  (Has anyone tried goat yoga?  Where goats jump all over you when you exercise?  I really want to try…)

Anyhoos, enjoy the photos of this darling fam and their farm!

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xoxo

Shannon

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Katie Rose is LIT | Fire Hooping Photo Session Los Angeles | 35mm Film

Katie Rose is LIT | Fire Hooping Photo Session Los Angeles | 35mm Film

I was so excited to try out my new film camera with FIRE HOOPING! Katie Rose is a serious superstar when it comes to all things flow.  Oh, and ridiculously brave.  I don’t know how she dances with hot flames that close to her body and keeps her cool.  Do you see her expressions?  Not even a trace of unease.  Such a fun shoot, thanks for sharing your evening and art with me Katie!

I highly recommend following her on instagram for some gorgeous hoop flows, whimsical paintings, and all sorts of creative endeavors – @tippytoes_flows

Camera: Canon AE1

Film: Kodak Porta 400

First things first…puppy.

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Ok, now on to the hooping spectacular:

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Shannon

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Into the Woods | Celebrating 3 Birthdays in Upstate NY | 35mm Film by Los Angeles Photographer

Into the Woods | Celebrating 3 Birthdays in Upstate NY | 35mm Film by Los Angeles Photographer

I keep ending up in NY!  One of my favorite people lives there (hi Sarah) and it was her birthday last weekend.  We had a big campout celebration at her cabin with two other friends with close birthdays plus maybe 15 more people from Brooklyn and Albany.  We were all forced to unplug from our devices – no service for miles and it was kind of awesome!  Here is what my camera saw…

Film: Porta 400

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T H E  E N D

Back in Los Angeles and feeling refreshed….

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Shannon

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Sophie is ONE! | Santa Monica Beach Birthday Cake Smash | Los Angeles Family Photography

Sophie is ONE! | Santa Monica Beach Birthday Cake Smash | Los Angeles Family Photography

I think Sarah (Sophie’s lovely mother)  is going to start a new trend – surfboard cake smashes.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it and I’m so into it!  Keep scrolling to the end and you’ll see the magic that unfolds.  We had such a lovely early morning shoot by the Annenburg Beach House in Santa Monica.  Sophie started the session with a face full of smiles and a left the session with a belly full of sand.  Life is good.  Shout out to Sarah for all the creative props and stylings you’re about to see!

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Baby in a box!  We heard that about 100 times on the walk back to the car :)

Looking for a photographer for your kid’s birthday party?  Check out my new business Remember Makers.  All kids parties all the time!

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Shannon

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Karla in the Flowers | 35mm Film | Portrait Photography Los Angeles

Karla in the Flowers | 35mm Film | Portrait Photography Los Angeles

Yes, the film photography adventure continues…and it really never disappoints.  Such a fun and unexpected shoot with Karla!  We were supposed to shoot at the pink houses in Mid-City LA, an impermanent art project where someone spray painted three houses hot pink that were due for demolition (more info here – https://la.curbed.com/2017/6/12/15782818/mid-city-pink-houses-m-rad-public-art).  When I arrived the houses were painted white and covered with no trespassing signs (and a large sign saying “EYESORE”).  Neighbors must’ve been a little upset about the pink  tourist attraction.  We decided to go ahead with the shoot anyways, pink flowers…pink houses… close enough!  I adore the photos we captured…

1 roll of Fujifilm 400h

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Go find Karla on instagram, she’s awesome! @karlacheers

Until next time,

Shannon

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Family Documentary Photography in 35mm Film | Los Angeles | A Mini Visit with Mj, Sam, and Ava

Family Documentary Photography in 35mm Film | Los Angeles | A Mini Visit with Mj, Sam, and Ava

I was there when these two met.  Mj was the creative director of the shoot, Sam was the model, and I was totally clueless that a romance was simmering.   First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes this crazy cute baby that I had to meet in person asap!  Yep, I couldn’t find any creative way to rhyme with marriage so I didn’t even go there.

I brought along my film camera to the visit because, as you probably know from my previous posts, I’m obsessed with 35mm at the moment.  This time I was shooting with Fuji 400h.

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A Day in the Life | Documentary Family Photography in 35mm Film | Los Angeles

A Day in the Life | Documentary Family Photography in 35mm Film | Los Angeles

Shooting with film is hard.  You are left with so many unknowns…did I get the shot?  Did I expose correctly?  Were they blinking?  Did the film even load correctly!?

BUT IT IS ALL WORTH IT WHEN YOU GET BACK PHOTOS LIKE THESE.

Sorry for the all caps but I have to portray my excitement somehow.  I am so grateful to Gilda and Adam for letting me into their home, I couldn’t have asked for more amazing subjects.  Their life is seriously magical – see below.

Film used – Porta 400 and Fuji 400

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Film!  My new imperfect grainy love!  Oh how I adore thee.

Message me to set up your own day in the life session in 35mm!

 

Shannon

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