Juliette & Lila at the Beach in 35mm | Family Portrait Film Photography Los Angeles

Juliette & Lila at the Beach in 35mm | Family Portrait Film Photography Los Angeles

Magic hour with these lovelies!  We ventured to the South Bay to catch the sunset and pretty much had the place to ourselves.  Lila loved the beach and the film camera loved Lila (she takes after her mama).  Shot with Porta 400 + Ilford HP5 400.

Enjoy!

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xo

Shannon

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Mariam in the Gardens | Portrait Session in 35mm

Mariam in the Gardens | Portrait Session in 35mm

Look at this beaut!  I had such a fun time exploring Descanso Gardens with Mariam…who is also a fellow film photographer!  Go check out her gorgeous work on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/mariamkhudik/

Thanks for being such a fantastic model Mariam and being down for anything!  Even laying upside down on a giant white globe :)  I love how these turned out:

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A Brooklyn Visit in 35mm | Family Film Photography Los Angeles

A Brooklyn Visit in 35mm | Family Film Photography Los Angeles

Meet Kiyoshi!  The cutest little nugget living in Brooklyn.  On my way to a cabin upstate I had time to drop in, say hello for the first time, and capture some sweet little moments.  Matt and Kimiyo…you did good.

Shot on 35mm | Porta 400

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Senior Portraits with Caroline | 35mm Film Photographer Los Angeles

Senior Portraits with Caroline | 35mm Film Photographer Los Angeles

The more I shoot with film the more I adore it!  Caroline was such a lovely subject, she had been taking film photography in high school and wanted her senior portraits to be taken with film.  I jump for joy when anyone requests 35mm :)

Film: Porta 400 & Ilford 400

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film, oh how magical you are.

 

 

Shannon @smwimages

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Second Home Pavilion LA | with karla in 35mm

Second Home Pavilion LA | with karla in 35mm

Another amazing shoot with Karla!

@karlagrooves – go find her

The second I saw this installation I knew I had to come back with my film camera.  Wowza what an inspiring space.  A dreamy wonderland of color.  It’s up until November, go explore!  (maybe don’t go at noon like we did, unless you like saunas)

Film: Porta 400

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xo

Shannon @smwimages

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A Kaleidoscopic Bloom | Antelope Valley Poppy Fields Photography | 35mm + digital

A Kaleidoscopic Bloom | Antelope Valley Poppy Fields Photography | 35mm + digital

I bought some kaleidoscope sunglasses last year and I can’t stop taking pictures through them.  Not like the poppy fields need any more color added to them…oh well I did it anyways…

We woke up bright and early to drive out to the Antelope Valley poppy fields for sunrise and it was SO WORTH IT!  Sunrise was magical, orange is my favorite color, everything was just perfect I couldn’t contain my excitement.  Here are just a few of my favorites, a mixture of digital and 35mm…

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xo

Shannon

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stay rewilded | a magical oasis of color in downtown los angeles (plus shoppable airbnb!)

stay rewilded | a magical oasis of color in downtown los angeles  (plus shoppable airbnb!)

This place is a dream!  Amy from Stay Rewilded created the most vibrant little paradise in the depths of DTLA.  She has lived and travelled all over the globe and found this cozy cubby to fill with her treasures.  When she’s not staying in the loft and traveling (which is a lot) she rents it out as a shoppable airbnb…yes you can try on all the glorious clothes, feel the textiles on your skin and actually go home with them!  This was such an inspiring place to shoot, every inch is thoughtfully designed and visually bewitching.   Thanks to the team for filling this already crazy positive place with more joy:

 

space: @stay.rewilded

styling: @amy.rewilded

models: @karlacheers & @sidneynicolerogers

makeup: @katelynn_jean_artistry

airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25262984

 

(I mostly shot digital for this but there is one 35mm shot in the mix, can you guess which one?)

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I can’t wait to return someday!

 

xo

Shannon

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Jordan in 35mm | Petra & Wadi Rum

Jordan in 35mm | Petra & Wadi Rum

Wow, what a trip!  One week traveling in Jordan and I can’t believe how much we experienced.  I brought along two rolls of Fuji 400h and one b&w Ilford 3200 (not yet developed, haven’t finished off the roll yet).  Here’s a glimpse of our magical mystical trip…

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What a crazy lovely trip :)

 

Shannon

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Beach Babes | Family Portrait Session Santa Monica

Beach Babes | Family Portrait Session Santa Monica

See that little babe up there?  That’s Lila ❀ the beautiful new addition to this beautiful family.  We had such a fun time playing around on the beach outside of the Jonathan Club on this sunny summer day.  The sand crabs were a big hit, it took me back to the days when I used to hunt for them as a kid.  Oh the joys of summer, family, and makin memories – thanks for all the fun in the sun Daniell!

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xo

Shannon

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Mother Daughter Moments ♥︎ Family Portrait Session Pasadena

Mother Daughter Moments ♥︎ Family Portrait Session Pasadena

D’Angeles and Evelyn…what a loving and fun and rambunctious and crazy beautiful duo.  We had a gorgeous summer portrait session together to document their mother daughter bond in the gardens of Pasadena. Luckily we scheduled our session before the massive heat wave last week, the weather was perfect and the photos turned out pretty perfect too.  Take a look!

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xoxo

Shannon @smwimages

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