M + N | 35mm Wedding Photographer Los Angeles

M + N | 35mm Wedding Photographer Los Angeles

It’s hard to know how to start this post.  This day was just spectacular.  The love and beauty present was overwhelming, I’m not usually a crier but oh man the tears were flying.  It was my very first time being a bridesmaid for my very first close friend tying the knot.  I knew I wanted to take pictures but also wanted to be present and not inside my camera the whole day (I tend to get swallowed up by my viewfinder).  I decided to bring my new 35mm camera along and limit myself to 2 rolls of film – Kodak Porta 400 + Holga 400

Some lessons I’ve learned from these two rolls – BE PATIENT.  I jumped the gun so many times worrying I would miss the perfect shot.  Better to wait, get a feel for the moment, listen so you will know if someone is about to change their expression.  2 – If you know you missed the shot, and you really think it’s a solid shot, try again.  It feels like you only have one chance with film but it doesn’t have to be that way!

I know they will have millions of perfect images of this day from their photographers, here are a few imperfect ones…

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Melissa and Nathan – I LOVE YOU GUYS!  HAVE FUN IN PORTUGAL!

 

Shannon

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The Continental Divide

The Continental Divide

This girl (pictured below).  One of my favorite people and she moved away from me to Denver!  Well, the only good thing about this is I got to visit her in Denver!  I had never stepped foot in Colorado before last week and was so happy to have an excuse to visit.  Here are some photos from our mini roadtrip up to Winter Park and the Continental Divide.  I might have complained a little too much about the cold but the photos turned out misty magical.  It was worth the temporary freezing of my limbs.

(also, these photos remind me of one of my favorite songs and videos, so very cold and beautiful – elephants and little girls)

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Shannon

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