Lately, we've had a lot of firsts. We finally moved into our first home (which comes with it's own whole set of "firsts"), we bought our first lawnmower (somehow that seems so significant, perhaps because of the monetary value associated with it...), I've learned how to plant my first hanging plants and first found that, indeed, I am capable of keeping something from keeling over immediately...
I also photographed my first film lifestyle session. And, I'm so thrilled it was these two who invited me in and trusted me in my creativity to produce something that, I find, is so, so beautiful. Of course, I had plenty of digital captures to supplement, and they are their own beautiful. But I kept coming back to these and the way they spoke such a perfect kind of intimacy that I just felt complemented the intimate, exciting point they are at in their lives together.
Caytee and I go back to high school, maybe even before that. We had tumbling classes together way back when and over the years have built a friendship that I really value. When she and Jonathan married in 2012, they had me there to photograph them as she walked down the aisle. I still adore the way Jonathan looked at her during the ceremony, so genuinely in love :o)
Needless to say, I was incredibly excited to chat with miss Caytee about their newest addition to their family of 4 (two cats!), their sweet baby girl, Madison.
We shot at a new place I'd not yet heard of called Vines Garden in what I assume is the PERFECT time to catch the gorgeous, flowering hydrangeas and all of the beautiful flowers that decorated our session with the most beautiful, vibrant backdrop.
I've been working to incorporate film into every session and wedding I photograph this year, and with this one, it just kept flowing. Roll after roll of film, documenting their time at their home together and in miss Madison's nursery as they await her arrival, then walking the ground of Vines Garden. We came across a lot of amazing locations out there, I'd love to go back. :o)
I'm so thankful to these two for trusting my vision and letting me in on such beautiful moments in their life! Can't wait to meet this sweet baby girl, so soon! <3
Enjoy my favorite captures of these three on film.
Film geek info: Kodak Portra 800 rated at 640 + 800 // Fuji 400H Pro rated at 200. Developing and scanning by Dunwoody Photo.