I travelled up to Portland to shoot a wedding with a long time internet photographer friend, Jon Duenas (who has a little cameo in this post). While there I had the utmost privilege of shooting with Meredith Adelaide who is a long time favorite talent of mine. I was a bit beside myself to be able to work with her. She’s got a timeless quality about her. She’s a model, actress, singer and songwriter that carries an inquisitive elegance. We met up at Jon’s studio space and took some photos. I experimented with my cameras and film and she also explored a bit with her modeling. It was a fun time and we came away with some shots I think we both like. There were a few different parts to it. My take away from my time with Meredith is how important it is to explore one’s self, how we think, how others may perceive us, ask ourselves honest questions about who we are. Explorations are not sprints, they take time, intention and most of all courage. —— Mamiya RZ67proii Kodak Portra160, Portra400, TriX Polaroid 195 w/Polaroid ID-UV Contax G2 Kodak Portra160 Canon 5dMkiii processed with VSCO 04 ——
I treasure the time for portraits during a wedding day. It never seems long enough and from now on I will be requiring at least an hour for this part. Not only is it my favorite time as I consider myself most naturally a portrait photographer but EVERY wedding I’ve shot this time is also loved & appreciated by the bride and groom. Its more about them than me, its their time to decompress from a day of hustle and bustle, even with these two, Tyler and Julia. They were SO chill all day, but it wasn’t till this quick 20 minutes and a small hike up a hill where they realized that they needed some quiet time together, to slow down, to take in the day and what just happened.
Anyhow, here are a handful of polaroids. A full post to come.
Polaroid SX70 w. Impossible Project PX70 film
Polaroid 195 w. Polaroid ID-UV film
The rest of Carter and Brooke’s photos from our little mountain session. You can see the polaroids we got from the day just a couple blog posts back. Anyhow… we hiked around, doused ourselves with mosquito repellent and jumped mountain streams. It was a blast and we are so fortunate to have such beauty out our back door here in Colorado.
Mamiya RZ67proii w/ Kodak Portra 160 & 400
Contax G2 w/ Kodak TriX