I purchased my first dslr back in 2009 & started to play around with photography, it soon became a huge passion of mine. Over the years I have spent hours upon hours pouring my heart into learning my craft. Looking at all of the pros in lifestyle photography & slowly figuring out how to create beautiful imagery like theirs. I am still learning every day. I think that is really an important part of photography, to never stop learning! I recently came across this beautifully written & very helpful Guide to Beautiful Images by Red Leaf Boutique that is a fantastic read if you are into photography. Over the last year I started to really love film. I had never picked up a film camera but I adored the look & feel of it. I started using Red Leaf’s actions & fell in love. They really give digital the classic look of film. Red Leaf featured some of my images the other day which was really exciting. Nothing better than being recognized by a photographer that you admire, right? Nicholas & I were at an auction this fall & I picked up an old Olympus film camera that came with a couple lenses. I had no idea what I was doing. I had to look up step by step directions on how to load the film, ha. It’s hard to admit I know so little. I had fun shooting my first roll of film. It is a very different experience from digital. You really put time into composing each image to make sure it counts, you only so many on a roll! I am really excited to play some more with film & maybe someday ( in the far future! ) start working it into my business. I think it will not only help me slow down & make sure that every image I snap counts, but learn more about the look & feel of film to transfer over to my digital images. But don’t worry, you won’t be seeing me show up to a wedding with film anytime soon ;). I decided to share some of my first film images with you. Now no judging, like I said… I have a lot of learning to do!