May 30, 2019
When Ariyan and Yen told us they wanted their engagement session to be done on 4×5 film, we had only one response: hell. yes.
There is a time and place for film photography, of course – it is not as practical to set up a large format camera when you’re walking down the aisle. But for an engagement session? Sign us up! Having gone to school for photography, we have had our fair share of both digital and film photography classes, so we kind of geeked out at the opportunity to shoot some at-home engagement portraits with 4×5 film.
The engagement session is a really important step for building a solid relationship with your photographer, and us with you, our clients. It gives us the chance to get to know you, find some common ground (maybe we’re all equally disappointed in how Game of Thrones ended, but that’s beside the point), get comfortable in front of the camera, etc. Our goal for the session is just for you guys to have fun and be yourselves.
With that in mind, doing engagement portraits with a large format camera allows for the whole day to be more intimate. It might sound a little strange, but slowing down just a little bit gives us more time to talk, to get you and your partner acquainted with being in front of the camera, and to test out some of our really corny jokes. You’ll also definitely receive tons of compliments to help you feel just a bit more confident.
To give you the best photos possible, there’s a lot going on in our heads throughout the session. We want to pose you guys just right, we need to think about the lighting, and make sure you’re having fun. That last part is super important to us – we don’t want you guys leaving the session still thinking you’re not “good” in front of the camera. We’ll make it easy for you – we promise!
We love doing portrait sessions. Keep scrolling to see our favs from Ariyan & Yen’s shoot. If you love them as much as we do, feel free to use our contact form to get in touch and let us know you’d like to give some portraits the old college try.
Fun fact: it was completely dark & overcast this day. The solution? We put a 6500K light out on the fire escape. Problem solved!
Aren’t they just the sweetest, most beautiful couple? Their apartment was so cute and quirky, we could have spent all day photographing all of their unique little tchotchkes.
Love these large format engagement portraits as much as we do? Amazing. Contact us and let us know you want your own.
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