Newborns, cont’d.

As 2016 drew to a close, the rain would not stop, but that didn’t prevent me from doing a few newborn shoots.  For those, all I need is a window with some great light & then magic happens.  This shoot is of my dear friends The Podolls (if you haven’t checked out their eponymous clothing line, do – their clothes are slow-fashion perfection & they are the nicest people you could meet.  Here’s a few of my favorites from their newborn session with their little gal.

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Best of 2016

A huge, warm, giant thank-you to all the people who let me into their lives this year to take their photos.  I hope I made some images that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.  2016 was my year of getting back into art and film photography & I think 2017 will be more of that too.  Here’s a few of my favorite images from the last year – mostly taken for clients or my art projects, a few personal mixed in, too.  xx -L

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Lately

I’ve talked ad nauseum it seems about how much I love film.  This year I’ve been focusing on shooting with it way more often, whether that’s at client shoots or just doing my art projects.  Here’s a few new images that I took with my trusty Holga on 35mm film.  I’m clearly into double and triple exposures.screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-11-07-34-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-06-at-11-08-13-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-06-at-11-13-46-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-06-at-11-14-22-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-06-at-11-14-41-pm

Epilogues

One of my very most favorite things is having clients come back to have me photograph the important events in their lives.  I especially love shooting a wedding and then doing an anniversary shoot, or a family shoot a few years later.  It’s so much fun to catch up with people I come to regard as friends after being intimately involved in their life stories.  I recently got to do this with one of my favorite couples (heck, they’re all favorites – so many wonderful people in this world).  I took their wedding photographs a few years ago – you might remember them from this feature on Snippet & Ink and they just had a lovely little girl.  At her wedding, Collen wore her mother’s dress & for her newborn baby girl’s shoot, we brainstormed and realized her Mom still had the family christening gown, so we took photos of her wearing that.  I love folding in heirlooms into photos that hopefully become heirlooms too.  I also shot part of this session on film – my love affair with old cameras & grain continues.

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New York, New York (SoHo that is)

I recently went to New York for a very quick trip, and decided to just take a film camera and my iPhone as I only had a half day to myself.  My digital pics are all over on instagram (follow me there at @lauraphotographs – I know the “at at” is a tad redundant but what are you going to do) and I thought I’d share my favorite film photos.  These were all taken on a 35mm holga, which is a cheapo plastic camera that naturally makes those early instagram filter type images on film, right out of the camera but in a way you just can’t quite get with a digital camera, no matter how many filters you use.  There’s nothing like film kids.  There, I said it.  I love film and always will.  Digital is amazing for so many thing, not to mention it’s cheap and convenient, but a good film photo is perfection.

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