It’s official, I have fallen in love with natural light boudoir photography. Shooting these sessions on film is making me feel so inspired. I majored in photography and spent endless hours in the darkroom. Nothing compares to watching an image slowly appear on paper in the developer. It is my favorite part of the entire process. When I graduated, digital photography had already become mainstream. I felt panic set in because in all my years studying photography, I had never picked up a digital camera. I honestly didn’t know anything about it. My heart broke to hear people say that film was dead. Over time I shot less film and then virtually none at all. Regardless, when it comes to photography, film is my true love.
A few weeks ago I purchased Canon’s last model of professional film cameras. I put together a team of creatives for an editorial on natural light boudoir photography. The entire shoot was shot on film and I can’t even begin to describe how elated I felt for those two hours. It was like visiting with an old friend and even though it’s been years since you’ve last seen each other your connection is so strong that it feels like it was just yesterday the two of you were hanging out. That’s how I would describe my relationship with film. I never pictured myself as a boudoir film photographer, but after this editorial, I can’t wait to incorporate more of these sessions into my workflow. This is only part 1 of this editorial on natural light boudoir photography, so stay tuned for part 2 in the coming weeks!