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Somedays it is hard to believe that things will ever be different, but someday we will need to remember…

Remember how Nathaniel always loved his rocking horse…

Remember when you only had one

Remember when Alexander wouldn’t smile for the camera…

Remember when life felt absolutely crazy…

Remember when your arms were sore from always holding someone…

And your bellies were sore from always laughing…

Remember the kisses that squished your cheeks and left slobbery marks that you had to wipe off…

I am so glad that I get to help you remember.

(JoAnn, Nathaniel and Alexander 2008 – 2010.)

I want it all…

These days for my family photo shoots I like to offer it all… because why not?

For fast moving colorful moments I use my digital 35mm (click here to see digital samples of the same photo shoot.) While I generally prefer the results of film better, there are lots of benefits to digital. One huge benefit for me is that at the end of the shoot, I know I have some good shots, should anything happen to the film.

But regular viewers of my blog should know by now that my favorite favorite favorite camera is my Rolleiflex… the slowness of the camera can be a burden when trying to catch fast moments, but the results you get, especially when using black and white film, can never be matched by digital. (I have some really beautiful photos from this shoot of her nude silhouette, but unfortunately those are too intimate for the internet.)

And my second favorite (but rarely used) camera is my 35mm film camera… because I can get the deep blacks, the beautiful soft glow and the texture from the black and white film, but I can also keep up with the fast moving attention spans of two-year old children, because the 35mm is so easy and fast compared to my Rollei. So I am happy to have an excuse to pull out my old 35mm and put it to use again.


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