If you missed Part 1 of this session on the blog, check it out here because you are going to want to see it. Paul grew up in Brooklyn and Alynna has lived there for nearly a decade, and they wanted their session to pay tribute to some of their favorite spots. So after we wandered around on the Dumbo waterfront area for a little while, we made our way over to Cobble Hill where Paul spent his childhood. His mother owns a laundromat there that has the coolest interior (it has even been featured in movies!) and we decided to do some portraits there. It was one of the most unique backdrops we have ever used for a session, and we had so much fun shooting there! We even spent a few minutes having Paul wheel Alynna around in a laundry cart.
After a quick outfit change into some amazing formal attire, we took some additional portraits at the laundromat and then decided to go outside to do some night portraits. The city was the perfect place to take night portraits because of all the interesting artificial light. Between streetlights, the light from storefronts, direct flash, and even the light from neon signs, there were endless options.
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Here’s a selection of some of my favorite photos from the session, and don’t forget about their Super 8mm film at the end of the post.
Although I have shot a lot of my personal work on 35mm film for years, it’s only been recently that I incorporated it into my work for clients. This was one of the first shoots I did using only film, and I won’t lie. It was exciting but also a little nervewracking. There’s something comforting about getting the immediate feedback that digital gives you – especially in more unusual situations like night photography. It was a little bit out of my comfort zone to shoot with a different film stock than I usually use in different conditions than I am used to. I held my breath when I got the email from Indie Film lab that my scans were ready. But then they ended up being some of my favorite photos from the whole session. It’s been a lesson in trusting my gear and my skillset to rely primarily on film. So here’s to more growth and experimentation this year, and working with clients who welcome it.
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