BOTANICALS + WINDOW LIGHT | Featured on Inspired By This

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Opportunities to problem solve are endless working as a photographer, and while I know they have great value...in the moment it can be stressful. After an unusual storm hit Portland, our scheduled venue was closed the morning before this styled shoot due to flooding and downed trees. This left me scrambling to find an indoor option with good window light, with less than 24 hours before we were to begin. With the help of a friend, we managed to create a simple scene with beautiful window light.

It was still a challenge, as it was a dark day in Portland and I wound up asking the amazing folks at PhotoVision to push my film 3 stops. This created a look I hadn't planned on, but was an interesting lesson in working with less than ideal light, particularly when shooting film.

FILM IMAGES: Mamiya 645 AF, 80mm Lens, Fuji400H, Scans by PhotoVision

DIGITAL IMAGES: Canon 5d Mark III, 50mm Lens, Mastin Labs Pre-sets + my edits

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I'm most inspired working outside and creating photographs in nature, so this was a great exploration of being indoors and working with window light. I definitely struggled through my posing and management of the short window of light we had, but I could not have asked for a better learning experience. I'm so grateful for the supportive and patient vendors who trusted me to work out the kinks along the way.

I'm excited to say that this shoot is featured TODAY on Inspired By This, which is lovely blog filled with endless inspiration for weddings and celebrations of all kinds.

Special Thanks:

Floral Design: Foraged Floral

Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie

Veil: Annie Ekstrom Bridal

Gown: BHLDN

Hair + Makeup: Tabiba Styles

Assistance: Ken Kupelian

Studio Rental: Becca Blevins Photography

Model: Corrina Winstead

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