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The popularity of film got me thinking about the days when I used to shoot film. I’ve never shot film professionally, and I don’t think I ever will, but that’s not to say I don’t appreciate it’s aesthetic qualities. There’s still something about film that fascinates me. It has a quality that digital can’t replicate. But these days I’m a digital girl, and I love it. The occasional polaroid now and then is sure fun though!

It’s funny as we get older we begin to understand ourselves more. The puzzle pieces of my personality and experiences are seemingly coming together and beginning to make sense. I was a very shy teenager. I was a very outgoing child, but then something clicked and I completely changed in my teen years. (Or at least that’s how I see it.) As Randy and I always say, being shy isn’t something we’d wish upon anybody. It’s still a daily struggle for me, but that’s the way God designed me, and even though it’s challenging, who cares – not the biggest deal in the world! But, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the camera gave/gives me a kind of barrier between me and my surroundings, allowing me to be gutsier :) Also, because I naturally tend to keep to myself, I enjoy observing. Thus, photography was kind of a no brainer for me. Not to mention I love composing an image and turning it into art! So here are some (more) of my early compositions. Some film, some not.

This was at the fair. I don’t hang out with sheep… I just really like this composition for some reason.

Check out my high school portfolio cover! Haha, amazing…

So back when I was 17, I was pretty convinced (as was my high school photo teacher) that I invented this process called “camera spin effect”. My teacher even made it a class project after I showed her some of my practice shots. I was pretty proud of myself at the time :) I think this self-portrait even won me a spot in some photo magazine.

Anyway, “real” posts are soon to come! I’m working on an awesome engagement shoot right now :)

– She

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