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September 2016

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A Chicago Family Mini Session with Cherita, Jesus, and Baby D

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We had the opportunity to meet Baby D a couple of weeks ago- and he’s pretty adorable. Ah! Calm little cuties are the best. Cherita and Jesus had simple, organic natural light photos for their Chicago family mini session at their beautiful home in Chicago. Cherita decorated their home with wonderful neutral blue, tan, and grey tones.  Even Baby D’s (or should we say Jesus’) toy R2D2 fit the bill for the color scheme! The most awesome decor for a Chicago Family Mini Session.

For family sessions, we like to focus on the family themselves, keeping it simple.  Simply family- essentially having the opportunity to capture all of you hanging out together.  So that they can remember exactly how it was… as opposed to stiff posy posy stuff. (Trust me, everything is posed- but in more of a lifestyle and real feel)  And with the all famous, adorable Baby D, he made it easy.

Super congrats on your growing family you two!  Thank you for letting us shoot your film family session, it was an honor.  I hope that the 3 of you are had an awesome first summer together! (Holy cow- Labor Day weekend is upon us)

We like to shoot family mini-sessions primarily on film, and I want to thank The Find Lab for always being awesome at developing anything from our Contax 645 for our Chicago family mini session.

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September 2016

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New York City Travel Photography- a taste of NYC captured on film

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We had the opportunity to photograph a few couple’s New York City weddings this year. The experience was amazing- we travel alot for destination photography events, and New York is the most amazing metropolis in the world.  With it being the most amazing, I wanted to make sure to have a couple of extra days to spend here, and have a random mini-adventure. We wandered all over 2 boroughs of the city- Brooklyn and Manhattan (I still regret not stopping at King Of Falafel & Shawarma over in Queens… you need to go there- and now!)
But onto a piece of the adventure. (Coney Island will get a post all on it’s own) All photos are either from Kodak film or Ilford shot on the Contax645 or CanonEOS1v processed by The Find Lab and edited by yours truly.
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Yea… we went to Times Square.  I was on a mission to see the Naked Cowboy.NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0005 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0006 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0007 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0008 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0009 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0010 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0011 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0012 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0013
Union Square continues to be my favorite place.   NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0014 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0015 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0016 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0017 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0018 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0019 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0020
And onto the train across the river..NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0021 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0022 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0023 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0024 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0025 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0026
I always wish we could stay longer… Like forever. But, that was our small taste of NYC.NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0027 NYC Wedding Photography CONTAX645 film 120mm New York Travel lifestyle photojournalist best fine art_0028

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July 2016

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A Film Family Session with Jennifer, Alex, and Baby M

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Oh man, be prepared with film family photography session adorableness with Jenn, Alex, and a little bundle of joy. We had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful new family. World, meet Baby M.

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Seriously guys- she’s going to be a model. <3 For Jennifer and Alex’s film family session, we met them at their beautiful house- which they are now the proud owners of. Ah!  It was a busy month for Alex- turning 30, becoming a dad, and closing on a house! Busy month indeed.

Jenn and Alex had their film family session when baby M was just a week old, and had 5 days of getting acclimated to her surroundings at home with mom and dad (and Lilah!  Baby M’s furry older and just as wiggly sister.)  Lilah stole the show for a bit too, the sweetest most well behaved doggie ever.

Jennier and Alex had simple, organic natural light photos for their film family session in Grand Rapids, MI. Their amazing plant filled sun-room had the most amazing light to photograph their baby girl.  We like to focus on the family themselves, keeping it simple and without props for family sessions. So that they can remember exactly how it was.  And with this adorable bundle of joy, it was so incredibly wonderful. Jennifer and Alex are some of the warmest hearted people I’ve met.

Super congrats on your growing family you two!  Thank you for letting us shoot your film family session, it was an honor.  I hope that the 3 of you (and Lilah too!) are having an awesome first summer together!

We like to shoot family mini-sessions primarily on film, and I want to thank The Find Lab for always being amazing at developing anything from our Contax 645.

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January 2015

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Announcement 1- A New addition to the Studio Finch Family!

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Oh goodness, no. It’s not what you think.

As of late, we have been taking a roll of 35mm film at each of our couple’s weddings. We still shoot about 99% digital, and we love digital because it’s fast- and awesome for reception dance shots. But we also are obsessed with film.  Film is slow. Film has a delayed sense of gratification, and it’s like Christmas morning every time we get our prints back from film.

We have been in love with film since we began photographing, before we even met.  There is something about film that always makes me stare at photos with my mouth open, in awe. Honestly, we kind of forgot about shooting film over the years.

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It wasn’t until we were at WPPI in 2011 and we met Jose Villa. I honestly didn’t know too much about him, instead of the fact that he was an amazing film wedding photographer. I saw his photos everywhere, sometimes not even knowing they were his.  A couple of days after we met him, we ran into him at an expo booth, as he was saying his goodbyes to his film lab, Richard Photo Lab,before he went to the airport. When we exchanged hellos, he asked if we still shoot film. We said “No.” and then he handed us a 35mm Diana Camera with 8 rolls of film and responded- “You Should.”

For the next three years, that moment resonated with us.

We purchased a Canon EOS-1V 35mm film camera in May. Now we have progressed to our newest addition, our new and beloved Contax 645. I am beyond excited to have this little gem. They don’t make these 120mm cameras anymore, and the waist level viewfinder is hard to find.  I cannot wait to show you guys magical colors and milky whites and ACTUAL film grain over the next coming years as we progress into becoming hybrid wedding photographers.  Film & Digital.

Jose Villa, we cannot thank you enough for being so kind and inspiring.

A look through the viewfinder.

A look through the Contax 645 waist level viewfinder.