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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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Monday

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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.