Oh no!! My film camera was tossed around in the ocean!
My dad, Gabriel, and I were playing in the ocean. Suddenly, a strong wave came and nearly knocked us down! We were laughing and having a good time until I looked at the shore and realize that that strong wave was definitely the tide coming in! That single wave went all the way up the beach, bags, beach blankets and towels were all floating and being drug out into the ocean. Everyone was running out of the water to catch their stuff, I was one of those people because one of those bags was mine, and in it was my film camera!
That was in June 2016. For some reason, anytime I am really nervous about something, I procrastinate a little bit. I was so nervous that the camera was broken, that I didn't want to send in the film that was in it or even finish off the roll. I really wanted to shoot film, I would bring the camera with me, film loaded, to almost every shoot. I used it every once in a while, but was still terrified that I was wasting my time (and money) on a broken camera. I would look at other photographer's film work longingly, hoping that I would someday achieve some beautiful film work but not doing anything about it. The camera stayed in my bag, I shot a few frames here and there, but that was it!
I am so thankful that my friend, Whitney, encouraged me to just shoot the roll and send it in. I really needed that extra push to at least find out if anything was wrong with it, so that way I could fix it!I guess maybe the camera will fail at some point down the line, but for now, it turns out it's working beautifully! I'm so glad that I stopped procrastinating.
So if you're like me, putting something off because you're worried about the results. Let me encourage you like Whitney encouraged me. Just do it! The worst that can happen is what you fear. But you never know until you try! Here are a few of the images from different seasons over the year, developed by The Find Lab.
I took a few of my sister in law before sweet baby Juniper was born!
Gabriel's birthday was a bit of a bust. We took him to the zoo and it was too cold, so the animals were not there. The pizza place AND the ice cream place I tried to take him to were both closed. We finally found a delicious ice cream place and he got a giant ice cream cone that made up for it. We also took a few family photos at Grant Park to use a little bit of the film. Tyler even took some of me and I am pretty proud!
Here are a few from a styled shoot by Brianne McMullan Events.
Venue: Atlanta History Center/Swan House ; Planning and Design: Brianne McMullan ; Photography: Tulle and Grace Photography ; Florals: Lindsay Coletta ; Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited ; Beauty: Jennifer C Nieman ; Stationery: Kelly Lee Design ; Ring Box: The Mrs. Box ; Ribbon/ Runner: Adorn ; Gown Boutique: Joan Pillow ; Gown Designer: Marchesa (style: Water Lily) ; Plates/ Chargers: Anthropologie ; Vow Books: Wedding Story Writer; Shoes: Jimmy Choo ; Perfume: Chloe ; Pastries: Amelie’s ; Linens/ Napkins: Nuage ; All jewelry, flatware, & crystal glassware – planner’s family collection