Part of attending the Lovesoaked Retreat was to boldly learn and grow. I decided that meant ONLY taking my film camera to one of the sessions. Film was very new to me at the time, and I’d realized I was holding back and relying on my digital camera as we worked through the workshop. I forced myself to leave my digital behind and only take my Pentax 645nii and several rolls of Portra 400 film.
It was alternately freeing and nerve-wracking. I had to wait almost a month to get my scans back and find out if anything I’d taken had turned out. The magic of film didn’t disappoint. These are some of my favorite images from the entire retreat. They’re far from perfect – I missed focus on some, the white balance isn’t totally consistent – but they are real. They highlight the growth of a family and of an artist.
Film scanned by Photovision.
In case you haven’t met me yet, I’m Kelly White, a fine art family photographer based in Little Rock, Arkansas. I love providing a luxury experience to my clients and revealing the beauty of their motherhood. I use the timeless medium of film as well as modern digital equipment to give my clients authentic, joyful imagery of their most important moments. Your family is art.
If you’d like to partner with me to reveal this art that is your family, contact me here. You can follow along with my recent work on Instagram or look through my portfolio to see what kind of magic I create with my awesome client families!
Aug 31, 2022
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