Monday, February 21, 2011

a dream world

a little over a week ago, britton and i had a really fun date night. we discovered a "new world." a magical place. a dream world. walking around this dream, we seemed to have entered into the ice castle of the white witch or some other-worldly place from a fairytale. it's so incredible--the wonderful creations that exist for our enjoyment.

i blogged more in detail about this wonderful place here. but on friday i picked up the film from the evening and couldn't resist sharing some of my favorite images. my film of choice? kodak portra 400vc. it's so beautiful.

we went right at dusk. so the sky was surreal. it was quite romantic (and cold).

in other news: i'm soooo very excited to photograph this week's food of choice. baby is really growing. (that is a GREAT thing). i feel that my bump is more and more pronounced. coming up on week 17, my baby is now close to 5" and is compared to... well I'm not going to tell you actually. you'll just have to wait to find out! :)

also, i'm going to start a series of photo-advice/tutorial posts. one of my passions is education. i absolutely LOVE the sharing of knowledge and watching the progression of talent and skill. i've decided to extend some of my hard-earned education and experience to you in the form of video tutorials. so my question to you is: What do you want to know about photography? lighting? art? theory? anything in particular?


  1. We totally went to the Midway castles today after I read your post! So lovely :)

  2. magical! can't wait to see your new bump photo :)

  3. I am actually wondering about the camera. What kind of camera do you use? Do you recommend Canon or Nikon?


  4. these particular shots are done with a Contax 645 (film) camera. as for nikon or canon? my digital is nikon so I shoot nikon, but canon makes great cameras too. if you're trying to decide which camera brand to buy, it's important to really determine what your end goals are and then assess which camera will best help you accomplish those goals. the two brands are quite comparable.

  5. I would like to know how to give my photos that professional glow and saturation that you see in catalogs like Anthropologie. I have a Canon EOS Rebel XS and Photoshop. Is it post production, the type of flash or the settings on the camera?

  6. so pretty! I just went today it was dreamy beautiful :)