Waiting // Memphis Portrait Beauty Boudoir Photographer

Patiently waiting for scans of a private session I photographed recently. Hair, makeup, Midtown class, the WORKS! Dream stuff! So in honor of what I can’t show you, here is some thing I haven’t shown you. A little Memphis grit, for ya grind.

Tec specs: Contax645, IlfordDelta3200, ProPhotoIrvine

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Cherry Blossom Sneak // Memphis Portrait Photographer

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

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Special thanks to:

MUA: Emily Holman

Model: Alaina Hartle

Watercolor Kids // Memphis Tennessee Child Photography

“If I were a pattern,

I would be the pattern of paint that a bird would make if you dipped a bird’s wings in watercolor

and then set the bird loose inside a paper lantern.

I’m pretty sure that’s it!” 17386524

Katie on Acros // Portrait Boudoir Beauty Photography Memphis Tn

Testing light, space, and film with Katie. Shooting personal work has always been rewarding.

 

Tech specs: Contax645, Neopan Acros 100, ProPhoto Irvine

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This post is also part of the FILM MAMA blog circle I am participating in this year.  Each month a new stock of film is chosen to expand our knowledge and has proven to be such a wonderful way to grow in this film journey.  Please follow the circle along to work from other photographers around the world.  Click on over to Corrie Heisey’s post here. You will travel around and finish up here again! Thanks for looking!

Courtney’s Baby Boy // Maternity Photography Memphis Tn

After Courtney told me she was decorating her nursery with elephants, all I could think about was how great the zoo would be for her shoot! I love how versatile it can be for providing great opportunities to have a good time with whatever you are doing there. ( plus, ELEPHANTS!)  Courtney herself is probably one of THE cutest “mama-to-be”.  Her little boy showed us how great life can be even before he officially arrived.  I’m grateful we had the opportunity to create together on this, because the zoo holds a special place for me and I delight in any chance to return.  (especially if FILM is involved!)

 

Now, on to the post…. It’s jam packed with light and love and wonder for what is to come…c_101c_102c_103c_104c_105c_106c_107c_108c_109c_110c_111c_112c_113c_114c_115c_116c_117c_118c_119

Shining Spring // Portrait Film Photographer Memphis Tn

“When her doctor took her bandages off and led her into the garden, the girl who was no longer blind saw “the tree with the lights in it.” It was for this tree I searched through the peach orchards of summer, in the forests of fall and down winter and spring for years. Then one day I was walking along Tinker creek and thinking of nothing at all and I saw the tree with the lights in it. I saw the backyard cedar where the mourning doves roost charged and transfigured, each cell buzzing with flame. I stood on the grass with the lights in it, grass that was wholly fire, utterly focused and utterly dreamed. It was less like seeing that like being for the first time see, knocked breathless by a powerful glance. The flood of fire abated, but I’m still spending the power. Gradually the lights went out in the cedar, the colors died, the cells un-flamed and disappeared. I was still ringing. I had been my whole life a bell and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck. I have since only very rarely seen the tree with the lights in it. The vision comes and goes, mostly goes, but I live for it, for the moment the mountains open and a new light roars in spate through the crack, and the mountains slam.”
― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Tech specs: Contax645, Fuji400h, PPI
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This post is also the third edition of a blog circle with Film Mama.  You can follow the blog around to see work by photographers using film, around the world.  You will end up here again when you are finished! Please enjoy work by fellow film mama, Emily Rainsford, here. See you next time! xo

Cinnamon Girl // Portrait Film Photography Memphis Tn

“A dreamer of pictures
I run in the night
You see us together,
chasing the moonlight,
My cinnamon girl.”

Jesse’s wisteria set is absolutely wonderful.

More soon! xoxo

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