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Manteo, North Carolina Wedding | Film!

It's amazing what can happen from one little tweet.  Early last summer I tweeted some locations that were on my "places to shoot a wedding" bucket list . . . Prague, Ireland, India, Hawaii, and a few others, one of which was the Outer Banks.  I've had a minor obsession with the place for a long time now and had never been.  My friend Gabe saw my tweet and asked if I wanted to join him to shoot a wedding in the Outer Banks.  Let.Me.Get.This.Straight.  You are asking me to come shoot a wedding with a mega talented photographer, who shoots film, in the Outer Banks!?  Obviously I went.  And I knew it would be awesome. What I didn't realize was that it would turn my world on it's side.  Who knew shooting film would change the way I feel about photography so much.  Honestly, I wanted to do it, just to see if I could. But every once in a while, you have that feeling in your gut when you know something is just right, and that can't be ignored.  Film feels right.  I cried when Gabe sent me my scans.  I was so terrified that none of them would come out, that I would embarrass myself in front of someone I have a lot of respect for.  Even worse, that I would let myself down.  But I loved them oh so much.  Since then I've been shooting more and more film at each wedding and session.  I cannot wait to share them.

For now, enjoy this gorgeous wedding in Manteo (pronounced Manny-yo) that I had the pleasure to assist Gabe Aceves on.  Thank you Gabe and Sarah from the bottom of my heart.  I had such a great time with you both.

Shot on the Hasselblad 500cm and Canon EOS 3 on Fuji 400H, Portra 800, Tri-x 400 and Ilford Delta 3200.

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Outer Banks

I have to admit, sharing my adventures with film makes me really nervous.  It's a little bit like being naked in public.  Scary stuff for most of us.  But I'm diving right in.  There's just something about the look of film, the process of it, that makes my heart sing. Last month I visited Manteo (pronounced Manny-o) in the Outer Banks and second shot a wedding on just film. I can't share those images just yet, but I took a few snaps with the Hasselblad on my way out of town. I'll be making my Hassy shots available for purchase soon.

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