New Orleans Film Adventure

I always hope to stay inspired.  I never want to feel like I’ve accomplished it all or that I know it all, because what else is there after that? I continue to educate myself & challenge myself in different ways, through all aspects of life. This year I wanted to focus on photography, I wanted to learn something new - so I set my goal on beginning to learn and shoot film. Before I even had a film camera I signed up for the FIND workshop in NOLA. I figured if I was really going to do this that signing up and paying my deposit 8 months in advance would hold me to that. I soon after bought a 35mm camera just to get my feet wet, test the waters and experiment. I couldn’t go to this workshop not knowing anything right?!  My plan was to be comfortable with film, shooting medium format instead of 35mm and feeling very confident in my skills before even attending the workshop …. WELL leave it to me to be a procrastinator … fast forward 8 months later, and feeling so NOT confident and very clueless it was time for the workshop! So ready or not … I ended up renting a medium format camera to take down to New Orleans - and just hoped for the best! I believe my first questions was “how do I load this film”?? 

While I felt challenged and extremely unsure of myself the entire time, I gave it my all … Thanks to Jonathan Canlas for being encouraging and putting up with my million questions. I am so glad I stuck through it and am happy to announce that I now own my very own medium format camera =) … I’m using it regularly and loving it! I still have a lot of learning to do when it comes to film but my first REAL attempt wasn’t so bad …. 

SO here are some shots I got while down in New Orleans using nothing but film (go me!) 

Sawyer Jones - Ahh I spy sweet Cassidy!

-I recently went through the same thing myself, so much fun if I say so.


Catherine Abegg - these are fantastic! i love all of them, but especially the first & the last… xo!

The Lamb Family

I’m not sure if it can get any cuter than this handsome little fella!?!  It was such a pleasure to photograph and meet this sweet family!

xo - Brandi

T.Jones - Beautiful and captivating, every single shot!

Peggy Ostring - Beautiful family photos
Happy Birthday Israel. (:

cindy macomber - You have captured the beauty that comes from LOVE.I’m sure you know how pressious your little man is , but don’t push him to grow up to fast. I love to watch grandma, grandpa share him on the show. God bless your little family. Remember to take time away from your son . It helps you and the little on . I love you . From my heart , Your son reminds me of my son when he was that age. He is now 22 and loves the Lord. God bless.

Jane - Very cute and adorable photos.Happy Birthday Israel:)

Mary Espinosa Hewitt - Happy Birthday precious one-he sure has the joy of the Lord-God bless you.

Marion Jahalal - Beautiful family photo.
Happy Birthday Israel:
May God continue to bless you and keep you always in his grace.You are so cut.lots of love.

Caroline - Breathtaking! Wow…Simply beautiful. Job well done.Your family is a blessed generation and these are pictures you will see for ages.♥ you guys.

Caroline - Breathtaking! Wow…Simply beautiful. Job well.
♥ you guys.

Annn - Lovely family! God Bless


Blanca Coyne - What an adorable couple with the most beautiful Israel !

alyssa - oh my gosh they are the most adorable family!! these photos are unbelievably charming!

Shannon - Beautiful family. ..perfect

Sara R. Hochstein - Adorable baby boy! He certainly has his
grandmother Joni’s eyes!
I enjoy looking at his photos so much.
Just can’t get enough of that beautiful face.

grace mensah - Fantastic pictures. Stay blessed

Yvonne S. - These are such gorgeous pics:)