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LIFE'S SHORT
YOU'RE HOT

CAPTURE IT ON FILM

Film portraits in Portland OR

FILM SHOOTS

FOR WORK. FOR PLAY. FOR ANYTHING INBETWEEN.

Summer is here - time to replace those dusty old headshots with photos you really love. Creative portraits, boudoir, branding, couples shoots, birthdays, life milestones - I'm here for it all.

Portland film portraits and lifestyle photoshoots

35MM FILM PORTRAITS AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOSHOOTS

FOR LOVERS OF NOSTALGIA

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A LIFESTYLE FILM PHOTOSHOOT?

Let me be real with y'all - these are probably my favorite type of shoots that I offer. Similar to a portrait session but with a more creative, nostalgic edge. The goal isn't necessarily to get the perfect professional headshot (although we can certainly do that too), but rather to capture a creative vibe or aesthetic. Perfect for couples who want a documentary-style engagement shoot on film or singles who want to celebrate themselves. 

 

We'll talk through creative inspiration and locations (I have a library of ideas, sets, props, and styling inspiration to pull from if you're feeling stuck or want some guidance). Is a classic dive bar scene your vibe? Or maybe a record shop, winery, or picnic speaks to you. Whatever the setting and creative direction, we'll collaborate on a gallery of film photos you'll want to show off to the grandkids. 

35mm film portrait photography and brand shoots
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THREE STEPS TO
FIRE FILM PHOTOS

STEP 1: THE CONNECTION

We'll chat over the phone, a Zoom call or email to swap ideas and inspo! The goal is to get on the same page about what you're looking to get out of your film photoshoot and any ideas you have in for the creative direction. I'll follow up with a mood board and we'll nail down to logistics of the shoot. 

STEP 2: THE SHOOT

Film is an intentional medium so we'll ease into the shoot by chatting for the first few minutes and getting comfortable around each other. We'll also use this time to go over the inspiration or shot list. Then we get into it! I use a mix of posed and candid photography to tell a visual story. 

STEP 3: THE DELIVERY

You'll receive a link to your digital scans within a week.

FULL SHOOT

WHAT'S INCLUDED

- Mood board 
- 3 Rolls of film
- Your choice of b&w or color     (or one of each) 
- Minimum 50 digital images 
- 1 week delivery
- Shareable online gallery
- Total investment: $650

LIL'
SHOOT

WHAT'S INCLUDED

- Mood board 
- 1 Roll of film
- Your choice of b&w or color 
- Minimum 20 digital images 
- 1 week delivery
- Shareable online gallery  
- Total investment: $400

Portland film portrait photographer

VERY GOOD REASONS TO BOOK A FILM PHOTOSHOOT

SHOW THEM WHAT THEY'RE MISSING. SHOW THEM WHAT THEY GOT. COMMEMORATE YOUR FIRST BUSINESS LAUNCH. OR HOME PURCHASE. OR MAYBE IT'S A GIFT FOR YOUR MOM. OR EXCEPT MAYBE IT'S FOR YOU. A FROM-ME-TO-ME. OR THOSE JEANS JUST MAKE YOUR BOOTY LOOK GOOD. OR HOW ABOUT BECAUSE THIS LIFE IS SHORT AND PRECIOUS AND YOU DESERVE PHOTOS THAT MAKE YOU CRY HAPPY TEARS TO REMEMBER IT BY.

WANT TO SEE MORE?

Check out an example of a 35mm film session with this gallery of a film boudoir and lifestyle shoot or this 35mm film portrait session at a classic Portland dive bar. Still have questions, concerns, compliments? Hit the button to hit me up! Always happy to chat.

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FILM PHOTOSHOOT FAQ

01

Where are film photoshoots offered?

I'm based in Portland, OR but also shoot in Missoula, Vancouver, WA, Seattle, and am open to traveling pretty much anywhere for a photo session! I travel to Spain and Europe annually and offer discounted rates for certain locations that are top of my wish list. Hit me up for more deets.

04

How do you pose for a film photoshoot?

My strategy for working with a client on posing is similar whether we're shooting film or digital: I'll direct you through natural, candid movements and have you freeze or repeat a position  as I catch a composition looking good through the lens. This is a collaborative process that relies on mood boards and creative direction for the shoot.

02

What's the difference between film and digital photography? 

Film is a more intentional format than digital photography. With only 36 frames per roll and rising costs of film and processing, film forces you to think critically and value every shot in a way that digital photography doesn't. Both have their value but film has a more timeless look and feel.

05

What's the editing process like for film portraits? 

Film needs very minimal edits - the shots typically come off the camera looking great. I don't usually do much editing to my film photos but I will occasionally tweak exposure or color levels. I also make micro edits to remove things like zits, makeup smudges or to color correct smiles. I also use Phil Chester Lightroom presets on my digital work.

03

How long have you been shooting film photography?

I got into photography through film, shooting on my dad's Pentax K1000 as a freshman in high school. I was immediately hooked and spent all my free time in the dark room. I went on to study photojournalism in college where I continued to take film classes on the side.

06

Absolutely, I love shooting engagements on film - especially the day-in-the-life sessions which include up to 5 locations and allow for a truly documentary-style couples shoot. Note that these shoots are not reserved for engaged couples - also great for anyone wanting to celebrate their love for any occasion. 

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