River's Mom

River isn't old enough to talk yet, but I think if she was, she would say how thankful she is to have a mom that loves her this much. She gets up in the middle of the night to feed her, she plays with her and changes her diaper. She works hard at a job to help take care of her. And she would do anything to help her grow into an awesome little human. She would say "I love you Mom. You are the best one I could ask for. Happy Mothers day!"

Nikon F3: First Roll

The last few rolls of film I got developed were super grainy and faded and I was a little bit disappointed and discouraged, so when this roll of film came in I was absolutely ecstatic. You can ask Courtney, it was all I talked about for a good while. 

This roll was a few firsts. I recently was finally able to acquire one of my dream camera and lenses. I bought a Nikon F3 with a 50mm f1.2 mounted on the front from Englewood Camera and Photo. It is a beautiful little setup and feels so good in my hand. It is by far my favorite camera I have ever owned. This roll was also my first time shooting Portra 400. I have always loved the way the film looked but for some reason never got around to shooting it. I totally get now why people love it. It is a BEAUTIFUL film. The colors, dynamic range, grain structure...it all just works so well. It is probably my new go-to film of choice. 

Mostly I shoot film to capture everyday life and this roll is no exception. Spring is starting to hit here in Colorado. Everything is turning green and we are spending a lot more time outside. At the same time the seasons are changing, it seems like our daughter is starting to bloom as well. Her personality is starting to come out a lot and it brings me so much joy to watch. She smiles all the time, is starting to be silly, and her new thing is she loves to wave at everybody in sight. She is still magical to me. Anyways her is a few scenes from our life recently captured on film.