I can’t even tell you how much I adore this couple. They are so cool, down to Earth and extremely in love. Chris and Monica decided that they wanted to shoot their engagement photos at UCLA. The campus holds special meaning to them, because they both graduated from there. The funny thing is, they didn’t even know it! After a long night of living it up, both residing in New York City, the two just happened to cross paths at 2 in the morning. They get to talking and discovered both are from California, both graduated from UCLA and BOTH moved to the same city at the same time! Shut up! When I heard their story all I could think about was the word (and movie) Serendipity. And, as they say…” the rest was history.”
I have been coordinating with Monica for the past 6 months now, her in New York and me, here, and I’m so excited that they made the big move back to the So Cal! Literally a week after they got here, we got to shooting. I was elated to see how much the camera loved them and how much they love each other and seriously, I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in November up in San Francisco! I have a strong feeling I’m gonna keel over dead due to gorgeousness overload.
Soooo, last week I finally got my old-school film camera back from the repair shop (“old-school” as in late 80’s early 90’s, so maybe I’m exaggerating a bit to sound cooler than I am). Having never actually used it before, I decided to just roll with it (pun totally intended). I have sort of been dreaming about making this transition from digital to film for forever, but always felt so daunted by the technicalities involved on top of the huge fact that i can’t turn my camera over to see the results (which still doesn’t stop me from doing it, even though I know there’s nothing there but dials). I decided to just get over my insecurities and implement the knowledge that I was able to absorb from Jose Villa’s incredible book and started shooting my first roll of film. Here are the results and I am absolutely, positively in love.
P.s. The film I shot on was Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed by the wonderful (and only lab I will use) Richard Photo Lab.