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{Just Married} Kayla + Tony

The wedding invitations dubbed the upcoming nuptials of Kayla and Tony as “Best Day Ever,” and I can’t disagree with that!


 

Firstly, there are a couple of things to know:

  • I have traveled to different states to photograph weddings before, this is my first time going out of the country for a wedding! Kayla and Tony live in London, so that’s where their wedding took place.  Also, it was my first time attending a wedding in England, full stop. So cool!
  • I shot the whole thing on film. As much of a film enthusiast as I am, digital is usually my medium of choice for weddings. Not this time though. Between the fact that I don’t normally take digital cameras with me when I travel to England, and the fact that I just felt as if Kayla and Tony’s wedding would best be captured on film, well…these are all film photos! 

Kayla and Tony were married at the beautiful Islington Town Hall in London. There were readings by some of he happy couple’s nearest and dearest, music sung with lilting vocals and ukelele accompiament by a talented friend of Kayla’s, and even a few laughs during the ceremony (such as when the ring bearer decided he wanted his grandfather, Tony’s brother and best man, to give the rings to the bride and groom during the exchanging of the rings portion of the ceremony. Hilarious!)

The wedding was 100% true to who Kayla and Tony are (which is to say: lovely individuals!) Probably because the amazing Kayla did it all! From the wedding cake to the bouquets and floral arrangements, it was all Kayla! Not to mention the design of the invitations, too!

Though the wedding was in a grand room, it felt like a very intimate setting due to the warmth and love felt by everyone in attendance.

Seriously. SO ADORABLE!

Maid of honour, Jenny, holding on to her own bouquet and the bride’s as well

The happiest of couples!

Essential photo of the wedding couple’s shoes 😉

Tony, Kayla, and Baxter make a beautiful little family, don’t you agree??

Seeing a bride and groom walking from the town hall to the restaurant where the reception was being held gave onlookers a something to smile about!

In lieu of the guestbook, guests signed little wooden hearts and placed them in a keepsake frame

Kayla and her wonderful maid of honour, Jenny

Wedding cakes made by no other than the bride herself

<3

Dancing to “Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay

Super candid, but I love this one of the newlyweds, their little guy, and Kayla’s mom

They sure did!

Kayla and Tony’s wedding day was marvelous. You can just see that those two ADORE one another, and really, I could see how much their union meant to all their guests on that day. Much love to ya’ll!

Photos taken with a Fuji GA645i, on Fuji Pro 400H, Kodak Portra 400, Ilford XP2, and Ilford HP5+. Whew!

{Testing the batch} Expired Kodak Pro 400MC 2.0

Maybe you’ve noticed by now that I sometimes buy batches of expired film. I had some film called Kodak Pro 400MC a couple of years ago, which expired in 1996. I LOVED it. It was some of my favorite expired film which I’ve ever used. I wished I had lots more rolls of it once I ran out! Here are some examples of that Pro 400MC batch:

(those last two were taken in London <3)

I finally decided to buy more Pro 400MC from ebay, knowing that it wouldn’t necessarily give me the same look as the other set of Pro 400MC I had, but I thought I would give it a try anyway. I got three rolls that expired in 1999 (well, I bid on five, but then the seller realized that there were only three in the box and the other two were something else. More on that another time though…) ANYWAY, I used the test roll on one of my niece’s “$5 photo shoots” on July 4, in her “photo shoot worthy” Nintendo shirt. I know some purists won’t like the way the expired film looks in these, but I kind of LOVE them. A lot.

Fuji GA645i • Kodak Pro 400MC, expired 1999

I shot the film at 200 ASA to help compensate for the age of the film, but I will probably want to do exposure compensation in tricky lighting situations, because film this old doesn’t have as much “latitude” as fresh film. I noticed that when I used the other batch of Pro 400MC I had in my GA645i, it wasn’t as well-exposed as when I used it in a camera where I set the exposure instead of the camera doing it (which is the case with the GA645i.)

 

{Fuji + Fuji}

Awhile back, I thought I’d put one of my favorite films in one of my favorite cameras: Fuji Pro 400H in my Fuji GA645i. The GA645i is one of those cameras that I forget how much I enjoy using until I get it in my hands again.

Scenes from a visit to Muddy’s Midtown

I shot this on Instax mini and wanted to see how it turned out on another Fuji

Rainy day

That valance I love at my sister’s house

All was going well, until something potentially bad happened: I discovered my GA645i, in the soaking wet floorboard of my car. For a camera which is completely reliant on electronics to function, I thought the GA645i was a goner. I was preparing to go into mourning, but I decided that it couldn’t hurt to put the camera into a container of rice to give it a chance to dry out, like you would if you dropped your mobile phone into a glass of water.

GA645i, in a combination of sushi rice and arborio rice

I trepidatiously took this photo to see if the camera would go haywire – it didn’t!

I took a celebratory photo of the GA645i for my Instax daily photo project

Clover

The Mayapples bloomed

Radio Flyer

Cart of wood

As you can see, the camera still worked after it gave me the scare of a lifetime! I’m so very happy about this ♥

Fuji GA645i Fuji Pro 400H (shot at 320 ISO)

{Takes and Outtakes}

Takes and outtakes from a recent photo shoot with my niece. Silly/serious poses.

Fuji GA645i Kodak • Portra 160NC, expired 2006

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