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{Instant} Family Photography: The Jackson Family, Fall 2013

This is just a peek into the session I did this month with the Jacksons. I brought along my Polaroid 250, to shoot alongside my digital camera. It’s got weird light leaks and can take patience to get the shots just right, but here are the best few instant photos from our session!

The beautiful couple: Mike and Meagan

Daddy and Ezra

Polaroid 250 • Fuji FP-100c

{‘Roid Week 2013} Bonus Day: The Island of Misfit ‘Roids

When I decided that ‘Roid Week 2013 was the ideal opportunity share my backlog of instant photos, I tried to be selective about the photos I’d showcase. Some of them were tossed aside because the focus/exposure wasn’t right, others simply didn’t “do it” for me.  But I’ve found that sometimes when I’m not crazy about a particular photo, it is still worth sharing because someone else might find the photo to be of some interest. Meaning some photos that make me say “meh!” may make someone else say “yeah!” In that spirit here are the photos that didn’t make the cut for my ‘Roid Week 2013 selections: 

“Instant photos of my niece, some more successful than others” • Polaroid 250 • Fuji FP-100C

“My brother’s pit bull, Nala, lounging on the porch”  Polaroid 250 Fuji FP-100C

“My fave shoes, but this photo makes my lap look voluminous” • Polaroid 250 • Fuji FP-100C

Failed attempt to photograph a beautiful, giant bowl of cream cheese icing”
Minolta Instant Pro close-up lens   PZ 680 Color Protection

“Blue Ribbon on the Post Office door” • Polaroid 250 Fuji FP-100C

“Summer Refreshment” • Polaroid Spectra 1200si • Close-up lens •  PZ 680 Color Protection

{‘Roid Week 2013} Sno Cones + Portraits

When I did engagement photos for Daniel and Amy, I took along my Polaroid 250 camera. We started our photo session at Jerry’s Sno Cones in Memphis. It was one of the first nice Saturdays of the spring, which meant Jerry’s was PACKED! The line stretched WELL around the corner, in fact.

I arrived before Daniel and Amy and gladly claimed a spot  in the queue while I awaited their arrival. After a bit of waiting, some people met up with the folks who were in front of me in the line, and there were hugs all around. It took me a second, but I quickly recognized that the people who had just arrived were none other than Hope and Richard! It had been a suuuuuuuper long time since I’d seen that sweet newlywed couple, so this chance run-in was a nice surprise for me!

Quick snapshot of Richard. Though he always looks “camera ready.” As does his wife –
still kicking myself for not grabbing a shot of Hope that day! 

Once the engaged couple arrived, it was time to commence the sno cone eatin’ and get our photo session under way!

Engagement Polaroid of Amy & Daniel with their sno cones

I only managed to grab a couple of photos with my Polaroid that day, but I was pretty glad I bothered to bring it along once I saw how those photos turned out. I know the most photogenic people…

Polaroid 250 • Fuji FP-100C