Since summer is winding down, and fall is upon us, I thought I would share some of my favorite personal images I took this summer on our trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, in May. I love that most, if not all, of these images were not posed or directed in any way but just capture our trip as it was. Through all of it's imperfect moments, laughter, smiles, and lots of time spent at the beach and at the beach house.
These images are ones I know me and my family will cherish in the years to come, as time is so fleeting--babies and kids grow up and change before our eyes so quickly. My hope that these photographs will be a time capsule that we can revisit anytime we wish. Which is one of the reasons I love photography so much, and as to why I am so passionate about capturing other families' stories and memories in a lifestyle/documentary approach: because it is about your unique story that no one else has but you. Nothing wrong with capturing the milestones and the important events; but don't overlook the beauty of those everyday, mundane moments that will slip you by, and those are the ones you will cherish the most looking back.
This summer I decided to experiment with film, so here are a couple of film shots from the beach trip! They are not perfect by any means, but I thought they turned out decent for my first rolls of film. I am hoping to keep experimenting and get better with more practice. The image of baby Andi just gets me -- those rolls and her little hands -- all perfectly preserved on film. These images below were all shot on Ektar 100 on a Nikon 35mm film camera.
If you got through all that--congrats! Haha. If you would like to see more from this trip, here is a short film I created (if you haven't seen it already). You can watch it below.