Sandra Coan: The Fabulous Ms. Mallet In Film

Over the weekend I had the great pleasure of shooting old school, studio style wedding portraits with my dear friend Christina Mallet.  As we were heading out the door to go to the studio, I couldn't help but snap some images of Christina's oh-so-adorable daughter!  I just had to share!  Seriously... isn't she the cutest?  I love the messy hair.  I love the left over dried milk on her face.  Love the Elmo shirt.  And of course, I love her! I shot these images on my Mamiya 645 (a.k.a my new favorite camera).  Medium Format rocks!  And I have to say, I love this movement back to film!  It's so inspiring and so refreshing.  And honestly, all the beautiful film work we publish here on Little Bellows has inspired me to dust of the old film cameras and take them out for a spin!

So I want to know... who out there is shooting film.  And if you are, do you shoot it for your clients or do you, like me, save it for family and special occasions?  Do you prefer it over digital.  If so, why?  I want to hear your story.  So please leave a message below!

-Sandra Coan

Scroll down to the end for Cat’s take.

Cat's take:

There is something about film that creates a tangible, touchable feeling in a two-dimensional photograph, and I definitely see it here. This little girl's eyes are glistening and her hair is just so fuzzy and cute! And the film did that...it just appears that way, in-camera. It's both romantic and real. You don't get it in digital without post-processing. You have to help digital to interpret the sparkly light bouncing off of her eyes and the contrast of her light-brown curls, because it doesn't understand the intrinsic, emotional nature of that kind of light. That is why some of us still shoot film!

Gorgeous shots, Sandra...as always!

- Cat Thrasher