From the photographer:
Last month, Belle Lumiere Magazine held a film photography workshop geared towards photographers of all levels ranging from never held a film camera before to ones who have been shooting film for a few years but wanting to improve their craft. Like many of the other attendees at the workshop, I had started out in film, left it behind when digital came out and just starting to rediscover film again.
At the workshop it was my first time shooting with medium format film and I instantly fell in love with the whole process. It was great to slow down and immerse myself with a group of like minded creatives, all wanting to take the time to explore film. I have to admit that initially I did keep checking the back of my camera but after a couple hours of shooting, I started to just trust myself. It was even better when I got my images back from Film Box a couple weeks later and saw the colours and quality of film through my own images. It was an unforgettable experience and none of this would have been possible without the amazing team that Lexi Vornberg brought together.
The teachers, Elisa, Edward, Austin and Ryan were all so knowledgeable, approachable and patient with each any every one of us. Ginny Au and her team were unbelievable with the styling, everything was so elegantly simple and authentic, such a joy to photograph. Also Caylin the model was gorgeous, Amanda Gros did a wonderful job with her hair and make-up.
Photography: Heidi Lau Photography | Film Lab used: Film Box | Workshop: Belle Lumiere |
Cameras: Contax Rental | Styling: Ginny Au | Paper Suite: Abany Bauer (Brown Linen) | Rentals: 12th Table | Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros | Teachers: Elisa and Edward Bricker, Austin Gros and Ryan Bernal | Model: Caylin Cervetti | Dress: Dress Theory | Dress Designer: Sarah Seven | Florals: Kelly Lenard, Intertwine | Location of Event: Bloomsbury Farm, Smyrna, TN