Lynn and Ryan’s wedding consisted of a couple of firsts for me: First Downtown Chicago Wedding and first time shooting film at a wedding. For those of you that know me, or follow me on facebook, you’ll know that I’ve been shooting a bit more film for my personal work. Well, I asked Lynn and Ryan if they would be willing to let me cross the divide from only shooting film in a personal setting, to shooting some in a professional setting. Luckily, they were on board and enthusiastic. You’ll find, scattered through this post, some polaroids and some film shot on a Rolleiflex from the 1950s (just look for the shots with borders and the square shots).
So much of what makes me happy about this job is regularly being able to put myself outside of my comfort zone, and film is just the latest way I’ve started to do so. There’s something about slowing down, getting a reading from my light meter, manually focusing, looking down to compose, and then exhaling and pressing the shutter that is foreign and exciting to someone like me who has only ever shot digital. I know that this wedding is the beginning of a new way of relating to my work, the start of a new journey, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me.
Lynn and Ryan, thanks for being on board.
Unbelievable ! These are amazing Heather! Top Tier photography right here you nailed it!
So sick Heather… loving your polaroid work!
From one Heather to another… this is amazing. You killed this wedding.
Lovely photos! I love the portraits in the crosswalk!
Beautiful wedding Heather! I love the portraits in the street and those amazing dance shots!
These are really amazing photographs, beautiful. Great work!
Awesome work Heather!
Stunning Heather! love the sprinkling of film here .. gorgeous!
Love the Dad’s reaction – perfect!
So much emotion in the dance shots. 🙂
your work is always so beautiful heather. love seeing what you’ve done with film, keep mixing it up!
wow you simply rocked this wedding, your portraits are so creative, well done!
Lovely!! I love the first dance shot, and also the one of the couple under the trees.
Really great work – love the double exposure
Heather – ______!!!! so awesome. Wonderfully gorgeous. This one especially: http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/CHICAGO.wedding66.jpg
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