Travels | île d'Orléans

Today I'd like to share the last of my film photos from our trip to Québec City, Québec.

You can see my previous images here: Travels | Québec City, Part 1 and Travels | Québec City, Part 2 

île d'Orléans is a small, quaint island located in the Saint Lawrence River, about three miles east of downtown Québec. We rented a scooter to explored the island for an entire day on our own.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans 

Vignoble Ste-Pétronille - beautiful views and winery.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans

We continued on to Chocolaterie de Île d’Orléans - the absolute best chocolate I have ever tasted.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans

There are stunning views of Québec City from the island!

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans

I ran into this nice lady sitting down with her watercolor pad and watercolors, and immediately fell in love.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans

A stop at La Maison Smith for coffee and pastries.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | île d'Orléans

We absolutely enjoyed our anniversary trip.

The people of Québec City were so nice, and the city itself, so quaint. I cannot wait to go back!

Travels | Québec City, Part 2

More pictures from our trip to Québec City, Québec. You can see my first installment here.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Quebec City

We stayed at the Auberge Saint-Antoine and I highly recommend it.  Located in the Vieux Port of Québec City, it was so convenient to walk everywhere. Such a quaint hotel, and one of my favorite parts of our visit was simply enjoying the room.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Quebec City

We had our own expresso maker in the room, and we spent early afternoons with the windows wide open enjoying a daily cup of expresso.  I enjoyed it so much that when we returned, I promptly ordered my own expresso machine.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Québec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Québec City

The view from right outside our window.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Québec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Québec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Québec City

Side note: I have been using Glossier skincare and makeup products for a while now and I absolutely love them. May warrant a separate post, if you are interested.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Québec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Québec City

A little wine to celebrate our anniversary in at Bar Artéfact.

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Québec City

Night view of Château Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world.

All images taken with my Pentax K1000 and a mix of Kodak Portra 400 35mm film.

One more installment of photos coming up - our day trip to Île d'Orléans, a quaint island about 15 minutes from downtown Québec City.

Travels | Québec City, Part 1

 Hello Quebec City

To celebrate our wedding anniversary this year, my husband and I decided to celebrate in Québec City, Québec.  This was our very first time to Québec, and we had an excellent trip. Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada's mostly French-speaking Québec province. Almost everyone speaks French, but were happy to switch over English for us!

 Azzari Jarrett | Old Quebec City

I packed only my Pentax K1000 for this trip. Mostly because I miss shooting with it. And it did not disappoint. 

 Azzari Jarrett | Quebec City | Film
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Pentax K100 | Quebec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Quebec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Pentax K100 | Quebec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Pentax K1000 | Film | Quebec City

Cobblestone streets, flowers galore - I was in heaven!

 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Pentax K1000 | Quebec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Pentax K1000 | Quebec City
 Azzari Jarrett | Film | Pentax K1000 | Quebec City

I absolutely loved the charm of Old Quebec. It actually felt like we were in Europe.  Very easy to walk around and we loved the sites and sounds of Old Quebec. 

More photos, soon.

If you are interested in more of my film work, check out my tumblr site.

Travels | Worcester, UK

 Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

Last month, my husband and I attended a family wedding in Worcester, UK.  Located in the West Midlands, Worcester is about a 4 hour drive from London and the home of Worcestershire sauce

Visiting the English countryside was definitely a treat for us, we love getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city.  Here are a few captures with my iPhone.

 Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

So much greenery and so quaint!

 Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

Scenes from the wedding and the happy couple.

 London | Azzari Jarrett

Waiting for the reception in the dining hall.  Love this capture of me and my aunt, taken by my brother-in-law.

 Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

The details, the details, the details.

 Worcester | Azzari Jarrett

The lovely bed and breakfast were we stayed.  I captured this right as the sun was setting. 

We will most definitely be back!  I have a few more photos from London, coming soon.

Hello Asheville

 Asheville, North Carolina | Hasselblad 500cm | Azzari Jarrett

We spent a couple of days in Asheville, North Carolina for New Years.  My husband and I really love Asheville and our girls particularly love visiting the Biltmore Estate.

It was cold and overcast during our visit, which is actually my favorite for taking pictures.  I only brought my hasselblad for this trip, and I was stopped more than once by people asking about it.  

As you can imagine - taking the time to compose the photo, looking down into the viewfinder to manually focus, clicking the loud shutter, winding the crank, and finally pulling out film from the polaroid back, definitely takes me a considerable amount of time and brings a few stares by the strangers standing around me.  I'm pretty comfortable with this process and I've gotten over this.  Over the years I've learned that people are more or less just curious about why I am shooting with a camera that is older than me versus a digital camera, which is always a conversation starter!

You can actually see my behind-the-scenes process for shooting with my hasselblad and polaroid back in this video.

 Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina | Hasselblad 500cm | Azzari Jarrett
 Asheville, North Carolina | Hasselblad 500cm | Azzari Jarrett

And in keeping with a little behind-the-scenes to show my process - below is the actual image on Fuji FP 100c instant film

 Hasselblad 500cm | Fuji FP 100c Film | Azzari Jarrett

I simply scan the photo and crop it before posting.

I definitely didn't get all the photos I wanted for this trip, but it's always a give and take between being present in the moment and documenting the moment.  And I am happy I did a bit of both!

You can see more of my film images here.

New Orleans Film Photos

 New Orleans, Louisiana, Nikon f100, 35mm | Azzari Jarrett

Over Thanksgiving break, we spent some time in my beloved New Orleans.  So many good memories, and I love that my girls are now at an age to enjoy the many sights and sounds.

Here are a few film images that I captured during our visit.

 New Orleans, Louisiana, Nikon f100, 35mm | Azzari Jarrett
 New Orleans, Louisiana, Nikon f100, 35mm | Azzari Jarrett
 New Orleans, Louisiana, Nikon f100, 35mm | Azzari Jarrett
 New Orleans, Louisiana, Nikon f100, 35mm | Azzari Jarrett
 New Orleans, Louisiana, Nikon f100, 35mm | Azzari Jarrett
 New Orleans, Louisiana, Nikon f100, 35mm | Azzari Jarrett

And if you enjoyed these, you might like some of my earlier photographs of New Orleans.

New Orleans and a New Year

New Orleans in Black and White

Quiet Mornings

As you can probably tell, I love capturing this beautiful city on film.

Travels | Pacific Northwest on Black and White Film

I am a firm believer that creativity needs constraints.  I talked a bit about that in my post, Photo Life 3: Traveling with Photography Gear.

I have been on one too many trips where I have packed too many cameras, too much film, and I felt burdened by the sheer weight of carrying it all.  

For this trip, I had one roll of film - Ilford HP5 Black and White. And that's it.

I shot 36 exposures during the entire trip, and along with my iPhone snaps, and a few instax minis - I felt that I was truly able to enjoy my time exploring.

Here are my favorites from the roll, starting with Seattle.

 Seattle Public Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

I love how the grain of these black and white photos make them seem like they were taken in the 1950's or 60's. 

 Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Seattle Pike Place Market | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Port of Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Seattle | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

And Portland shines on black and white film.

 Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Ace Hotel Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Powell's Books Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Powell's Books Portland | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett
 Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast | Black and White Film Photography by Azzari Jarrett

Cannon Beach almost looks eerie in this last photo.

Black and white film definitely changes the mood, and I love that.

And if you are interested, here are a few more (older) posts with black and white film:

 

Travels | Pacific Northwest

 Pacific Northwest Travels - Iphone | Azzari Jarrett

Last week, my husband and I set out on a quick trip to the Pacific Northwest. It was the first time for both of us, and I don't quite think that we were prepared for so much beauty.  I was expecting weather in the 50's and 60's with rain and light drizzle, but we lucked up with clear sunny skies and temperatures in the 70's. Gorgeous weather for exploring!

For this trip, I decided to bring only film cameras - my Nikon F100 and my Instax Mini, along with my iPhone for digital captures. If your struggling with what photography gear to pack on a trip, see this post.   

As I wait for my film to be developed, I can't help but share these iPhone snaps from our trip.

Our first stop was Seattle.  And no trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the Pike Place Market.

 Pacific Northwest Travels - Iphone | Azzari Jarrett

So many sights and sounds and colors.  So much goodness to capture.  The flowers were my favorite.  At $5 and $10 a bundle, their price is hard to beat.  It took every ounce of my willpower not to pick up a bouquet.

 Pacific Northwest Travels - Iphone | Azzari Jarrett

For dinner, a friend recommended La Rustica, an Italian restaurant in West Seattle with breathtaking views (see above).  Definitely worth visiting if you enjoy good food, wine, and getting away from the touristy spots.  

 Pacific Northwest Travels - Iphone | Azzari Jarrett

The next day, we enjoyed a strong cup of coffee and breakfast at Odd Fellows Cafe + Bar. The windows were open and there was such a nice breeze.  I definitely enjoyed the vibe here.

 Pacific Northwest Travels - iPhone | Azzari Jarrett

Right next door to Odd Fellows is Totokaelo (above left photo) - a beautifully designed store full of art and textiles, as well as clothes and shoes.  I couldn't help myself and picked out a mug to add to my collection!

We also made a quick stop to the Melrose Market, home to an eclectic group of shops including Marigold and Mint (above right photo).

 Pacific Northwest Travels - iPhone | The London Plane by Azzari Jarrett

On our last day in Seattle, we enjoyed the cafe at The London Plane (above), which had the most beautiful flower shop. Definitely worth a visit!

 Pacific Northwest Travels - iPhone | Azzari Jarrett

On Saturday, we rented a car and drove to Tacoma, Washington to visit friends.  They took us on a tour of Tacoma, which we loved.  The above image was taken at Point Defiance Park.  

 Pacific Northwest Travels - iPhone | Azzari Jarrett

Tacoma has so many parks with breathtaking views.  I don't think you can take a bad picture here if you tried.

 Pacific Northwest Travels - iPhone | Ace Hotel by Azzari Jarrett

We rounded out our trip with a visit to Portland.  And of course, an obligatory visit to the Ace Hotel Portland and the famous photo booth in the lobby.  I can't wait to document those photos!

 Pacific Northwest Travels - iPhone | Azzari Jarrett

A quick stop in Adler and Co to see the beautiful flowers of Hilary Horvath. And again, so hard to resist.

 Pacific Northwest Travels - iPhone | Blue Star Donuts by Azzari Jarrett

On our last day, we picked up donuts and coffee at Blue Star Donuts and headed for the Oregon Coast. 

 Pacific Northwest Travels - iPhone | Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast by Azzari Jarrett

After an easy one and half hour drive, we were greeted with this beautiful sight. The dramatic rock formations of Haystack Rock on  Cannon Beach were truly breathtaking.

Not until I posted this on Instagram did I realize that a few scenes from the Goonies (one of my all time favorite movies as a kid) was filmed here!

Needless to say, I can't wait to head back to the Pacific Northwest!