We were able to make a quick weekend trip at the beginning of March. We have such good memories there. It’s truly the only vacation where I actually feel rested when I return home.
This time of year is mustard season and Napa Valley is filled with a beautiful blanket of yellow. Here are 35mm film photos I captured with my Pentax K1000 and Kodak Portra 400 film. These were mostly taken at Frog’s Leap in Rutherford, Napa Valley, California.
And you can see more of travel photos here.
Recent still life captures of florals on film.
And I continue to keep fresh flowers on our table each week. Sometimes from our garden, other times from the grocery store. But I love the pop of color and brightness they bring to the room.
Simple moments of my life captured on 35mm film from the last month or so. As always with film, these images feel so personal and intimate to me. I will always love how film captures my feelings and mood, in addition to what I see.
Nothing beats the first image from the roll.
We worked on a puzzle together as a family.
I made a quick trip home to Louisiana.
Morning light and my first cup of coffee.
More progress on the puzzle.
We finally finished the puzzle.
Last year, I started a project which I affectionately called 2018 on Film. My goal was to take one photograph a day to document the simple, quiet moments. Around May, as things go, life got in the way and I didn’t finish out the year. I did pick up my camera periodically, taking a photograph here and there, but I didn’t complete the roll until this month.
These film images span from May 2018 - January 2019. I lost a few images in the middle of roll because I opened the back of my camera prematurely. My favorites from the roll:
As film goes, I was surprised to get back these little treasures of my life, moments I completely forgot about. So glad that I did!
Needless to say, my film camera is loaded once again. No hard and fast rules, but it feels really good to see my life through film.
The second half of April 2018 images captured on 35mm film. I wrote a bit more about my personal photography project for this year here. You can also view the first half of my film images in this post.
April brings the awakening of flowers in our yard. Also in April, my husband and daughter built a small garden in our backyard. Trips to the beach are a must as the weather warms up, one out of focus image and other quiet moments around the house documented.
May film images currently underway. I will share them in June.
I have had these images developed for over two weeks now, and I am just now getting the chance to post them! May is proving to be quite a busy month with end of the year activities for my girls, and of course, Week In The Life, which I participated in last week.
Nevertheless, I am still committed to this personal project and excited to share my quiet moments of April 2018, photographed on 35mm film. You can read more about my photography project for this year here.
A few of my favorite people are captured this in the first half of this month - my parents and my youngest daughter. My parents were in town for a week at the beginning of April, visiting for Easter. So happy that I captured the portrait of my mom. You'll also see her famous gumbo, captures from a dinner party, walks around town, paintings, afternoon baths, and simple corners of my home. I also love how you can tell the weather is getting warmer from these photos.
Second half of April on film coming soon.
The second half of March 2018 images captured on 35mm film. I wrote a bit more about my personal photography project for this year here. You can also view the first half of my film images in this post.
Our Spring Break was the last week of March this year. I had originally packed my digital camera, and realized that I forgot to bring a memory card. Hence, you will notice that I took more than one image in Asheville, North Carolina simply because I couldn't help but document the beauty that I encountered there. Being flexible with this project and making it work for me.
Film images in April currently underway. And as always, I will share in this space in May when I develop my film.