This snowy family session in Leavenworth was everything I hoped it would be! Shot entirely on film, I used Kodak Portra 400 in both medium format and 35mm scanned by The Find Lab. My goto film cameras are a Contax 645 medium format camera and a Canon 1v 35mm which uses all my Canon L-series lenses. You can see how rich and vibrant those greens are, they almost look like an oil painting. Visiting from Montana, this family was no stranger to snow.
If you have been wanting a snowy family session in Leavenworth, now is the time. We just got a fresh blanket of snow, make a trip out to Leavenworth and enjoy our snow-capped mountains, beautiful evergreens, and incredible scenic backdrops. Plan a visit to our beautiful little Bavarian village and let’s get some gorgeous snowy film photos for you! Contact me to book a session.
If you are a photographer and want to learn more about shooting film I offer online photography mentorships and in-person photography mentorships. I am also hosting a one-day film photography workshop in Lake Chelan, Washington in May 2020. If film photography feels like a mystery to you but it is something you have been wanting to learn let’s make it happen! In the meantime download my favorite resources for film photography.
If you already shoot film and would like to know how I meter for snow, keep reading. I metered bulb out at a 90-degree angle and metered for the mid-tones. According to The Find Lab’s blog post on How to meter for snow, snow can look more gray than white, and The Find Lab suggests overexposing 2 stops. so I rated my Portra 400 at 200 and simply overexposed as suggested. Portra 400 is ideal for shooting film in the snow because it has more latitude and can be pushed 1-2 stops also it can handle a variety of lighting situations.
Winter also happens to be a great time for engagements. it is always so fun to get emails from newly engaged couples, just getting started on their wedding planning. Are you planning your wedding? Would you love some industry insight? I’ve got you! Download my preferred vendor guide and begin planning your Wenatchee, Leavenworth, or Lake Chelan wedding today!