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Film Arte by Doug & CheyAnne

If you’ve been following us for the last several months then you may remember reading about our trip to Italy and the beautiful Tuscan elopement we photographed in-between drinking copious amounts of Sangiovese. If you didn’t, you can see the full post here!

One of the most exciting parts about this shoot was getting back to our photographic roots and shooting film! My good friend Aaron Hogan with Eye Wander Photo was generous enough to loan me his Hasselblad with a few lenses and a couple of film backs. I loaded it up with some Kodak Portra 160 and crossed the pond for a great adventure! The film was processed and scanned by Richard’s Photo Lab, and I did minor manipulations in Lightroom – mainly putting some warmth back to the images as the scans came back very cool (blueish tint for non-photog followers:).  There were two things that really stood out to me in shooting film, especially medium-format.  As everyone knows, it definitely made me slow down a bit and really take in the composition and you check all 4 corners of your frame before pushing the shutter button, as you only get 12 frames per roll so you better make each one count! The other thing was the square format vs. the 35mm rectangle. I absolutely loved the square format and found that it really suits my style of composing images and didn’t leave me with extra space or elements that I didn’t want.

After returning from Italy, viewing the images and reminiscing about how great it was to get back to how we first started taking pictures, we decided it would be a great idea to add the option of Film coverage for your wedding day to our a la carte menu! If you’re interested in add film coverage to your wedding day or portrait shoot let us know!  I also took the liberty of asking the groom, my good friend and also a photographer, to take one quick film shot of my and my beautiful wife. Check it out at the end of this post!

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Arte by CheyAnne & Doug

We had so much fun with Rebecca and Matt during their engagement session in the French Quarter — despite the fact that Mother Nature attempted to rain on our parade, quite literally.  When we first met up we had our umbrellas opened and it was still raining!  Logistics are tough for these two, so we had devised a back up plan just in case, but luckily enough within the first 20 minutes the rain let up and we were able to get some amazing pictures!  These two settled in quickly, and were naturals in front of the camera.  They are definitely cuddly, and love being close.  I adore how perfectly coordinated they were. It felt like fall was in the air, all around — between the weather, their burnt orange color palette, and the cute pumpkin that Rebecca brought as a prop.  I love the natural ease to these photos.  My absolute favorite one is the bottom left photo!  I’m in love with that photo!  Make sure you go all the way to the end of the post!!  Enjoy!

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  • Maureen Regan - October 15, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    Superb photos. Looks like a romance movie filmed in Paris.ReplyCancel


Arte by CheyAnne & Vanessa

Laura and Hugh were the ultimate laid back, sweet couple.  Laura kept reciting advice that Hugh had given her during the time leading up to the wedding.  It was something to the effect of, “be confident in the decisions you’ve made.”  Basically, no turning back, and don’t fret over things.  I think that’s fabulous advice!  And as relaxed as Laura was, I could still tell that that advice was helping to keep her grounded on a day when emotions can, and often do, run high.

I thoroughly enjoyed being at The Orleans Club.  It has been several years since I have been there, but I absolutely loved the ambiance of the whole venue.  It had so much charm, and just felt very old school New Orleans to me.  It all matched up perfectly with Laura’s dress that was once upon a time her mothers.  I LOVED her dress!  They made a few changes to the dress to enhance it for Laura’s use, but I thought it was absolutely perfect, and so stunning on Laura.  I told Laura and Hugh during photos that I just felt we should head in a simple, classic, traditional direction based on everything I was seeing.  I’m pretty confident that these photos nailed it!  I enjoy looking through their collection of photos — I feel they could be from today or from 20 years ago.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!  Enjoy!  :)

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Contributing Artists: Venue:  Orleans Club, Ceremony Venue: Holy Name of Jesus, Hair: Cindy Hutchinson of Houston, Makeup: Just Face It, Band: Bobby J & Stuff Like That, Florist: Meade Wenzel, Stationery/Calligraphy: Betty Hunley Designs and VCalligraphy
Cakes: Brittany Waters of Lafayette, Wedding Rings: Adlers, Bridesmaids’ Attire Designer: Alfred Sung, Bridesmaids’ Attire Store: Wedding Belles, Men’s Attire: Jos A. Banks