Ya'll, I am so excited about this post! I recently had an amazing opportunity to learn more about shooting film with Amanda Castle & Lauren Jolly. These two ladies are film photographers in the Winston-Salem area and were kind enough to share their knowledge with me through an all-day mentorship. Their passion for photography and specifically shooting film is contagious! I walked away with a desire to continue to learn, grow and find my niche.
We spent our morning at Liberty Arts Coffee House where they shared a generous amount of knowledge and graciously let me pick their brains on all things film. We then had lunch at Crafted, a yummy taco shop in downtown Winston-Salem. From there we braved the bitter cold for a few headshots and journeyed on to our photo shoot with the lovely Marla Lawson. Marla is a talented wedding and event planner/designer and was kindly volunteered her sweet family for our session. Amanda & Lauren walked me through shooting in various lighting situations and photographing fast moving kiddos on film. They patiently answered ALL of my questions and calmed my fears as I tried to implement everything I had learned earlier in the day.
I still have a long way to go with film, but I love the medium and want to continue learning as much as I can! I will still be shooting digital, for now, at all of my photo shoots, but am excited to see where this film journey takes me! Thank you so much again to Amanda Castle Photography & Lauren Jolly Photography for all your hard work in putting this together and pouring your hearts into my mentorship! If you haven't already checked them out, please do, they are amazing! :)