In February, my husband and I jetted off to Las Vegas with our boudoir photographer friends, Ross and Jess of Luminous Boudoir in Norfolk, VA. We were going to attend the WPPI Conference. WPPI, otherwise known as, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, is a yearly expo for those in the photography industry to come together to mingle, learn, and shoot. Being a solopreneur is lonely sometimes because we often work alone, and the majority of photographers are solopreneurs.
WPPI is a great way for us to see our friends, create art, and, if we’re being honest, travel. It’s a great excuse to travel hahaha!
We rented a two-bedroom suite at the Vdara Hotel & Spa with the intent to enjoy ourselves and shoot for us. Our suite faced south and west so we got incredible sunset light! And the decor was just perfect for an indoor session. You can find more sets like this in my portfolio under the On Location tab.
Kendra was our model for a day and I will be breaking up her session into two parts: 35mm Film and Boudoir + Fine Art Nudes. Look for the updated link to the latter very soon!
Below is a set from my 35mm camera. Film is very different from digital, not just in medium, but in how it understands and renders light and color. Different film stocks will have green hues, or be cooler or warmer. Different film speeds will give you crystal clear images or images with beautiful grain. You can also manipulate film in the development process, something I haven’t done in a long time but plan to do again soon!
(For the photographers, I shot with my Canon EOS 1V and Kodak Portra ISO800 film. The Find Lab develops my film for me and scans it in, and I had them push the film +1 in development to add contrast. I highly recommend The Find Lab for your film work!)