Anyone who knows me well (or follows me on Instagram @luxseniors) knows that I pretty much adore film. I am obsessed with the look, feel and magic of film. It is extremely hard to describe the look it achieves when done right, and darn near impossible to duplicate with digital. Trust me, I've tried.
I have been dreaming up this styled shoot for maybe a year now, and knew it had to be shot in film. When I finally got a medium format camera for Christmas (a Pentax 645N) I coulnd't wait to start shooting with it and waited months for the weather to break to sneak in this shoot! I knew my 2014 Oakwood Senior Model - Lauren, was the perfect "bookish girl" too.
The feeling I was going for here was a romantic dreamer of a bookish girl, perhaps suffering from unrequited love, picnicking by herself, lost in her books and thoughts, sipping on tea and enjoying the silence of the natural setting around her at sunset.
There were a few shots I wanted to get that were either forgotten in the rush (it was SUPER COLD and windy too!) or impossible due to the wind picking up at the very end of our shoot. I was disappointed, but I love the shots I did get! They are exactly (pretty much) what I envisioned.
I also talked my good friend and fellow film enthusiast Beth Bevelhymer into shooting alongside me, and I'm sure she'll be blogging her images soon too.
Please enjoy this filmy "vignette" of the Bookish Girl below...
MUA - Trista Noe Makeup Artistry
Model - Lauren Marquis
Macarons from Bonjour Macarons
Lab - Richard Photo Lab