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Category Archives: Film

Fall Portrait Season

We are finally coming into a great stretch of weather in the south, where 90 degree days are put on hold for a few months until April when spring, will again, bring warm days and eventual unbearable summer heat. But until then it is fall in Texas and I will cherish these cooler mornings and comfortable evening...

10 Days New – Houston Newborn Photos

I recently had the pleasure of photographing this sweet mom and baby session at Cynthia’s home in Katy, Texas. This beautiful baby boy was just ten days old when I visited them. You would think by the smiles on Cynthia’s face and the glow in her eye that this was her first baby, but actually,...

St. Pete Beach Vacation

In October my husband and I traveled to Florida for the wedding of our friends Josh and Missy. We spent four relaxing days on the beach in St. Petersburg and all I brought with me for a camera was my trusty F100. I love shooting film for personal work when I travel. Enjoy some of...

Olivia & Vada

Bright, sunny days in Houston are a great time to try out new film. So I used my girls to test out some Kodak Ektar. I love this film so much for its bold colors and how it handles the color red. I will definitely be using this film for family portrait sessions on sunny...

Introducing baby Vada

On March 11th we welcomed Vada Christine Schmersal to our family. She was born in the water at the Katy Birth Center at 7:33 in the evening. The first few weeks after she was born we were blessed to have my sister and my parents visit us in Houston to meet the newest grand baby and...

Texas family in Maine

This lovely Texas family spends their summers at their home in Blue Hill, Maine and I had the pleasure of photographing them this past summer. It was a perfect sunny day and they were a joy to spend time with. Can’t wait to do it again when we all escape the brutal Texas heat and return...

A Day At The Farm

This post is long overdue. These photos are from one of the very last pre-school trips my daughter took with her classmates before we moved to Houston this fall. I brought my camera loaded with film and snapped a these shots of her picking apples and petting the goats. Always a good time on the...

Film Friday: My sweet Olivia

I recently got together with a fellow film photographer friend in Houston for an afternoon of portraits. My sweet Olivia made a lovely model for the day. It was perfect timing too as I am expecting baby number two in a few weeks. I am grateful to my friend Divya for capturing the shots of...

Travel: San Juan, Puerto Rico

In November I traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to photograph a wedding. I was very lucky to be able to spend a couple extra days on the island to enjoy the beaches and culture of this amazing, friendly place. It is my mission to get back here again very soon, either for a wedding...

Stonington, Maine wedding: Hannah & Kunal Part I

Today’s wedding feature is part one of a two-part post. I had the honor of witnessing Hannah & Kunal’s very small, private, family wedding ceremony this July in Stonington where Hannah has been coming every Fourth of July week since she was a kid. They took me all over the town to their favorite areas...

John Peters Estate wedding: Lindsay & George

Lindsay and I have known each other for fifteen years. She was one of my first friends when I entered the University of Maine as a freshman in 1999. We’ve done very unglamorous spring break trips to inner cities together and even ushered in many new classes of freshman to the university during our years...

Jessica & Ben on film

I posted Jessica & Ben’s wedding images last week, but in addition to my digital imagery  I also shot a few rolls of film at their wedding. I got those scans back this week and I wanted to share my favorites from the day. These were all shot on 35mm Kodak Portra film. Enjoy!