Meet my sweet cousin, Molly. She’s insanely talented, sweet, kind, + has such a genuine spirit! Originally from southern Ohio, Molly wanted to get out of her small town to do her senior portraits for something different. Molly got her makeup done by Nicole with Highbrow Artistry, then we headed out to some cute spots around downtown + then out to Talon Winery.
There’s so many special aspects of Molly’s senior session that I’m excited to share with you! First and foremost, she’s family. It means a great deal to me that my aunt Laryssa was so sweet to trust me to do Molly’s senior photos. I love photographing the people that I love, and my aunt actually is part of the reasons I got into photography in the first place! Second, I shot some of the session on our grandfather’s 35mm Yashica film camera. Our grandmother passed away last winter, but a few summers before her passing, she handed me a camera bag with a bunch of miscellaneous camera pieces, film, his camera + the cutest orange, printed, mid-century camera strap. I was excited to use it, but kept finding myself intimidated by film. I finally got brave and gave it a try, ended up wasting a roll or two of film, but kept at it. I was so excited when I got these scans back from the lab! (I incorporated my favorite scans into the post below. See if you can spot which ones are film!) And, lastly, Molly wears our dear grandmother’s vintage skirt in her senior photos. This was the most special part! Our grandmother held onto this gorgeous, brown, structured, tiiiiiiny skirt from when she was much younger. It was such a treasure to happen upon when our family began to clean out her house! It fit Molly perfectly and was the exact thing needed to commemorate the woman we all knew and loved for so long. It’s still hard to believe she’s gone, but we SO treasure the memories + time we had with her! (Unfortunately, it got too dark for many of the scans to turn out in our grandmother’s skirt. I’m so excited to keep improving on film, and am hoping to start to incorporate it into my regular sessions more.)