The story of a girl in love with film | Delaware Portrait Photographer

This week, our “Project 26” group theme is “stories”. So, I figured I would talk about my journey to becoming a film shooting photographer. I’m sure some of you who have been following me lately know how much I’m loving shooting film right now, because my recent posts have been shot with it.

I know some may wonder why film? Well, I wanted a more organic look and for me film just fit. So, I bought a cheap 35mm, and started shooting and to be honest, I haven’t looked back. I still shoot digital from time to time, but nothing excites me more than film! Not, only that, but shooting film has helped me stop, take my time, and think about what I want to say in my images before I press the shutter button. I no longer shoot hundred of images because that would be costly. 😀

At the end of the day, I really like how changing my format has helped me see and capture things lately. I hope to shoot a lot more and of course share along the way.

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February 16, 2012 - 9:46 am

celeste - Wow Celeste, I didn’t know you’d fallen so hard! 😉 I love your film work and enjoying watching your journey. This last photo here is just beautiful!

February 16, 2012 - 10:19 am

hope - what a beautiful story!!!! you and film…and they all lived happily ever after 😉

February 16, 2012 - 11:39 am

Gail Pomare - Celeste, these are divine. I have to admit I feel the same pull but keep forgetting to buy film lol. You take the most deliciously emotive images …beautiful beautiful and more beautiful.

February 16, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Carey Pace - The thing that always comes to my mind when I see your images, Celeste, is timeless. THere is a timelessness to your images that I rarely see elsewhere. There is nothing in these images to indicate whether they were taken yesterday or 50 years ago. I just love that. While I do not share your fascination with shooting film, I sure do enjoy watching the evolution of your journey!!! Can’t wait to see more.

February 16, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Erica - I love these Celeste. Love the emotion captured and how it draws me in and makes me feel like I was there too. p.s. Love the colors & design of your website too. 🙂

February 16, 2012 - 4:35 pm

heidi - Celeste, I love that you used your filmy love as an interpretation on this theme because I have LOVED watching your journey. It is your unfolding story-the one about you starting film, where it is going to lead you…I KNOW you love film, cause I can see it in your work. Seriously, your film work is inspired and soulful, and I feel lucky to have been there from the beginning to see your first shares, continued shares…and constant growth. This is a great story that is ongoing…I am going to keep watching it!!! 😉

February 16, 2012 - 6:32 pm

melissa deakin - love this journey you are on, celeste.
these images are gorgeous.
love the branches in the first image.

February 16, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Kensya - Lovely work Celeste! Love the branches Alot in the first one as well as the tones. Oh your daughter is always the perfect model!

February 16, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Jayme F. - Beautiful film images Celeste. So happy to share a similar passion with you! These are some seriously beautiful images. Love the BW!

February 16, 2012 - 8:35 pm

MistySetzler - Celest these are beautiful, you are an amazing talented film photographer! I love the second image, I’m guessing your daughter was freezing and didn’t want her photo taken.

February 16, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Allison Jacobs - I am glad to read of your love story with film because you certainly know how to shoot those gorgeous images that always make me stop to take a second look.

February 16, 2012 - 10:35 pm

tamsen - mmm, i have no desire to go to film, because I quite simply cannot afford another passion! lol But these are so lovely!

February 19, 2012 - 10:06 am

Lora Swinson - oh wow, Celeste these are beyond gorgeous. The grain, the tones, the subjects, everything….these are beautiful! You’re rocking the film woman!

February 19, 2012 - 10:59 am

karyn - love these and how you shared your story. keep on sharing girlie…love your work and your journey.

February 29, 2012 - 11:42 am

Suzanne - Okay the first one I want as a giant print in my house! GORGEOUS!!! You are totally rockin’ the black and white film. They have such a “feeling” of depth and emotion. Bravo on doing such a fantastic job!

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