I found myself in New Buffalo, Michigan, which is a little tough to handle for this Buckeye’s fan. I had arrived a day early for Kristin and Max’ destination engagement session. After a quick bite to eat in downtown New Buffalo, I went about my scouting. Whenever I travel for work, two things are true – I scout locations beforehand, and I shoot lots of film.
I’ve always been attracted to film photography over digital. After all, I started before digital was even a choice. Lately, I have come back to film in a big way. Previously, I would pull out film for the most special photos. Now, I almost need an excuse not to use film. The colors and quality suit my aesthetic perfectly. Plus, I work completely differently with a film camera in hand. I’m more methodical, precise and consistent. Simply put, I come away from my work with more valuable photos.
Below are a few favorites from my trip to New Buffalo. Think of this as a scouting report for Kristin and Max’ engagement session, which will be posted next week. For photographers – Contax 645 with Fuji Pro 400h and developed by the fine folks at Indie Film Lab.
One closing note – a special thanks to the fine people at Round Barn Winery who graciously let us work on their property. I didn’t have a chance to sample their wine, but the beer is fantastic. The are crafting some seriously great beer in the middle of nowhere. Definitely worth a trip to visit them.