Spring Break on Film | Palm Beach, Florida Vacation Photographer

That’s right, on FILM!  When we went on spring break this year I brought along my film camera.  It’s a Canon EOS 3 which means I can use all my current fancy lenses on this camera body.  I love this 35mm camera.  I bought it used on EBAY and it has it’s faults but I’m learning its quirks and for $75 I can’t complain.   This year I’ve really been focusing on film again and I have to say it’s really renewed my love for photography.  I think I actually love my vacation photos from my film camera better than my digital camera who would have known?  Ok I’ll break these out by film stocks because I shot 6 rolls of film all different stocks.

Fuji 400H

Agfa Vista 200

Ektar 100

Lomography 400

Portra 400

And for some funky fun, I cross processed Provia 100.  On a couple I liked what happened but on most I didn’t (learned lesson) but I changed a couple to make them more tolerable.  Still some funky goodness on film.

So which film stock do you prefer?

Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  She photographs on location and in her studio which is location in the northeast neighborhoods of Minneapolis.  She mainly shoots with a Canon 5dMarkiii but has taken up shooting film using a 35mm Canon EOS3 and a vintage Canon A1.  To schedule your next session with Michele please visit mQn Photography | North Oaks, Minnesota Photographer or e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com

Motta Kids Sneak Peek ~ North Oaks, Minnesota Child and Family Photographer

Last weekend I had the opportunity to photograph these great kids!  Well they aren’t so much kids anymore.  The eldest daughter is heading off to college (actually she may have just went) and I’m super sad to see her go because she was one of the best babysitters in our neighborhood!  My kids and all the kids love her!  But of course I wish her all the best.   And the other two are growing up too fast too!  STOP!  🙂  Anyway I think we had a super fun session besides the fact that we were eaten up by bugs and had to switch locations!  Seriously I had 17 mosquito bites on my booty!  And I promise I had pants ON! 🙂  Anyway here are the random images selected for the sneak peek.  Can’t wait to share my favorites on Facebook once I’ve finished up the session!  Stay tuned . . . .


Spring Break ~South Carolina Vacation Photographer (or so I wish)

This past spring break we headed out to Savannah Georgia and Hilton Head South Carolina and let me tell you. . . .  MOVE ME THERE NOW!  It was everything I thought it would be and more.  We were lucky to have some decent weather.  It wasn’t hot by any means and it rained one night but during the days it was in the high 60’s and 70’s and it felt warm!  Especially coming from 40 degree temps here in Minnesota.  We didn’t spend much time in Savannah so I actually hope to go back and explore more.  What a beautiful city.  Did you know that Savannah is the second best place to party on St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S.?  (Second to Boston)  I had no idea but we arrived just in time for the festivities.  We spent the other days in Hilton Head South Carolina and these are the images I’m going to share (I just can’t share them all)  I just love the beach.  I’m so much more of a beach girl than a lake girl.  Growing up in California will do that to you.  Anyway I’m going to stop rambling now and hopefully for those I see around I’ll tell you about the fun game the kids played called “beejengu” (pronounced BEE HENG GU)  Let’s just say it all started when one day we saw dolphins but the next day we saw something with a slightly different tail.  Enjoy!

Fun at the beach in Hilton Head South Carolina

Fun at the beach in Hilton Head South Carolina Fun at the beach in Hilton Head South Carolina Fun at the beach in Hilton Head South Carolina

Michele is a lifestyle photographer in the twin cities of Minnesota, specializing in families, children, and newborns.  Contact Michele at michele@mqnphotography.com to schedule your next photo session.