Back in March I took a trip to Savannah, GA with some friends and brought along my film camera for a bit of fun. Savannah is such a gorgeous city, the history there is just incredible, but the architecture and old southern charm is what wins it for me. I just love all of the climbing ivy, the american flags, and the soft tones of everything. The day I was shooting was pretty gloomy, but the clouds couldn’t hide this city’s beauty. I hope you enjoy my afternoon stroll around one of the prettiest places in all of the U.S.!

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  • Kay Homan - Great photos, love Savannah; you captured it beautifully!

  • Connie Trisler Cole - Makes me want to visit soon!

Another gorgeous wedding at Cypress Grove Estate House! Taylor & Brad had a darling intimate wedding on a perfect day! They only had their ceremony at the house, but we were lucky enough to do all of their portraits there as well! These two were so cute together, small, intimate weddings are my absolute favorite to photograph. I’ve been so fortunate that I’ve gotten the opportunity to shoot at this venue so much lately, its my absolute favorite in Orlando! Enjoy this cute couple!

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  • Barbara Runck - BEAUTIFUL COUPLE,LOVELY SETTING,GREAT PICTURES!

  • Sharon Gaffney - Beautiful pictures. What a good looking couple

These two. Oh my goodness were they cute! Chelsea & Corey got married at the always gorgeous Cypress Grove Estate House in Orlando this past December. They were so full of laughter and love the whole day, they couldn’t take their eyes off each other, and they always had a huge grin on their faces. They also had their adorable daughter, Sophia (aka, Fi), with them and her cute little face and springy curls were adorable. You can see where she gets those curls from, just look at her dad ;). One of the details I loved about their wedding was the custom Bourbon Bar that they had! I’m not a bourbon girl myself, but I loved the idea around it, and the setup was so cute. Chelsea did it as a surprise for Corey. Also, these two not only had a very touching first look (tears all around!) but they both still teared up when Chelsea came down the isle. Many brides tell me how much they worry that seeing their groom beforehand will ruin “the moment” at the ceremony, but I promise you it doesn’t. It only makes it more beautiful!

Congratulations again you two, and thank you so much for having me be a part of your wedding day!

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Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House | Photography: Ashley McCormick Photography | Videography: Studio829 | Coordination: RW Events

Catering: Big City Catering | Floral: Tracy Harbo | Cake: The Sugar Suite | DJ: White Tie DJ

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Getting scans back from the lab is like Christmas morning! I know I’ve been posting a lot of film lately, but playing with it and seeing the results has been so much fun! This is the first wedding I shot with film (I still shot digital, I only did 2 rolls) and Kristin & Paul were so wonderful and patient with me while doing this on their big day! I’m so happy with the results, I’m still learning and there’s been some trial and error, but overall I’m thrilled. These two made it so easy for me, their wedding (and love!) was so beautiful! I hope you enjoy them also!

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So, when I went to go pick out 4-5 favorite images from Maren & Alex’s engagement session for this post, I somehow ended up with 21 images. Oops. Good problem to have, right? :) I had such a blast with these two; they were so sweet, so in love, and so much fun. I cannot WAIT until their wedding this October in Ocala. I shot a roll of film with them as well, so as soon as I get the scans back I will be posting those as well!

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So my last post also featured this darling family, but I just couldn’t wait to share these! If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Instagram) you probably saw a post back in January of a new addition to the AMP family: a Contax 645 Film camera. I shot film all throughout college, developing it myself, spending up to 8 hours a day in the darkroom (feeling like a vampire when I finally came out in the light) and even doing large format film and color darkroom. There is something so amazingly organic about film to me because it is pure chemistry. There’s no computer interpreting the light, only a piece of plastic, some gelatin and light-sensitive crystals. How amazing is it that from those three little things we get such incredible images? Digital photography was really gaining speed when I first started my business, I never shot anything for work on film. But with the resurgence of everything vintage these past several years, film, thought to be a dying art, has made a comeback. And it even made itself known with the hashtag #filmisnotdead.

At the beginning of 2015 I was in a major state of reflection with my business. 2014 was an incredible year for me, but with it came the price of my time with my friends and family, but also (I felt) my creativity. I wanted something to really inspire me again. Being a creative person (and someone who has to be creative for their job) it can be really hard sometimes to get those creative juices flowing. Just as everyone has off days where they don’t want to do something, creatives feel the same way. Only, we can’t really afford to feel that way for our clients.

After my reflection post about what I really wanted for my business this year, I realized I wanted to find a way to be creative again, in a new way, but in a way that would still give my clients what they’ve come to expect. Enter film. Film forces you to slow down, really think about your composition, and really KNOW your camera. There are only 16 exposures per roll so you don’t want to waste them! After shooting my very first roll with a couple back in January I was totally hooked. It was exactly what I was looking for. It gave me peace, made me slow down a bit and really enjoy the process more. That session was one of the best I’ve had in a long time (I will definitely share those images as well!).

Right now I’m shooting a roll or two at most sessions I have, just to test things out. But eventually, I hope to add this in to every one of my collections. It will just take some time and practice.

So with all of this having been said, I will be starting a new series on the blog titled Film Friday, where I share some images from a recent shoot where I also shot film. And at the bottom of the post I’ll put up a comparison image between digital and film. This won’t necessarily be every Friday, but I hope to make it a regular feature.

Thank you for being a part of this new journey with me, as always, I appreciate everyone so very much for your support of my business. I would not be where I am today without all of you!

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And just for comparison sake, here is the same pose in digital and in film. I thought I loved the digital one but now seeing the film for me there is no contest which one is better (hint: I think its film)

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  • Tina Cernell Morrow - Love these pictures of you three! <3

  • Tina Cernell Morrow - Love these pictures of you three! <3

  • Tina Cernell Morrow - Love these pictures of you three! <3

  • Shay Hixenbaugh - Amy Lee and Matt – these are amazing!! Reese is absolutely beautiful!!

  • Shay Hixenbaugh - Amy Lee and Matt – these are amazing!! Reese is absolutely beautiful!!

  • Shay Hixenbaugh - Amy Lee and Matt – these are amazing!! Reese is absolutely beautiful!!

These three are too beautiful for words. I am so honored I’ve been able to photograph this gorgeous family over and over again.

Congratulations again you two on your beautiful little girl!

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  • Tina Cernell Morrow - I love these pictures! Such a beautiful little family. Reese makes my heart smile. <3

  • Kimberly Blythe Farris - In love with these!! Congratulations Amy!!!!