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Last Chance for Mama & Me Mini Sessions

Flower Child Mother’s Day Mini Sessions

More Mama & Me Mini Sessions will take place this Saturday starting at 11 am in Longmont, Colorado!

Before I provide the mini session details (which I will in just a few more lines!), I wanted to talk about these images that I am sharing below. They are a bit softer, dreamy, and romantic, as they were taken with a variety of film cameras and film lenses (keep reading below the images for more info on that). Although I may take a couple of films photos here and there on Saturday, most photographs will be digital.

And let’s go over Saturday’s Mini Sessions: 

  • Mini sessions will be held 10-12 and 1:30-4:30 on May 19. I have an 11:30 and then a couple openings in the afternoon at 1:30 and 2:30.
  • The location is Roger’s Grove, off of Hover, in Longmont.
  • Inquire now (email me with your preferred date and times) to get on the schedule. I may be able to squeeze you in!
  • Cost is $225 for mama and child. Additional children cost $50.
  • BUT, save $25 each if you and friend both book.
  • Visit my last blog post to learn more about these mini sessions.
  • This is a great chance for you to be in photos with your kids!!! I think I am in 3 photos with my sons this year…so sad!

So, without further ado, check out the film promo portraits from my Mama & Me Mini Session test run!

Film Photography of Mini Session Promo

All images © Susannah Allen 2018

Camera and Film Stock Info In Case You’re a Photography Nerd!

I know most of my clients won’t be super interested in the film process, but if you are another photographer, you just may be!

Some of these images were taken with a Holga (or plastic toy camera) that has very limited controls…each image is somewhat left to fate! I shot the Holga with Kodak’s Ektar 100, a film stock that is known for its fine grain and vibrant colors. The double exposure and the light leak photos were taken with the Holga.

The rest of the images were taken with a Pentax 645N camera. This is a medium format film camera, and I love it! I love the weight, the sound the shutter makes, having to lick my roll of film when I remove it to prevent light leaks. Right now I only have a wide angle lens for it, and I can’t wait to get a 75mm! I am guessing the stock is Kodak’s Portra 400, although one roll may have been photographed on Portra 160.

I used Indie Film lab to process the film and make the scans. I believe I requested the Frontier scanner.


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I've been photographing families professionally since 2006. I am a wife, mama to 2 boys, companion to 2 cats who are named after members of the royal British family, a former preschool teacher. I love running, hiking 14ers, sparkly clothes, the band Phish, river float trips, St. John USVI, farm CSAs, and Colorado blue skies.