Jeton and Kaltrina had their holiday engagement session in downtown Raleigh along the capitol building and Raleigh train station. This was my last engagement session of the year, but my first session ever using a film camera. I was super excited to use it, but I was amazed at how different the workflow was. It’s more methodical and slower, and I sorta hated not seeing the instant results, but it made me appreciate the art form. And it taught me a little lesson in patience.
Jeton and Kaltrina are both from Kosovo and found each other through family. Jeton works in Charlotte while Kaltrina is based in Raleigh. She’s close friends with my girlfriend Meredith, which is where they also happened to meet: Meredith College.
This is my fourth shoot at the capitol building and I just love it! It has that nice mixture of green landscapes with sun poking through the trees with clean building lines and backdrops. The building itself provides a nice bounce of light too.
This was an extremely fun session and if you can’t tell by the amount of locations we went to, I was just really digging it and having fun exploring Raleigh with them.
I’m dropping my film scans at the very end so you can compare. I used Kodak Portra 400 with my Pentax 645n Medium Format Camera. I had the photos developed by Photovision Labs.
And now for the film stuff to compare! Again, these where shot on a medium format Pentax 645n film camera, 75mm 2.8, Kodak Portra 400, rated for 200, and developed by Photovision Labs.