Photographing people is becoming more personal for me these days. My daily work is so commercial that engagement portraits are just plane relaxing and... frankly... fun. It also helps when you're photographing close friends. Steven and Micaiah attended college with me, studying photography. Our love affair with super faded black and white films keeps our friendship close even though they moved across the state.
For these images, I'm super inspired by Stan Flanagan. I studied black and white medium format film; when ever my exposure wasn't right, and I had to push process a ton, I'd get these super grainy, moody, almost mysterious images. I'm obsessed with this extreme look.
Cheers to these two and their beautiful little family.