I’ve known Kristen for right around a year now- she’s going into her junior year at JMU and is one of the college kids at the church where Matt was the youth pastor. I remember the first time I sat down and talked with her, leaving feeling utterly amazed at her maturity and pure heart. Kristen is the bee’s knees. A total sweetheart and an incredible listener, I was always stoked for holiday breaks when I knew she and the other girls would be home.

Matt & I had a Friday afternoon off together so we decided to head over to the theater to see “Brave.” After the movie, all I could think about was the fact that I wanted to photograph someone with red, curly hair, and after Matt suggested I call Kristen I knew I HAD to photograph her. So she met me at dawn the following morning (I still love you for that, girl!) and we frolicked among the tall grasses.

Kristen, thank you so much for being my muse! I’m so thankful to have had the chance to get to know you over the past year, and watching you grow is nothing but a joy to me. Thanks for lending me your modeling talents that Saturday morning- I’ll love you forever for it!

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The first half of these images were developed + scanned at Indie. From here on down, the rest of the images were developed + scanned at Richard Photo Lab. It’s definitely interesting to see what a difference there is!

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KRISTEN!! I die! You’re gorgeous!!

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I will say- I metered this session using the in-camera meter, and I don’t recommend it- my exposures weren’t nearly as accurate as when I used my Sekonic light meter during Rob & Alicia’s dawn film session. Just my personal experience! The light meter is definitely worth the investment if you’re looking to get serious about film.

Also! Winner winner chicken dinner time! The winner of the camera tote giveaway is Hollie Dyson! Hollie, you have 24 hours to shoot me an email. And… go!


More lovely faces- Kristen’s film portrait session

July 31, 2012

  1. Kathy says:

    I am obsessed with redheads. She’s SO beautiful!! 😀 Amazingly beautiful session!

  2. Hollie says:

    YAY!!! I won! 🙂 Beautiful session, as always!

  3. desiree says:

    These shots are amazing! I love how soft & ethereal she looks!

  4. Katie says:

    Yup… your favorite is mine too! She is gorgeous and you did a great job as usual! 😉

  5. Anna K. says:

    Abby these are GORGEOUS!

  6. Rebekah Hoyt says:

    WOW Abby! Your film work is just stunning. It is really interesting to see the differences in the two labs! Gorgeous shoot, girl! Her hair is AMAZING!

  7. Dani Leigh says:

    You do amazing things with just a plain open field!! And seriously, I want this girls hair!

  8. The ones from Richard appear to be more consistent in temperature … lovely job!

  9. She is gorgeous and your work is stunning!

  10. stunning! the light surrounding her is so beautiful!

  11. Brea says:

    She’s so pretty! I love these.

  12. Wow! She is gorgeous! Did you shoot these on your contax? Also, I like both sets, but I have to say I think I like the indie scans better, which kind of surprises me because Im pretty sure RPL is better? Or maybe I made that up lol.

  13. Jean says:

    Beautiful girl, beautiful photos. Your work is stunning! Love you!

  14. I work with Kristen and LOVE her. She’s so beautiful and these film images of her are so lovely.

  15. Karen Field says:

    I loved your favorite, too. And I have a new appreciation for redheads after seeing these photos. Kristin, I hope you enjoyed working with Abby because she certainly enjoyed working with you! Abby’s Mom

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  17. Kristin says:

    These are so beautiful. I love the simplicity, the beautiful location, her dress, your color palette and her hair is gorgeous! Beautiful work. xo

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