Back in the summer I had the opportunity to shoot a beautiful wedding in Phoenix. It was one of my first weddings incorporating film. Here are some film shots from the day! I got PLENTY of great digital shots but I just love the color and feel of film so that's what I'm sharing! When we took these it was after the cute couple said "I do" and before the reception - at a park in Phoenix. A dust storm was rolling in but we were lucky it didn't mess with us too bad- just a little cloud cover (:
My love for film photography has only deepened in the last few months. It really is something special, don't you agree? This was my first shot of a family on film and I really love it! I can't wait to take my business to Utah and get to shoot at new locations and meet new people... but I have to say I have been so grateful for everyone who has ever booked me in the past five years. Can you believe this is my FIFTH YEAR?! I'm especially grateful to my returning clients; like this sweet family. Tansey, I hope you do come to Utah so I can take your pictures again! Such a sweet, gorgeous family.
Jackie and Jordan are the first wedding I shot where I brought my new film camera! These were from June. I was still learning about film but I think they turned out pretty great! I've come a long way though and I'm excited to keep shooting more and more film! Finally my wildest photographer dreams are coming true (:
I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted. I've shot so much film since I got my film camera and this is only my second post of my film shots? Craziness. If you wanted to see more examples go HERE where I also show you the difference between film and digital. I have pricing for each medium so before you book with me it's good to know what style of photography interests you the most!
So this is Brooke. You saw her in a previous post. She contacted me again about doing this styled shoot. I love a retro feel in pictures! Anyway I'll do my best to post more... and if you are a client and your pictures didn't make it to my website of Facebook it's not because I don't love you... I literally post like 1% of my work! Thanks to ALL who I have had the chance to work with year. It's been the best year yet!
I've had such a great time familiarizing myself with film. I feel blessed to get to practice both mediums- film and digital. For me though film is just prettier. The colors are dreamy and the depth and realness is unlike anything. I'm sure you know Christina (@newdarlings). Aren't they the cutest? They were so great to work with!
Earlier this year I got to work with several awesome seniors. I was able to try out this new location and I loved it! I haven't been back since it's a little ways from me but I hope to go back before I move! Those red rocks are gorgeous, as is this adorable senior! This was before I even bought my film camera otherwise I would've taken that along.
How awesome is this truck? I loved riding in it and shooting it. We had a lot of fun even while we were melting! This is proof you can still look beautiful even in the heat of the summer. Don't let those temps stop you from booking a shoot (;
Hello all! I'm running an AWESOME giveaway over on instagram! One person will win a photo shoot from me and another will win a $50 visa gift card! That way, if you don't live near me for a photo shoot you can still share and participate for a chance to win. I would love it if you entered! Go check it out! Instagram: @connieballuff
I don't do giveaways very often so don't miss out! Also, stick around because there are going to be some fun changes around here.
I was privileged to get to photograph these lovely ladies just this past weekend. Harley Chapman, a local makeup artist and hairdresser contacted me about this project. She was the brains behind this collaboration and she did an excellent job styling these girls! What gorgeous models too, am I right? Anyway I hope you enjoy part one of these- part two will be just as fun (and include an old Ford truck)! You can find Harley on instagram at @harleydoeshair if you are looking for a talented lady to help you out with your hair or makeup!
Katie and Timo were such a sweet couple! Aren't they just so adorable?! I was blessed to get to work with them for their engagements, bridals, and wedding day. Here are some of their reception photos. I took and posted probably too many candids of people; but I love candids! And I remember not even remembering who showed up to my reception (like I knew half the names in our guest book!) and so I wished I had more pictures to go along with it. Thanks Katie and Timo!
I had a blast shooting Haley and Brandon's engagements, wedding day, and these were from their bridal session with me. I love the Mesa, Arizona Temple grounds, they are so beautiful! But a couple as cute as this... who's looking at the trees? (;
Congrats you two! Here's to a lifetime of happiness together.
Months back I was able to take this families pictures. The daughter graduated this year so it was also a combined senior session! I absolutely LOVE that they brought along their historic vehicle to use as a prop. Such great work those guys did on that truck, it's so awesome! It was a SUPER bright morning but shooting in direct sun has it's benefits!
These pictures were taken over a year ago but I figured it was high time I share them! I occasionally enjoy doing styled shoots or creative shoots. The inspiration to this one was of course my imaginative little boys.
This was part two. The first set is on my old blog!
Weddings at the Wright House in Mesa are always so beautiful. I love their Provencal setting. I get to go back later this month for another reception here, I'm excited! This was Brandon and Haley's reception. I had the privilege of working with them on their engagements, bridals, and wedding day! I don't know why I blogged the reception first but here it is! I loved the florals and details. They had a cute family dinner before the reception; then dancing and partying. I have to say the hardest part of my job is watching everyone dance; one of these days I might just join in (:
Sparkler send-off's are my favorite kind. So glad they had one of those, too!
I've worked with this couple a lot and I really love it. This day of shooting was an interesting one for me. I had two shoots scheduled that day and I started feeling really sick. Even though I was coming down with a bug, the show went on. I'm so grateful for this year and the success it's been so far. Even though things are going well I always feel a tug to do more and change things. I don't know what it is! Anyway there are BIG things happening and I'm so excited so stick around to hear about it soon.
This was a really fun engagement session! They are such a cute couple and they also had a cute idea to use horses in their photos. I'm glad they did! It's always best, I think, when people make the photos really THEM. They both LOVE horses so it was perfect. We met over at Royal Arabians in Mesa and it was a good time!
I don't do lifestyle sessions very often, but I love them! The idea is that you are just interacting with your family and getting non-traditional photos of you being you. I love the idea of pictures being taken of LIFE rather than always just taking photos of sitting and smiling. Those are great too; but they definitely don't capture the every day interactions we have with each other. This cute little family and I went on a walk around the block. I just followed them around. I loved the way they played and acted real.
If you are interested in getting your everyday life captured in meaningful photographs, shoot me an email! I'd love to work with you. That nursery you worked so hard on, your fun backyard, your baby's favorite blanket... THOSE are things you'd want remembered right? (:
I loved working with Hana months back! She loves the beautiful world around her so we definitely had that in common. She's not afraid to be herself, which I loved. Thanks for having me take your senior pictures!
I had fun at this shoot with Mena and her family! There was a huge event going on that morning but we made sure to shoot and avoid the people and booths!