Runaway Princess Styled Shoot | Provo Castle - Part 2

Again, THANK YOU Paris for being the perfect princess.  THANK YOU Emma for the amazing styling on her hair, THANK YOU Bree for the beautiful dress, and THANK YOU Courtney at Fox Glove Flowers for the absolutely killer bouquet- you just get me.  The weather was perfect on top of it and I am so happy I was able to place my vision into photographs.  Film photography has transformed me- I love the way it's inspired me to create things I normally wouldn't.  This was the headpiece I dreamed about - so random-  but I love it.  I hope you enjoyed this little storybook fairytale I told through images (:

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Model: Paris Allred (@Paristodorojo) Hair: Emma's Parlour (@emmas_parlour) Dress: Bree Lena (@BreeLena) and Florals: Foxglove Flowers & Gifts (@foxgloveutah). 

Runaway Princess Styled Shoot | Provo Castle - Part 1

This shoot was the product of a little boredom, creativity, collaboration, and a dream I had.  I had a dream about this twig-looking princess crown after visiting the Provo Castle one day- and when I woke up, I knew I wanted to do a styled session with that concept.  We've all seen the typical flower crown but I personally haven't seen anyone make an earthy-whimsical "princess crown" so I jumped on the chance.  I didn't know the first thing about making one but it turned out like I had imagined.  You'll see it at the end as this story unfolds (a little teaser) and in part two you'll see her wearing it.  

I don't know- I was kind of making the story up as I went but basically she's supposed to look like she's running away to get married.  And as the shoot goes on you can see her wedding attire come into the scene.  Provo castle was the perfect setting for this, I wanted it to look medieval.  I'm just so happy with EVERYONE who last minute helped out donating their time and talents to bring this to life.  Model: Paris Allred (@Paristodorojo) Hair: Emma's Parlour (@emmas_parlour) Dress: Bree Lena (@BreeLena) and Florals: Foxglove Flowers & Gifts (@foxgloveutah).  I'll post part 2 tomorrow!

I was seriously so grateful for my helpers!   Emma's Parlour .  It's like she could see into my brain better than I could.  I asked for half up half down hair and she nailed it- made it whimsical like I wanted and absolutely gorgeous!  If you need wedding hair, she is amazing! Bree Lena: for volunteering her stunning gown and offering something that matched my vision.  The gold in the crown went with the gold dress and flowed as I had hoped.  Such talent in her designs!  Then there was Foxglove Flowers & Gifts!  I was blown away with the bouquet they conjured.  I gave them a vague idea of what I wanted along with a color scheme and my overall vision and Courtney absolutely nailed it and beyond.  I couldn't be happier with everything and everyone's help!  

M + T in film | Salt Lake City Engagements

I've been sharing both digital and film photography separately on this blog- differentiating between them- because I wanted to get a feel for what my clients wanted.  Although that matters, as the artist, I need to stay true to what I want to do!  I want to shoot film, plain and simple.  Digital and film are different but also very similar and complimentary.  For that reason I will still shoot both but I'm no longer offering "just digital" sessions as I've been doing this year.  My sessions are going to include film, always.  It's hard for a client to know what they like best without seeing the two for themselves- in their own images.  So I'm no longer going to separate them and just post my work!  It doesn't really matter from which format I create my art as long as I love what I've made.

Runaway Princess | Provo Castle Styled Bridal Shoot

If you follow me on Instagram (@connieballuff) you already saw this sneak peek photo yesterday. There are PLENTY more where this came from and I am SOOOOO excited to share them!  This is a product of my own vision- a theme I came up with: "runaway princess"... inspired by a dream I had.  The next morning I rushed to enlist a team to help put it all together and I cannot wait to share their talents as well as my images with you.  This is only a SMALL taste of what I did so be sure to check back in the coming weeks for the entire thing (:

Tony on Film | Provo, Utah Fine Art Film Photographer

If I haven't said it enough before... I LOVE FILM!!  It really allows me to feel like an artist.  I love the texture, the tonal range, highlight retention... I could go on.  It really is so fun and beautiful to shoot.  How about this portrait I took of my husband, Tony?  This was taken in one try.  That's the other thing I love about film.  Because it is so expensive per click I am very careful with each image to set it up exactly how I want it, to focus it right, and achieve the best results.  When it comes to capturing faster moments I shoot digital so I get the best of both worlds!

I have several weddings coming up this year (and one under my belt that I CAN NOT wait to get the scans back from) and I feel so blessed.  Being new to the area hasn't been so bad after all (;

Miss K | Utah Photographer

Here are some shots of my daughter I took a couple weeks ago on film.  When we got family pictures taken a few months ago she was being such a stinker and wouldn't just not smile at the camera- she would frown big time.  So, I had to get one of her!  She was still being a stinker- wouldn't look at me or would want to run off but I think the few I got still turned out sweet.  Maybe I'm biased (;

She looked down right when I snapped this!  Even though I only got four shots and she hardly cooperated, I still love them all.  I think it's impossible for a mother to hate any image of her kids though- even a picky artist like me :p

She looked down right when I snapped this!  Even though I only got four shots and she hardly cooperated, I still love them all.  I think it's impossible for a mother to hate any image of her kids though- even a picky artist like me :p

Foxglove Flower | Provo, Utah Photographer

In January and February I had some time to do some personal work.  I tried out a new lab, tried some new film, and decided ultimately to go with what I know and love (although it's good to gain experience by trying new things!)  Here are some of those images I took doing just that.

I wanted to post about Foxglove flower because I absolutely love their aesthetic.  They are a little quirky and different when it comes to your flower arrangements, which is cool.  I would love to shoot a wedding where they were involved!  Just saying...

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