Freeman | Hamrick | Breinlich Family

My heart is ALL over the place as I write this.  I have been so emotional going though these images.  Not only is Alex and her precious family so dear to me but this time her parents and her sister and brother-in-law joined me in front of the camera as well.  I was ecstatic when they asked me to do an extended family session.  I seriously could not think of a better family to shoot my first family session on FILM with.  Yes, you all heard me right...ALL FILM! I did bring my digital along as backup but over 100 images from this session were shot with Portra 400 and developed and scanned by The Find Lab.  I was so anxious and excited to get these scans back.  When I did my heart melted.  I told Jeremy tonight (my husband), I can't believe it took me almost 5 years to find my passion, my style, where my heart truly is.  I don't dread the "after session" process anymore, I actually REALLY look forward to it.  I WANT to edit, I WANT to see my film scans, and I WANT to learn from my mistakes and make myself better.  If I could tell myself one thing this would be it...No matter how long it takes you, keep trying until you find your passion.  Sometimes it's not overnight.  Mine sure wasn't.  But when you do find it, It's the MOST amazing feeling in the world.  

Enjoy some of my favorite moments from Alex's family and our time together on film!

Until next time and with all my love and gratitude,

Just me Shelly : Shelly Ruth Photography

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