I still have a long way to go, but working in the darkroom has officially become my most peaceful (between the frustrated sighs, that is) getaway. Watching the images appear in the developer creates a magic that traps the emotion within the paper. It's amazing and beautiful. It makes me vulnerable in a way I never knew I could be.
Rachel and Tom's engagement shoot was the first I shot solely on film, and I couldn't calm my nerves enough when winding the film into the canister - so it took me 5 times to get it right. I triple checked every chemical measurement (I know you should, anyways) when developing the film and took way longer than I needed to in the darkroom researching how to properly expose snow and still have detail in the blacks.
So, here it is. The end result (including a double exposure). The black frame that surrounds each picture just shows that the image was not cropped in at all during the printing process, thus is a "full frame" print.
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