Wedding Polaroids at Historic Heritage Square

This beautiful bride found me through my polaroid work of a mutual Instagram friend. She knew she wanted classic, vintage film to capture her wedding. I love working with clients who feel drawn to my favored forms: polaroid, Super 8, Holga. Seeing these photographs makes me feel the actual moment in time. Though the event has passed, the artifact remains. What a beautiful thing.

Thank you Melanie and Sean for inviting me to capture your day.




Love in Paper Prints

Heirloom paper prints, date-stamped of Madalyn and Daniel's special day. It's my hope that their prints somehow contain the depth of that day, and when they open their wooden photo box they are transported back like a locket, like hand-written note, like the smell of your lover left on clothes. Home. Happily ever after, you two. 

Album Meet Up at Desoto Central Market

There is nothing quite as emotionally resonant as photographs in an album. After making mine today I showed my husband and said, "Honey, look. It's our life." I created Kith&Kin meet ups to help others archive their family story while making the process fun and doable.

Seeing at the albums made today, I look forward to when the children pictured therein will see and enjoy them. How those photographs and pages will become a part of their nostalgia and view of themselves and their childhood. How often were our memories shaped by the photographs of us and the stories told in connection to them? I wonder how we will all feel about these albums in five, ten or twenty years. 

There are moments that stand out in the creative process that boldly declare, "this is what you're supposed to be doing." Helping others to see and cherish is one of those moments for me, and a major driver behind my desire to photograph. Thank you to all who attended and affirmed my calling to organize people and give them an occasion to reflect on the important things. 

With gratitude,
Anastasia


Photographs printed on 4x6 lustre through Costco, with a white border. 

Polaroids taken with Instax 300 Wide.