Kelsey and I were married at the courthouse in August of 2022. We hadn’t really planned anything, just that we would get dressed up. Kelsey decided to pick up a bouquet from the flower shop to carry, and of course I had to take many photos of the beautiful pink flowers. After our wedding ceremony, Kelsey set the pedals and leaves in wax paper to dry them, and after several weeks I kept what she didn’t press in a glass frame. I took the leftover pieces of the deconstructed bouquet and made a still life set up.
I used my Pentax 67 on a tripod and natural lighting from the window and a roll of Kodak Portra 800. Some of the photos are a little bit under exposed, but I still really like how they turned out. I also developed the film in Cinestill C41, which may have been a little bit weak, so that may be the issue not necessarily from exposure.
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The vase is actually a pumpkin that we got in the dollar aisle at Target. That is one of my favorite things about still life photography, you can bring any elements together within the frame and make them appear to have value, or make them stand out as something meaningful.
I just wanted to do a quick post to share these photos with you all. Do any of you or your wives still have their wedding bouquet saved somewhere? We are happy to have this little memento from ours, especially since we didn’t get to have a full wedding celebration.
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