Katelyn Rich » Lifestyle & Portrait Film Photographer | Oregon . Pacific Northwest . International

Canon EOS 3; 50mm f/1.2L; Fuji 400HCanon EOS 3; 50mm f/1.2L; Fuji 400HCanon EOS 3; 50mm f/1.2L; Fuji 400HCanon EOS 3; 50mm f/1.2L; Fuji 400HCanon EOS 3; Ilford 3200; 50mm f/1.2LCanon EOS 3; Ilford 3200; 50mm f/1.2LCanon EOS 3; 50mm f/1.2L; Fuji 400HIn just over a week I get to see my sister! Which got me thinking about these photos from a lovely day a couple years ago spent strolling along Cannon Beach, catching up, giving Brittany photography lessons, and having fun with some super grainy black & white film.

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On the day FIND Portland ended back in June, we said our good-byes and I hopped in my car and drove out to Astoria to visit my sister and grandma. Along the way I paused at my favorite patch of beach in Fort Stevens State Park to sit atop a sand dune, walk, and just breathe after an extremely full week. I was drained and photoed out, but I hesitantly placed my Hasselblad in my bag just in case something caught my eye.

I was perched atop my dune scribbling a few lines when a man came flying down the beach, swooped right over my head, turned in the sky hollering something down my way that was carried away to the east by the wind whipping off the sea instead of to my ears, and went whooshing right back down the beach. I hurriedly grabbed my Hasselblad and loaded my film as quickly as possible–which isn’t very quick–and caught a frame of him before he disappeared down the shore. It turned out I had a few frames left in me after that photography-filled week and it was refreshing after such a full week to quietly and slowly make a handful of frames of one of my favorite places.

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Laura and I took advantage of a sunny, Fall afternoon to explore out into the orchards in the valley and enjoy a film date. The leaves hadn’t turned as much as we’d hoped, but the light was lovely nonetheless.

Laura has a deep, beautiful soul and creates beautiful photographs. If you have not yet looked at her work, head over to lauranelsonphotography.com or her instagram, @lauraheartsbilly, and get lost in the beauty for a while.

Below are a few photographs she made of me.

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  • January 27, 2015 - 12:54 pm

    Laura - I love this post so much!!! Film date soon:)

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There is no better way to acquire a Christmas Tree than to venture out into the wooded mountains with good company, hunt out the perfect one, chop it down with your own two hands, and end the day with mugs of hot chocolate, laughter, and a setting sun.

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  • December 22, 2014 - 11:15 am

    Laura Nelson - These are so fun! You have to tell me where you found your trees, they are so perfect! We go out to the mountains every year to find ours too, it’s my favorite day, so fun :)