One of my favorite things to do when I have the opportunity to travel is shoot film. In fact, these days I’m way more likely to bring my film camera along on trips and vacations. It’s really fun to wait a little while after I’ve settled back into my home routine and relive our trip through all the images.

Our short trip to Paris this Fall was no different. I decided to leave my digital camera at home, back in Vermont, and shoot only film. My only regret is not taking more pictures. I guess we’ll have to return soon for more.

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I’ve realized this year that I haven’t been taking enough time to post personal blog posts. In general, I tend to be a very reserved person – If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter,  I bet you’ve noticed I’m not a social media butterfly. I mostly consume (dare I say, lurk?) and on once in a blue moon, if I ever think up something I feel is clever enough to share with my little world, I post it. More and more, though, I’ve found even my occasional Facebook update or Instagram photo has become increasingly rare.

But in 2015 I’m going to work towards changing that. I think it will be a rewarding challenge to increasingly put myself out there and share some more of my life (however mundane or simple it may seem to me or anyone) with this blog. So I’ll start with some news and some pretty photos from our most recent (and first ever!) trip to Italy.

This trip signifies a great deal to us. For starters, it was Toby and I’s first-ever trip to Europe; something that had been on our bucket list for quite some time now. Secondly, it was the start of an exciting business partnership and friendship (more on that another time) and lastly, but not least-ly: Toby and I got engaged. We haven’t settled on a date, just yet. Nor have we picked a photographer (we get asked that a lot!). We just know that we want a very small and intimate celebration with the people we love most in this world and we’re so excited about our new future together.

So I leave you with some of my favorite photos from our trip to Italy. These were all shot on a medium format film camera using a combination of Fuji 400H and Portra. Makes me want to shoot everything on film.

 

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