I can’t believe it has been about 7 months since I wrote my first blog post about film. I remember being so confused about what to do with my love for film back then. I wanted to start shooting it more but I had no idea how to incorporate it into my business. I came across my goals for 2013 a couple of weeks ago and saw that one of them was to shoot at least 10 sessions on film. Little did I know I would be making such a shift in my business this year. After a slow transition, I am finally shooting all portrait sessions and most of weddings days on film. I honestly believe this was the best decision for myself, my business and my clients. Film makes me a better photographer. I am not saying film is better, but it makes me more aware and more intentional about my photos. Film slows me down and every time I press the shutter, I know what I am capturing. With digital, I didn’t. I overshot constantly and I hated going home after a shoot because of it. Financially, film is expensive but after much discussion, both Matt and I realized it was worth it for the business and also for my life, as it frees some of the post-processing time. This year, I slowly started introducing film to some of my weddings, slowly shooting more film and shooting less digital. It was a scary and exciting transition until I felt comfortable enough to leave the digital to Matt and fully switch to film. I am in love with photography again because of this and I think my clients are getting the best of me, which is always my goal. I sincerely believe I’m not following a trend, I’m following my heart.