Miss L. and Baby E.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of going to Miss L.’s house to photograph her and her beautiful Baby E. When Miss L. told me she had a little greenhouse in her backyard and was interested in having a few photos taken of her breastfeeding Baby E., I was beside myself with excitement! When I got there, Miss L. had also hung some of her vintage nightgowns out on the clothesline and suggested we do some shots with Baby E. in the laundry basket as she hung clothes in the background. Again, how could I say no? These were such great ideas!

I will say, I was just a tad nervous shooting with my 35mm Canon EF and Pentax 6×7 cameras after the way they had both malfunctioned the week before (see the gallery Miss S. – A Beautiful Disaster), but I’m happy to report that both cameras functioned perfectly during this shoot.

The other thing that made me just a bit nervous was the fact that the sun kept poking in and out of the clouds that day, and the light meter in my Pentax 6×7 wasn’t working. (I think the battery has died). So, I was metering my shots using my light meter app on my phone, but as soon as I would lock in my exposure settings, the sun would either go in our come out. Therefore, this was my first time making manual exposure compensations completely on the fly. I was SO afraid that the majority of my shots were going to be under- or over-exposed, but I’m actually pretty impressed with how well these rolls turned out!

Here are the medium format shots I captured on my Pentax 6×7 MLU on both Kodak Portra 160 and Ektar100 film:

Here are the 35mm images I shot on Kodak Portra 160 film with my Canon EF camera:

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