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Summer on Film | Family Memories


I adore being a film photographer here in the Northern VA and DC area, so I documented our summer on film. Film is an integral part of my client experience, but I also photograph my own family on film. I actually fell in love with film when COVID first hit. I wrote a whole post on why I love film, and these reasons certainly apply to documenting everyday life. Everything from the colors to the feelings film evokes spark great delight for me.

This past summer was the first time I photographed my family solely on my 35mm film camera, as opposed to my DSLR, or digital camera. In the past, I carted around my Canon DSLR along on activities and trips, even across the pond!

My two favorite aspects of photographing my family on my 35mm film camera were: 1) It is MUCH lighter than my DSLR, and 2) I couldn’t see my images on the back of the camera. Carrying around the film camera was just easier and freeing. It inspired me to take it along everywhere!

I know many people would prefer to see their images on the back of their camera, but I felt it freeing to rely on my eye and knowledge. I also wasn’t constantly checking my camera to see how images turned out. This allowed me to enjoy living in the moment more.

Here are some of my favorite film images from this summer.

Maryland film photographer - little boy holding seashell
Father and son walking along the beach
Double exposure of sand and father and son sitting on the beach.
Maryland film photographer - toddler picking blueberries from a bush
Cape May Victorian
Little boy playing with sand in Cape May, NJ - Maryland film photographer
Maryland Film Photographer - Marie Elizabeth Photography
Little boy in Cape May, NJ
Baby girl in a swing on a playground
Little boy running along a beach boardwalk - Maryland Film Photographer
Chicken on a fence
Marie Elizabeth Photography and her son in Cape May, NJ
Little boy on a scooter on boardwalk
Pink rose in a garden
Maryland family film photographer
Little boy at the beach
Field of flowers
Cape May, NJ

Maryland Film Photographer – Marie Elizabeth Photography

Marie Elizabeth Photography specializes in fine art Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photography based out of Washington, D.C. She also serves the areas of Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Falls Church, Vienna, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Silver Spring, College Park, and Riverdale Park. 

It is always an honor to serve as your DC Fine Art Newborn Photographer. I provide a custom, luxurious experience to lead you every step of the way, beginning with a planning guide to make you feel confident and prepared, a consultation to achieve your portrait goals, a client wardrobe, hair and make-up artists, and finally, artwork to adorn your walls and preserve your memories forever. Let me be a part of your story today.

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