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Lenna and Brian – William Penn Inn – Christopher Huston Timeless Photographs

Lenna and Brian were married on a stunning summer day in a thoughtfully landscaped courtyard at the William Penn Inn.  I have never seen umbrellas installed for the guest seating area.  It is not only considerate to your friends and family, but it also gave the photos some depth and detail.  After we had wrapped up our first set of photos prior to the ceremony, I wanted so badly to just sit under one of the umbrellas and put my feet up!  Maybe someone would bring me a drink with a little umbrella in it!

Lenna had contacted me from her home in Florida.  We did all of our conversations on the phone, and the contracts through the mail.  I never met her and Brian until the day of the wedding!  In fact, I believe we did their 30 day meeting on the phone while she was in an airport in between flights!  I have done this many times, though.  I’ve had a lot of couples over the years who live outside of NJ, but come back to this area for their wedding.  And I still get calls from out-of-town couples asking if I can accommodate them.  Absolutely!  Hopefully, this set of photos will show just how quickly Lenna, Brian, and I were able to click!

FILM Projects – Cape May Wedding – Christopher Huston Photography


First, a shout out to my dear friend Allison at Allison Anne Studios – she needed some second shooting help for a recent Cape May wedding and gave me a call.  Sure!  I love Cape May weddings!  I had wanted to brush up on some FILM shooting techniques, so I asked her if it was alright if I brought a few rolls of film to shoot while photographing for her.

Yup – FILM!  Beautiful film!  There is a softness and elegance to film.  There’s a subtle tone to it.  Plus, there’s the release from that nagging little screen on the back of digital cameras.  I love shooting film – I see more and more rolls in my future!

Thank you to Allison for letting me fire off a few rolls during her wedding shoot!
All images – Nikon F5  –  Kodak Portra FILM

Ashley and Steven’s Wedding at Peter Shields Inn in Cape May – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

When I first talked to Ashley and Steven on the phone and they told me they were getting married in Cape May, I though “Awesome, I love Cape May!”  But once we started to talk about what kind of wedding they were going to have, I got even more excited – this was going to be just an awesome event!  Casual, laid-back, intimate, elegant – everything I love.  But…  once I arrived in Cape May on that crystal clear October Sunday, and then saw the Peter Shields Inn, well, I was just in heaven…!!

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My newest Sample Wedding Album from Leather Craftsmen – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

A gorgeous new 10×10 sized 3500 series album arrived to me just in time for a recent Open House I attended.  Using my Modern Layout style, I chose a great group of photos from Becky and Matt’s June wedding to be bound in Countryside Book Cloth.  A simple white imprint on the front cover (using my favorite ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ imprint) added the finishing touch!
Thank you again Leather Craftsmen – you never disappoint!
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Just one of those Photos I like…

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As I sat on the edge of a field last Thursday morning, watching the sun rise through some clouds and running a test roll through the newly acquired Nikon F3, it dawned on me.  No buttons.  No thumbwheels.  No white balance.  No metering mode.  No menus.  No lcd readouts.  No distracting little screen on the back.  No auto focus.  No brackets in the viewfinder.  No image sizes.  No file formats.  No advance mode.  Just load your roll of film, turn the aperture to your f-stop and dial in your shutter speed up top.  It was simple, it was pure.  It was photography with the freedom from all that photography stuff.

That test roll is going out to process today – when it gets back I’ll post my favorite one here.

Here it is – my favorite from the first test roll of Kodak Portra 800…
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Stephanie and William’s Wedding Album – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

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Stephanie And William had a wonderfully classic Ram’s Head Inn wedding.  A beautiful August day, a happy bride and groom, great friends, close family, and a big monkey!  Once they had made their album selections, they chose to go with my Modern design for their book.  This gave them the flush-designed page spreads, but a simplistic layout to keep all the attention on their photos.  They decided on an Ivory leather cover for their Leather Craftsmen album and silver imprint (it just looks black due to the black drape reflecting.)

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This next page was one of my favorites in their album!
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Something NEW for 2015 – B&W!

ChristopherHuston_ARTblog_BWEpson_MTCH9_0932B&W IS ON ITS WAY BACK!!  This will sound ridiculous, but I saw a movie that prominently featured B&W film.  It got me thinking about Kodak T-Max.  The whole idea in my head a few years ago when I purchased my Nikon F4s was to shoot primarily B&W film, hand process it, and then scan frames for printing with my dedicated film scanner.  It’s difficult to set up an actual chemical darkroom these days, but B&W prints from true monochromatic film can be digitally printed just as well as digital captures.

So, while I was in NYC back in January, I did some research into Epson’s line of high-end photo printers, and I found that they had some gorgeous new Fine Art papers that closely emulated what I remembered of printing and developing Kodak’s Ektalure G fiber papers in the darkroom.  These new papers have some richly textured and toned surfaces and heavy cotton bases.  The feel of these papers is just elegant!

So thank you Epson for running a special on your printers, as an Epson R3880 Photo Printer has joined my arsenal.  My hopes are to begin shooting more T-Max 100 and 400 films, to process that film by hand to get the best results as I used to do, scan in the best of the bunch, and print some gorgeous Fine Art B&W prints on the Epson.  I’m still dialing in the Epson – it takes a little work to get color profiles pinned down – but what I’ve seen so far is impressive!

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Elizabeth and Andrew’s Beach Sunrise Wedding Session – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

 

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Now, I’ll get in trouble if I don’t mention that the wedding day itself was a beautiful day, too!  We started at The Carriage House in Galloway, on to St. Nicholas Tolentine in Atlantic City, made a quick stop on the AC Boardwalk, and headed back to The Carriage House for a fantastic party!

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Guys getting ready at The Carriage House  –  Girls getting ready at The Carriage House  –  Ceremony at St. Nicholas Tolentine, north end of Atlantic City  –  Portrait locations; on the AC Boardwalk & at The Carriage House  –  Reception at The Carriage House in Galloway  –  Videography by LANCE RIVERS  –  Music by the Jason Craig Band  –  Flowers by Betina’s at Parkview