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Model film portraits at Sutro Bath

A few film portraits from a film shooters meetup and shoot with this lovely model at Sutro Baths in San Francisco. F100 + Kodak Portra 160 // Little Film Lab

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Jaine Kershner - love the black dress on the beach!!

Amber Snow - Super gorgeous!!

Lindsay Madden - Wow! So pretty & what a tattoo. Gorgeous images.

Ashley Kelemen - Well this is absolutely beyond gorgeous!!!

Emily Anderson - Wow! She is fierce and these are rad!! <3

Kristin Sweeting - Beautiful! Love the movement in her dress and the color & grain!

Nicole Spangler - What stunning images! I love the black dress!

Lisa O'Dwyer - How gorgeous! Love the flowing dress!

Meghan Boyer - Wow, Alpana. These are gorgeous!

Kelsy McCartney - Such a gorgeous dress, model, and set of images!! Truly stunning work.

Black and White Film Portraits

A few Black and White Film Portraits of my boy finishing up a roll of film from a family session. I wanted to challenge myself and play with difficult life using film and was pleasantly happy with the results. It did cost me some $$ to get the model to be ready to walk the […]

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Five minutes of light play. | 5 Minute Project - […] I decided to challenge myself using dramatic light to finish off a roll of black and white film. […]

Kel Ward - Wow, Alpana! These are seriously awesome!

Amber Snow - The grain is so perfect, super shots!

Rachel May - SO SO gorgeous, Alpana!!

Kina - You are so lucky to have such a sweet handsome little model! 🙂

Jaine Kershner - absolutely love b+w – so amazing alpana!

Joyce Kang - Alpana! I love your black and white work. This is sooo good!

Wendy - Always fantastic. That kids lucky

Trish Barker - Every time I come to your blog I expect to see amazing shots and amazing eyes. You do not disappoint!!

Nicole Spangler - Love these!

Kelsy McCartney - WOW! Love them all – especially that last shot. Just killer!

New York, New York

A few weeks back, my son and I spent a few days in New York. I was a bit apprehensive about our trip since our interests can be different. I love walking the streets and exploring and him not so much. He loves going to kid stores and me not so much. However, we ended […]

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Stefanie Kapra - “I’m in a New York State of Mind…” – Great photograph and one of the very few double exposures I truly enjoy!! This is an amazing piece of art!

Jaine Kershner - wow! this photo is amazing. I want to buy a print for my home!!

wendy laurel - oh.. so I have to go to new york and washington d.c. next month for a school trip with my daughter hannah and her class…. i have been wondering what cameras to bring (need ease and simplicity) and this is very inspiring. a holga!

Jen O. - LOVE this double exposure. So perfectly New York!

Lindsay Madden - How can I buy a print of this?? I’m not even kidding. I love this image so much!!

Marcie Lynn - You nailed it! Love this shot! Sounds like a fun NYC experience.

connie chang - this shot is amazing. i can’t stop looking at it.

Spiced Indian Green Beans

Green Beans Photo: Contax + Kodak Portra India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country. ~Anita Desai I have been asked many times about the recipe for this simple vegetarian Indian dish. Thought I would […]

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Mirelle - YUM! I’m going to need to try this recipe soon!

Jody Savage - What a lovely post and history! Thank you so much for sharing – and cannot wait to try out this delicous recipe!!

Trish Barker - My bean plants are going off right now… I’ll have to try this recipe!!

Lisa M - This looks amazing! But since I don’t cook, how about you come down an make it for me….;)

Alpana Aras-King - Lisa, Come visit me and I will make it for you!!

Kristin Sweeting - oh my! That looks so good!!

kelsy mccartney - well THIS looks delicious!! i’ll have to give it a shot next time we have my parents over – dad loves green beans 😉 thanks for sharing!

Jen O. - Wow, those look good!!

Sera Petras - YUMMY! Love this!

Almost eleven | san francisco film photographer

“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald To celebrate my new toy, he obliged and let me shoot a roll of film over the course of a couple days. I had been eyeing […]

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Mirelle - I love this shot. Perfection as always!

Rebecca Lindon - What a beautifully dramatic backdrop! Perfect :0)

wendy laurel - love… love new toys..

Jaine Kershner - what a perfectly composed shot & saying. no one wants to grow up!!

Nicole Spangler - I love this shot!!

Kelsy McCartney - Such an awesome photo! What a location. Love!

Kina - What a wall!! I would love to shoot there:)

Kel Ward - This is crazy-awesome!

Friends at Lake Tahoe

As luck would have it, these two friends got to spend a warm afternoon at the Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe. This year for Spring Break, we decided to go up to Lake Tahoe. Neither my husband or I ski or snowboard so we were thankful to have friend’s that are avid snow people. […]

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Lisa O'Dwyer - Fun! Love your use of Ektar here!

Kel Ward - These are great! It looks like so much fun.

Sandra Coan - Fantastic!

Rachel May - The colors are absolutely gorgeous and it looks like it was a blast!

Marcie Lynn - How fun! Tahoe is one of my favorite places ever.

christina - magic!!

Portraits on FIlm | A Montclair Family

Portraits on Film… …an all-film session? I didn’t think I could really pull a portrait session on film given the age of the subjects… but it seemed like a given, as I was photographing a film photographer’s family. I had posted a preview from the session here. And I am quite thrilled with the results! […]

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Jody Savage - so very sweet!!!

Joyce Kang - What a beautiful family! I love family portraits on film.

Rachel May - Such a gorgeous session! The light and the colors are beautiful!

Meghan Boyer - wow, great session! I love that you did all film, and you rocked it! 🙂

Ashley Kelemen - These are so beautiful and natural!! Love!

Lindsay Madden - I have so many favorites! I always love you B&W’s though! Stunning work!

Trish McCoy - LOVE all these. Such amazing beautiful work.

Kimberly Barnes - Beautiful!I just love all the black and whites!

Jaine Kershner - such a sweet family!

Kina - Fabulous captures here!

wendy laurel - dj is the best and its great seeing his family.. especially on film. Lovely work.

Stephanie - Awesome job Alpana!

Anna-Karin - Beautiful documentation of their family. You really captured their day to day life well. I love these and I am sure their family will treasure these beautiful moments of their family documented so well!

Lina - Absolutely amazing session, love every single image. You are a true artist, love it!

Jennifer B - Stunning! I LOVE that these tell a real story. What an absolute treasure for this family.

Clarice - These are wonderful! What great memories you have captured for them!

Amy - Love the story you told with images on this family. Beautiful

San Francisco Film Photographer

It is flattering to be hired by another photographer but a bit nerve racking as well. DJ is an awesome photographer and asked me to do a family portrait session. He shoots mostly film and I thought it wouldn’t be right to capture them digitally only. So I decided to challenge myself and photograph their […]

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Sera Petras - What a sweet moment with these two!

Lindsay Madden - What a beautiful moment & that light shining on them makes this image extra special. Stunning!

christina - So gentle. Beautiful Alpana!

Lisa O'Dwyer - A beautiful moment! makes me dream of summer!

Trish Barker - What a sweet moment. Beautiful.

wendy laurel - you should always shoot film. just breathtaking.

Amber Snow - Adorable! The light and color is great too.

Mirelle - Perfect shot!!!!

Carolee Beckham - such pretty light and a tender moment

Rachel May - So beautiful!! the light is amazing!

jody savage - love this tender moment!

Krystle Akin - Love this image!

Kimberly Barnes - Beautiful shot!

suzyb - I’m so glad you went all film on this Alpana, i cannot wait to see more!!! This photo is gorgeous!!