baby girl makes three | Portland, Oregon newborn photographer

November 11, 2013

Iā€™m Marla
Sprinkled throughout this journey are the little joys, moments of inspiration, and snippets of life that add color to our human experience. Join me as we embrace the beauty of imperfect perfection, the magic of a beautiful moment, and the endless possibilities of creativity.

Photographing Mahalia and her lovely parents was my first experience shooting an entire session on film alone. I did bring digital gear as backup, but aside from 3 shots in the beginning that I didn’t end up using, these pictures are a collection of the 4 rolls I used that morning to tell their new story. I really enjoyed how simplistic it all was, just capturing their newness together and how beautiful it all is. No props, no styling or posing–just this family, just as they are. Beautiful.

Images captured with Contax 645 and a collection of Kodak Portra 800, Tri-X, and Ilford HP5 films.

Marla Cyree of Simply Splendid specializes in film photography based in Portland, Oregon as a newborn, family, and wedding photographer.


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  1. Amy says:

    This made my morning. Perfect. I am so moved and impressed Marla…

  2. Traca says:

    Marla, these are lovely! I’ve toyed with the idea of film-only sessions if just for the simplicity. Chasing after three kids and homeschooling will do that to you! šŸ˜‰
    I look forward to seeing more!
    Love and miss being involved with you each week,

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