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A few months ago I had the pleasure of photographing another family session for my friend Courtney.

I photographed their family last year, and since then they have moved to the MOST charming, historic homestead you’ve ever seen. Courtney’s husband Luke is a musician for the band for KING & COUNTRY, so it was awesome to catch them all at home, as they’re so frequently out of town for tour dates and other events these days.

To give you a little bit of backstory, Courtney and I became friends a long time ago. We grew up in the same part of South Florida and were church choir buddies. I can tell you from years of knowing her that she LOVES coffee and emojis and has had just about every hair color there is. She is wild and free at heart and has an enigmatic spirit that makes everyone drawn to her.

We lost touch for a bit after high school, but both of us ended up living in Nashville as adults, and having baby boys within months of each other (twins in my case). One night when I was exceedingly desperate to connect with another living soul outside of my own four walls, I reached out to her on social media to see if she would like to get together for a mom-date.

Since then we have gotten together for mom-dates and baby-parties, trips to lunch, and then eventually playdates. We both got pregnant within months of each other the second time around, again with boys. Crazy.

SO much has happened with her family in the time since we have reconnected. Luke’s band has become increasingly successful, and in 2013 he almost died after an extreme flare of ulcerative colitis. He thankfully is doing much better now. After he started to recover, he and Courtney recorded a duet about the experience. She invited me to one of their shows last year at the Ryman Auditorium and I was lucky enough to see them perform it together live. It was beautiful.

Have some tissues ready!!!

During their session we photographed them inside their home, and spent a good bit of time in their garden, which I have to say is REALLY impressive. While we were out there, we came across some big, fuzzy caterpillars on Courtney’s tomatoes, so she brought her boys Jude and Phoenix over to take a look and see if they wanted to hold them. Luke pointed out that they were going to ruin the plants and she just shrugged and said, “It’s all good! We all help each other.” and put the little caterpillar back on the plant.

THAT is Courtney in a nutshell.

We also stole a few minutes to get some photos of Courtney and Luke alone, and it started raining a bit with the sun still out and it was just magical!

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney, it was so good to see you so happy in your new, old, perfectly cozy home. I had the best time and hope to see you guys again soon!

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P.S. Chivalry is been something that Luke and his brothers have been championing at their shows; that women (and all people) matter and that they are to be honored and respected. This weekend they released a movie born from those efforts. It is called PRICELESS, and it addresses the subject of human trafficking. I would love it if you would show your support and visit http://PricelessTheMovie.com and go see it in a theatre near you!

  1. Deborah Barton said:
    Beautiful photos and I love For King and Country and the message they send. Thank you for letting us see your beautiful photos.
    February 11, 2017  1:56 am
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  2. Karla O'Neil said:
    Happy to see them together with the boys. Looking in love. Enjoying life together.
    June 23, 2017  12:44 pm
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The Pollard family in front of their Green Hills home. The Pollard family in front of their Green Hills home.

I had the pleasure of taking photos for the Pollard family last year as baby Jack’s newborn photographer. Since that session was in the winter, we photographed it inside their gorgeous home. Click here to see more from Jack’s newborn session.

Dad James is a builder and designed and built their Forest Hills area home. It is so lovely! Dad James is a builder and designed and built their Forest Hills area home. It is so lovely!

I frequently photograph newborn photo sessions in client’s homes and it is just so much more relaxing for them not to have to travel. Click here to see more newborn sessions from me (most of which were photographed without the family leaving home).

Lauren picked the cutest outfits for their session. Click here to see my Pinterest Boards filled with outfit ideas for your photo session! Lauren picked the cutest outfits for their session. Click here to see my Pinterest Boards filled with outfit ideas for your photo session!

This session was to commemorate little Jack turning 6 months old. They have always made baby sessions a family affair which I absolutely love!

Big sister Vivian is so sweet and let me get some great portraits of her. Big sister Vivian is so sweet and let me get some great portraits of her.

Photographing the family here in the house they are building their family in makes these images super personal and special for them. Since it was warm out and our last session was inside the house, we decided to head outside for this one.

Isn't this the sweetest thing ever?! I am so glad we captured this adorable brother-sister moment. Isn’t this the sweetest thing ever?! I am so glad we captured this adorable brother-sister moment.

They had some gorgeous white hydrangeas growing out front so we stopped for a few shots in front of them.

I love Jack's adorable little monogrammed bubble romper. Such a southern baby thing!  I love Jack’s adorable little monogrammed bubble romper. Such a southern baby thing!

Then we moved to the backyard where we found some nice shady spots for family portraits. Baby Jack is happiest in the morning, so we held this session at 8am. I am happy to accommodate all sorts of schedules, and being a baby and child photographer I realize that sometimes that means early mornings! Let me know if you would like to book a morning session for your baby!

This is an awesome age, when babies can sit up, but not get into anything or run away from the photographer! Haha! This is an awesome age, when babies can sit up, but not get into anything or run away from the photographer! Haha! Jack is just learning how to sit up and he did so good! Jack is just learning how to sit up and he did so good!

I have had lots of practice with kids in front of the camera seeing as I have three boys of my own. Click here to read more fun facts about me.

Jack and Viv are such sweet kids, I adore photographing them! Jack and Viv are such sweet kids, I adore photographing them! You can't have a family photography session without every member of the family. Of course their dog had to get in on the photos!  You can’t have a family photography session without every member of the family. Of course their dog had to get in on the photos! ...and so did the cat! …and so did the cat!

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Vivian has excellent twirling skills. :) Vivian has excellent twirling skills. 🙂 Baby Jack sitting on his blanket in the backyard. Baby Jack sitting on his blanket in the backyard.

It was a pleasure taking their family portraits and I hope they treasure these photos for years to come.

Sweetest big sister ever! Sweetest big sister ever!

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Are you looking for a great place to have a photo session in The Nashville, TN area? You are not alone! There are so many great locations around town that I’ve decided to start this series of posts to highlight my favorite sessions at the best locations.

I’m Leanne of Leanne Vice Photography and I’ve photographed a number of baby, family, engagement, and bridal sessions nearby. Contact me now for help planning your next photo session or find out more about me.

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm is a great option for portrait sessions. Learn more about Harlinsdale Farm:

Harlinsdale Farm has been called the most significant historic farm associated with the modern Tennessee Walking Horse industry.[…] The City opened the park’s first phase for the Community’s enjoyment on September 22, 2007. All activities at the park are limited to passive activities such as walking and picnicking. Park Entrance onto the 200 acres is located inside the Public Parking area. The Park is closed from dark to dawn daily.

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Tips for your session at Harlinsdale Farm

This post features the bridal session of one of my gorgeous brides, Macy. I can't wait to share her wedding soon! Click here to view their beautiful engagement session at another one of my favorite locations: Rutledge Falls!  This post features the bridal session of one of my gorgeous brides, Macy. I can’t wait to share her wedding soon! Click here to view their beautiful engagement session at another one of my favorite locations: Rutledge Falls!

Pick the Right Time of Day

Macy came to her bridal session at Harlinsdale Farm with hair and makeup done and she looked absolutely stunning! Macy came to her bridal session at Harlinsdale Farm with hair and makeup done and she looked absolutely stunning!

The time of day your session is held is crucial to how your photos will turn out. The most flattering light is typically the hour or two before sunset and after sunrise. Seek open shade, especially if you have to have your session at a time when the sun is harsher. This bridal session was photographed in the summer, and it was quite warm even at sunset. A session at noon would definitely make for some sweaty photos!

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Have a Plan if You Need to Change

Macy brought a sheet to change behind and later was able to use it to keep the hem of her wedding dress clean.  Macy brought a sheet to change behind and later was able to use it to keep the hem of her wedding dress clean.

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm has portable restrooms near the dog park, but that might make for an awkward changing situation. I have been told that they recently completed an indoor restroom, but I was not able to find it, so be prepared with whatever outfits you need and come dressed in your session attire if you can.

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Keep the Park Rules in Mind

Harlinsdale Farm currently has NO FEE to photograph your session there! However, it is always best to call ahead of time and make sure their policy hasn't changed and be sure they are aware you are coming. Harlinsdale Farm currently has NO FEE to photograph your session there! However, it is always best to call ahead of time and make sure their policy hasn’t changed and be sure they are aware you are coming.

According to the official park website these are the rules for The Park at Harlinsdale Farm:

  • Respect and protect wildlife and natural features.
  • Please remain in designated areas only when posted.
  • Safety is a priority. Enjoy the park with a friend.
  • Passive Park Only – No organized ball playing of any kind.
  • All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Parking in designated areas only.
  • THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED: no climbing fences; fireworks; loud music; metal detectors; golf littering; alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs; going inside or around farm buildings, or fires or grills.

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Don’t Forget the Details

Macy made a small bouquet to complete her bridal session look. Macy made a small bouquet to complete her bridal session look.

Make sure to bring any items that you want photographed during your session. Props, chairs, a blanket or quilt to sit on, anything that may be important or relevant for your session.

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Find the Best Light

For Macy's bridal session we stayed in an area near some small buildings. The trees in that area provided great shade and beautiful filtered light for her session. For Macy’s bridal session we stayed in an area near some small buildings. The trees in that area provided great shade and beautiful filtered light for her session.

There are some great structures at the park including the barn, fences, a long tree-lined road, and some beautiful flowers. Make sure the light is flattering at whichever areas you decide to take photos.

I hope you enjoyed these photos from The Park at Harlinsdale Farms. Get in touch to book a session or just say hi! I’d love to hear from you!

  1. Mathieu said:

    This session is magnificent. For this one have you use your Hasselblad ?

    August 21, 2016  2:38 am
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    • Leanne Vice said:

      Thank you! Its a mix of Hasselblad + portra 400 and digital :)

      August 21, 2016  3:01 am
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Let me introduce you to my 35mm film crush: Fuji Superia 400 Xtra. I adore it. The colors are OUT. OF THIS. WORLD. And for that reason it has become my all-time favorite 35mm film to shoot on vacation (which for us is usually at Disney World).

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 40mm f2.8 (That's me with the children all over me. Hiiiiiii!!) Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 40mm f2.8 (That’s me with the children all over me. Hiiiiiii!!) Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

All of the images in this post are shot on Fuji Superia 400 Xtra.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SHOOTING FUJI SUPERIA 400 XTRA

1. It is incredibly versatile. 

I love this stock because I can leave it in my camera all day and shoot in all kinds of light and scenarios. 400 speed film is usually good like that, but Fuji Superia 400 Xtra is particularly forgiving and has a really wide latitude.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 40mm f2.8 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 40mm f2.8 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

2. It is available in 24 or 36 exposure rolls.

Because it is so versatile I’m not afraid of buying the 36 exposure rolls and having it in my camera all day. This can end up being a significant developing and scanning cost savings if your lab charges a flat rate for all rolls of 35mm.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

3. It is super cheap!

Well, as far as film goes it is. Currently, you can find it for anywhere between $3.49 for one roll to $11 or so for a 4 pack of the 24 exposure rolls or $16 ish for a three pack of the 36 exposure rolls.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 40mm f2.8 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 40mm f2.8

A lot (and I mean a LOT) of the time, I like the way this film renders better than pro stocks that cost upwards of $10 a roll. I really wish they would make this stock in 120 format!

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

4. It is widely available.

Don’t let some of the online reviews fool you, I have been able to find this film practically everywhere. I’ve found it on a bunch of online shopping retailers as well as the Biltmore gift shop, some random mom and pop camera shops, and at Walmart!

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

5. It’s like, really pretty*.

(*obligatory mean girls reference)

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra is a vibrant, punchy film. It has a fine grain structure and nice, saturated colors; especially reds, blues, and greens. However, skin tones stay authentic even with the increased saturation and sharpness.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 40mm f2.8 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 40mm f2.8

Greens are sometimes reminiscent of Fuji 400h greens, but more true-to-life and not quite as blue.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

This stock reminds me a bit of Kodak Ektar 100 with its saturation and punchiness, but you don’t need to be as careful with the exposure. Ektar, when overexposed, makes fair skin turn VERY red and you have to be careful to shoot it at box speed. Fuji Superia 400 Xtra actually does quite well with overexposure (I will get to metering and rating in a minute).

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

I have shot this stock in full sun, when overcast, inside, at night, with flash, and I have been lazy with my exposure and it still almost always looks good.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 40mm f2.8 + flash Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 40mm f2.8 + flash

THE DO’S AND DONT’S

1. DO overexpose 2 stops.

Most consumer films do better with about two stops of overexposure and Fuji Superia 400 Xtra is no exception. You want to rate it around ISO 100 (metering from the shadows) if you have enough light, which is 2 stops over box speed.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

When I shoot client work or medium format I always use incident metering with my Sekonic-358. But when I’m on vacation, I’m not dragging my light meter around. Thankfully Fuji Superia 400 Xtra is super forgiving and I have no problem using reflective, in-camera metering.

I set my camera to spot metering mode and take my meter reading in the shadows. Then I make sure my internal meter reads +2.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 40mm f2.8 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 40mm f2.8

2. DO try shooting it in full sun.

This stock looks great in all kinds of light but the colors really render their best and most saturated in bright light.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

3. DO use it for portraits and landscapes alike.

Again, the skin tones on this film stock are great when exposed correctly, and combined with the vibrant colors you can use it for so many different fun things.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 40mm f2.8 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 40mm f2.8 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

4. DO Have fun and get creative!

The affordability and wide latitude of this film makes it perfect for taking creative risks. Try some double exposures, shooting something at night, or try something new!

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 - Double exposure Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 – Double exposure Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 - Double Exposure Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2 – Double Exposure

5. DON’T cut corners on the developing.

Make sure you always send your film, no matter what stock it is, to a lab that knows what they are doing. I have had wonderful experiences developing Fuji Superia 400 Xtra at Photovision Printing and TheFINDlab.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

6. DON’T expect the same results out of Fuji Superia 800.

Just because they both have the name “Superia” does not mean they will look the same. At all. Fuji Superia 800 has more grain and the colors are not the same. You might be into it, you might not. Proceed with caution.

If you need to shoot at ISO 800, I would probably sooner try pushing 400 Xtra because I did not love my results with the 800. However, that is just my opinion – Fuji Superia 800 gets some great reviews online. I have not gotten around to pushing the 400 Xtra yet so though, so I will update when I get a chance to do so. I don’t think I will try pushing it more than +1 though at first, because it is already quite saturated.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm - Canon Rebel G - 50mm f1.2 Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 35mm – Canon Rebel G – 50mm f1.2

So go get some Fuji 400 Xtra and start creating! If you have any questions post them in the comments and I will try to answer them to the best of my knowledge.

ABOUT ME

I’m Leanne of Leanne Vice Photography. I am a mom of three boys and a Nashville-based baby and family portrait photographer. Visit my “About” page to get to know me even more or give me a call at 256-490-8293 and we can chat about film, kids, life…whatever!

  1. Wynona said:

    I seriously just love this post, I read it like 3 times. All the pictures are on point, better than Ektar 100. lady! ;)

    June 22, 2016  2:40 am
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    • Leanne Vice said:

      Thank you!! What an amazing compliment, especially coming from you!! :)

      June 22, 2016  4:02 pm
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  2. Steve Gahan said:
    Hi leanne im new to film(havent even shot my 'new'pentax super me yet)and very much enjoyed reading your view and seeing your great images. Very much a great advert for the superia 400!!the part i dont understand is about the over exsposure....want to rate it around ISO 100 (metering from the shadows) if you have enough light, which is 2 stops over box speed.i dont under stand why you would bring down the iso from 400 to 100 when you suggest +2 exsposure.also, what does 2 stops over box speed mean? Would you mind explaining it to me in a little more detail please? Kind regards steve
    March 5, 2017  7:03 am
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    • Leanne said:
      So rating at 100 is just another way to say "overexpose two stops". ISO in full stops is 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, etc. so since superia is a 400 speed film, when you overexposed it two stops you are effectively shooting it as a 100 speed film instead, does that make sense?

      You can overexposed thise two stops however you'd like. If you shoot manual, you can go over two stops using your shutter speed or aperture and internal meter. Or if you shoot in aperture priority you can set your camera's exposure compensation to +2 and it will change the shutter speeds for you. Alternatively, you could change your film speed in camera from 400 to 100 and shoot full auto if you wanted.
      March 5, 2017  12:51 pm
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  3. Rajiv said:
    Great images. And wonderful scans. How do you scan these images? Thanks.
    March 27, 2017  10:14 pm
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  4. kollimatorn said:
    nice write up! glad to see a celebration of this film. :)

    and the kicker? it WAS available in 120. they were still on the shelves when I just started out with film photography
    May 24, 2017  2:49 am
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Miss Addie Kate was a sweet little bug for our session. She is one lucky girl, she has a wonderful big sister and awesome parents. I cant wait to watch her grow!

  1. Gabby said:

    These are so sweet! You did a great job Leann! Addie Kate is a doll! Congratulations Miller Family! <3

    May 31, 2016  1:11 am
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I had the honor of shooting Kendra and Craig’s big baby announcement this past fall, and I was so excitied to shoot her maternity photos as well. I can’t wait to meet that sweet baby boy!

We snuck out of town while our house is being renovated and got to squeeze in a short session with my sister and nephew Levi. He is so cute and is growing so fast!

Sweet little Dalton is my newest nephew. He was the most relaxed newborn I’ve ever seen, he preferred to just let his legs stretch straight out and chill, and I don’t recall hearing him cry at all! We did this entire session at his home in Georgia – another peaceful in-home session. 🙂

As a mama who has had a few rough c-sections myself, I knew exactly what Elissa wanted when she said she wasn’t ready for photos of herself yet and that she really just wanted to capture Jackson by himself and with his sister while he was still this small.

We did this session in their apartment while everyone stayed comfy and away from germs, it was so relaxing!!!

This session was also featured on Little Bellows here, which I am super pumped about!

When Lauren contacted me about doing an in-home lifestyle newborn session for baby Jack I was super excited. Usually I have to convince people to let me shoot in their homes! Well, let me tell you, it is no wonder because their home is STUNNING and magazine-worthy AND her husband James built it!

I also loved that when I pulled up everyone in the family was ready and willing to have their photos taken. I love when newborn sessions include everyone!!! I can’t wait for this cutie’s 6 month session 🙂