Travels :: Sardinia, Italy

My first real vacation of the year was in September. I visited Sardinia, Italy and then made my way over to Spain for my cousin's wedding. I shot mostly film on this trip, threw in a few digital when I had to, but overall, I can say that Sardinia is a very photogenic island. The mixture of classic Italian foliage with desert-like blooms was overwhelming. And the light, oh the light. I only wish I had models to place in the shots because that would be real love right there. All film processed by RPL. You can purchase prints HERE.

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You can purchase prints HERE.

FIND Los Angeles :: Testimonial

As a photographer who recently discovered the wonders of film photography, I wanted to learn from someone who would teach it to me straight. I have done a few mentor sessions with film photographers that I respect and admire, but Jonathan Canlas was the recurring name that popped up as the go-to in the film world. He's a film guru and wrote one of the better books on film I've seen. I read Film Is Not Dead cover to cover and followed Jon Canlas' formspring feed, but still needed the hands on experience. When his LA workshop was announced, I pounced. Never has such an experience made such a huge difference in my life and business. The three days spent with Jonathan, learning, watching, listening, and experiencing all that he has to offer...well that's a once in a lifetime opportunity. This guy is the real deal. There are no egos, just support, and advice and as much information as you want to get out of him. He is literally an open book. I learned more about myself and who I want to be in the photography world in three days, than I knew about myself in the last 5 years. Thank you for helping me uncover my "why," Canlas. I have a ton of images to blog from this workshop, but for now, these two were taken at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Processed at the FIND Lab. Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0222.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0223.jpg

Styled Shoot with Trent Bailey :: Mentor Session

As a photographer who loves mentor sessions, I jumped at the chance at working with Trent Bailey on a recent trip to New York. I recently ventured into film photography and built up a list of some of my favorite film photographers as inspiration. Trent was one of those, and when I asked if he offered mentor sessions, he said I would be his first. As soon as I sat down with him, I knew I'd made a great decision. He was an open book and answered all of my questions and gave me many great tips to improve my business. He also arranged for a model for the second half of our session so we could shoot together. It was an overall wonderful experience, and I cannot recommend him enough as a mentor! His lovely wife Dara, of Preston & Olivia, styled the shoot using some of her genius hats and bowties. Trent raves about Indie Film Lab, so I had to try them out. I got my scans done on the frontier, and it was definitely worth the extra week to get them back! Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0113.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0114.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0115.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0116.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0117.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0118.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0119.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0120.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0121.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0122.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0123.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0124.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0125.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0126.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0127.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0128.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0129.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0130.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0131.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0132.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0133.jpg

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Earthy Film Shoot :: Orange County Portrait Photographer

They say practice makes perfect. So, I listened. I have been practicing my film skills on anyone who will model for me, and this time, I decided to make it a bit more fun. Since I was leaving San Francisco, I decided to do a session on Baker Beach, and enlisted the help of Juna for some fun floral arrangements. I had a vision of what I wanted the shoot to look like, and with a quick trip to Forever21, my ideas became reality. The trees in the Presidio are really quite spectacular. I think I could shoot in them any day, they provide just the right combination of earthiness and moodiness to a shoot. I figured it would lend well to film photography, and I was right. Thank you to the lovely Leona for modeling. She was a trooper in the frigid weather and even got her feet wet. Jewelry & Apparel: Forever 21

Floral Arrangements: Junalene of Cup Full of Flowers

Film Processing: ProPhoto Connection

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I did shoot a few frames with my digital really is amazing to see the difference!


Elika Sadeghi (steakNstiffarms) :: Orange County Portrait Photographer

Elika is the sports writer best known on Twitter as steakNstiffarms and most recently for being a panelist on the Jim Rome show, Rome, on CBS Sports 6 times! She is the easiest model to work with, and she humored me by letting me shoot some film on the beach.

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