My Funny Valentine

My small-town community has a pharmacy with an ol' fashioned soda shop in it. I love to take my 2-year-old son on dates there on Fridays, to eat ice cream or drink malts and sit on the old bar stools. It's great mom-and-son time, and he's often making funny faces or performing in some way as he eats his ice cream, so I've started taking my camera along too. 

With cold weather, sickness and car trouble, I've been spending a lot of time indoors. It's kind of driving me nuts. I'm an outdoorsy person -- I love summers in Montana, spent hiking, camping, swimming in lakes, gardening, grilling, running, bonfires, the list goes on and on. In the absence of those things, I'm hunkering down and honing my craft. I've been fascinated by the vintage film look some of my fellow photographers use on a regular basis. The upside of being indoors is that it forces me to be still, to explore and discover and challenge myself in ways I might not otherwise. 

After doing some research, I've made a few presets in Lightroom in the vintage film style I love so much. Today I decided to try this style out on the photos of my son from the coffee shop.


I'm really in love with this style, and this soda shop. I can't wait to schedule another shoot here.