create and capture

The beauty of dying mediums will never lose its appeal to me. Letter writing, libraries, mix CDs. I don’t shoot with film often, but boy when I do, I can just feel the magic. The uncertainty of not knowing what moment you captured. The patience until you click the last frame. The surprise of seeing […]

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happy halloween! {family halloween costume idea}

Now, we all know I’m a huge holiday enthusiast (to put it extremely, extremely lightly), but Halloween has never been high up on my list as far as important days go. I don’t watch scary movies, I cry the second I step into a haunted house, and my Halloween night plans are generally very anti-climactic. […]

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new filmmakers los angeles

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the New Filmmakers Los Angeles festival – a monthly event sponsored in part by SAG-AFTRA (the actors’ union) that screens independent films. This was my first time attending an actual film festival, so I didn’t know what to expect. At the invite of my friend Maddie McGuire, […]

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san francisco : a video

We’ve had several short weekend trips this year, but our quickest was just 24 hours in San Francisco. Here’s a little video I put together of our trip, and you can read more about the specifics here. P.S. A weekend in Portland and Seattle. -wonderland sam imdb.me/samanthalee

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happy weekend links

It’s FRIDAY, and I don’t know about you, but this week has felt exceptionally long. We have a busy weekend planned and a Thanksgiving potluck on Monday before we fly back to Texas for the holiday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and in the meantime, here’s what’s going on in my world and some […]

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portland : a video

Wrapping up the last of our magical trip with a short film. This was our first time to shoot video on a DSLR, so there’s definitely room for us to learn and grow. If you want to read about where we shopped/ate/enjoyed the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, check out my posts here and here. Love […]

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sonoma : a video

Recorded exclusively on a Samsung Galaxy S5 (because we forgot the GoPro). You can read more about my birthday trip to wine country here! The past year or so I’ve really fallen in love with making short travel videos of all of our trips – usually recorded on our GoPro. Video is something I’ve never really explored, and besides being […]

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europe on film

I finally got my film developed from our Europe trip – only a couple of rolls as I mostly used my phone (no DSLR this trip). I used a new film I was able to get on Amazon Now, so whether it’s the quality of the film or user error, there weren’t as many I […]

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gopro

I’m finally finding the time to edit all of our GoPro footage together and am obsessed with having these little videos to preserve our memories. I haven’t used the GoPro for extreme adventures/sports (other than skiing), but it’s been a fun new hobby all the same. I’ve taken thousands upon thousands of photos over the years, but video captures a whole […]

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