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No computers allowed – Kickstarter!!

Life is easier on film. I break out my film camera, and people look in wonder, like, wow, you must be a REAL photographer. But we film shooters have a dirty little secret. Shooting film is easier. I shoot, the lab does their magic, and all the work is done. No photoshop required. It’s more expensive, but my quality of life is improved. And then everything else in the world I have to do with my images becomes easier because I don’t have to edit anything. Rich hues, balanced contrast, soft palettes are the standard. Once the photograph is captured, my work is mostly done. I’m slowly making the transition here to shooting ALL film. It’s a little nerve wracking. My 5d Mark II serves as addicting training wheels. I mean, even the JPG’s coming out of my camera are pretty nice, and mostly untouched anyway. And it’s always nice to be able to hold onto something while the film goes on a field trip to the lab, though in my heart of hearts I know that holding on to the digital side of things is only as important as you make it. We all survived in the world a very long time before our fingers started doing the talking.

In the meantime, I’m super excited to honor my love of film and all things analog in this project I’m doing with my dear Husband Andy Bean of the Two Man Gentlemen Band! They’ll be recording, producing, designing and printing their next album the old fashioned way – no computers allowed, and I’ll be doing the film photography! We won’t even be scanning the film onto the computer! How will we do it?? I have NO IDEA! But we’ll make it happen! Except of course for fundraising. So please! Head on down to The Gent’s Kickstarter Page and make a donation and help us figure it out!

And if you happen to not know much about the other half of the Bean family, here’s what we’ve gotten ourselves into (by the way, they do weddings :)):

The Two Man Gentlemen Band – Gentle Stomp from Live & Breathing on Vimeo.

I know I know. I’m married to a smokin’ geeetar player.

And to watch one of the best kickstarter videos I’ve ever seen, look no further!

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[…] me allow Punam Bean, amazing wedding and event photographer, to put it much better than I’ve ever been able to vocalize it: “Life is easier on film…we […]

Thanks, wife! You da man!

A-List: Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine

Ummm, WHAT?

Yeah. So a while back I got an email from the lovely Diane Rice, the editor of one of my favorite magazines, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. They were considering me for their A List. Oh, that’s so nice of them to consider me, I thought. But for some reason I didn’t get into my head that I would ACTUALLY BE ON THEIR LIST!! What?? I can’t believe the names on this list! I feel SO greatful, mind blown, elated, excited!! Only 20 photographers in the country were chosen, and it’s so surreal to see my name appear beside so many other drool worthy candidates!! With great thanks to the editors of Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, there I am!! Woo hoo!

A-List: Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
A-List: Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
A-List: Destination Weddings and Honeymoons

A closer look: (won’t be based in ny much longer – but oh well!)


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Fantastic light!

congratulations!! xo

Woohoo!! I couldn’t agree with this inclusion more!!!

Published!: Real Simple Weddings 2011

I know it’s taken me a while to get this post up, as it’s taken me a while to track down a copy of this (one of my favorite wedding magazines) here in the middle of the woods and all. Any hoo, it’s kind of been a dream of mine to be published in Real Simple, and I an SO EXCITED – I didn’t even believe it was true until I had a copy of it in my possesion! Well, ok. Multiple copies. Just to be safe :).

ps – I’m hard at work answering your questions! The next edition of Answering Everything will be up on Monday!

Real Simple Weddings 2011Real Simple Weddings 2011

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Ann Haney

Your photography is absolutely beautiful!

congratulations!! Beautiful work!

Patti Covert

I’m so impressed and not in the least surprised. Congratulation! Beautiful work.

Congrats, Punam! It looks wonderful and I like the layout, it really enhances your beautiful photos!

Krystle Correll

CONGRATS!!! That is wonderful and beautiful of course! :)

Congratulations! Looks like an amazing wedding, I might go grab a copy of that mag today actually! I’ve always been a fan of Real Simple Weddings! :)

Bravo, beautiful i must get my copie at once! Punam it mus feel wonderful they aare lucky to have you too!