I'm interrupting my regular schedule of fabulous wedding programming to hop back to a trip my sister and I took last year to the land of the Illyrians, our ancestors: Albania. I can't really put into words what it meant for Ally and I to make the trip. We are half Albanian, and we'd grown up hearing about the place, eating Albanian food on holidays, and sometimes learning words like "pordhë" (fart), and "brekë" (panties). For the purpose of this trip, we dubbed ourselves Alabanians. (Get it? We're from Alabama. You can check out our #alabanians hashtag on Instagram.)
One day a while back, I was having a beer at Trim Tab and thinking how absolutely perfect the light from the setting sun looked through a thin veil of haze. I sent out text messages to friends: "The light is perfect but we have to act fast! Who can I take a photo of?"
Dom came to the rescue, and ended up being dressed, to my delight, to perfectly match the setting. I've been playing around with different films lately, and these images are either taken on 35mm Fuji Velvia 100F or digitals edited using the Velvia 100F preset from VSCO. Can you tell which is which?
We're making moves. Andrea Mabry Photography is relocating to Birmingham this March!