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What I learned when my Film was "destroyed" by Airport Scanners

Once my frustration had died down and the anger had subsided, I started to see the silver lining to this whole ordeal. I sat down to edit my favorite photos, and I found that I was able to save quite a few of them in post processing. And then I found that I actually liked how some of them were coming out. They had a moodier, vintage vibe that I have always found appealing while looking through old photos and anthology books but that I always deemed “not my style”. It started to make me wonder what “my style” really was. Had I spent this whole time shooting a certain way because that’s what I was told to do or was it because I actually wanted to completely keep my photography all one specific look? Did this really matter at all?

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Sarah Carpenter
New York City in Home Maternity Session for Susie Saltzman

I arrived a little early, and even though we’ve chatted over the years on social media, I will admit I was a tad nervous to meet her. In my eyes, she is a star. Susie makes the most beautiful wedding and engagement rings and is well known throughout the wedding industry. I was invited into her cozy home, out of the cold, and she immediately offered me a coffee. We chatted about all things motherhood and running your own business, juggling baby and work and how to “have it all”.

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Sarah Carpenter