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jamesbennettphoto. Pink pastels courtesy of #400H #fujifilm. Developed and scanned at hom

Pink pastels courtesy of #400H #fujifilm. Developed and scanned at home. Shot on my neglected #contax645 🎞 🌸

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Wedding photography post global warming. 💧🔥

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jamesbennettphoto. Flowers on film. 🎞 💐 #pentax67 #fujifilm

Flowers on film. 🎞 💐 #pentax67 #fujifilm

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jamesbennettphoto. Pigeon holes are for pigeons. I don’t like the title “moody photograph

Pigeon holes are for pigeons. I don’t like the title “moody photographer” just as much as I don’t like other titles (fine art photographer, light and airy photographer etc) - why? Because it’s limiting. I like taking all kinds of photos on the day. Moments later I took one here in the sun and it had a completely different vibe... it’s later on down my feed for those who are curious. 👰

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jamesbennettphoto. How’s the serenity? Well... temporary. Later on later these guys were

How’s the serenity? Well... temporary. Later on later these guys were breakdancing like maniacs. 🤸‍♀️🕺

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jamesbennettphoto. Frazer beach in the winter. I love this spot. It’s where I start almos

Frazer beach in the winter. I love this spot. It’s where I start almost all of my pre wedding shoots. I’ve been coming here since I was a kid with a lid (ie young bodyborder). The surf was always protected here and would funnel into the shore. Many couples who I meet here say how pretty it is and are surprised they’d never visited previously. The adjacent headlands often provide an ideal spot for whale watching. During one shoot around on a side beach we were wondering what the odd loud crash was. We turned around and saw whales breaching only 200m out. Such a special place. 🐳 🏝

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Yep. I cared about how many likes I got per photo. It’d skew how I felt about my work. Sometimes I’d not like a shot so much but post it and it’d do better than expected and I’d appreciate it more. Or the opposite and I’d be a little saddened that the public didn’t feel the same way. This coupled with changing algorithms causing less engagement left me feeling unmotivated to post. Removing like counts is a great idea and it’ll allow me to follow my own voice more and loose the aforementioned negatives. I know you can still see them if you go looking - but at least this way it’s not a constant reminder. Bravo instagram. It’s the first strategic move I’ve appreciated in quite some time. 👏 👏

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jamesbennettphoto. Grassy fields make great isles - especially when flower girls pave the

Grassy fields make great isles - especially when flower girls pave the way. This image was taken on a warm summers day, north of San Fran on #kodakfilm. Blog post coming once I write the blurb.

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Behind the dunes. Shot on #fujifilm and hand developed in my darkroom. Love the variety of greens film can capture. The human eye can see more versions of green than any other colour.

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jamesbennettphoto. Two strong hearts. 💕

Two strong hearts. 💕

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jamesbennettphoto. ❄️🌪 From one of the coldest shoots I’ve ever done, but also one of my

❄️🌪 From one of the coldest shoots I’ve ever done, but also one of my faves. Standing on a cliff in the Blue Mountains in the middle of winter whilst being buffeted by wind was a challenge, but the photos were worth it. Georgia is seen here wearing Wes. A fantastic winter accessory guaranteed to keep you warm. Oh and her jacket did a good job too.

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Managed to beat the storm on this one.

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jamesbennettphoto. I hope everyone out there gets to spend the weekend with someone who t

I hope everyone out there gets to spend the weekend with someone who they have a deep connection with. Life's too short otherwise.

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Searching for an oasis/reception. 🌴

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jamesbennettphoto. When you can’t wait to get out of the lift to start bridal party portr

When you can’t wait to get out of the lift to start bridal party portraits. 📸

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Forest vibes just a couple of kms from Sydney CBD. 🌳🏙

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jamesbennettphoto. Amy and James find a leafy nook in the beautiful gardens at @bells_at_

Amy and James find a leafy nook in the beautiful gardens at @bells_at_killcare

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⛺️ 👰 🌳 After the beautiful Teshia finished getting ready in her glamping tent I was able to ask her to turn for a quick moment before her father came to walk her down the aisle.

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jamesbennettphoto. The first dance for these guys actually happened on the location shoot

The first dance for these guys actually happened on the location shoot 🤫

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Blogged these legends amazing New Zealand wedding yesterday. The whole location shoot was photographed using an old film camera and the images were developed and scanned by moi. Link in profile. @keegancronin is a great shooter and so it was an honour to photograph his celebration with the lovely Liv. Thanks for having me guys. Never has a job felt so much like a holiday. 🙏

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jamesbennettphoto. 👰👶 Sometimes brides are mothers. Here’s Jess and her little one just

👰👶 Sometimes brides are mothers. Here’s Jess and her little one just before we dashed off for the ceremony. Shot on a camera that is as old as the film used in it, and developed at home because my darkroom is up and running again 🎉 . #rolleiflex #tlr #kodak #homdev

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It’s pretty amazing being able to be present during some of the happiest moments of people’s lives. However it is also important to pause for a moment and pay respect to all the roses that give their lives every weekend for moments like this. 😉🥀 💀 🎉

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jamesbennettphoto. A brand of love that’s so intense it hurls you into a seperate realm w

A brand of love that’s so intense it hurls you into a seperate realm where reality is a distant blur of muted sounds and unnecessary tasks. 🖤

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