Five of My Favorite Polaroids

img_0142Last Christmas I received a Polaroid camera from my parents. At first, I hesitated to ask for one for fear of coming off as just too millennial or too hipster. But then I thought hey, I genuinely love photography, and it would be great to have a tangible, physical way to capture life’s most precious moments. Don’t get me wrong, I am very attached to my DSLR camera, but uploading photos off of a memory card is just not that same as printing them out on the spot. Plus, they make great little souvenirs/gifts for any occasion. The film is admittedly pricey, but if you order it in bulk on Amazon it’s totally doable and worth it. I thought I’d pick five of my favorite photos (out of so many) to share with you today, and explain a bit about exactly why I love them so much. Enjoy!img_0139img_0143I like the goofiness of this photo. I went to a Coffee House one Friday night put on by an organization at my university, and they had a free polaroid station. When they asked if I wanted one I was like, Um, heck yes I do! You people sure know your audience. As you can see I’ve got my coffee in one hand, a cupcake in the other, and I’m about to hear an hours worth of live music. What’s not to love?! No wonder the smile on my face is so wide.img_0145This was taken on my last Sunday at church in Frankfurt this past August. I always chuckle when I look at this photo because I don’t know if I’ve ever been surrounded by that many guys before in my life haha! I’m usually the girl with only female friends. They are all so sweet, and I miss that community terribly. I’m glad I captured it in memoriam before hoping on a plane a few days later.img_0147I got my polaroid camera last Christmas, and this was the first one I ever took! I wasn’t really sure how it worked, but this picture of my brothers and I in front of our family fire place on Christmas morning turned out pretty well. It remains one of my all time favorites. I like the way our clothes (pajamas, really) are so color coordinated haha! And now that we’ve all moved out of that house, it feels extra special to have documented our traditions there.img_0148Michaela and Jenna are two of the sweetest, dearest friends a girl could ask for. This photo was taken the night before the second semester of my junior year started. I remember I had just gotten home from a retreat when they called me up and invited me over. I was so tired and considered staying home, but I’m glad I rallied! It was a fun night with these ladies, and I’m happy I captured it on film 🙂img_0149In past years I’ve always dreaded New Years Eve because I’ve never had cool enough plans. I usually just sit at home, watch the ball drop and fall asleep early on the couch. But last New Years Eve I had a sleepover with four of my closest girl friends and it was a blast! This photo was taken right before Jessica kissed me on the cheek at 12 midnight. It captures our friendship accurately 🙂img_0151^My night stand. I told you I had a lot…img_0152img_0153Would you ever consider investing in a polaroid camera? I hear all the cool kids are doing it…;p


One thought on “Five of My Favorite Polaroids

  1. Love this!

    On Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 8:40 AM, Passports and Paintbrushes wrote:

    > Glad you’re here posted: “Last Christmas I received a Polaroid camera from > my parents. At first, I hesitated to ask for one for fear of coming off > as just too millennial or too hipster. But then I thought hey, I genuinely > love photography, and it would be great to have a tangible,” >

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