Film Fridays – Japanese Gardens in Van Nuys

One year ago today, I was in Japan for cherry blossom season. It was a trip of a lifetime and I would love to go back again. However, yearly trips to Japan aren’t exactly in the budget, so the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys is a much closer and still beautiful way to escape for an afternoon. Years ago, Matt and I did our engagement photos here because we loved the scenery, and they also rent out the gardens and tea house for small weddings.

These photos were all shot with a Mamiya 645 ProTL camera and expired Portra 800 film. It was my first time shooting expired Portra 800, and I love how the images came out almost like vintage travel postcards from the 50s or 60s. Fine art prints of these images are available to order here.

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dylan - Gorgeous gardens.. those cherry blossoms are so pretty.

britney gardner - This is on my list for one day! Really nice set of images.

Lisa - Beautiful images Jessica! Makes me long for spring :)

heather nan - Wowzers, the open image is perfect.

Chris - Really nice images Jessica, love me some film photography!

damian burcher - Love the blossom.

Matthew Long - Lovely, Portra 800 is fantastic.

Jessica Vogelsang - The tones in the ones with the blossoms are just beautiful!

Amy Barton - Such a pretty set of images … maybe one day I’ll venture to Japan during cherry blossom season :)

Heather E - Beautiful photographs. :) Really loving those cherry blossoms.

Yolande Marx - This is amazing!!!

Shell Bailey - Mm the colours are so perfect, especially for the flowers. Just dreamy.

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