Currently Loving // Film Photography
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Shooting Film for Fun 101

Cameras

Canon A-1 35mm film camera - I use this as my main camera for significant shoots. This camera is sleek and easy to use, plus you can find them for less than $200 on eBay

Olympus Trip 35 -

Film

Fujifilm Superia X-TRA ISO 400 35mm Color Film - this is my cheap, learning film. It still has a beautiful aesthetic, especially when shot in full day light

Fuji 400h 35mm color film - this film has a bright and airy aesthetic that is blue/green based. Check out this blog post by The FIND Lab that details how to get the most out of this film.

ILFORD HP5 - great soft black and white film with low contrast and high grain

Processing + Inspo

The FIND Lab - this is my go-to resource for all things film photography. They have helpful and informative blog posts that have helped me understand the sometimes complicated nuances of film.

LifestyleSarah Mecke
Ready to Rodeo
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Late January is the start of my city’s favorite time of year.  The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is a deep tradition going all the way back to the founding cattlemen of Fort Worth. It’s the longest running rodeo, held annually since 1896 and has provided millions of dollars in college scholarships to Texas Tech and my alma mater, Texas Christian University! The rodeo is a cultural icon for Fort Worth, but selfishly my favorite aspect is that it’s a hell of a good time. I’ve gathered a few tips on how to have a damn good time at the FWSSR + a style guide on what I’m going to wear!

How to Rodeo like a Fort Worth Babe

  1. It will most likely be chilly, long sleeves and/or pants are recommended.

  2. You might get some dirt kicked in your beer, or in your face for that matter. Embrace it, it’s good luck.

  3. Let your extrovert come alive. There are tons of cool people from all walks of life at the rodeo and you never know where you can make a rad new friend.

  4. Get your western on, even if you feel like a total poser. This is the perfect time to break out your fancy cowboy boots and cowboy hat. See my style picks below!!

my rodeo style picks  

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Luxury Beauty Selects
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These are a few of my favorite luxury beauty items that I’ve tried over the years. I feel that each of these would make a thoughtful gift to someone in your life who really digs quality beauty products (hint hint if anyone was looking to get me something). I’ve linked all of the items pictured in the above text + use my link for 10% off all glossier items!  

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Beehive Wishlist
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It’s no secret that my favorite place on Earth to shop is Beehive in Fort Worth (just check out how obsessed I am on insta lol), but did you know that Beehive is also online?? I recently went into Beehive just for funzies but I came out with an epic wishlist full of unique finds that I wanted to share with y’all!

Beehive wishlist

 
 
OutfitsSarah Mecke
Modern Go Go Girl

This feminine outfit is flirty af with a touch of retro flair. I think I have described most of my recent looks as being feminine with a touch of retro flair so what's new lol. For some reason I felt compelled to pose like I was in the middle of doing the hustle on the dance floor at Studio 54. Photos by the talented Adriana @lookswithadri at Beehive!

OutfitsSarah Mecke