Have you ever seen a photographers work that is so beautiful, it has an otherworldly quality to it, something you can’t describe in words, as if it’s a memory you could step into, like you were there?
There is an unmistaken beauty of film. As you look through Pinterest and wedding blogs you will notice this. You may not know why you’re drawn to some photos more than others. This is the answer, they are shot in film.
We get asked a lot, why film? The question should really be, why not film? At first you may not think there’s any benefits to film over digital. There’s several obvious negatives for film, like no instant feedback of what the photos look like, limited number of shots (only 16 a roll), and it’s very expensive to shoot. But honestly, those are some of the biggest positives for film.
There’s something beautiful in the unforgiving nature of film. It forces you to slow down. To anticipate the perfect moment. To change your mindset from taking 1000 pictures and assuming 50 will be good, to taking 64 and knowing 50 are beautiful.
Digital vs Film
Regardless of what you may think, digital cameras and their sensors still are nowhere near the depth and color range of film. That’s not a biased statement, it’s the truth. Digital sensors are amazing pieces of technology yes, but they have a long way to go still.
Digital still has a place in our workflow though. Film unfortunately, can’t be used everywhere. Low light conditions like night time or dark receptions aren’t a good match for film. During those times we still use digital, and yes, they are beautiful too. Our goal is to get you the best photos we can, and our job is to know how.