Weddings are a raw, transformative experience. They’re significant. They’re meaningful. They matter.
This is the beginning of your journey together as husband and wife. It’s the biggest of celebrations with all of the people that mean the most to you. Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will be the cornerstone of your legacy. That’s a big deal. To you and to me.
I believe the images from the most important day of your life should be more than a simple visual account of the day. They should move you.
WHY I SHOOT FILM + DIGITAL
Just like a vinyl record, film has soul. There is something ethereal about the subtly soft yet rich tones of color negative film or the grain and tonality of true black-and-white film. There’s a certain romance to film photography that is almost tangible.
While the look of film certainly hooked me very early on, the more I shot film the more I realized it’s about much more than the aesthetic. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t discriminate against digital. I bring a full array of professional digital equipment to every wedding, which I shoot alongside my film cameras (and then spend a great deal of time in post-processing matching the colors and tonality of each format). But mentioning film is important. Not only will I be shooting it during various portions of your wedding day, it influences my entire craft.
Film is about feeling and process. The stringent know-how required to shoot film has instilled in me a more focused, thoughtful approach to photography–an approach less concerned with megapixels, camera tricks or editing trends and more focused on intent, purpose and authenticity. Film not only informs the way I document your wedding, it mirrors my ideals of what wedding photography should be.
Your wedding is not my photoshoot. Rather than taking thousands upon thousands of photos and spending half of your wedding day reviewing them on my camera’s tiny LCD screen, I’ll be there in the moment with you and your loved ones–capturing emotionally honest, impactful images that convey the story and the feeling of the beginning of your marriage.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers the little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind