February 9, 2024

Amanda Curry

Why You Should Add Film Wedding Photography to your Wedding Photography Package

In the world of wedding photography, there’s something special about incorporating film that simply can’t be replicated. As a film wedding photographer, I’ve witnessed firsthand the magic that unfolds when going analog to tell your love story. I’ll explore why adding film into your wedding photography is not only worth your while (and the extra $$$) but essential for amazing memories. From the nuances of 35mm to the elegance of 120 film, I’m pumped to dive into the nostalgic world of film wedding photography.

The Charm of Film Wedding Photography

Film photography possesses a unique charm that speaks to my core. From the soft, dreamy tones to the rich, vibrant colors, film photographs have a timeless quality about them. It’s so trendy now and for a great reason– it takes you back to yesteryear.

Understanding the difference between film sizes

When it comes to film wedding photography, the two most popular formats are 35mm and 120 film. Each type has its own distinctive characteristics that add depth and dimension to your wedding photos.

35mm Film:

  • 35mm film is a classic choice for capturing wedding moments, and it’s probably the most popular of the two.
  • Known for its versatility and convenience, 35mm film cameras are lightweight and easy to handle. This makes them ideal for capturing candid shots and spontaneous moments.
  • 35mm film has a perfectly-imperfect vibe to it, and a vintage aesthetic about them.
  • The smaller frame size of 35mm film results in a more compact (and quieter) camera, allowing for more discreet shooting.

120 Film:

  • Also known as medium format, 120 film produces larger, higher-resolution images that are perfect for creating stunning portraits and detailed shots. These images are such high quality, that many say they are comparable to digital.
  • While medium format cameras may be bulkier (and louder) than 35mm counterparts, the stunning image quality they produce more than makes up it!

Why film wedding photography?

Now that you have a grasp on the differences between 35mm and 120 film, you may be wondering why you should choose film for your wedding. Here are a few compelling reasons:

  1. Timeless Elegance: Film photographs have a timeless quality that evokes nostalgia and emotion, ensuring that your wedding memories will be cherished for years to come.
  2. Artistic Expression: With its unique colors, textures, and tones, film creates truly one-of-a-kind images that reflect your personality.
  3. Intimate Moments: Shooting film requires intention, allowing me to capture the intimate moments that make your wedding day special.
  4. Lasting Legacy: Unlike digital files that can easily be lost or corrupted, film negatives provide a tangible record of your wedding day that can be passed down from generation to generation, preserving your love story for years to come.

Why adding film photography is worth the price tag that comes with it

While it’s true that film photography typically comes with a higher price tag compared to digital alternatives, the investment is undeniably worth the splurge for couples seeking timeless elegance and a nostalgic vintage vibe in their wedding photos. The process of shooting on film requires careful attention to detail and expertise, from selecting the right film stock to manually adjusting settings for each shot. Moreover, the development and scanning of film negatives demand specialized equipment and skilled labor, adding to the overall expense.

What sets film photography apart is its ability to capture the essence of a moment. Each film stock has unique texture, colors, and tones which leads to a timeless quality to photos. Ultimately, the investment in film photography offering couples the opportunity to preserve their love story in a truly unforgettable way.

Incorporating film into your wedding photography isn’t just about capturing images. It’s about preserving moments in time that are worth treasuring forever. It’s about creating your legacy not only in the digital space, but in printed products and album artwork. Adding in film elevates your wedding photography experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

If this sounds like something that fits your vibe, get in touch! I’m so excited to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

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