Film photography | Jumping on the bandwagon…and loving it

About a year ago I got really excited about the idea of shooting film. But, I didn’t want to be the one who jumps on the bandwagon, just because everyone else was doing it.

I bought a film camera though, just to check it out. I played a bit and I loved so many of the images I was getting back from the lab. In general, I would shoot a roll here and there during engagement sessions and even at a few weddings. So, I never really felt like I got to know my camera very well and didn’t feel like I could trust it anymore than something to play around with.

Sadly, I haven’t used it much more than that, but I am increasingly being won over by its superior beauty. The way Kodak Portra and Fuji 400h handle the highlights just makes my toes tingle. While I thought maybe this was a passing phase, I am more convinced than ever that I will be incorporating more seriously film shooting into my work flow. I might not become a full-time film shooter any time soon, but I most certainly will be shooting many more engagement sessions solely on film and ramping up my film usage at weddings! It’s really exciting to think about how this will change my work flow and really will slow me down (which is something I’ve been longing to do with my work).

Here are a few frames from the past few months from film I just got back from Richard Photo Lab including images from the shoot I did with Melinda Rose Heirloom Bridal and from Katie & Jerry’s Whistler wedding!

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