i'm not a hybrid photographer who shoots digital and film. when i show up to your wedding, you'll see me carrying around old, beautiful film cameras and a large bag of film. i believe in the power and raw beauty of my craft, and work tirelessly to capture your moments as they naturally are--no filters, no heavy edits, and no excess of photos for each moment.
i willfully choose to deny myself the crutch of being able to shoot thousands of extra photos for each moment. with film, i only have that moment, that roll of film, and that set number of shots left. you have to be quick and skilled enough to read the light accurately.
developing and scanning film is expensive and takes time. there is no instant gratification of seeing that image digitally recreated on the back of a dslr. you and i wait together to receive the loveliest of scans from the developer, but oh, is it worth it. it's counter-intuitive in today's world to willfully wait for things, but i'm sure you'd agree that quality takes time. we wait for the things that matter the most in our life, and never question that decision.
film itself is counter-intuitive. it goes against the grain of our fast-paced modern life. it takes patience, skill, and dedication to be a film photographer.
most importantly, film is real--it's true to life, grainy, and objectively beautiful. it contains a higher resolution than digital, and can never be recreated, no matter what digital photographers can do in photoshop.
i'm blessed to be able to hold my bride's most important day of her life in the palm of my hands--to be able to print her moments in the darkroom myself, turning her memories into something physical and timeless.
let's get to know each other and talk more about why film could be that very thing that could set your wedding apart from the crowd. i will devote my time to ensure i document your day to fit your unique needs. let me show you why film matters!