Post # 1
I posted recently about photographer indecision, and I think today I found the one I love. Seeing her pictures in person really made me fall in love with her work. However, I was surprised to find out that she shoots primarily in film (which is maybe that little extra thing I love about her pictures).
Here’s the breakdown:
Her assistant shooter will shoot in digital to get those faster moments (processional, recessional, candid getting ready shots etc)
She will shoot in digital indoors for the reception where the lighting is just not good enough for film.
Our ceremony and most of our portraits will be outdoors or in well lit rooms, so a majority of the day will be shot in film.
- The developer will scan the negatives into digital files, so we will be receiving (and getting printing rights for) digital files.
I understand the different look that film has, and I love it, so that’s not an issue. I’m not super worried about having a smaller quantity of pictures either; she still delivers about 400-600 pictures which is more than I’ll ever look at anyways! Plus, with film I think the quality will be higher overall. I guess my question is, are there any major downsides to having a primarily film-shot wedding that I’m not thinking of? Any experiences you all have had?
Post # 2
i think film photography is a lovely idea.
the only downsides i can think of would be purely the photographer’s fault. maybe she’d overexpose the film by accident, maybe she’d lose the film. maybe the place she develops it will mess it up. there’s less control over it. but i feel like since you will also have digital, you will be fine.
Post # 3
our photographers shoot in film and digital – they don’t develop the film themselves, they send it to a photo lab, so maybe ask about that. we LOVE our photographers and out of a 3 hour engagement shoot we got 166 edited and unique shots with one shooter.
Post # 4
Film is gorgeous, dreamy and forgiving, it’s the mark of a master photographer as well, in this age of quick fixes in post: it’s a really good sign he/she works in film.
Post # 5
MrsBuesleBee: Thanks, that’s kind of what I was thinking! Actually having to compose good shots and not just count on luck is certainly very skilled.
peonyinlove: catpeaches: Thanks for the input! 🙂
Post # 6
PrincessBride2015: Any photographer comfortable shooting your wedding with film is most likely a VERY experienced photographer. Obviusly without seeing their work I can’t say for sure, but as a wedding photographer who started back with film, I can tell you that they are more than likely skilled and creative. My biggest complaint about photography in general these days is that digital has producted a generation of pretty sloppy photographers. Shooting film takes concentrations and skill because there is no instant replay.
I say if you love their work, go for it! Like they said, they have a second shooting digital and they too will be shooting a hybrid so I thinkn you’ll have some great shots.