09 Apr Brides Shot on Polaroid Instant Film
At the beginning of last year I started experimenting with adding film into my wedding and portrait shoots. In a little over a year I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience thanks to my experimentation with film. I am still shooting mostly digital during weddings and engagement sessions with the majority of the film that I am shooting is for my own personal work.
Shooting film has made me a better photographer. I am now more deliberate about what I shoot (with both analog and digital) and that has helped me to see anticipate moments even more. In just a little over a year I have added seven new (to me) film cameras to my collection. One of the biggest responses to shooting film at weddings has been in the polaroid instant film that I have shot. I first shot instant film at Taylor and Will’s wedding and it was so much fun seeing them and their guests get so excited as I peeled apart the film. Besides the instant gratification of the prints I also love the fact that I can give my couples a few images to take with them on their honeymoon.
The newest addition to my camera family is a custom one of a kind polaroid converted to full manual control with a glass lens by CatLABS. Here are a few scans of the polaroids I got from a recent bridal shoot at Centennial Park in Nashville.