Molly & Parker - Day After Session

Lately, I’ve been dreaming. One way in particular, I've been using film photography to step out and stretch my creative muscles a bit. It’s been extremely fun and definitely challenging in moments. All the things they say about film wedding photography are true: it teaches you to be mindful and intentional, patient with your clients and your framing and the light. Every factor just right, not a moment too soon or too late. You don’t rush film; it won’t let you. You're on film’s timeline. The medium dictates the pace, and I can respect that.

So I decided to ask one of my recent wedding couples, Molly and Parker, to join me on a Day After session where I’d use primarily the Contax 645 and Fuji Portra 400. They graciously agreed, and thus, we have these warm, rich and sometimes grainy images to show for it (with some digital mixed in!) —  Though probably not ready to take on 100% film wedding days, I am excited to find more ways to incorporate film into some of my creative process. Take a look!

Special shout out to the extremely talented ladies at Velvet and Twine for building this stunning blush and ivory bridal bouquet. It is always a treat to collaborate with such a talented floral team! If you're in the market for a florist, don't hesitate to check these gals out, they tend to make magic.

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