Film Arte by Doug & CheyAnne
If you’ve been following us for the last several months then you may remember reading about our trip to Italy and the beautiful Tuscan elopement we photographed in-between drinking copious amounts of Sangiovese. If you didn’t, you can see the full post here! http://artedevie.com/tuscan-wedding-photos/
One of the most exciting parts about this shoot was getting back to our photographic roots and shooting film! My good friend Aaron Hogan with Eye Wander Photo was generous enough to loan me his Hasselblad with a few lenses and a couple of film backs. I loaded it up with some Kodak Portra 160 and crossed the pond for a great adventure! The film was processed and scanned by Richard’s Photo Lab, and I did minor manipulations in Lightroom – mainly putting some warmth back to the images as the scans came back very cool (blueish tint for non-photog followers:). There were two things that really stood out to me in shooting film, especially medium-format. As everyone knows, it definitely made me slow down a bit and really take in the composition and you check all 4 corners of your frame before pushing the shutter button, as you only get 12 frames per roll so you better make each one count! The other thing was the square format vs. the 35mm rectangle. I absolutely loved the square format and found that it really suits my style of composing images and didn’t leave me with extra space or elements that I didn’t want.
After returning from Italy, viewing the images and reminiscing about how great it was to get back to how we first started taking pictures, we decided it would be a great idea to add the option of Film coverage for your wedding day to our a la carte menu! If you’re interested in add film coverage to your wedding day or portrait shoot let us know! I also took the liberty of asking the groom, my good friend and also a photographer, to take one quick film shot of my and my beautiful wife. Check it out at the end of this post!