Being a photographer on your own wedding kind of has its perks. The morning of my wife and myself's wedding day I brought my Leica Minilux out to shoot some photographs of our big day. I've shot numerous weddings but never weddings on film, though I would love to photograph a whole wedding in film (email me if you are interested, I'd even do it for free!) it just doesn't seem feasible now especially with all the uncle Bob's and phone photographers out there at weddings. Imagine going through a sea of obnoxious guests with smart phones and tablets in hand while you shoot with your film camera, but that is neither here nor there.
Anyways, I got a chance to finally develop some BW film at the local camera shop (shout out to Samy's Camera on Fairfax for always giving the TLC film needs) and got home and immediately scanned them in. I was nervous, scared, excited to see what turned out. I believe there were some really good photos that I enjoyed.
What I learned from the anxiousness of getting my film back to finally scanning it is that the wait is worth it with film. Often times we as photographers are so into chimping (looking at the back of our screen after a shot to admire our beautiful work) and the fast turn around time in the digital world we hardly get to really soak it in and enjoy the process and really look back and reflect on your shoot. With film it brings you back to that particular time and the physical copy you get after it is printed is a great feeling. It may be just me but film gives off more emotion. I don't know what it is but in my opinion it definitely conjures up more "feels" as these millennials say. Anyways, here are some photos from the morning of our wedding day.
All shot on Leica Minilux with Kodak tri-x 400.