• Gina Dover-Jaques

"Why is film the perfect marriage for weddings?"

Updated: Feb 7

The Trocadero, Paris a short breath away from the Eiffel Tower

What better place to start than with Paris, the City of Light!

In this article I touch on a few of the many reasons why couples and wedding photographers love film.

Being an artistic photographer, I am naturally drawn to images that have a romantic, ethereal feel with a timeless authenticity, beautiful grain & texture.

The process of capturing on film is a lovely experience for both the photographer and client. We take time to craft and curate each photo to ensure clients look the best versions of themselves. This considered and slow-paced approach means we connect with couples more before raising the camera to our eye which makes for a better experience for me and my couples.

Film's aesthetic is perfect for beautiful

details & Heirlooms

Film wedding photography is an artform that is sought after by photographers and their clients throughout the World, especially after its Renaissance a few years ago, which was started by JOSE VILLA. It is the process of capturing an image on a roll of film. The exposed film is then developed at a professional film lab that, then, after converting it to a digital jpeg file, returns it to the photographer.

Capturing on film requires skill & a mastery of light. Only a few photographers are able to work with film. 

Film is a living breathing thing with a

rich & luminous quality

Sarah & Michael spending some precious together time away from their guests in beautiful evening light, overlooked by their venue, VILLA SERMOLLI in Tuscany.

Film is a living breathing thing with a rich & luminous quality that is like no other photography medium. It has a softness to it that comes from the exceptional way it handles light and infuses grain into it. I like to expose it in a way that gives my images a light & romantic softness that is perfect for my style and that my couples love.

I love film's depiction of our World and everything in it

Colours are rich, yet subtle. Textures are authentic and film is so forgiving in the most unforgiving light.

An incredible Renaissance Garden - Villa le Piazzole, Florence

Film produces the most authentic skin tones, manages darks & lights with ease and is authentic to how we see the World. There is no other stills medium like it and I am proud to be one of only a few photographers that are able to shoot successfully on film.

I capture the portraits and beautiful details on film because I want my couples to look back on their images and remember their day just as they saw it.

Film's grain provides softness to skin that is so flattering. Film just keeps on giving and is perfect for my fine art clients.

If you would love to learn more about Film Wedding Photography, I would love to chat to you about it.




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