Susmi & Ashish are the kind of couple that make me happy as a photographer. The reasons are numerous…the fact that it feels as if they are more like family than ‘clients’ being the main reason but another reason is the immense trust they placed in me to photograph their wedding with 100% creative freedom. So, I decided that this was a wedding were I was going to make use of that trust and photograph a significant portion of the day using film.
Let me preface the rest by saying that I enjoy shooting film. The rich color draws me and, in my opinion, stands heads and shoulders above digital color. But I love so many aspects of digital photography as well, not the least of which is the freedom I feel in experimenting in a way I don’t with film (yet!) I consider myself a ‘film dabbler’ and although I have been shooting an odd roll or two at several recent weddings, it’s mainly been for just the fun of it and used for safe images (images that I capture after I take a similar photograph with my digital camera.) That way, I can compare the two images later and if I mess up the film, it’s no big deal since I still have a digital version of it. This wedding was different though. My talented friend, Sarah Der came to photograph the day with me and since I am so confident in her skills and knew she’d get any shots that I may miss, I felt very comfortable shooting a great deal more film than I have in the past.
I’m planning on telling the story using the digital images later on since I think it’s going to be interesting to see the differences but the images I’m sharing for now are all film.
Susmi & Ashish, I hope you enjoy the photographs simply for what they are, moments of your wedding day, and I hope that you’ll indulge me as I take this opportunity to share some film photography. Thank you for making Sarah and I honorary members of your wonderful family and for letting us be a part of your beautiful celebration.
(for those that are wondering, I used the Contax 645 and Canon e0s 3 cameras using Fuji 400h film. Thanks to the FIND Laboratory for doing all the developing and scanning for me.
Venue: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Decor & florals: Occasions by Shangri-La
Ceremony coordination: Just Marry
Hair & Make-up: M3 Make-up Services
Horse for Baraat: A Hitch in Time
Caterer: Tabla Bar & Grill
Lighting: Get Lit Productions
DJ: Volkanic Entertainment
Videographer: Simply Cinematic