Wedding Film Photography FAQs
So let's get this straight... when you say film, you don't mean a video?
Nope - we don't offer videography services I'm afraid, although we can recommend some videographers if you would like.
We take still photography on film. This is also known as analogue photography.
How will the images look?
Your film images will come in two formats depending on which camera was used.
The majority of the film images that you receive will be in a standard 6x4 format, similar to how you envisage a "normal" photograph.
With that said the more "posed" shots will be in a square format as they are shot on "medium format" film - this is different from the film that you probably remember from your youth, but produces much more detailed images.
You'll receive a mixture of colour and black and white images too.
How many images will be taken on film?
That really depends on a number of factors including lighting, weather and suitability. We try to shoot a handful of rolls per wedding day and a roll (or two) on an engagement shoot, so you'll receive a nice mix of our digital and analogue work.
How will the film images be delivered?
Any images taken on film will be delivered digitally along with the rest of your photographs, but you will also receive a selection printed in a format suitable to look through by hand. We'll even let you decide if you would like a gloss or matt finish.
Can you offer bigger prints too?
We certainly can and in fact medium format images can make HUGE prints.
We offer all of our prints (both digital and analogue) as giclée prints, which are super high quality (you can learn more about them here)
With film we also offer a traditional wet print service, which provides unrivalled resolution. Please note that this is by request only.
So you're using a different type of camera?
Yep! We use two cameras - a Nikon F5 and a Hasselblad 500c/m
The Nikon looks very much like a modern digital camera and you probably won't be even know when film is being shot. This will be used for the majority of the day.
The more posed film photography images are taken on a classic Hasselblad - it's a camera with a strong heritage in fashion photography and NASA also took them to the moon during the Apollo space missions. It looks quite different from how many people think of a camera, but it's widely considered a design icon.
Does that mean having my photograph taken on the Hasselblad will be different?
It certainly does, which is one of the nice things... it's an experience! Photographing on film is slower and more considered - there are only a limited number of images that can be taken and the camera doesn't work out any of the technical stuff, so it might take Al a moment to decide the best settings to use! Don't worry though, Phil will be buzzing around capturing digital photographs at the same time!
Will you only photograph certain elements of the day on film?
Nope! We'll be shooting film throughout the day!
Can you photograph my entire wedding on film?
This isn't something that we offer - we like to provide a selection of both digital and analogue photographs to our clients.
Aren't film photographs are developed at the chemists...?
Well, we don't go to Boots, that's for sure! Film developing is a chemical process and all of our film is hand developed in house so that we have complete control over how the finished images look.
Pressing the shutter button is only the half of it - how an image is developed can make or break a photo so we do it ourselves. That way we know it's been done to our high standards.
But I still have questions and the answers aren't here! What should I do?
That's ok, we are only a phone call or email away. If you would like to find out more about film, you can find our details at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, fill in a contact form and we'll get right back to you!