Your wedding day isn’t just any average day. It’s a momentous occasion in the lives of you, your partner, and your families, regardless of how grand or intimate your celebration may be. It’s a day full of heirloom memories that will be shared for generations through fond recollections and shared wedding albums. While preserving your […]
Your wedding day isn’t just any average day. It’s a momentous occasion in the lives of you, your partner, and your families, regardless of how grand or intimate your celebration may be. It’s a day full of heirloom memories that will be shared for generations through fond recollections and shared wedding albums. While preserving your favorite nostalgic stories of the day is up to you, a skilled photographer can offer you an exceptional collection of timeless photos. Digital photography has changed the way photographers can capture weddings. Excessive memory storage, no film development costs, and endless editing capabilities have made it the preferred method for many photographers. But there’s something truly special about a classic film photo and the artistic expertise needed to craft the perfect image. Today, hybrid wedding photography, a blend of film and digital photography, is becoming a popular choice for couples.
Hybrid wedding photography is when a photographer combines film and digital photography.
With so many technological developments and advances in digital photography, you may wonder, is film even relevant? The answer is YES! Film is a classic medium full of character. Without filters or drastic editing, the photographer’s artistic vision is the most important factor in capturing the perfect image.
There is a softness, an almost painterly aesthetic, to a film image, especially when compared to digital images that can look sharper. Film tends to capture skin tones with a creamy finish, capturing colors and light as they truly are in the moment. Film is a lovely contrast to digital images, especially in a world where we all carry digital cameras conveniently in our pockets.
There are still definite advantages to digital photography regarding weddings, though. Hybrid photography is the perfect balance between both worlds, allowing for artistic, visionary shots on film and the ease of digital cameras during fleeting, important moments. Below, you’ll see an example of both digital and film work from a wedding.
So, what’s the point of hybrid wedding photography? The best part is the flexibility it provides your photographer. Digital cameras are perfect for wedding ceremonies or nights on the dance floor when you want to capture as many beautiful, candid moments as possible. It also still allows for more dynamic post-editing for images with more vibrant colors or trendy filters. Additionally, it alleviates photography costs since you won’t have to pay for your entire wedding album to be developed, as you would with a fully film-photographed album.
Film, however, allows your photographer to spend a bit more time capturing the perfect portrait. Film photos take a little more setup, ensuring the light is perfect and you’re positioned just right. It takes advantage of your photographer’s craftsmanship and artistic eye, delivering stunning heirloom shots crafted with intention and integrity. Hybrid wedding photography is truly the best of both worlds!
When hiring a hybrid wedding photographer, you want to be sure you’re not hiring just anyone with a digital and a film camera.
That’s where I come in.
As your photographer, I understand what it means to be the historian of your wedding day. I’ll take the time to ensure you have an album full of priceless memories captured at just the right moment and images that feel classic and timeless. I’ll also find the perfect balance of blending into the day as a documentarian photographer and giving you the right guidance and encouragement to ensure you get the perfect shot(s) you’ll treasure forever. Just like hybrid photography, my style is the best of both worlds.
If you have any questions about hybrid wedding photography, let me be your guide! I am happy to tell you more about the style, my personal approach to wedding photography, and all the ways I’ll capture every detail of your stunning wedding day.