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Although most wedding photographers out there today primarily use professional digital cameras, some of them (like us!) still love the soft aesthetic that film photography offers. Since it’s a topic we hear come up in our discussions with couples fairly often, we wanted to better explain a few of the top benefits film wedding photography provides, especially since we also shoot with digital!The Classic Film LookThere’s just something about film wedding photos that simply make them romantic and timeless right from the time they’re captured. No filters or drastic editing needed here!  Shooting in film allows us to create fun, beautiful and nostalgic photographs that won’t ever look dated or temporarily “trendy.” Film photographs also have a stunning range of colors, tones and dynamic range that is hard to beat, especially for outdoor ceremonies with harsh sunlight. Simply put: when you hire us as your professional film wedding photographers, you’ll receive photos that are gorgeous, well-balanced and won’t ever go out of style.Photographing with IntentionThere is a stronger sense of “art” when photographing with film cameras, because it forces us to slow down on purpose and focus on several key factors that create a select number of fantastic images.With digital cameras, photographers can get carried away with snapping hundreds of photos without a whole lot of strategy involved. While this process can provide many great images in the end, it also means there are many not worth keeping at all. The benefit of using film is that we’re able to shoot with a documentary style that is intentional, rather than accidental or by happenstance. Better Knowledge of the Photographic ProcessSuccessfully using film cameras requires a lot from a wedding photographer. There are a few vital skills and bits of knowledge you need to have in order to create beautiful, print-worthy film images. These include things like film speed, focal length, exposure, composition and lighting situations — all combined in-camera without the ability to see a preview on the back of the camera after the image was taken. In short, using film helps us hone our photography skills and makes us better at our craft, even when we switch to digital throughout the day.  The Benefits of Combining Film and DigitalWeddings can be pretty fast-paced events. This is where having digital cameras alongside our film cameras is extremely handy. The setup time and setting adjustments can be far quicker in a digital camera than film, and we don’t want to miss any details you’ll love to look back over years from now! A few other dangers of only shooting in film? Not only can the film itself get lost in the mail on the way to the lab, but film cameras are (in general) older and can break without the photographer even knowing it until the film comes back. By having digital cameras with us, we’re able to provide extra security for your wedding photos to make sure your images don’t get lost or damaged. And especially for wedding receptions with limited amounts of lighting, our full-frame cameras can more easily capture low-light situations. So when you ask us to be your wedding photographers, you’re getting the best of both worlds without having to settle for one or the other! We also back up our digital photos to 2