Elopement on 35mm Film
The most beautiful, stylish elopement was perfect for 35mm film. High up in the Malibu hills, above the clouds, the sky was such a perfect blue with candy floss clouds. Film photography loves these conditions – its a shame it was so hot we spent as little time as possible outside!! You’d never know and my couple did amazing in the heat.
In our call a couple of weeks before the elopement, Anisah told me they wanted a ‘home video’ vibe to the photos. I also circled the word ’emotion’ about five times, and made a note that the cake was important to them.
This was the perfect style of working for me, too. I spent the day lurking in corners and hiding behind trees, to give them as much privacy as possible whilst keeping on ‘home video’ assignment. All six film cameras came out, each having a different look and personality. What you will not see here are the Polaroids. Some things I like to keep private for my couples 🙂
The Reverend I Do, Whitney, is the best officiant I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Her ceremony was so heartfelt, and to everyone’s surprise she had written something special for Anisah’s daughter. I’m sure you’ll agree, she’s also incredibly stylish!
Film Wedding Photos
As always, I’m so grateful to my couples for trusting in the ‘non wedding, wedding photos’ process. Part of that magic is capturing the day on analogue film, for a bit of instant nostalgia and a bit of anarchy. I used a variety of 35mm and medium format cameras, and for this wedding I took uncle Alan’s Polaroid SX-70 land camera I inherited.
Kodak Portra 800 | Kodak Portra 400 | Kodak TMax 400 | Ilford HP5 400 | Polaroid SX-70
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WOW! The film really added the most BEAUTIFUL Quality to these!
Unreal as always with your work on film. Some great moments in this gallery and i particularly like the shot on the water with the colour pop. Thanks for sharing!
Home movie vibes, indeed! There’s something so nostalgic about this, but paired beautifully with her modern dress. You crushed this!
WhWhat a phenomenal job you did! The photos came out perfect. I love that they wanted something nostalgic for their day and that you were able to capitalize and capture exactly what they wanted.
Film for the win!! These are wonderful images – especially love the blurry ones and that shot through the glass. The couple must love all of them!!
Such a beautiful day that you documented perfectly. Love the home video vibe and use of film to document their love story!
There’s nothing like 35mm film! I am in love with all of your photos for this beautiful elopement day in Malibu!
Omg!! This is amazing. Cant believe that you capt everyting on film!! This is so inspIring 😍😍
What a beautiful and sweet day! I’m sure they will cherish these film shots so much! Beautiful!