Film photos from an engagement session in Elma, NY

Shooting with film in lower light situations is a little tough. I typically don't use more then ISO 400 and even right before sunset, the light you still have can lead to pretty slow shutter speeds. 

But even though it is not a whole lot of light, it is the prettiest light you can get from the sun. Even before you start with backlight and the sun being right behind your subject. 

Lensflare was pretty awesome, especially on the medium format, my Kowa Six. The sharpness is pretty amazing once you nail it. 

Film Wedding Photography at Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY

This year I finally started shooting film. I have been going back and forth about the idea for about two years. Then I picked up this sweet medium format camera made in the 1960s and fell in love with the idea of shooting it at a wedding. 

Sure, you get a lot of attention at weddings showing up with such an ancient film camera. It sort of contradicts the candid approach. But people get used to it quickly and you can still get those in the moment shots. Since I started I would always shoot a mix of medium format and 35mm if I had the chance to do so. 

The films I am using are pretty much the same as the ones I use for the film look of my digital photos. I am still amazed by the colors this type of film is capturing. 

Shooting film on a wedding day makes you think twice about clicking the shutter. It slows you down which is helpful to think longer about the right composition. Here are my favorites from the last wedding I shot.