My challenge is to reproduce the mood and atmosphere of your day in a way that will resonate with you for years to come. To best capture the intangible feeling of any given moment, I keep a large toolkit of multiple cameras, lenses and media formats. By jumping between Super 8, 16mm and digital, I can always find the right look for the shot.
For all film shots, I shoot on 16mm and Super 8 Kodak film. The Super 8 camera I use is a Nizo S800 with a Schneider 7-80mm zoom lens. For 16mm, I shoot on a Bolex H16 Reflex camera with a Switar 25mm prime lens.
For my digital shots, I shoot mostly on Sony A7s cameras and use a variety of prime lenses, including a Zeiss Sonnar-T 35mm, Nikon 50mm and a Zeiss Planar 80mm.
Film has a romance and tradition to it that is hard to put into words. Film was rolling on your grandparents’ wedding day. The negative of your father opening presents on his fifth Christmas can still be held today and there is a soul to it that may not be present if it had come from digital 1s and 0s. By using film to capture pieces of your wedding day, I hope to weave in a bit of this connection to the past.
Beyond the nostalgia, film just looks great to me. The grain, unique colors and light leaks have a life of their own and can heighten the sense of atmosphere in any image. The inclusion of film helps me tell the story of your day in the most visually interesting way I can.
Once the film is back from the lab, I start the editing process. I don’t have a formula to this process and I love experimenting to find the right way to tell your story. The selection of the soundtrack is a task that I don’t take lightly and I love the challenge of finding the right music to complement the atmosphere of your day.