A Bridal Editorial On Analogue Film

I’ve just splurged on £600 worth of 35mm rolls… Not entirely sure how long they’ll keep me snapping, but my best guess is around two weeks. My wedding season is officially kicking off this week in London. I don’t quite count the week I spent in New Zealand as part of my season. May is shaping up to be a whirlwind month for weddings in 2024, and it looks like I won’t be catching a breather for another 8 weeks. But hey, I’m all geared up and ready to roll…then a have a lovely weekend off in June booked.

Starting off in London, then jetting off to South Carolina, soaking up some South of France vibes, making a few stops in Spain, and circling back to London to wrap it all up.

I’ve got a diverse lineup of clients with varying preferences for their wedding photography, but I’m particularly stoked about the hybrid wedding I’ve got lined up in May. Half digital, half film—it’s the perfect opportunity for me to get creative with my film shots. I’m envisioning lots of double exposures, lens flares, and maybe even a few burns thrown in…my clients love the mix.

Securing international clients has been a real blessing for me. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing… If you missed my talk at the Elevate Conference last month, don’t worry—I’ll be sharing more about my journey soon.

My first foray into international weddings was back in 2022 in Cape Town. It was an unforgettable experience, a true soul-searching journey that taught me invaluable lessons about myself and the world around me.

During that trip, I had the pleasure of meeting with bespoke bridal designer Sadie Bosworth, who’s based there. We had been in touch for years, especially during the pandemic, so when the opportunity arose for me to shoot one of her brides, we knew we had to collaborate on something special.


At that time, I was really delving into the impact of film photography, particularly on 35mm, which sometimes gets pigeonholed as being too ‘fine art’ or ‘light and airy’. We decided to capture the golden hour in a serene part of the city, away from the hustle and bustle. The heat was intense, it being March and all, and they had just experienced one of their hottest summer days that very week… which coincidentally happened to be the day of the wedding shoot.

When I finally got the scans back from the lab, it was a revelation. Film had truly enriched the color palette, capturing the essence of the setting sun, the hues of the sky, and the vividness of the water—all true to life, simply breathtaking. That month marked a turning point for me, prompting me to revamp my presets, and I’ve never looked back since.

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