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It’s been a little while since our last wedding blog so sit back and take a glimpse of Steve & Maya’s Barwon Heads Wedding.  Thank you Maya and Steve for an epic day and we are so honoured to be have been part of.  A little bit of Barwon Heads Beach and whole lot of good times!

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A bayside suburb of Williamstown was our next location for Ash & Helen’s gorgeous wedding day.  Every couple has a story behind how they met and this was one was all about “juice”, in fact the exact words from Ash was “Helen’s juice was amazing”.  And here we are today.

We enjoyed every bit of the day from the frantic bouquet’s made by Helen’s mum and sisters that very morning to the amazing Thai fusion banquet at Middle Fish and the abundance of warmth from the many family and friends that night.  I must admit too that this seasons brides have been some of the most talented and creative bunch with another hand crafted boutique wedding dress.  We are proud to share a little bit of the day for all to enjoy and we know for sure that Ash will be enjoying that “amazing juice” for the rest of his life.

Congratulations Ash & Helen we love you guys and we look forward to sharing some more stories together over some “amazing juice”.

Film awesomeness consumed: Kodak Portra 800 & Fuji 400H

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“Epic” is probably the best way to describe our wedding season so far.

Here is what is included in this “epicness”:

  • a self designed and made vintage wedding dress by Laura
  • some of the most amazing pallet of colours in the bouquet
  • an amazing couple who are truly in love just enjoying their big day

Tom and I are so proud to bring you fine folks a sneak peek into this little fairy tale from Jonathan & Laura’s Ballarat wedding.

Provincial Victorian weddings is where our heart is at…. in particular Ballarat!

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There is a special place in our hearts for Laura and Jonathan.  It wasn’t too long ago in fact it was last year, we were invited to be part of Laura’s brothers wedding of Dave and Steph.  So when Laura called us about her own wedding we were seriously over the moon to say the least.

Here is a little snapshot of another beautiful couple that we have been able to create some memories for.  Just a warning…. Kodak Portra looks amazing on a coolish weather given it’s the last few days of winter here in Australia.

I hope you guys have enjoyed our recent engagement shoots as of late and look forward to sharing some more work soon!

Film Stock: Kodak Portra 400

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You either grew up in an “Analog” world or a “Digital” world when it comes to the photography.  I grew up in an “Analog” world however I adopted Digital Photography way back in 2003 in my trip to San Francisco with my first digital camera purchase.  My first Digital camera was a Sony DSC707 – a 5 megapixel monster with a gorgeous Zeiss lens.  Mind you I had no idea of what a Zeiss lens did for me back then.  Fast forward seven years and the digital photography has evolved through more megapixels, more features and ground breaking advancements in shooting high ISO with useable images.  I love the advancement of the digital age however there is just something about film that draws me back to its imperfections, it’s rawness, it’s tones and the beautiful imagery it continues to deliver.

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So after much deliberation, learning and speaking to other film shooters world wide it has come down to these simple things on why we still love film photography (or analog for the purist).

  • Colour palette from Film is seriously unbeatable.  There are more and more photographers trying to emulate the film look by using presets that adds, grain, colour tones that resemble the type of emulsion one is trying to get that “look”, no doubt I was one of them.  Short term satisfaction from the presets were satisfying to a degree, however it did lack a few things “soul” & “warmth”.
  • The latitude of film especially in the highlights or bright areas are not blown out as it would in a digital capture.
  • Skin tones is the other winner in film.  When you shoot mostly people, couples and families, skin tones are pretty critical.  The warmth in the skin tones from film in my personal experience is unbelievable and it’s a proven formula today amongst the many who continue to shoot film.
  • I receive my developed images as High Resolution JPEGS like any other digital image, however the difference in the final product is very pleasing especially when it comes to print.  The whole film development process has not changed.  They way it is now handled after development has.  What you take away to print is the JPEG’s files and not the negatives.  Scanning is now a critical part of the Film development process and thankfully we have found a Local pro lab that can satisfy our needs.  And more importantly we will continue to support our local businesses where we can.
  • The final image is more than magical, there is depth, there is character it delivers for timeless images removing any current fads in Photoshop presets or actions.
  • We know what the special sauce is when it comes down to awesome photography that is why we are incorporating it into our service offer.

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The results have been amazing, feel free to check out our first 100% film sessions!  Not all creative professionals are the same, and not all will be equal when it comes to the final results.  The current trend is the film look,  even digital shooters are emulating it with various presets.  Why?  because film is proven to be good.  So if you’ve booked your wedding with us it’s all part of the package.  The best thing is you still receive your high resolution JPEG’s as you would normally do with our digital photography and typically you won’t know when we are shooting digital or film.  The magic is there and we already know it so that is why I am so passionate in sharing this magic and providing the best and continue to master our craft.

Irrespective of what medium we choose to use to use, we will deliver.

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Our next wedding venue was at Overnewton Castle….. what an amazing venue & location.  So much fun shooting Jonathan and Kath’s wedding.  Fujifilm 400h used and Contax 645 Medium Format.

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Warning this blog is another 100% film shoot.  Just a little something whilst we prepare Jonathan & Kath’s wedding pics.

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Hand crafted bouquet’s, horse and cart, train stations and hanging around a toilet block??!!

Josh and Meg’s beautiful day was one full of creativity, fun and classical Cinderella story with a sprinkle of rain to make things real interesting.

We had an awesome time with the whole bridal party and it was fun, fun and more fun throughout the day.

Congratulations Josh and Meg’s once again on a brilliant wedding!

The wedding cake was created by Cupcakes are the new “Black” here in Geelong.

Ghis & Rhys had arranged for a very sweet old Chevie convertable in pristine condition, so we decided that the theme of “something old, something new”.  The location chosen was a brilliant contrast and a perfect fit to the overall theme.

Congratulations Ghis & Rhys, you guys rock!

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