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  • Writer's pictureAmanda


Updated: Feb 5, 2023

Recently I got to do something I've always wanted to do at a wedding - shoot film! When Kaitlin and Nick originally reached out to me about shooting their Taos wedding, they mentioned their appreciation for analog photography and asked if I might be willing to shoot a few rolls of film at their wedding in addition to my usual digital coverage of the day. I was thrilled - because my photography journey started with film cameras and a darkroom back in high school, and it's been a love of mine ever since. Shooting film is one of my favorite hobbies, and keeps me connected to what I love about photography - such an important reminder and outlet to have when making a career out of your art!

A few weeks before K+N's big day, I was taking a look at my film camera collection (6 and counting!) and thinking about which one I might want to use for the wedding. I definitely wanted something that had automatic exposure - since I shoot fully manual with my digital cameras and that takes up quite a bit of my attention and focus, I knew a camera that I could just point and shoot with was the way to go. Enter the Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 140 - the perfect little compact companion for this gig that I found on Craigslist for a steal! It has fully automatic exposure, focus, film loading, rewinding, and flash, all of which made for a super easy shooting experience that allowed me to focus on composition and candid moments.

This gorgeous, love-filled day took place at the Stakeout in Taos, New Mexico, with florals provided by Florecita Flowers. So grateful to Kaitlin and Nick for the opportunity to incorporate film into their day! I loved this new challenge and was so happy with how the images (shot on Kodak Gold 200 and Portra 400 film) came out! Take a look below :)



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