Film wedding photography for a new generation of Brides & Grooms.
Pricing & Coverage Options

I currently have two basic starting points for wedding photography coverage. There's also plenty of options to match your individual requirements.


Ceremony, congrats & family shots, couple of nice locations and first hour of reception.
(or 6 hours coverage - whichever happens first)
AU$2550.00


Bride & Groom prep, ceremony, congrats & family shots, couple of nice locations and first 3 hours of reception.
(or 10 hours coverage- whichever happens first)
AU$3600.00

Extra coverage available by the hour.

Print collections are available from AU$600.00
Custom feature albums are available from AU$1600.00

Get in touch to discuss the options.



Frequently Asked Questions (and a bunch of answers)

Why film? Why not digital?
 
Like oil paints compared to water colours, film and digital are two very different mediums with very different qualities. In a nutshell digital capture needs a bit of a leg up afterwards in post production to bring it to it's shiny best.
 
Film on the other hand has an inherent warmth and depth built right into it at the point of capture. The colours are rich & true, skin tones are positively beautiful and the contrast is just right. It doesn’t take a lot of massaging to bring out it’s best qualities and in that sense it’s an incredibly honest medium to shoot with. It just looks insanely good!

So doesn't this mean you'll be shooting with junky old cameras?
 
Though it might sound really cool and nostalgic to use some old retro film SLR they can actually be really clunky and slow to use in a fast paced environment like a wedding. I use a combo of modern Nikon F5 & F6 SLRs.
 
The F5 was Nikon's flagship professional camera only a little over 15 years ago (just before digital came along and killed the party). The F5 is pretty much what Nikon's modern digital SLR cameras were modelled on. And they were built to last! They're still a hugely capable camera.
 
As for the F6, well Nikon still make them, hooray! Yep, a modern state of the art film SLR that is much more akin to the current pro digital SLR... and such a beautiful camera to use.
 
Can we still get digital files?
 
Yes! After our lab takes care of processing your film they send it back to us for scanning into digital files. Scanning is a huge part of the 'finished product' and we're super fussy about this so we do all our own scanning in house using dedicated Kodak film scanners. You'll get all your high resolution film scans delivered on USB.

How many photos can we expect?
 
We allow up to 20 rolls of film per wedding. There's 36 exposures per roll so potentially that's 720 photos. But keep in mind that people do tend to blink & pull the odd funny (awkward!) face here and there. We'll trash anything that's less than flattering so this will bring the count down a bit. Add in a couple of hundred I might shoot for those congrats and family shots you could reasonably expect to bring it back up to around 700 beautifully finished images.
 
How big can we print our photos from the scans?
 
Our in house scanners can produce digital files large enough to produce prints up to A4 size. If you need larger sizes we can send it off to dedicated professional labs, you'll be able to print as big as you want with the scans these guys produce (though scanning at large sizes is time consuming so it ain't cheap!).

Isn't there a risk of the film being lost or damaged in transit to the lab?

Nup. We use the top level postage available - full tracking, signature at the other end & delivery confirmation from our lab. I'd say 1000 images disappearing from a corrupted memory cards would be a more likely scenario! 

What type of film do you usually shoot with?

​ All my colour work is shot with a combo of Kodak Portra 400 & Kodak Ektar while my black & white is mostly shot on Ilford XP2 with some Kodak Tmax 400. Portra is simply amazing for close up, intimate portraits while Ektar is perfect for environmental portraiture, still life and killer landscape shots. XP2 is a chromogenic type black & white film with a super fine grain structure, perfect for general use throughout the day while I'll generally reach for the Tmax later on when the lights go down as this film can be 'pushed' which is very useful in low light situations.

Do you shoot digital also?
 
Yea, a bit. Though only for certain limited parts of your day. As mentioned earlier digital does have distinct benefits & advantages. It's great for shooting your 100 or so wedding guests giving you congratulatory hugs & kisses after your ceremony. It's also great for those groups family shots with ten people all blinking at different moments and later on at your reception when the DJ turns the lights down. But I'll keep it to the bare minimum.

We shoot a bit of film ourselves and love [enter film type here}, can you shoot with our preferred film?

I do prefer to shoot with film I'm familiar with as it ensures consistent results though I'm happy to discuss this and mix it up a bit. Anything is possible!

We're not planning our wedding in Perth, can you still cover it?

No worries. Down south, up north, over east, overseas. I'm up for it!

I kinda feel like I've seen similar photos to these on another photographer's website?!

And you wouldn't be wrong. I also head up Imajica Photography, our full digital wedding photography service. I've been packing a couple of film SLRs on most of our Imajica weddings over the past 18 or so months (up to May 2016) and shooting a few rolls of film as the opportunities presented to bring this project to life.