“My soul is constituted of thousands of images I cannot erase. Everything I remember vividly…I’m a grainy old, often silent, often flickering film.”
The gaze of a camera. The shapeshifting qualities of moments captured in flight. A scene immortalised in a fraction of a second. The magic of storytelling with a single frame, a frame in which real life is rendered both nostalgic and surreal. Such is the power of the photographers eye.
Inspired by the cinematic qualities of vintage film as well as the signature textures of iconic fashion photography, consider interspersing your wedding reel with otherworldly portraiture, imagery to evoke a sense of quiet wonder.
Often shot on film (though not always), this style of photography, while not suitable for your entire storytelling, lends a poignancy when applied to portraiture and intimate details. The suggestion of touch, the tactile quality of the light, a certain moodiness, the transportive sense of another time altogether.
Perfect for preparatory candid stills (think the reflection of finishes touches to hair and makeup in the mirror, or the gentlemanly ritual of fastening cufflinks) as well as intimate portraiture following the ceremony, find inspiration throughout the gallery below, and a curated list of our most recommended photographers here.