our exclusive and authentic approach to wedding photography meticulously encapsulates enduring moments of profound connection and emotion. We cherish the spaces & moments in time that transcend the ordinary – those instances when you exist entirely in the present, and the energy of your beautiful existence & love is truly palpable. When you look back on your wedding celebrations, you deserve to be transported back to those moments, those people, and exactly how it all felt!
Step 1. Inquiry & Booking
A.Dedicated to delivering unparalleled service, we prioritize exclusivity, accepting a limited amount of commissions for weddings and nuptial events each year. This intentional approach guarantees our undivided attention to detail and ensures every moment is captured with utmost precision. Our pricing and collections are bespoke, crafted to suit individual preferences & ensuring a documentation experience truly tailored to your unique vision and needs.
Don't wait too long to secure your booking, as our calendar tends to fill up quickly. Let's start creating your forever memories together!
Step 2. Your Pre-Wedding Planning Experience
A.Upon finalizing the intricate details of your personalized nuptial documentation, you’ll receive a comprehensive and secure digital proposal. This tailored package will encompass vital information, including the contract, payment details/portals, and a client questionnaire. We are committed to supporting you through every juncture of your wedding planning process, and welcome your inquiries or suggestions throughout the planning process.
In the 2-3 months leading up to your exquisite celebration, we'll arrange a pre-wedding consultation to review the timeline, any important moments you’d like to note for capture, and to address any lingering queries you may have. As a special welcome, you'll receive a custom curated welcome box to kick off the celebrations!
Step 3. Engagement Session*
A.* = or welcome/rehearsal event coverage planning
Your engagement session not only serves as a great opportunity for us to further connect, but also allows you to experience to our distinctively candid documentation style prior to your wedding celebrations. These captivating images can be utilized for Save the Dates, wedding websites, and more!
For most full wedding commissions, engagement sessions in Minneapolis, MN are seamlessly integrated. Alternatively, couples may choose to opt for a destination engagement session, or welcome/rehearsal event coverage - an ideal choice for destination weddings. If the latter is your preference, rest assured that we will meticulously plan the details of this documentation and address any queries you may have, ensuring a comfortable and memorable experience.
Step 4. Its Time To Celebrate!
A.Rooted in a rich background of photojournalism and documentary expertise, our approach to wedding photography is distinguished by a candid-focused, minimal-to-no-prompts style of documentation. We ardently strive to authentically capture genuine moments that reflect your essence, your existence, and your love, all while seamlessly blending into the fabric of your special day.
To achieve our unique images & films, we employ a hybrid toolkit featuring analog film & digital cameras, skillfully combining various mediums and film stocks to artfully encapsulate the energy of each moment. The outcome is a timeless documentation of your most cherished memories and the beloved people who shared with you in your celebrations. Our process combines 35mm, medium format, and Polaroid photographic films, as well as Super 8mm & 16mm cine film, ensuring an unparalleled capture experience and lasting keepsakes.
Step 5. Post Production & Delivery
A.Film scans and footage undergo minimal editing to adjust light and contrast, meticulously preserving the inherent beauty of the chosen film stocks. Our commitment to excellence extends to the careful editing of digital images using handcrafted film emulation, ensuring a seamless integration of both analog and digital elements.
Projects are delivered within 10-12 weeks of your celebration, with exclusive sneak peeks gracing your inbox within 48 hours.
Step 6. Heirloom Albums & Archival Services
A.Heirloom albums and archival services including dated prints, archival keepsake boxes, and more are available as an add-on to any wedding collection. You're so much more likely to relive your photos when they are printed, and the tangible nature of enjoying your precious memories through heirloom keepsakes is priceless experience we highly encourage.
Polaroid prints and all film negatives are archival services included with all wedding collections -- you can expect to receive these keepsakes within 2-3 months of your wedding. Heirloom albums and keepsake archival boxes can be ordered at any time and make excellent anniversary gifts!
Analog film transcends mere nostalgia, embodying an era of timeless sophistication. Its enduring legacy can be contributed to its unparalleled archival capabilities, and ability to honestly capture irreplaceably precious moments with a perpetual elegance that truly defies the constraints of time.
All our wedding packages are all-inclusive, featuring the timeless, romantic alllure of 35mm, medium format, and Polaroid films - never limiting the amount of film used. We employ a diverse range of analog film cameras, including SLR, rangefinder, and select point & shoot cameras. We also typically keep a smaller selection of DSLR & mirrorless Nikon cameras on hand to capture digital images.
There's something truly remarkable about the way film captures and immortalizes moments, making it our preferred tool for crafting your precious love story memories. When couples choose us to document their special day, it's a testament to the trust they place in us and our primarily analog lenses to authentically and faithfully preserve their most cherished moments of love & celebration.
The scientific 'how' of film grain is one of the most incredible, and metaphorically applicable, processes we've ever encountered:
"Film grain is the visible silver crystals in a film negative's emulsion. These light-sensitive silver halides change into pure metallic silver when exposed to light, which is how an image is captured on film. So, grain is an inherent part of a film image.”
Analog film is a truly timeless, bespoke, and luxury experience — unique, storied, and deserving of the honor that is documenting the ultra-important memories unfolding during the celebration of your love.
In a world increasingly filling with talented wedding photographers offering film as a full or add-on service, our expertise in photojournalism, coupled with our candid-focused, documentary style, and refined eye caters exclusively to a high-end clientele, with a keen eye for style and a deep appreciation for honest captures. We excel at preserving the genuine essence of unique wedding events. Ideal for those prioritizing a fully immersive wedding experience, our unobtrusive approach ensures that each moment unfolds naturally, allowing authentic emotions and experiences to be intimately captured with a sophisticated and elevated, yet unmistakably candid, style of documentation.
We are dedicated to a candid-focused, analog heavy approach - valuing story and emotion above staged moments of posed perfection. Our photojournalistic expertise reveals the gorgeous enchantment in seemingly insignificant or spontaneous moments, ensuring that the timeless captures from your luxury wedding exude authenticity and beauty. Our commitment is to craft honest and beautiful legacy captures that allow you and your loved ones to relive and share the cherished memories of your love and togetherness for decades and generations to come.