sloan & mike - Charlotte Wedding

I must admit to getting very attached to Sloan and Mike, we just seemed to click {pun intended} It poured with rain pretty much the entire day and they didn’t give a toss, they did what all couples should be doing, celebrating their wedding day with the ones they love and having a bloody amazing time doing it. My hope as always is that you’ll not only see what their wedding looked like but what it felt like to be there too….. 

venue: LaCa Projects

flowers: Bookout Blooms

hair and Make up: Meghann Cenci Baugh

Vintage Large Portraits on Wedding Day

There is something unique and magical about a large format portraits on wedding day , the combination of an antique lens and film makes for a portrait that suggests another era but that’s not the only thing that makes it special. The medium in itself makes it impossible for spontaneity, because of the razor thin depth of field the subjects cannot move even a hairs breadth.

The people are placed, focus is made, shutter locked, film holder goes in, dark slide out, finger on the shutter release, now the magic begins, I’m not looking though a viewfinder, I’m engaging my subject, they’re looking at me,  I’m looking at them, one word from me, the right word, thwack, shutter tripped, voila, an honest and pure portrait made.

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Tech specs:

Late 1950’s Graphlex Speed Graphic 4×5

Plaubel Anticomar 2.9/150 mm Lens, circa 1930’s

Ilford HP-5 film

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