These Asheville Bridal Photos On 35mm Film are still making my heart flutter. We recently started adding on 35mm film rolls to each of our package options so that our clients all get the vintage experience. It's been so much fun getting to experiment with what film can do and all of it's wonder. I photographed this session both digitally and on film, making it a hybrid session. If you'd like to learn more about Film Wedding Photography, check out our recent post here.

Asheville Bridal Photos On 35mm Film

Bridal sessions have taken somewhat of a backseat to post wedding day session of the bride and the groom. Ten years ago at the beginning of my career, I was doing bridal portraits for almost every bride I had booked for a wedding. But today, I am doing many more "double" engagement sessions or post wedding photos. Which I love, by the way. I find it absolutely incredible that my couples want to honor their love in another way. However, I still do get the goosebumps for a gorgeous bridal session. These Asheville bridal photos were taken on 35mm film- Kodak ColorPlus to be exact!

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Planning Your Bridal Session

If you choose to opt in for a pre-wedding bridal session, here are a few of our most helpful tips.

  • Use this session as a hair and makeup trial for the wedding- It's a great way to get the chance to find out if you'd like to commit to a certain wedding updo or bridal eye makeup. I always highly recommend this to all my clients so that their wedding day is as stress-free as possible.
  • This is also a great time to make sure your hair and makeup timeframe also align with your day-of timeline. It's extremely important that things are running on time the day of your wedding. So a HMU trial works as a great way to confirm that you'll be finished and ready to go by the time your photographer arrives.
  • This is also a great time to confirm any needed or last minute bridal alterations. You get the opportunity to make sure that your dress fits perfectly and sets everything up for success for the big day!
  • Bouquet trial run- It's not just a good time for hair and makeup, but your bouquet as well! Bouquets are totally necessary for a bridal session and really bring the entire thing together.
  • Choose a location that flatters your dress- Location matters! Your dress likely has a specific style about it that works best with a certain background. Be sure to share photos with your photographer so that they can help you brainstorm what will work best for the photos.

Digital and Film Wedding Photographer

We shoot all of our sessions and wedding on film as well as digitally. And my clients absolutely love the options available! We shoot color as well as black and white film and you have the option to choose which you'd prefer. Once I picked up a film camera, I couldn't put it down. It's a staple in my business now and I couldn't go back to digital only even if I tried. These next images below are shot on our mirrorless digital cameras!

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