9 Film-shooting Wedding Photographers You Should Follow!

Insights & Thoughts February 24th 2012 12:43 PM 9 Comments

Why shoot film? Why not shoot digital like the rest of the world? In these cases, it doesn’t matter if it’s film or digital… their work is amazing.


Jonathan Canlas

Jonathan Canlas is the God-Father of film these days. He shoots 100% film 100% of the time. I’m not sure if he even knows what a memory card is. It doesn’t matter though, because Jon’s work speaks for itself. His work is honest and direct. No props needed. Jon teaches the Film is Not Dead Workshop which I can highly recommend. Check out his work at http://jonathancanlasphotography.com.


Jose Villa

Jose’s work is simply out-of-this-world. Sometimes I look at his images and think to myself, “REALLY?!” I could only dream about having that sort of talent. Jose teaches a photography workshop that I hear is the real deal. Check out Jose’s work at http://josevillaphoto.com.


Jen Huang

Jen has a very unique style. Bright and vibrant is what I would say to describer her photographs. Jen also offers a film workshop. Check out Jen’s work at http://jenhuangphotography.com.


Elizabeth Messina

Elizabeth Messina is I think one of the best at capturing the details and emotions of the weddings that she shoots. Her work isn’t over-thought. It’s easy to look at and “get” right away. It’s candid, sometimes conceptual, but always great. Find her work at http://elizabethmessina.com.


Karen Wise

Karen is great at capturing details. Her portraits are immaculate. Her colors are amazing, that’s why her work as a wedding photographer has also paid off in the food photography world as well, and vice versa. Check her work out at http://www.karenwise.com/


Samm Blake

Samm is based in Melbourne, Australia one of the many great photographers coming from down under. Her B+W work is amazing. She makes great use of light in every circumstance. Check her out at http://www.sammblake.com/


Jonas Peterson

Speaking of photographers from Australia, Jonas is another who I think is top 10 every year. Jonas’ work is real. He doesn’t try and overshoot, or over-edit. The photographs he takes are natural and candid. No need for fancy rigs/lights, just real. Check him out at http://jonaspeterson.com/


Fer Juaristi

Fer is based in Mexico, and is a hybrid shooter. He shoots a lot of film, but also a lot of digital. His camera(s) of choice is a Leica, and so his work has a real documentary feel. He has some really great B+W work. Check him out at http://ferjuaristi.com/


Diana Palmer

Diana’s work is incredible. She shoots great details and has a good eye for getting the moment. She describes it as “hip and honest”. I couldn’t agree more. Visit her site at http://yanphoto.com/


There are scores more film-shooting photographers out there that I know and love, but I wanted to just give a little breakdown of my favorites.

I too shoot a lot of film and love the process of it. I hope you find some inspiration through any one of these recommended photographers.

Have a great day!

About the Author

Matthew Ryan
Professional Photographer based out of Utah
Website: Matthew Ryan Photography

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Film and Wet Plate Photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Take a look at my work at matthewryanphoto.com. Follow me on twitter @m_r_photo.

9 Comments

  1. Nkicroft

    nice list! i thought jonas peterson shoots digital with vsco presets though?

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  2. diana (yan) palmer

    thank you so very much for including me in the lest matthew! not sure i’m deserving, but hey, i’ll take it. =)

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  3. Pamelajean082649

    Your work is pretty amazing, too! Nice article!

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  4. Pamelajean082649

    Your work is pretty amazing, too! Nice article!

    Reply 0
  5. St Louis Wedding Photographer

    SO glad more people are shooting film in weddings again…we started adding it back in last year ourselves

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  6. Shawn

    What a great work…. really appreciated…..Nice article!

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  7. rising

    nope, jonas peterson is now using digital camera

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  8. Jonas Peterson

    I shoot both film and digital :)

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