Film isn’t the easiest way to capture images, but it achieves stunning results

Rachel Brewster-Wright
One of the advantages of film is that you can use old processes, such as cyanotype, to create unique- looking images (Image credit: Rachel Brewster-Wright)

I’m Rachel Brewster-Wright and I’m a wedding photographer, educator, writer and co-host of the Sunny 16 film photography podcast. As an 80s child, I grew up with film and the creative possibilities it offered. I now specialize in analogue processes, ranging from cyanotypes, anthotypes and wet plate through to more conventional film photography and darkroom printing.

I do have a hybrid film and digital workflow. Digital ensures I get the shots I need so I can focus on capturing the special, more intimate pre- and post-ceremony moments on film. The two mediums complement each other. I want the photography to be an experience for the couple, a collaborative process of sorts where it is fully tailored to the client. I find shooting film helps with that. The old cameras, the process – they create a connection and conversation which is vital when shooting weddings. 

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