Why commission a vintage wedding film?

6 Feb

Why should I get wedding film?
Investment. You hear that word a lot but having just gotten married last year I’ve learned that one of the most important decisions you can make is to have your wedding day artfully documented. The day is over so quickly and there are moments that you will surely miss. Your wedding is truly only one day but it is your images that are captured that day that will last a lifetime.

Why shoot on film?
There is a reason film has been coveted over 100 years. Film is unmatched by any other medium and nothing compares to the beautiful, rich and warm image it creates. It is also the only recognized archival medium which means there is always a permanent copy that will remain as beautiful 5 years as it will 50 years from the day it was filmed. 

I’ve already hired a photographer, do I still need a wedding film?
Yes, one cannot replace the other. A wedding film captures the subtle nuances and emotions you’ll experience, not just single moments in time. Both will be cherished as loving memories, but the static frame alone cannot contain the energy and beauty that exists on that day.

What makes you as a wedding filmmaker unique?
1) You are hiring a true artist.  I became an active film artist after six years of studying film and photography. Since 1997 I have been producing and exhibiting my artwork at galleries and film festivals worldwide.

2) I use high-quality materials. I also not only shoot Super 8mm but also with 16mm film which is four times the resolution of 8mm and creates a stunning image that is still used by many film and television producers.

3) My gender. Filmmaking is still a male-dominated profession. But I feel being a woman gives me an advantage. I understand what a bride is looking for in her wedding day images and how to create the most flattering imagery. Another bonus: I can be with the bride the entire day and blend in as just one of the girls leaving everyone at ease. I adore what I do and just love making couples happy.

What got you into filmmaking?
I think creativity is one part genetics and one part environmental. Both my parents are artistic and they encouraged us (and continue to do so) to be creative. And it paid off. Both my sister and I are artists and our creativity flows effortlessly.

My dad is the reason I make wedding films. He experienced much of our lives through a camera lens and documented our early years on super 8mm film and then transitioned to video. He taught us the joy and importance of recording the big and little moments in life.

Will you travel?
Indeed! Plus I don’t charge anything extra for travel other than the basic cost of transportation and accommodation.

Learn more by reading about  the power of film.

5 Responses to “Why commission a vintage wedding film?”

  1. SherriLee April 6, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Switzerfilm does amazing work! They filmed and photographed my daughters wedding in St. Louis, MO and captured everything she wanted and more! They are amazing people and truly love what they do everyday. Just check out their work… it will sell itself.



  2. Wahrsagen Kostenlos March 8, 2010 at 5:01 am #

    Where to find the rss Feed button?

    • First Kiss Films March 18, 2010 at 8:39 am #

      Hi – the button is on the left just under the tagline (below the main { First Kiss Films } header. Hope this helps and thanks for following.

  3. elgbl25 February 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    you have nice work



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