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Why Film:

It was Cory’s first love. His favorite and earliest memories of photography started with his dad’s old Minolta 35mm camera. It had duck tape to keep light leaks out, and you could say that’s when it all began.

We started our business in 2009, and as we grew and began to find our style we realized that we were most inspired by film photographers and loved the timeless look of film,  and the love affair began all over again, when Cory borrowed a medium format film camera in 2011 for an engagement session in Florida, we immediately knew we wanted to incorporate film into our business.

To be honest, film is somewhat costly ($2 every time we hit the shutter) but the aesthetic of film cannot be matched by digital photography, even with the filters & editing programs available, there still remains something that is undeniable able the way film feels. Cory found himself looking at photographers that inspired him, such as Peggy Sirota, who shoots most of the Banana Republic ads, and we were discovering that most fashion photographers that shoot those amazing ads in J. Crew use medium format cameras.

So there it began all over again. It was like falling in love with your first crush.

We love the coloring, the grain, the way it renders light at sunset. It forces us to slow down and really capture that single moment.

Here are a few photos that makes us love, love and capturing it all to tell that one-of-a-kind story. Your story.

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Daniel & Mary were a dream to work with. These two were down to earth and really knew what they wanted  their wedding to be like. Which was perfection, really. To describe the day, we would say there was simply elegance and followed by what was really the most important, which was them getting married.

These two had it all, from a dream team of wedding professionals to work with, from their most amazing family & friends that surrounded them. We hope you enjoy a few of our favorites.

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We love outdoor weddings. The natural greenery just creates a organic feel to the wedding. When you pair Kyle & Lauren’s outdoor wedding at The Barn at Kennedy Farms with gorgeous florals from Molly & Myrtle, it made for some dreamy film photos. Film Processed: Richard Photo Lab Film: Fuji400h Pro

If you want to see more photos from Kyle & Lauren’s wedding, you can view them here and you can see their beautiful, wedding featured on Borrowed & Blue.

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I believe in hand written notes and pretty, little paper designs. I’m a sucker for deckled edge paper, calligraphy, and linen paperíe. So when Basic Invite reached out to us in helping brides create that feel for their wedding invites, we knew we wanted to help brides to find ways they can express the feel and theme of their wedding through something tactile.

One of things that Basic Invites offers that we love, is the ability to help couples personalize their invitations in a way that reflects the couples personal style and feel of the wedding. Everything from a simple design to a complete invitation suite that fits what they are looking for.

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I think one of the most things I love about Basic Invite is that they send you a sample design. If your like me and you’re indecisive or need to feel and see something in person before making a decision, this is perfect!

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Invitations and Save-the-dates are one the things that couples put so much effort and attention to detail. Basic Invite helps couples to create that vision with their many color options, and design for creating that perfect invite.

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I mean what next makes the wedding more official than after the ring, by sending the official announcement!?

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If you’re needing some invitation inspiration, be sure to check out Basic Invite.

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*Extraordinary Invitations by Basic Invite Guest Post Feature

*Photos provided by Basic Invite

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You guys prepare yourself, this engagement session is gorgeous! When Doris & Mason said they were moving to Austin, Texas and wanting to do engagement photos there to show this new season of their lives, we loved the idea. Here they are, starting new jobs, living in a new city, and all while planning a wedding can be a bit crazy. So it was nice to slow down with these two and we’re thinking after seeing Austin, we might be coming back!

We went to the University of Texas for their photos and there was so much beauty, we could of photographed these two in that location forever!

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