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I never thought anyone would really be into Super 8mm, but surprisingly, many people were. Allyson & Andy came to me, and I think I asked them three times if they knew what Super 8 was and if they really wanted it. Thankfully, they were in love with Super 8, and their wedding was a perfect fit. Panorama Farms in Earlysville, VA served as the ceremony and reception area with its beautiful rustic tones. I loved the vintage details, bluegrass band, old barn, and the intimate gathering of friends and family. Not knowing how much film I would need, I chose seven rolls with a mix of b&w and color. Tim Estep came a long to help shoot it with me, and brought his collection of at least six cameras. We ended up loading black and white in our primary cameras, and then loading color in a second in case we saw something that looked better in color. I honestly did not think seven rolls would go by so fast! At the start of dancing, we both had the equivalent of a half roll left in each of our cameras, so we had to conserve quite a bit in order to get the best shots. With Super 8, it really is all about the moments, and having fun, so I tried to really change up my style for this and go for something fun. Tim and I did timelapses, crazy handheld moves, and tried to change up the perspectives to make it work. I have to be honest though, I was hardly sleeping until it came back from the lab, but all the worrying was for nothing as the footage really turned out well. Shooting a wedding entirely on Super 8mm film was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I have had thus far and I am so thrilled to be able to share it with you below! Enjoy!!
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