Your wedding day is unique, and there’s no better way to capture the one of a kind, imperfect yet perfectly you day than with Super 8 film. This guide is all about adding Super 8 film coverage for a wedding day – why you need it, what this actually means, and how we can make it happen!
Contrary to what it may seem like, the world isn’t all digital yet! Super 8 has been around since 1965, and it’s a film format that captures video.
The vibe you get with Super 8 film is unlike anything else – and seeing your wedding in this form is truly a one of a kind experience. It’s nostalgic, and has a home made feeling that brings the ultimate sense of comfort, nostalgia, and meaning!
See for yourself – here’s an example of a wedding video shot on Super 8 film.
Now, let’s talk about why adding Super 8 film is a must for your wedding day!
Of course, photos are an absolute must for any wedding day – but video captures your memories in a way that a photo can’t! With a video, you see the moment as it happens – you get a few seconds that include motion and movement, as opposed to just one moment frozen in time in a photo.
With a wedding video, the feeling really comes to life! You get to see the moment as it really happened, with the big smiles, the movement of your partner’s laughter, and second to actually being there and experiencing it, video is the next best thing.
The unique look of Super 8 film is something you won’t get with a digital camera! Your wedding film will be truly one of a kind, and whether you’re a lover of all things vintage, or just someone who appreciates the nostalgia of film, seeing your wedding day come to life is an experience you’ll never forget.
When you add a Super 8 film to your wedding day, you not only get the incredible experience of watching it together – you also get to share it with others! Imagine how cool it would be to see a video of your parents on their wedding day.
With Super 8 film, you have something to show your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, and generations that will marvel at the old-but-not-as-old-as-it-looks video of the two of you! It will be a keepsake for you, and something you can pass down to family members.
Part of the charm of Super 8 film is that it’s imperfect – but that makes it so perfectly you! Unlike digital, you won’t be able to retake and refilm a shot, so what you get is exactly how that moment happened. It’s authentic, and truly showcases the real, candid moments of the day. You’ll see yourselves, and feel all the big feelings that came with this incredible day.
Your wedding video isn’t just about how the day looked – it’s about how it felt! Watching your film should bring back all those big emotions, and remind you what it felt like to be there with the love of your life and the people you love most, and the excitement, joy, and all the little moments that made your day perfect for you.
Date nights, anniversaries, just because… I guarantee that watching your wedding film will never get old! The films are a few minutes long, which means they’re easy to watch. You get to relive your day over and over, forever!
I offer Super 8 film as an add on to any wedding photo package! This means that when you book with me, you have the option to add a film – if you aren’t sure yet, you can also decide to add this later.
Don’t worry – you won’t be getting a 2 hour film that you’ll probably watch once and then never have time for again. They’re more of a highlight reel, ranging from 1 to 3 minutes. You get all the best moments from your day!
You don’t need a darkroom or a fancy projector to watch your film! After the wedding, I develop your film, then digitize it, so that you can get a digital file that’s easy to share, and easy to watch. Your film is edited so that the best moments make it to the final product, and I’ll add music to make it even more personal!
If you’re sold on this gorgeous film format, and want to add it to your wedding day (or even your engagement session, couple’s photos, or any other occasion), contact me!
Super 8 film wedding packages start at $2,000 – you can check out some more samples below, and when you’re ready, let’s talk about incorporating your day!