Shooting Instant Film and The End of Summer

It's now October. Technically, summer is over. The leaves are changing, the air is cooler. As for me, I'm keeping busy. As I'm writing this, I'm in the middle of editing my tenth wedding gallery for 2021. I've had the pleasure of shooting weddings in the U.P from Marquette, to Pictured Rocks in Munising, to Drummond Island, as well as a handful close to home in Charlevoix County, Emmet County and Antrim County. If you've seen me at one of these weddings, you may have seen me with one of my two Polaroid cameras. Since buying the Polaroid OneStep+, I've had so much fun bringing that, or my 45 year old SX-70 to weddings. Leaving the bride and groom a set of instant prints on the day is such a fun and enriching thing for me to do for the love of photography and in the name of capturing special moments for newly married couples on their special days.

This is going to be something of a normal integrated process for me going forward as long as the film continues to stay accessible and so far, people seem to really love seeing the Polaroid cameras and receiving the film at the end of the day. Here's a small gallery of some of my better shots with either of these Polaroid cameras: