June 27, 2023

How shooting like film helps me book high-end clients

Hey, fellow wedding photographer!

Today, I want to spill the beans on a game-changing technique that can help you snag those high-end wedding clients: shooting your wedding photography to look like film. Trust me, it’s like adding a touch of magic to your work. So, grab your camera and let’s dive into the enchanting world of film-like charm together.


Timeless Elegance:

  • When you shoot to achieve that film-like look, you infuse your images with timeless elegance that high-end clients simply adore.
  • Those discerning tastes appreciate the classic and sophisticated vibe that film-inspired photography brings to the table.

Nostalgic Appeal:

  • Picture this: film-like photography that takes couples on a nostalgic journey, bringing them back to an era of romance and artistry.
  • High-end clients love that emotional connection and the nostalgic charm that film-inspired images can stir up.

Attention to Detail:

  • Getting that film-like aesthetic requires you to pay attention to the nitty-gritty details like lighting, composition, and capturing genuine moments.
  • High-end clients truly value the dedication and artistry that goes into crafting stunning images that reflect their one-of-a-kind love story.

Stand Out from the Crowd:

  • In a sea of digital images, offering a film-like aesthetic helps you stand out like a star in the night sky.
  • High-end clients crave extraordinary experiences, and delivering a unique visual narrative that resembles film can make you their top choice.

Artistic Interpretation:

  • Embracing the film-like approach allows you to bring your artistic interpretation to a couple’s wedding day.
  • High-end clients dig photographers who bring a fresh and creative vision to their work, and film-inspired photography gives you the freedom to capture their story with your own magical flair.


Alright friend, shooting your wedding photography to look like film is a powerful technique to attract those high-end wedding clients. The timeless elegance, nostalgic appeal, attention to detail, ability to stand out, and the artistic interpretation it offers are exactly what those clients crave in their visual storytelling.

If you’re looking for all of the beauty and nostalgia of film with the ease of shooting digitally, I have a FREE resource for you!

I have tediously tweaked my own presets to emulate the look of disposable film and would love to share some of the grainy goodness with you!

Click here to download a color + black and white preset that I love to use on my own photos!


Also, be on the lookout for the launch of  my upcoming full pack of disposable film presets and new masterclass, Shoot Like Film! Grabbing the free presets above automatically puts you on my launch list so that you are the first to hear about when this new product releases (and you’ll get a special bonus!) All of the film fun launches July 25th!

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