In June, I traveled back to Illinois to shoot Jeremy and Riann's wedding. They were what I would call my "ideal client" – the kind of couple I would love to shoot every wedding season. They both had a great eye for style. But most importantly, they were about the loveliest, sweetest couple you could meet with a real appreciation and respect for good photography.
One of the things Jeremy and Riann were interested in me bringing to the wedding was my Polaroid SX-70. It's not often I bring it along on weddings. It's one extra camera to weigh down my bag and keep track of on an already hectic day, and I like keeping it simple. But I wanted to do something special for them. So when it came time to do their portraits after the ceremony, I took them away from the bustle of the wedding guests and handed them the SX-70 loaded with new Impossible Project PX70 Cool film and let them have fun taking a portrait of each other (as well as taking a couple shots myself, which I posted earlier). After we were done shooting portraits and they were relaxing during the reception, I handed them the shots for them to keep. There's something about having both instant gratification – which most people are accustomed to these days with digital – along with the charm of an actual analog print to hold. It was physical proof of their new marriage, as fresh as their vows made to each other that day.
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