Maui engagement photos

Dmitri & Sandra

Film is a medium we are incredibly passionate about and it is what we use for the majority of our wedding work. Film photography is a true craft, and the images produced with film boast bright creamy skin tones, rich color, soft grain, and exude a nostalgic feeling that is true to life.  Film has a larger range than digital images meaning that the highlights and shadows blend better to create a softer image which is more pleasing to the human eye. It takes a keen eye to see the difference, but once you notice it its hard not to love the look of film. In our opinion, there is no higher quality for photography than medium format film. Many clients ask why film, and we often compare it to a music lovers obsession with vinyl, and the smooth sound that cannot be replicated with digital technology. Even the highest quality and most expensive modern digital cameras can not compare with the quality of medium format film. 

Photographed by Dmitri or Sandra
1 hour portrait session $1400
Includes all images taken (high resolution jpegs) 
+ print release 


Digital photography. While the results do not produce quite the same feeling film does, it is pretty close and it does offer some advantages that film does not. Mainly the fact that we can shoot this format without incurring the cost of film, developing (scanning to digital format i.e. jpegs) and shipping costs. After using film for many years what we have noticed is that typically, digital images are "flat" meaning that there is less depth in the images.  Digital images need to be manipulated a bit more in post production to get closer to "true to life colors" and they just feel a bit more processed. However, digital photography still produces beautiful images when done right. 

Photographed by Dmitri or Sandra,
1 hour portrait session $1100
Includes all images taken 
+ print release 

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