When Ariyan and Yen told us they wanted their engagement session to be done on 4×5 film, we had only one response: hell yes. We had the same response when they asked us to photograph their NYC City Hall elopement. We’re NYC wedding photographers who also went to photo school in NYC, so we have had our fair share of both digital and film photography classes. We kind of geeked out at the opportunity to shoot some at-home engagement portraits in Brooklyn with 4×5 film.
The engagement session is a really important step for building a solid relationship with your photographer. It also will give us the chance to get to know you, find some common ground (maybe we’re all equally disappointed in how Game of Thrones ended, but that’s beside the point), etc. Our goal for the session is just for you guys to have fun and be yourselves.
Photographing an engagement with a large format camera allows for the whole day to be more intimate. It might sound a little strange, but slowing down just a little bit gives us more time to talk, to get you and your partner acquainted with being in front of the camera, and to test out some of our really corny jokes. You’ll also definitely receive tons of compliments to help you feel just a bit more confident.
This is also probably the most NYC wedding photographer thing we’ve done.
Throughout the entire engagement session, it was dark and cloudy. Our solution was to place a light just outside the window cranked all the way up to 6200 K. Dark and cloudy who?
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We're Sava, a small studio of photographers who bonded over our similar educational background, love of art, & general affinity for timeless wedding photos. Based in NYC, will travel, will pick up your coffee order on the way.