Thursday, April 12, 2012

Polaroid Weddings + Links to Get Creative

I have an old Polaroid - not old old, but probably circa 1995 or something like that. (Of course, to some of you that is "old old," which just makes me feel old.) I have flirted with the idea of dusting it off and purchasing some seriously expensive film for it and getting all creative in my endeavors. Each picture would cost around $3 to $5, depending on the film I got, which brings new meaning to the term "money shot." And yet, I still want it, which is to say a lot considering I am a cheepie kind of gal. Maybe it's the flapping involved in "developing" the photo or the sense that the end product is a tangible memory that you can hold in your hands, unlike most of our digital photos, which seem to rest forever in a universe of computer-y gigabytes.

Or maybe I am just being sucked into the trend that seems to glamorize all things nostalgic. The Polaroid trend isn't exactly a new one. There are quite a few Polaroid weddings, including this one of Eri and Philip, and of course with the infinite amount of talent we graphic designers have, one doesn't really have to have an actual Polaroid anymore to at least get the effect.

What do you think? Are you a Polaroid fan? Here are a few links to wet your appetite:

Need a camera or film? Check out The Impossible Project - when Polaroid stopped making film, they decided to step in and make their own.

This photographer offers a second shooter who uses only Polaroids.

A DIY wedding with all Polaroids.

Pretend you have an old Polaroid with this new instant one

A blog of candid Polaroids.

A Polaroid wedding on Flickr.

The never ending Polaroid Project - trippy!

(picture credit above (clockwise): Stephanie Williams Photography, Apartment Therapy, The Impossible Project, Maile LaniEast Side Bride)


Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) said...

I'm a huge Polaroid fan! I think using them to capture wedding moments would be beautiful because it has an authentically organic feel to it!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for your input, Valerie! :)

Janvi said...

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Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Amazing what creative approaches couples can resort to nowadays to capture their special day!

Layla Mayville said...

Thanks for all these great resources. I have a client thinking about doing this for their wedding!

Rye @Temporary Internet said...

I have always wanted a polaroid since I was a little girl and I think it is a good idea to have a polaroid wedding. With digital photography you get to pick your pictures so you can take several photos of one scene and pick the best one and discard the not-so good ones. But if you are using a polaroid, you have to have timing, you have to pick the best moment to take that picture.

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