3 Film Cameras to Level Up Your Reception Photography

Reception photography is where your photographer captures the heart and soul of a wedding celebration. By using a combination of film cameras such as the Holga, Canon T2, and disposables, I have elevated my reception photography to new heights, leaving each image with a timeless charm, authenticity, and a sense of adventure. Through the lens of these film cameras, I have the ability to capture the nature of the celebration in ways that transcend the ordinary, immersing viewers in a visual journey that evokes emotion, nostalgia, and a profound connection to the moment.


The Holga is popular for its lo-fi aesthetic, producing dreamy and unpredictable images with light leaks, vignetting, and soft focus. By using a Holga at your reception, you can create nostalgic photographs that evoke a sense of whimsy and romance. Its simplicity and unpredictability lend a sense of authenticity to the images, capturing the energy and atmosphere of the celebration in a raw and unfiltered manner.

Canon T2

The Canon T2 is a classic film SLR camera known for its versatility and reliability. With its interchangeable lenses and manual controls, it offers greater creative control over exposure and composition, allowing you to capture the vibrant energy and candid moments of your reception with precision and clarity. The rich colors and fine details rendered by the Canon T2 add a timeless elegance to your photographs, ensuring that every moment is preserved with beauty and grace.


Disposable cameras offer a fun and interactive way to involve your guests in the photography process. The spontaneity and unpredictability of disposable cameras add an element of surprise to the photographs, resulting in a diverse collection of images that showcase the celebration from various viewpoints. Additionally, disposable cameras provide a nostalgic charm and tactile experience that digital photography cannot replicate, creating tangible mementos that you can cherish for years to come.

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