April & Tom | Birch Hill | Fairbanks, AK | Rose Wheat Photography

Between her engagement ring, matched to the dresses of her best lady gems, to the images of Tom and April's life together, embellished appropriately with perfectly matched frames, it seemed apparent that these two value the details. These pieces of life they chose to share with everyone, and the elements of their day that were given special attention only reinforced my inkling. One can only imagine that with these two, the details will not be forgotten, but picked up and nurtured along the way, weaving their story one strand at a time, creating a foundation for their marriage.

Surrounded by several family and friends, Birch Hill proved to be a beautiful location for their wedding with endless birch trees behind them and cloud dappled open skies above. After getting rained indoors, her polka band filled the reception space and made for an incredibly jubilant time. Supported by the arms of her husband, April polished the dance floor, preparing it for her exuberant guests that had no fears in terms of floor-sweeping themselves.

It was a thrill to photograph these two, and I look forward to seeing where life takes them as husband and wife! Thank you April and Tom for letting me share in your day!

Katie | Film vs. Digital | Rose Wheat Photography | Birch Hill & Hot Licks | Fairbanks, AK

During Katie's session, I shot a combination of film and digital. The purpose of this post is to give you a better idea of the subtle differences between both. While there are many ways to make digital images match film images, I did not do that with these images. For the purposes of keeping integrity to my editing style, I edited the digital images before I saw the film images so that the editing would be consistent with my current body of work. It was not my goal to match the digital images to my film images, but rather to show the beauty in both. 

After seeing these images, I can say that there are definite merits to both. The film has an ability to beautifully pick up color, a place where I think the digital falls short in many ways. The digital on the other hand has an ability to pick up detail that film otherwise softens. More often than not, I would say that I side with the film images, but in many ways, the digital is still a vital element to fully the look of a situation. There is always the obvious drawback of underexposing film, getting shots out of focus, and just altogether messing up that digital allows you to make up for immediately.

In the side-by-side comparisons, the left images are film, and the right images are digital. In the top-bottom images, the top is film and bottom is digital. These are a mixture of 35mm film and medium format film images, shot on my Canon Elan 7 and Mamiya Pro TL 80 1.9 respectively. All film images processed by Photo Vision.

Now that you've seen the comparison, let me know your thoughts! Where do you think the older methods of film stand against the modern methods of digital photography? I'm curious to hear your thoughts!