Using Film to Photograph my Favorite Moments

Our photos live on our phones. They occupy ones and zeroes on our hard drives. They reside in the cloud.

Rarely do we have an opportunity to touch our photos. To hold them in our hands. To cradle a slice of time.

I've circled back to using film as a medium to capture some of the moments that mean the most to me.

Here are a few moments with our daughters, Scarlett and Sabrina, while we explored Historic Downtown Neenah.

The weather was perfect. We examined bugs, held races and danced.

Camera

Minolta Hi-Matic 7S
35mm Film Rangefinder
Manufactured in 1966**

Film

Kodak 35mm
Professional Tri-X 400*
Black and White

Lab

Harman Lab US
San Clemente, California
United States

*This photographic film is known for its gorgeous grain and crisp sharpness.

**Only adjustments to cropping and exposure have been made. To replicate the standard process of developing and adjusting for final prints.

Adam Shea

Adam started his wedding photography business in 2007 with a passion to follow his dream.  Since then, he’s served hundreds of couples in Wisconsin and across the country.

"My goal is to preserve invaluable memories clients," he says.  "I shy away from heavy, unnatural filters and go for bright, vibrant colors.  I want my clients' photos to remain timeless."

At home, Adam adores his wife, two daughters, and sheltie puppy.  He loves to fish, garden and roast coffee.  He's a self-proclaimed coffee nerd and you can usually find him in Timshel Cafe in Neenah sipping a cup of joe.

When not photographing weddings, Adam uses time-lapse photography to capture natural phenomena.  "Uncovering the hidden is fascinating," he says.  "If I can uncover something hidden in our everyday lives, and show it to other people...well...it just excites me."