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Everyday Art: The Beauty of Film Photography




















Most engaged couples will agree that finding the right photographer is one of the most important wedding planning decision. We believe that this is because photography has an ability to capture and immortalize moments in time like no other medium, uniquely memorializing emotion and motion. At Once Wed, we feel that film photography has a distinct ability to do all of the above and more, adding a distinct character of art to each and every image created.

Today we’re thrilled to showcase the art of film photography from Canadian photographer Lauren Kurc, from a recent one-on-one workshop with Ginny Au. This non-traditional boudoir session does amazing work of highlighting the contrast of shadow and light, capturing the curves and movement of the body, and emphasizing the beauty in ordinary, every-day places and places.

We’ll let Lauren explain further.

I am always  looking for new ways to capture something intimate without it being overly provocative or what one might expect from boudoir, which is how this shoot came about. 

As a creative, I was starting to feel like my work was becoming repetitive. I was also feeling pressure to fit into a box determined by trends in our industry – but this has never been me. I come from an editorial background and I wanted to refresh and open my eyes to a new way of story telling, a new way of executing a vision, and creating art that makes you feel something; that the viewer connects with. Ginny pushed me to think about all of the components that make up the story, everything from movement to the environment we are in. 

Using movement and Ginny’s process of fluid motion in this work has pushed me to document moments that are authentic to the natural rhythm of how a body moves or how a story unfolds. My eyes are open in a whole new way when it comes to composition, movement and storytelling now. I feel inspired and armed with new tools to push myself and make work that is connective, intimate and authentic. 

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Photographer: Lauren Kurc | Styling: Ginny Au | Paper: September Letters | Hair: Christina Orologio with Pony Salon | Makeup: Marie Pearce | Assistant: Rebecca McColgan | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Model: Delaney Beaton

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Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding.