Retro Week.

Welcome to Retro Week on Rock My Wedding. It’s time to spill a few of the beans that we’ve prepared for you lovely lot, so let’s start by defining what retro actually means…

Honestly, that’s what it actually says in the dictionary.

We have worked with some pretty cool people this week, some of the best in the industry. We have even teamed up with massive retro photography giants lomography.com.

As well as having a huge online community with over 3 million members they also make and sell analogue cameras – they are new cameras, that shoot film, based on iconic designs from the 50s and 60s. RETRO-TASTIC. Lomography have kindly given us a whole hoard of their books and camera’s to give away to you lucky bunch EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. THIS. WEEK.

All you have to do is leave a comment on one of our posts this week (including this one) to stand a chance of winning either a Lomography film camera or Lomography London notebook. A winner will be picked from every post, so make sure you get commenting folks.

Rock My Love.

Rock My Wedding is also spreading a little love over at lomography.com. Three lucky couples will win a photoshoot styled by RMW and shot by some of our favourite photographers, who will all be using lomography cameras and equipment. All you have to do to enter is submit your best Lomographic shots that reflect the phrase ‘Rock My Love’ so if you are already down with the super cool lomography movement then head over to the Rock My Wedding Lomography Rumble after 1pm today (the link won’t work before then) for more details on how to enter.

Lomography Style.

The wonderfully colourful and dream-like iconic square shots that you produce with a Lomography camera are becoming so popular and desirable now that some wedding photographers have started carrying them around in their standard kit bags. I’ve not yet seen a wedding entirely shot on these retro creations yet, but it is becoming increasingly popular to have a few lomographic shots thrown into the mix.

Below is a selection of images from Joanna Brown. She shoots on digital and takes a selection of images with her Diana F+. First of all then 4 images from 4 weddings, shot digitally.

And now, the same 4 weddings, but this time the 4 images are shot on a Diana F+ Lomography film camera.

Now you can’t get much more retro than that! I love the soft focus, the red light bleed and colour cast. With Lomography you never quite know what you are going to get until you get that film developed. I love the element of surprise. I think the balloons image is my personal favourite – the effect of the film, colour and focus combined with the balloons themselves give the image a perfect 70’s retro feel.

And there we have it, an introduction to Retro Week on Rock My Wedding and a good dose of wedding pretty thrown in for good measure!

If you are feeling the lomography wedding love you can view a few more wedding related images over on lomography.com by clicking here. These were competition winners of a previous Lomography Rumble… so you can check out the standards before entering the Rock My Wedding Lomography Rumble too!

Pop back for another retro dose of W-day candy this afternoon.

Adam.

Author: Adam Crohill
Adam likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.

81 thoughts on “Retro Week.

  1. I’m with you Adam love the 3rd one… The first is pretty amazing with the red light bleed each side… Really nice idea for different shots. Thanks! X

  2. What a great start to a very cold Monday morning!

    Looking forward to Retro Week-cannot wait to see what’s in store!!

    Big Retro love 

    xx

  3. What I wouldn’t do for one of these cameras! I’ve always had real photo envy when I look at my parents wedding photographs. These shots are so romantic. Thanks for perking up my day! xxx

  4. These shots remind me of when I used to take a cheap wind-on camera to school on mufti days, or for the Christmas party, or for my birthday. The colours would be a bit wrong, people’s heads chopped off and most of the time you could see my finger in the corner.
    But I’ve kept them all the same – we all look so happy and it’s nice to remember the times when I didn’t just whip out my phone. We actually posed and took our time over a picture – you only get one shot with film !

    Love 🙂

  5. Oh my god!! I love those cameras, I’ve been trying to justify spending on one, but thus far adding to my savings has always foiled it.

  6. I love these cameras I go into their shop in London a lot and still am yet to justify buying one at the moment due to wedding saving! I think the images are stunning so romantic and retro, images you would be proud of. Really excited for the rest of the week!! Xx

  7. We are meeting potential wedding photographers this evening and I’m soooo going to mention this post- I want our wedding album to be a mixture of Lomo styleee and classic shots ! X

  8. Retro-tastic! I’m sooooo excited about this week on RMW.

    You can’t beat a bit of retro in your life 🙂

    As for the cameras…..I’m salivating slightly at the thought of winning one of these babies. Would love to take some shots when we go on our hols to Vega Baby!

  9. Retro-tastic! I’m sooooo excited about this week on RMW.

    You can’t beat a bit of retro in your life 🙂

    As for the cameras…..I’m salivating slightly at the thought of winning one of these babies. Would love to take some shots when we go on our hols to Vegas Baby!

  10. Oh. God. My fingers aren’t working this morning.

    I’m sorry 🙁

    (please introduce a ‘remove comment’ button for us stoopid folks!)

  11. Wowzers! I have been after a Lomography camera for literally forever…everytime I do my sums and think I can justify getting myself one, ‘real life’ gets in the way and my lomo plans have to get put on hold again. I am so excited about the possibility of winning one!

    Also, generally excited about the Retro theme this week.

    Yay!

  12. Ah, I’m excited about this! Was a regular visitor to the lomography shop in Vienna but never took the plunge and bought a camera myself. The style is timeless and I love the fact you need a bit of old-fashioned patience rather than the instant digital moments we are now so used to 🙂
    Looking forward to the rest of the week x

  13. Nothing beats a bit of old school photography! Absolutely love the unpredictablilty of it and the excitement of waiting to see the results! 🙂 x

  14. WOW I am excited about getting some ideas and inspiration this week 🙂 🙂

    Plus what amazing cameras! I’m thinking a fantastic thankyou gift for my best friend who’s taking our wedding photos as our gift!

    looking forward to later this afternoon … xx

  15. Amazing! My favourite blog posting about my favourite store! Love lomography…. Fantastic give aways – I’m definately looking forward to Retro week. 🙂

  16. OH – MY – RUDDY – GOODNESS!!!!!!

    RMW your A-MAZ-ING!!!!!!

    Oooooooo am I excited for this week!

    Oh and would I love one of those Beautiful cameras? Your dam right I would!!!! Oh the fun I could have!

    Bring on the lovely retro-ness!!!!

  17. Ok.. so firstly, I simply can’t ignore the awesome digital 2nd photo down, that close up and those poppy red lips – AMAZING!

    But secondly, that first diana shot of the groom kissing his bride is my absolute favourite! I love the way he’s holding her head and boy are they having a smackerooni!

    YAY FOR RETRO WEEK!

  18. Actual oh-em-gee. I never thought about Diana pics for a wedding but they really do have such a romantic feel about them. Imagine the giddy feeling when getting them developed too!

    My friends and I are often cursing the billion-pixelled cameras these days for showing up every single blotch, panda-eye and gummy smile but I feel that if I had one of these in my life I’d walk around singing The Carpenters all day and happily snap away.

  19. This is fantastic, it’s all about the retro!! So excited to see what’s in store for this week! Those cameras are beautiful and the photos are so fabulous, I would love one, not only are the photos gorgeous but the cameras are pretty darn fabulous looking too!

    Katie x

  20. Love all of these pictures and particularly the second retro one. Sooo romantic!

    Looking forward to seeing what else RMW can pull out of the bag for the rest of RETRO WEEK 🙂

  21. WOW amazing and beautiful images all of them…loving the retro vibe toooo….ohhhhhhhhhh another area to experiment in…gorgeous post for a Monday morning 🙂 x

  22. How very exciting! Love a bit of lomography and love these gorgeous cameras (which would be a great wedding prop too!) My fave is the la sardina one!
    Rachie xo

  23. Wow – can’t believe how much more dreamy and romantic it makes everything look! I have seen pics like this before but not really known how they were made (I presumed it was some sort of photoshop style effects after they had been taken). I’m a big fan now!

  24. Wow, these look amazing. Our wedding is very retro – we’re even trying to buy lots of old vintage cameras at the moment as our table decorations. To have a working one would be amazing. And the photos it takes are stunning, def my style. I’ve always preferred film cameras to digital. This is very exciting. Brightened up my day no end!

  25. My wedding is in December and we are going with a slightly wintage feel – 1950s American Christmas and the Lomography Film Camera would be perfect!

    Looking forward to the posts this week!

  26. WoW! Proper camera envy! My brother would actually keel over with excitement. Sending him the link now.

    He’s about to shoot his second wedding and he’s off to uni to study photography (only 17 bless him). Winning would def put me in the best sister ‘EVER’ spot.

    Can’t wait to see what else is in store the rest of the week xx

  27. I love that the cameras take gorgeous romantic pictures…and then actually look ridiculously funky themselves! One to take pics with and one to display on the mantlepiece methinks…

  28. Argh! I have one of the lomo sardinia cameras on the list of things i really really want for my wedding! I have an old bashed up fisheye (on its last legs) and a diana which I love but wanted a 35mm camera to take away and I’m sold on the sardines! How exciting! Warning I will be commenting all week – my 3 week weddi-moon in california needs this! Ha ha!x

  29. Ahh they’re so lovely – first time I’ve seen them so I’m off to e-mail our photographer and see if he has one now!! The ‘I Love You’ camera looks well cool.

    Looking forward to some more retro loveliness this week xx

  30. I’ve been sold on Lomography for 2 years now. Analogue is so much more fun and surprising than digital photography, in my opinion. Love these photos and hope to use this concept on my own wedding some day. I absolutely adore the dreamy pictures of the Diana F+, although I haven’t gotten to buying one. It’s first on my list.

  31. I love the notebook styles but I have to say the retro style of the photo’s don’t do anything for me. I realise most people love a bit of vintage photo styling and that’s great – I’m all for everyone having their own taste and style, they just don’t do it for me.

  32. I neeeeed one of these beautiful camera’s in my life!!! I have numerous app’s which try and give the same effect’s I didnt actually know that you could buy a camera that did this…totally thinking that the beauty of the camera with I heart you on the front would make a fab valentines gift 🙂

  33. love love love these cameras!! swooooon! the pictures are beautiful – my fave is the meadow shot with the couple kissing, gawjus! i want i want i neeeeeeed 🙂 xxx

  34. wow these pictures are so beautiful! Loving Retro week already – can’t wait to see what else you’ve got in store RMW x

  35. Loving retro week already, Ilke Faye says, I have so many apps to try and recreate this kind of look. It’s so romantic and nostalgic.

    Can’t wait for the rest of the week 🙂

    Xxx

  36. I don’t know if I’m just being dumb, but I’m confused… do we send them a picture taken on a Lomographic camera to win a Lomographic camera?

  37. Very excited to see what retro week has in store! 🙂 These cameras are so awesome – and they look gorgeous themselves, as well as the pics taken on them! Oh how I’d love to win one. Will be crossing my fingers then.

    xx

  38. Loving retro week!! Have been a fan of lomography for many years now, even had a holga camera at my own wedding in 2009!! Digital photography is definitely the best but it will never quite be able to produce the same romantic atmosphere that film can! These cameras are perfect for weddings!!! xxx

  39. I LOVE this idea! we had thought on using fuiji instant camera for our wedding guests to take photos for the guest book, these give off a more romantic/vintage feel…which ties in with fell of our day. The tables names are going to be written on Polaroids of each guests photo….some silly memories will be brought back to people at this point! a fun & ice breaker for the tables. loving retro week already. L xx

  40. I LOVE this idea! we had thought on using fuiji instant camera for our wedding guests to take photos for the guest book, these give off a more romantic/vintage feel…which ties in with feel of our day. The tables names are going to be written on Polaroids of each guests photo….some silly memories will be brought back to people at this point! a fun & ice breaker for the tables. loving retro week already. L xx

  41. seriously want one of these for the honeymoon….Sorrento, island of capri & amalfi coast would look so much better through a Diana F+ or la sardina camera….*sighs*……..

  42. I love lomography, it adds a real feeling to the image. I studied photography and naturally I want the photographs to reflect our special day, I want to combine using lomography with the DIY photo booth u published a while back…. Will capture some amazing moments with our guests… After a few beers of course lol 😉

  43. Lomography is my all time fave. The unpredictability of them it what makes them so beautiful. I took mine to NY and have now got some framed on my wall. Really need to learn how to use it properly 😉
    x

  44. Beautiful, beautiful imperfect pictures. I would like one of these for my wedding later this year…was looking into buying one just yesterday (to add to my growing camera collection!)

  45. Only JUST had a chance to sit down at my computer and catch up on RMW! And I LOVE this post! Adore lomography and that 2nd photo taken on the Diana F+ is bloody gorgeous! (As is the bride!)
    xx

  46. Only JUST had a chance to sit down at my computer and catch up on RMW! And I LOVE this post! Adore lomography and that 2nd photo taken on the Diana F+ is bloody gorgeous! (As is the bride!)
    xx

  47. How did I miss this post earlier in the week?! Loving the effects that you can achieve with one of these and would love to win one! 😀

  48. To Leila (the confused one above) as I understand it no, just a comment here and you may win a Lomo camera or note book, if you want to win a Lomography portrait shoot in London with your man you have to click the ‘Rock My Wedding Lomography Rumble’ link somewhere above and submit a photo (shot on film, not digital) of you and him looking all loved up – hurry though the competition ends in 3 days! Good luck.

  49. This is a seriously exciting post! We’re currently searching for a photographer and have been trying to work out how we’re going to use our lomo cameras. We take our cameras with us everywhere – (note we don’t have any of the ones pictured) – and our Horizon 202 was even with us at the proposal) so we’ve been sitting here, trying to work out how we can include them in our day and it never even occurred to us that a professional photographer might use them! The photographer search has just taken a twist…

    On a separate note, I’ve noticed a lot of weddings using instax instant cameras for photo booths etc but the instant film looks horrendously expensive (working out at £1 per shot) and it’s always put me off. Can anyone recommend somewhere I could get it cheaper? Or should I just splurge for the big day and then sell the camera afterwards?

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