Ryanne Hollies brings an editorial edge to her “anti-bride” and “anti-groom” clients, foregoing her desire for perfect-looking photos to instead opt for documentation that reflects a couple’s personal experience on their wedding day. “When I look back at my work down the road, I want the images to feel old because the elements in the photograph are from a bygone era instead of it appearing dated because I used a trendy preset that was so 2021,” she says.

Hollies finds that shooting analog infuses a natural sense of nostalgia that pairs particularly well with the sentiments of wedding photography. While she shoots on a Canon 5D Mark IV for her digital work, she is thrilled to see more couples looking for photographers that shoot on film. Along with her Canon EOS 3 SLR camera, she photographs with a point-and-shoot Yashica T4, as well as her Fuji GA 645 and Mamiya 645 AFD II for medium-format photos. The latter remind her of ‘90s fashion editorials, which heavily influence her style. She shoots on Kodak Gold 200 and Fuji Superia 400 for 35mm film, Kodak Portra 160 and 800 for 120mm film, and Kodak Tri-X 400 and Tmax 3200 film for black-and-white photos. Hollies scans her film at home, so she has total control over matching her film with her digital photos.

Check out the official announcement of this year’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography, along with the editors’ observations on the list of 2021.