About Steven Branstetter, Your Groovy Film Photographer
I fell in love with photography because I fell in love with art. I feel inspired by playing jazz guitar, watching French cinema, and photographing couples that want to emphasize sexiness, mystery, and romance in their engagement portraits and wedding photos.
I’m originally from San Francisco and have lived in Los Angeles and Brooklyn places that have imparted their own distinct inspiration. I’ve been fortunate enough to live a love story of my own with my beautiful wife, two daughters, and two lovely dogs. More than art, my inspiration for romantic portraits and meaningful family photos is sustained by my family.
A Few Facts About Me
1. I love photographing using real film and it brings me back to my childhood—film is authentic and rich–and I love the anticipation of the film to be developed.
2. I’m a native San Franciscan, can you believe it? We still exist! Although I have lived in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, I now am settled back in the Bay Area with my amazing wife and lovely 2 daughters.
3. I am into classic storytelling, French cinema, and art. I get super psyched when couples channel their inner black and white movie star vibe for the camera!
The Art of Film Photography for Couples & Families
When you consider the rawness of developing an unseen image of an epic moment, film photography just has more soul. Each frame immediately takes on a tangible form that you transform into an artistic representation of your life. You can’t take hundreds or thousands of photos in a day – the cost would be astronomical. Instead, the dozens that are carefully selected in the moment must have intent and thought behind them.