Vintage Processing August 1, 2016personal work, weddingsjeff In my recent blog about Lizz and Eric’s beautiful Victorian Steampunk wedding, I mentioned that we’d done a lot of research about Victorian portraiture and wedding photography. We were looking not only at how they were posed, but also at how the photographs were processed. The only way to add color to a portrait in the 1800’s was to hand-color it. Often the early lenses were very soft around the outside, and the hand-coated glass film plates didn’t have clean edges. One of Leslie’s images with her vintage lens. At the Phineas Swann Inn. Back in the day, wedding poses were symmetrical, unlike today’s portraits in which we try to avoid being symmetrical so the images don’t appear so formal! One of my fave’s from the day, Lizz posing in front of a Victorian home across the road from the Phineas Swann. Thanks Lizz and Eric! It was such a gift to be able to do this Victorian-styled wedding with you both!