Okay, so I know that most sane people would probably think that I am absolutely bonkers for owning an instant film camera in this day & age. I mean I get it, I have an iPhone with Instagram which weighs a fraction of what the Fujifilm Instax 210 Wide camera does & I can take // edit photos all day long with it...FOR FREE. But you have to admit that in a world where everything is so digital, there is something charming about holding a physical photograph. Sometimes I hide away in my attic for a while, going through boxes of old childhood photos because there is something comforting about thumbing through a stack of photographs rather than swiping through a Facebook album on your iPad.
My father bought the Instax 210 camera for me when he was visiting Tampa for my brother's graduation in May & I immediately fell in love with it. I opted for the wide version versus the mini because I like taking landscape shots & it's perfect for taking couple selfies of Jake & I. The only downsides to the easy-to-use camera are the price ($92 at Urban Outfitters) & the cost of the film ($24 for 20 photos). At a little over $1 per photo, it's hard to snap random photos of everything, so we use the Instax camera for capturing special memories like when J & I's families met for the first time, our adventure to Bonnaroo & our road trip to Weston with my puppy, Bentley.
Hopefully, someday when J & I are old and gray, we will have a big ol' box full of memory snapshots of us playing in the sun, adventuring to new places & just being crazy in love with each other. At the end of the day these are the things that matter, these are the things that you'll hold onto forever. So why not document it along the way?