Why do I shoot film?

Below are images from a recent visit to Longwood Gardens- it was such a joy to escape the cold grey winter and get some greenery!  All these photographs were taken with my Mamiya 645 on medium format film. Although I don't regularly shoot film for weddings or portrait work, I do shoot it for my own personal work. I do this because my digital edits are inspired by the way film handles color, texture, and depth of field. Everything on that camera is manual which makes me slow down to make sure every shot is exposed and comprised correctly. It's a good practice for me to get better at what I love and I always love to try to improve and grow!