About Us


Ryan Tolbert

Owner / Founder


Favorite Camera: Nikon F100 | Sigma 35/1.4

Favorite Film: Kodak Gold 200

Bridgette Aikens

Lab Technician


Favorite Camera: Pentax 645 | 45mm/2.8

Favorite Film: Portra 400 & Portra 800

Hudson McNeese

Lab Technician


Favorite Camera : Contax G1 | 21mm/2.8

Favorite Film: Fuji 400H


Boutique Film Lab was created from the passion to create on an analog medium. Providing a high-quality service at an affordable cost gives everyone an opportunity to do the same. While I also enjoy the convenience that digital technology brings to the modern world, I want everyone to experience the joy of shooting with film. Whether it’s the unique feel of an old camera, the slow rhythm that comes along with each click of the shutter, or just the general experience of having to wait to find out what masterpiece you have just created. I am thrilled to offer an intimate lab experience where we will not only process and scan your film, but will also work with you to build your skills as a film photographer. The film community has been so good to me, many times over. In return, we want to do our part to give back by sharing knowledge, spreading our passion, and providing a service that keeps film alive.

BFL is a small boutique lab located in Nashville, TN that focuses on delivering high-quality images. We don’t process thousands of rolls every month and therefore we treat every order as if it were our own. The value of working with us is that you will have high attention to detail, personalized feedback and personal customer service. If this is something that you are looking for in a film lab, we would be happy to work with you.

The camera catches light. The photographer catches life.”

– Unknown