Yes, there is an increasing use of cinema in photography. Nowadays, old movie cameras from a bygone era are more expensive than some full-frame DSLR cameras. Yes, many professional photographers still use films, just as many professional photographers use digital cameras. Nate used to run his own professional photography business called Nate Joaquin Photography, but since then he has focused on the commercial and marketing aspects of photography, although he still likes to take photos.
As mentioned earlier, cinematographic photography often has a lower initial cost than a professional DSLR camera.