One of my favorite photographic backdrops located at The Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach- the Bamboo. Happy Anniversary you two. “So AWESOMEE!!! We love the photos.. thank you so much! So many of the photos are so special.”- Julie
While wearing the exact Kimono she wore for her wedding, Sunai showed up to the set like a boss. Bob also brought his a game in a rented white tux. Bob and Sunai were married 50 years ago, and their daughters wanted to give them a photo gift for their anniversary, and try to recreate images they shot in the studio. We shot some 4×5 film portraits, here are the proof sheets, and printing video.
Part two of the anniversary post for Cayla and Brady. Sunrise and Sugar and coffee for this wedding photoshoot.. Buzzing on sugar, caffeine and sleep deprivation, we ubered over to the St John’s Bridge and got some infrared shots.
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Happy Anniversary to Cayla and Brady who married at Castaway ,Oregon. “Nicole is INCREDIBLE. I worked with her when I was a wedding coordinator at a venue in Laguna Beach. She was always so professional, easy to work with and so creative. When I got engaged, we reconnected and she was the perfect choice for our special day. She did an incredible engagement shoot that we are crazy about, and have the most amazing pictures that captured our all time […]
This is the goal of the family photograph, this image.. Seconds before the little one to the right was posing behind Mom and Dad, then decided we got the shots and off she went. Genius. For Safety we stayed one “Zebra” distance away- brilliant reference for the kiddos. I wore a facial covering the whole time, as the family did walking to the spot and back. Thank you! These girls are so fun. Looking forward to working with you again. […]
TEMECULA, CA… . Happy Anniversary to Pamela and Alan, who were married at the Callaway Winery in Temecula. Featured in California Wedding Day Magazine Best Of Weddings. With Sprawling rows of grapes, you can imagine yourself crushing them between your toes, in some movie, then the sweet fermented juice of the gods hitting those taste buds and wait, I’m on duty. photographing this beautiful wedding, but did enjoy that glass at the stroke of midnight after the wedding. VENDOR […]
On the Set with Space Trucker and a new friend. The ring light was around the 8×10 camera, and fell down a bit creating that black ring, making it look all planet like! The alien design was borrowed from one of my favorite hotels, the Atomic Inn in, located just outside Death Valley in Beatty, Nevada. Take Me to more SPACE TRUCKER
Watching the magic appear before your eyes, under a warm red safelight in the darkroom, is something that never gets old. It always curls my toes. Had I not learned photography shooting film, I most likely would not have become a photographer through digital process. It’s the process, the routine, the formula. Spot the nerd, I took pre-calculus in high school as an elective. The ISO is rated at 2 or 3, so you are looking at a long exposure […]
Find the Ghost. Bodi State Park is a spectacular place. You must go there. Bodie — a town so lawless that in 1881 it was described as“ . . . a sea of sin, lashed by the tempests of lust and passion.” The elevation is over 8300 feet- so bring a jacket. After shooting at trash the dress in Monolake last year at sunrise, wedding couple #Robotab, and I ventured to Bodi Ghost Town later that evening. A steep 45 […]
8×10 The World Second Largest Instant Film! So instant, the final developed image is ready in 45 minutes :p. The Star Galaxy was made by punching holes in the seamless with nails of various sizes. I placed the light low behind the backdrop to get the glow and illuminate the stars. The film Film processor After 45 minutes, the Polaroid of Space Trucker has fully developed.
“You’re the best Nicole, we absolutely love working with you.” – Nayeli I LOVE a classic portrait in the studio, simple, no props, well one prop, The bubble machine. It seems more fun for the parents than the kiddos, or perhaps I have the most fun, but the point is, it’s fun. I want the experience to be fun, so when you look back on the photos, you remember that time with your family, how FUN it was.
“These photos are absolutely amazing. Everyone who has seen them comments at how perfectly they capture the feel of the evening.
Thank you so much for this beautiful work.” – Lisa
A beautiful setting for an intimate wedding. Family and Friends came together to witness Lisa and Bill say “I Do.” in Laguna Beach.