“One of us is Minimalist, the other is maximalist- minimalism kept us focused on important things, and maximalism explains the loud design. The details we did have felt special and true to us.” – Alli Rock N Roll Bride Magazine featured this intimate Joshua Tree wedding in their September Issue.
I met Sue and Andrew 13 years ago and photographed their wedding. They were in Laguna on vacation, a special treat to photograph their family. Special thanks for taking quite a “dip” in the Pacific. Sue and Andrew on their wedding day at the Ritz in Laguna Niguel.
Milky Way anza Borrego from Nicole Caldwell on Vimeo. Astrophotography in one of my favorite places on this Earth, Borrego Springs. Located san Diego County, this designated dark sky community is the place to come see the stars. The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. They occur every year between July 17 and August 24 and tend to peak around August 9-13. Here are some fun shots of the town on 35MM LEICA FILM CAMERA.
First Date was here for these two. Fun to revisit and photograph this location at Art house Frida Cinema, where you will likely spot this couple enjoying the cinema! side note- go to Lazer Invasion this month only at the Frida, SPECTACULAR. Go See Lazer Invasion! Trailer Below.
At sunrise with Marissa, Travis and their kiddos to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. We shot their wedding in Maui, and oh the look Travis gave us the next morning when they woke up at sunrise to trash the dress! ( their favorite memory of their wedding- seriously!) Here they are in Maui! This little one was not really into the sunrise time on the call sheet. Worked out well for the cologne photoshoot (ad campaign Photoshop work by his […]
In Lieu of trash the dress, we celebrated with a dip lakeside. Kodak gold film, a minolta 35mm camera, and 2 oversize cactus. These two married in Joshua Tree intimately: parents only ( see photos here). Then celebrated via dance party Lakeside in the brides hometown in Michigan with family & friends. Bringing the cacti from Joshua Tree to the Lake. wedding Day!
Aerial photography wedding party aftermath in Michigan. These two were originally eloped in Joshua Tree, so we brought a little bit of the desert ( cacti floaties) to the Lake. Selfie with the bride & groom.
Video shot in flog and used the bleach bypass lut- I love it! Fun Fact I got Lagree trainer certified through this studio. Amazing lighting and groovy dance tunes make this workout bearable. It’s tough. But you are not wasting that 50 minutes of intensity!
A little bit of Hollywood in your 35mm still camera. Perfect for this couple who love the cinema ( their first dat was at the art house Frida) Kodak’s world-famous Vision 3 Motion Picture films stock is hand-rolled by The Film Photography Project. NOTE- only a few labs process ECN-2, do not bring it to a lab for c-41 it will ruin their chemistry. After seeing the PTA beauty Licorice Pizza, (shot on this film) I was pumped! This was […]
Kodak vision 3 cinema film now available in 35mm film! After seeing Paul Tomas Anderson’s Licorice pizza shot on this, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Because it has a remjet backing, very few labs can process. This was processed in Miami at Bellow Film Lab. Vision 3 purchased from Freestyle Photo biz in Los Angeles. I love the look of this film! Shot with my trusty Minolta. Below are the non film- love my digtial too, […]
Laguna Beach CA… The sun was quickly setting, I was looking at my camera, busily setting the photography strobe adjustments for a sunset portrait, I look up, and find this couple in this pose- brilliant. Congrats you two on your engagement, looking forward to photographing your wedding.
52 hours in 60 seconds. America the Beautiful. From Chicago, through Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and ending in the California Frisco Bay, damn this country is gorgeous. You can see my hotel, Hyatt Place from the Train- pedestrian bridge led right to it. If you plan to have parties, they have a strict no party policy. My idea of partying? Timelapse of San Francisco from the balcony. A cozy roomette, two chairs that convert into a bed. I bring […]
No golden hour here, Hi-Noon in Laguna Beach on black and white FILM! On camera flash, and a white lighting 1200 to overpower the sun, lucked out with a few clouds for a gigantic softbox. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding on film later this year at the Mint in Los Angeles.