Nicole Caldwell

3 Generations Photo Shoot on film


“The kimonos were custom made for my mother, Stephanie. She used to perform Odori (Traditional Japanese dance), so she owned multiple kimonos. The one that Laura was wearing was the one my mom had worn to her farewell party in 1961. It hasn’t been worn since then.”

It meant so much for us to have the opportunity to wear them again, especially after three generations! It was also our privilege to be photographed by you, Nicole!!! Thank you.-Judy




I love 3 generation portraits, and this one I photographed with 4×5 new 55 film!

Having a group of women together with different stories come together for the intimate experience of the portrait session, is such an honor.

The Obi (sash) is so beautiful.  The knot of the obi is called musubi.  In the video of the shoot, you can see the intricate tying process, a true art.


Here are the positive prints from the peel apart process


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