Hillary and Matt reside in Chicago planned their destination wedding at the beautiful Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. “Not only did I want to get married by or on a beach, I have family in Orange County, and when I visited as a child/teenager I fell in love with Laguna.”- Hillary
What you see is what you get. Ilford Harman direct positive paper photographed with the 8 x 10 camera is the finished artwork. There is no negative, no digital, no enlarging. Sarah and Ben our wedding clients were in the studio for their post wedding bridal portraits. They had to hold the shots for about 2 seconds, and patiently wait for me to develop them in the studio darkroom/ bathroom. This paper and process is beautiful, so nice to […]
Come see me for New Year Photo shoots! This was a fun family session for one of my wedding clients, whose family has now grown and they have a new puppy- CoCo! @hotcocothemaltese on Instagram. Ashley and Anthony Rockin’ out at their wedding with Flashback Heartattack.
At the Amon Carter museum, I picked up a book in the gift shop and instantly fell in love. Killgore Rangettes by O. Rufus Lovett. Photographed on the film in the 90’s, square format. I had to have it, overtaken by the former Cheerleader in me- go Artists. This shoot was inspired by that series, photographed on film in the studio with the Hasselblad- Damn I love Square.
After photographing a corporate holiday Party at the Surf and Sand Laguna Beach, we decided to have the studio xmas party just down the street on Coast Highway, at Jack In The Box. Unfortunately, no wine was on the menu, So I settled for a Seagrams Ginger Ale. Happy Holidays Everyone.
Categories: personal projects
I shot this couples wedding when they just started their family of two and now it has grown to 5. Such an honor and pleasure. The approach was a very casual one, at their home in Oceanside. The pool was in the front along with toys around the lawn. I loved to Toy area in the house and wanted that as a backdrop and Maddie says “of course that is the only place I didn’t clean”= PERFECT.
While shooting their family portraits in their home, I saw the side project in the garage, a Kawasaki that has been the Dad’s dream project he was working on with his son. I joked and said of you don’t happen to have a couple pairs of dickies overalls for a photo shoot do you? He pointed to the wall and there were two hanging right there. Mom grabbed a beer from the fridge, in amazing velvet pants and Toby the […]
Jenny’s formal bridal portrait photographed in the studio with Ilford xp2 film, and the Hasselblad medium format camera. Being a big fan of Red Wine (Jenny) , I thought it would be fun to try toning the fiber based print in red wine, and see what we got. Turns out, her dress now has pink polkadots. The negatives Test strips for printing the proof sheet The proof sheet The toner, 2 buck chuck, Red Blend. The print. Her dress now […]