Amtrak Texas Eagle- to the Sunset Limited in San Antonio- through the west and Palm Springs. Vignettes from the 40 plus hour trip. Cameo by my car attendant Roman. I love the train, books in my beat up pink suitcase remain unopened as hypnotizing scenery commands all one’s attention. 48 hours of forced meditation. Big Skies of Texas, through Austin and San Antonio.
Your boudoir shoot will be simple and elegant. Implied and seductive. Celebrating all that is YOU. I was beyond nervous, however Nicole made me feel so comfortable and confident in my own skin INSTANTLY. I felt like a celebrity that day and didn’t want it to end. She has a gift of capturing emotions and personalities flawlessly. The shoot was an anniversary surprise for my husband who was VERY pleased. Every picture turned out amazing- so it was very difficult […]
anza night sky from Nicole Caldwell on Vimeo. Under the stars in a 1973 Airstream. Musty, cracking, but a door that locks, with lights, and plumbing. Borrego Springs is an International Dark Sky Community, surrounded by mountains and isolated, the stargazing is really something special to experience. Palm Canyon RV Resort, has 5 airstreams available for glamping. A table and chairs, firepit and bbq are provided. Down the street is Carmelitas, offering margaritas by the pitcher to go, perfect to […]
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Different. Let yourself be open to move, to create, to move away from what you see everyday in family photos. To Laugh, to experience, and to remember that experincce with the photos. I am so lucky to have clients that break away from the mold, who want photos that are not like their friends, thank you for loving the different.
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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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 […]