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.
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 […]
Micro Wedding: Ceremony, reception and events celebrated with 20 people or less. Intimate, less stress, and beautiful. Ceremony: Joshua Tree National Park Reception: Air Bnb Rental, Joshua Tree Planner/ Florist DAWN. Danielle Lewis Rentals: Bright Event Rentals Caterer Krafted Culture Chef Cooper Video Sky Story Media Getting married in the desert? Send me your info:
ALAMAGORDO, NEW MEXICO… White Sands, Space Museum & Pistachioland! Fittingly photographed on Galaxy 35mm Film by Kono. The White Sands Motel is 12 miles away from White Sands National Park Entrance. They have in room coffee, and cute pink flamingos in the yard. The Museum of Space History is a must see! 4 levels, including a Trekkie exhibit. The glass enables you to see white sands in the distance and the vast land of enchantment. See the Worlds Largest, […]
The Elusive Milky Way. Twice I have made travel arrangements to photograph the Milky Way under the new moon, only to be halted by clouds ( which I LOVE on portrait days. moon over my octotillo from Nicole Caldwell on Vimeo. Today was different, sure there was a half moon hanging in the sky, and not a puff of white in sight. Last chance to photograph the Milky Way before it hibernates for the winter, to reappear in March. […]
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TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO…That’s right, Route 66 turns a glorious 95 this year, make sure to make that left turn at Albuquerque. Original plan, take interstate 40 from Dallas to CA (after shooting my corporate gig), but once I entered the land of Enchantment, the urge for kicks set it, And I had to get them.
Photographed on Lomography Metropolis medium format film, with the Hasselblad. Wanted to try this film out on the beach. “This film comes with a unique chemical formula specifically developed in the Lomography film manufactory, which desaturates colors, mutes tones and makes contrasts pop.” Icon Los Angeles traditional proof sheet, process & scanning
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.