Shooting the now not made anymore Fuji 100fpc pack film, one that delivers a “polaroid” for immediate results before shooting film. Along with the positive, you can get a negative, with the help of some glass, and bleach gel. Here’s the Step by Step: Photographed with the 4×5 view camera and a polaroid back, On location in Monolake. cut negative tape negative side down on glass, cover all edges to avoid bleach on negative front 3.Use 4. Remove black paste […]
Inspired by Faye Dunaway’s Iconic “Breakfast” image by Terry O’Neil in 1977, which, after winning her Oscar the night before, pictures her early morning poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel . I set out to recreate with my bride Pamela, poolside, the morning after her wedding. Shot on 120 Film with the Hasselblad, at sunrise, she showed up in full makeup, her wedding dress, and a smile. I adore her. View the wedding feature in California Wedding Day Magazine
Happy Anniversary to Bri and Todd Historic Stonehouse located at Temecula Creek Inn. A beautiful outdoor venue alongside the golfcourse. Guests are escorted in to the secluded resort, so the wedding remains incredible private, and with no noise restrictions, the party can get as loud as it wants to. A chandelier hangs above the dance floor, and the reception is surrounded by Oak trees, as well as the creek, with a beautiful bridge for the bride to walk across for […]
One of my favorite photographic backdrops located at The Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach- the Bamboo. Happy Anniversary you two. “So AWESOMEE!!! We love the photos.. thank you so much! So many of the photos are so special.”- Julie
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.
Happy Anniversary to Cayla and Brady who married at Castaway ,Oregon. “Nicole is INCREDIBLE. I worked with her when I was a wedding coordinator at a venue in Laguna Beach. She was always so professional, easy to work with and so creative. When I got engaged, we reconnected and she was the perfect choice for our special day. She did an incredible engagement shoot that we are crazy about, and have the most amazing pictures that captured our all time […]
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 […]
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 […]
This. This moment. Gin and Sangria. Alone. Well not really. A bright flash blinding you from a photographer who time traveled in her make believe Delorean to become a 1940s press photographer. Just two steps back and splash, drenched head to toe in the pool. The final shot of the night. Thanks you two, I love you.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA… “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata,” – A wet bride is a lucky bride, according to the Italians, fitting for this Friday the 13th wedding on the wet steps of the San Francisco City Hall. Giulia the bride is Italian, and know the phrase quite well, she believes it, so I believe it.
Vincentia, NSW, AUSTRALIA… American Meets Australian. Back in the day when the internet was a scary place. It was love at first sentence, for these two. After many emails and phone calls later, They met in person for the first time at LAX, and the first date was to Starbucks. Since then Coffee is their priority- when they have a big decision, coffee first, big event- coffee first. The couple chose to get ready together- which is BRILLIANT. It cuts […]
Vincentia NSW, AUSTRALIA… After waiting years, these two were able to legally marry, and celebrated by jumping into the South Pacific Ocean in their wedding dresses immediately after the wedding. Wardrobe change for the reception. The wedding next up on the blog.
First Shot of the day, before the sun came up 6:30 a.m., on our way to trash the dress. More like a celebrate the dress. Put it back on and not worry about getting it sandy, wet, and be free to move on the beach, get your toes sandy, and maybe dip them in the water.
Peter and Patil were married in Pasadena, with reception to follow in Glendale. To transport them to the reception- they hired a classic car- my favorite part of the day. Just me, the chauffeur and the couple, documenting that magical moment of just being married.
me: “How’s Your Ankle?” “Broken, Sprained?!”
Bride: “Oh Yes, i found out today I broke my foot on the dance floor at the reception. Confirmed with X Rays”
me: “You are my hero.”
Bride ” Sacrifices must be made to get the shot!”
They showed up at 6:30 am the next morning, broken foot and all. Matt carried her piggyback down to the beach, and around the beach, then back up the stairs, to their hotel #marriedlife.
From the Designer Libby Martin “The cake and the moon were designed especially for this Shoot. Some of the items are actual pieces from the 20’s and 30’s. The theme is a 1930’s Classic Hollywood Nightclub. It took place in a 100 year old theater and the shoot was designed around the theater’s details. The couple is actually married and were very excited to have a type of second wedding.” Dragonfly Events OC Coordinator/Planner Libby Martin Paper Moon Shoppe […]
Thank you Nicole! You did an AMAZING job making us look so comfortable and happy! –Trang and Mustafa I have been shooting weddings at [seven-degrees] for some time now- and I LOVE this venue. Excited to share this real wedding of Trang and Mustafa. Second Photographer Kip Roof
“Kenny and I have been going through all of the pictures and they are so amazing! They are just all so so good! I knew I would love them, Thank you for capturing all of our wonderful memories and for catching the stuff we missed. You are THE BEST!! “- Alyssa
Located in the historic Mission Inn district of downtown Riverside, the 1929 Riverside Art Museum building was designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan.