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 […]
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 […]
When Caleb met Ashley, he said “Your like Popcorn” “When I saw you for the first time, time stood still” referencing the Tim Burton Film Bigfish. The wedding at 7 degrees. Second Photographer Kip Roof. To make this Gif, I had the camera set up on the tripod and controlled the shutter via remote.
Thank you, Patil & Peter, for having me cruise with you to the reception in the Rolls Royce. Agreeing to keep the top down without a care in the world, not worried about hair, and just being together, a truly magical moment at sunset on the CA freeway.
“Your dress already gets so dirty from the ground and the train dragging behind you, and the dirty dance floor, taking a little dip is not going to damage the dress anymore than it already is. I suggest squeezing every ounce of joy out of your expensive dress that you can, and underwater pictures are totally worth it!!”- Lindsay Kyle and I had loved the idea of jumping in the water after the wedding. There was a little hesitation […]
An intimate wedding as the sun rose over Washington DC, the bride and groom spoke their vows, just the two of them, no officiant, because in DC you can self unite ; marry yourselves. It was the couple, & Me, and some early joggers. So honored and lucky to witness and photograph this intimate wedding of two awesome people. So honored and lucky to witness and photograph this intimate wedding of two awesome people.
“Thank you for how well you captured our special day. We really appreciate it and will always keep you in mind if we or anyone we know has photography needs. Thank you again. – Jasmine & Jovany
In the studio with Angela for her formal bridal portrait, and because she wore two wedding dresses, we photographed her with two different film types: 8 x 10 polaroid and 4×5 black and white. At her wedding, she wore traditional white, and a traditional, Cheongsam with dragon & phoenix design. New 55 film produces both a positive print, and a negative for scanning and printing. We then shot 8 x 10 large format with with this camera:
Located in Laguna Canyon, 7 degrees is a modern elegant wedding venue in Laguna Beach. The rooftop Terrace provides a beautiful outdoor backdrop for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The guests are then welcomed into an art gallery reception, filled with an excellent sound system and lighting, for a fantastic party atmosphere. This is the Real Wedding of Marie and Adam.
The wedding of Courtney and Jacob at the Monarch Beach ( formerly St. Regis) Resort.
This was the final shot of the night, which ended up being my favorite of the entire event. I love nostalgia, and this one feels like a 50’s early 60’s photograph. A fun filled moment for the couple, well into their wedding reception.
Erica and Matt were married at the beautiful Casa Romatica, located in San Clemente. Some early morning showers brought some amazing clouds- as October always does. The couple decided to forgo a bridal party ( wise choice) Erica wanted her “bride tribe” to have no obligations, but to come and enjoy the party. AaaaaaMAZING pics! We couldn’t be happier with the way these came out! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! – Erica and Matt Casa Romantica Iva […]
Moody lounge vibe for this wedding inspo shoot in Newport Beach Photographed on location at Envy Nightclub with Courtney of High Society Weddings, and Elegant by Design Floral. Coordination:@courtneyhsevents CourtneyHSevents Venue:@envyloungeoc EnVy Lounge Floral Design:@ebdfloral Elegant By Design Lighting: @honoredoccasions Honored Occasions Entertainment Hair/Makeup:@flawlessfacesinc Flawless Faces Beauty Lounge Table Linens:@bbjlinenBBJ Linen Napkins:@gbslinensGBS Linens Rentals:@bakerpartyBaker Party Rentals Paper Goods:@darlamariedesignsDarla Marie Designs Cake:@sweetnsaucyshop Saucy Shop Bridal gown:@marymebridal Mary Me Bridal