This former florist and wedding planner did everything right. The couple got ready together at their suite in Laguna Beach, with their two dogs, and absolutely no stress. If you are a couple, I wish more couples did this.. While she got her hair done, the groom to be finished writing his vows while sipping on espresso looking out onto the pacific ocean. He buttoned up her wedding dress, and she adjusted his bow tie. They drove themselves to the wedding and I hitched a ride in the backseat.
The ceremony was minimalistic, and the bride made her entrance walking down the stairs of the bamboo garden, to a live music gospel choir. Dinner was served buffet style, which I LOVE as it keep people moving talking, and the energy in the space up and lively.
Ken and Simone LOVE Las Vegas, so much so, we shot their engagement photos in Las Vegas. Here we are back for round two, ten years later to celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a trash the dress shoot- Vegas style- Champagne- a Chapel- and the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign.
Thank you Ellwed, for your editorial selections, vibe and work ethic. Thank you for choosing black and white images, as well as the trash the dress and studio bridal shots. Your magazine is an inspiration and excellent tool for all couples getting married in Greece. Ellwed Magazine features all weddings set in Greece. Thank you to all the vendors which made this wedding happen, and to Lindsay and Kyle for being so rad. A PDF of the article can […]
These photos are spectacular!! We are over the moon excited about these, we just looked through all of them! Thank you so much for your incredible work, you totally captured the experience beautifully! – Sarah & Ben
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: