A Polaroid summary of things so far...

As my instant film project of Avi continues, I like to combine the 3x3 collages that I do each week from time to time. This allows me not only to see how the project is growing, but to also allow me to look back at these past 8 months and see how much our little girl has grown so far. This represents 315 instant film images.

All images taken with various folding SX-70 cameras with Polaroid and The Impossible Project films.

Weeks 29, 30 & 31 of Avi in Polaroids

Three more weeks of Avi Polaroids. It is interesting as I shot mostly the newest Impossible Project films a few weeks ago and this past week have shot mostly expired Polaroid 600 film. Both have their pluses and minuses, but both are still great. The old 600 film is starting to loose contrast and have a warm tone as the film ages beyond it expiration date while the newest Impossible Project films are showing great color and contrast. Add to the fact that you don't have to be as diligent in shielding them from light, the newest Impossible Project films really have taken the torch in instant analog photography. That being said, it is nice to be able to visit the old friend that was once Polaroid 600.

Week 29 SX-70 camera and Impossible Project PX680 Color Protection film.

Week 30 SX-70 with Impossible Project films: PX70 Cool, PX680 Color Protection, PX70 Color Protection, PX100UV+ (with a red 25 filter) 

Week 31 SX-70 with Impossible Project PX70 Cool (cloud shot with a Polarizer filter) and Polaroid 600. 

Weeks 27 and 28 of Avi in Impossible Project Polaroids

I must admit, we have been so so busy with work and life that we are super behind on blogging our weddings and other projects. I wonder if people are starting to think we do nothing but take polaroids of our daughter instead of working? Of course since Avi was born our work has been featured here, here, here, here, here, here, here, herehere, and here. The sad thing is that while our work has been all over other blogs, so much of it hasn't been blogged by ourselves. I promise that we will have some wedding work up here for you soon! In the meantime... Santa Barbara, Upstate NY, 6 month check up and shots, tasting some food, and a nice visit up the street to our friend Suthi Picotte.

Week 27

 

Week 28

All images taken with various folding SX-70 Polaroids cameras. Impossible Project films include PX70 Cool, PX70V4B, PX680V4C, PX680 FF, and PX100 UV+ 

Weeks 21 through 23 of Avi in Polaroids

The past few weeks have been quite a whirlwind for out little Hazel Nut. First, we drove up to SF for an engagement shoot. Then down to Woodside (between Santa Cruz and Palo Alto) for that same couple's wedding. Avi got to meet some of our friends along the way. Then to Sacramento and Oregon to visit family. The great thing about Oregon was the fact that Avi was able to meet not only her Grandma (my mom) but her Great Grand Parents too! I am very lucky to still have all four of my grandparents. After that it was stops back into Sacramento and Tulare (more family) for the drive home. Almost 2000 miles in total. Despite the long drives, having Avi meet more family was awesome.

Week 21 (bottom right photo with the help of Sarah at Modern Kids Co)

Week 22

Week 23

All images taken with various folding SX-70 cameras. Films used include The Impossible Project's: PX70 Push!, PX70 Cool, PX 680, and Polaroid Artistic TZ.

Two from the road {so to speak}

For the past two weeks or so, we {as in the whole family} have been on the road. First to SF to photograph a couple from Boston. Then to Woodside {between Santa Cruz and Palo Alto} to photograph their wedding. Then off to visit family in Sacramento, Cave Junction {Oregon}, and down to Tulare on the way home. Nearly two thousand miles in the car! Avi was such a trooper. Anyways, the point of all of this is to show a pair of pics. One of the couple in SF, and then an end of the night shot showcasing the amazing view of Thomas Fogarty Winery {where the couple was married}. Enjoy

 

Four more weeks of Avi Polaroids {Weeks 17 through 20}

Still shooting polaroids of our little Avi! Now that we are in the thick of wedding season it gets hard to sit down and scan all of them. But more importantly, I am still shooting at least a pic a day of our little girl. Hope you enjoy the pics.

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

All images taken with various SX-70 and SX-70 Sonar cameras. Films used include PX70 Cool, PX680, PX100 Cool, PX600, and Polaroid Artistic TZ.

Three more weeks of Avi captured in Impossible Project Polaroids

Finally had a chance to sit down and scan three weeks worth of Polaroids today (52 images). Avi has had quite a busy few weeks. We shot one wedding in Ojai and took her along for the weekend. We were also lucky enough to shoot back in our old stomping grounds of Napa. We used the opportunity to pass her around to our friends and family along the way. She did pretty well in the car bouncing between Pasadena, Tulare, Sacramento, Napa, and back. Another important milestone for our little one was her 100th day. When I first started this project, my first initial thoughts were to stop at 100 days. It is interesting that 100 days is a common benchmark for people and their goals. In many Asian cultures, the 100th day of life was a time of celebration for the baby and their families. For us, it turned out to be the baby reunion of our birthing class. Somewhat fitting if you ask me as we were there to celebrate all of the new lives that have blessed us.

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

All images taken with various folding SX-70 cameras. Films include Impossible Project's: PX70 Cool, PX70 (12.11), PX100 Cool, PX70 Push, and PX600. One image with old Polaroid film from a recently purchased SX-70 Sonar.

Avellana Weeks 12 and 13 in Polaroid

Two more weeks of Avi Polaroids! Had a quick trip to Hawaii for a wedding. She is such an amazing flyer. So many comments from fellow travelers who were impressed on how well she does on a plane. Hope she continues as we still have two drives to NorCal and two flights to NYC this year!

Week 12

Week13

All images taken with various SX-70 Cameras with Polaroid and Impossible Project instant film: PX70 Cool, PX100 Cool, Px70 Push, and Polaroid Artistic TZ

Laura + Will {New Orleans engagement session}

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After lots and lots and lots of shooting and traveling throughout May and June, we are finally able to start catching up on our editing and blogging. So, here is an exciting post for you. We were fortunate enough to go to New Orleans to photograph Laura and Will. This was our first time ever to NOLA and it was more then we expected. Just an amazing city, filled with a sense of quaint european charm, good food, and genuine southern hospitality. We will share our personal travel photos in the next post. But for now we just love sharing this engagement shoot. We are so excited for the wedding this September in the beautiful Temecula Wine Country. :) 

Amy + TQ {bali wedding}

Not sure where to start with this... the experience, the gratefulness, the couple, the location.... all of it was a dream to document and live. We feel so grateful for this opportunity. So we've have been dying to share this wedding for nearly a year now and are so happy to finally have it up on our blog. We had to hold off from sharing since the lovely Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine had a hold of it, and now that they have shared it on their website we can put it up on ours. See it Here. Also, a big thanks to Style Me Pretty for the fabulous post! I laid out the post a bit different then our usual way. We felt that not only was there a story to tell with the wedding itself, and the awesomeness that is Amy and TQ, but to include the feeling and beauty of Bali. So I have mixed in our travel and landscapes with in the post.  We can't thank Amy and TQ enough for such a wonderful experience. Enjoy the photos!!!

Joanie + Ryan {cozumel, mexico}

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We had such a blast shooting this wedding in Cozumel. The reception was an unbelievable party with a rad band full of the bride's family members. It was truly an honor to be a part of such a fun wedding! So excited to share the photos. thank you to Forget Me Knot Weddings, and Destination Inspirations for the features.

Traditional + Amazing {sweet wedding}

We always are amazed how different all the weddings we shoot are and how much fun we have at each. From the city weddings, to the backyard weddings, to the more traditional sophisticated weddings. All of them each represent the couple and the love they share for each other. We love to capture the story of each in a way that truly represents their day. We adore this wedding! Thank you to style me pretty for the feature. undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

Holga pics {Mexico}

I carry around a holga, I never rely on any image to come out, I forget if I advanced the film, or I drop it and the back comes off and leeks light in (like this roll).... But you have to love it.  Here are a few images from our last wedding in mexico. We can't wait to share this wedding in full but this is an easy and fun sneak. 2 images were double exposed... oops. :)

Jenn + Matt {Solvang CA}

This was such a beautiful wedding and a gorgeous day. Perfect cloud cover, lovely florals and such amazing details. The wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty today go take a looksy. :) Everything and everyone were just as warm and wonderful as can be! So it really takes a village to bustle a dress!

Kauai Bliss {sneak peek}

Okay, loads of sneak peeks I know, but as we edit we can't help ourselves....So what makes for a rad Kauai wedding? All this below: Pineapples, shaved ice, floral crowns, peacocks and doves (and chickens LOTS of chickens) colorful shoes, rain of course, walks on a beach, lounging in a hammock, and riding off on a vintage motorcycle. Sweet Kauai bliss.

looking forward {sneak peek}

As we keep the editing going and work through the day and night trying to catch up, we get excited to share everything we shot. This is one of them! Almost done with it but here is a lovely sneak of Jenn and Matt's wedding at Linecourt Vineyards in Solvang. We Just loved the bridesmaids dresses. :)

Lindsay + Dan {Keystone, Colorado wedding}

We are SO excited to share this wedding. Not only was it such a beautiful location, gorgeous wedding, and fabulous rainy weather, but the most fun we have had with a couple in a long time. Lindsay and Dan just blew us away with their happiness and welcoming personality. Within an hour of us arriving we were being asked by guests how long we had all been friends.:) And that is how the weekend went, lots of fun, making new friends, and taking beautiful photos.  We couldn't have loved this wedding more and their embracing of the rain just made it even better.  Love. Love. Love.

Lindsay's brother and all the bridesmaids did a "Bad Romance" flash mob and it was hilarious!!

We woke up the next morning to SNOW, it was so beautiful. This was June 13th mind you!!

Let it rain! {keystone colorado wedding sneak}

We arrived thursday and it was partly cloudy, on Friday thunderstorms, Saturday it rained but who cares! it was great. Today we woke up to snow!! We love it here and love this bride and groom There was a small break in the rain to keep the ceremony outdoors, but right as they exchanged rings the rain started coming down... How romantic to have your first kiss as husband and wife in the rain... :)

.... But on to our next destination, Lake Tahoe.