Avi at week 8 and a Happy Mother's Day to Courtney {in Impossible Project Polaroids}

Another week of joy with our little Avi! It is becoming quite funny as when Courtney became pregnant, we swore we wouldn't have a bunch of baby plastic junk. But this week we broke down a bought a Fisher Price swing. It had to happen in order for us to get back on track with our editing. We now have a space under our living room window that is now dubbed: Avi Parking. That is where the swing, stroller, and carseat now live. I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. :)

On another note, yesterday was Courtney's first Mother's Day. Having shot a 12 hour the wedding the day before, we celebrated with a brunch and a well deserved nap. I must say that I have been so impressed by Court. She has become such an amazing mom! She is so in touch with Avi and her needs. It is quite a thing to watch Courtney grow as a mother as Avi grows from a newborn to a baby. I can only imagine how their relationship will expand as time goes by.

Happy Mother's Day Courtney! You are such an amazing woman, mother, wife, and friend. -Love, Erin

All images taken with various SX-70 Cameras with Impossible Project's PX70 (12/11) film.

Avellana weeks 6 and 7 {on instant film}

Still shooting a Polaroid a day of our little Avi! It is so crazy to watch her grow. Just the other day when we put her into her carseat, her legs look so much longer. She is also starting to smile much more beyond her sleep. It is such a great feeling to have your daughter laugh. I hope she grows up a happy child. Avi was also visited by Punam Bean's Uma! Last weekend I couldn't put up my weekly post as we where traveling and shooting in Atlanta. She was such a good traveler barely making a peep on the plane. We stayed at a cool B&B called the Social Goat where she got to meet Sherman. Let's hope she keeps it up as the happy traveler because we have a trip to Hawaii and two to NYC this summer. At this rate, she'll be more traveled by the time she is two than I was when I was twenty two!

 

All images taken on a variety of Polaroid SX-70 cameras. All images taken on Impossible Project PX70 (12/11) with the exception of the image in the middle of the bottom row. Bottom row middle image taken with Polaroid Artistic TZ. Film courtesy of Lane Dittoe.

Fun with the Impossible Project {with a few pregger pics of Courtney}

I can be impulsive when it comes to buying stuff. Especially when it comes to photography stuff. Like so many photographers, when Polaroid announced they were ceasing all film production, I was heart broken. While I wasn't really a huge polaroid guy, I always had a box of Type 55 film with my 4x5 camera. But, Polaroid's decision to discontinue film was my fault. I always assumed they would be around. Polaroid was a staple of Americana. So, I really didn't buy a whole lot of integral film. While Fuji still produced their own pack film for some cameras, others were reduced to be decorations on the shelf. Then came the Impossible Project.

I surprised myself to realize that I actually didn't own any of the folding SX-70 cameras. I had a few Specta and One Step Cameras, but not the classic SX-70. It is an amazing example of simple industrial design: a folding SLR camera. So, knowing the Impossible Project was beginning to start producing film, I decided to buy a SX-70 on eBay. This is where the impulsiveness comes, because I ended up buying four of them. After some failures, frustration, and cameras sent off for service, I am beginning to see some acceptable results. Below are some of the better shots over the past year or so. The bigger images are of Court taken last night with a modified camera and lit with a Canon 580EXII. Two of them are from a pack of film that was left in the car, so there is quite a bit of fogging. But, with many older cameras, you must embrace the chaos.

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. :) 

Courtney + Nate {the wedding}

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We had the pleasure of shooting this small but sweet wedding of our great friends last February, our first wedding of 2011.  We were so excited to get the chance to shoot so many portraits of them, we had a blast! The wedding was just after valentine's day so there were so many cute accents of hearts all over the wedding and beautiful florals by The Little Branch.  We also shot some REALLY expired Kodak Portra VC, it caused that cool purple color casting on some of the frames, just for fun. Enjoy the photos.

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!!!

Jacqui+ Amir {the wedding}

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We are so excited to share this wedding today. It was an absolutely beautiful day from start to finish! Not only are they a super rad couple,  the wedding was filled with the florals of the ever lovely Meg, videography by Curtis, awesome paper products from Wiley Valentine,  sweet Persian traditions at the ceremony, and fantastic family and guests. Thank you Style Me Pretty for the feature Here

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

Featured in Junebug's {best of the best 2010}

What an Honor it is to start off 2011 with a one of our photos being chosen from thousands of entries for  Junebug's annual Fashion Report "Best of the Best". To be one of 50 photos by so many talented photographers is beyond exciting and a wonderful way to start the year off. OH, and this pic is just another sneak from the awesome wedding in NYC we shot.... more of that to come so soon!

Alex + Morganne {engagement shoot}

A sweet couple in a sweet setting. We loved shooting at the creek. Erin prepared by bringing his creek romping shoes. Me I just said "F-k it" I can't balance on the rocks anymore and in I went too. The water was surprisingly nice and these two love birds had no problem wading in it.   We shot a few rolls of medium format on the RZ67. Digital or Film I (we) love both just the same. But the RZ is just a rad camera to shoot with. The film shots are mixed into the post. (pretty easy to pick out)  We are looking forward to their wedding in May! :) Sorry for the long posts, I just can't help it. This first shot is one of my favorites!

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.