Jessica + Jake {Ojai wedding}

Better late then never is our motto for blogging these days! This was one of our favorite weddings of last summer! Those girls at Bash Please out do themselves every time and it is always an honor to shoot one of the weddings they design. Not to mention the rad couple!! We couldn't have asked for a better day to capture!

Mix of film and digital: Hassie, Mk111, Kodak

Meryl + Jon {the wedding}

LOVED this one!! Beautiful setting, crazy in love happy couple, and gorgeous details! It was almost to simple to shoot! :) Thank you to Green Wedding shoes for featuring it here!

The best first look ever! 

I just love how they greeted their guests at the reception!! So fun!

Mix of film and digital: 5dmk11 and 111, Hasselblad H2, Eos 1v, yashica twin lens. Kodak 400, illford 3200

Laura + Will { the wedding part two}

Part two of this beautiful weekend took place at South Coast Winery in Temecula. It was a gorgeous day for shooting, and with all the amazing details the wedding was a blast. I just loved all the different bridesmaid dresses and vintage touches. Thanks to Style Me Pretty for the feature.

Mix of Film and Digital.

Laura + Will {the wedding part one}

Remember this cute couples NOLA's engagement session ? Well, here is their sweet wedding FINALLY!! Laura and Will got married a year ago now (better late then never blogging it! ) and had two beautifully sweet ceremonies!  The first was a intimate church ceremony with a lovely champagne reception at a cool bar in Temecula. Part 2 will feature the gorgeous outdoor wedding the next day! Enjoy both! 

Mixture of both Film and Digital

Christina + Jason {the wedding}

Okay, so... back to finishing up blogging our 2011 weddings!!! Christina and Jason had a gorgeous two day affair, first a small and sweet private catholic ceremony at the Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, then a beautiful outdoor wedding the next day at Barcara Resort in Santa Barbara. Since it was during spanish days in Santa barbara, we gathered the confetti filled eggs and had a little fun!! Thank you to Style Me Pretty for the feature of this wedding! :)

 Mix of Film and Digital

Meryl + Jon {sneak}

We love how when we are helping our clients out with their photo timelines (mainly for lighting sake) and working through the complicated timing of the day, wonderful situations occur. This was just that. As we trying to time the couples portraits, details of the reception space, and a 25 minute ride up the mountain in the weeks leading up to the wedding day, we finally came up with a plan that worked. Unintentionally when the day came,  meryl and jon  were able to great their guests at the top of the hill and it all worked out more perfect then we could have written in the timeline. Happy accidents at weddings are the best and most memorable parts of the wedding day.  It was such a fun day! Of course I had to post a pic of her amazing shoes!

So much more of this awesome wedding to come...

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.

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 at 11 weeks in Polaroids {plus an image summary}

Another week, another batch of Polaroids to scan. Avi had a good week. She went on a hike, picnic, and a mommy-and-me movie {Men in Black 3}. We also learned that hanging her little toy owl does wonders for keeping her occupied during car rides. One thing that I get asked from time to time is what will I do with all of these Polaroids? In the end I don't know. Part of the beauty of this project is that there is no end. They may be a point where I go from one a day to one a week, but what the final outcome of this will be is something to think about. I could mount and frame the individual polaroids themselves, or use the scans and make a large print. At some point I'll have to figure something out. But in the meantime, below is a summary of the posts all wrapped into one image. Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have been taking them.

Week 11

All images taken with various SX70 cameras in Impossible Project films: PX70 (12/11) and PX70 Cool.

Avi from day one until yesterday:

Taryn + John {the wedding}

As I continue with the blogging one at a time slowly but surely we will get through the 2011 season. We have SO much to share.... But here is another beauty from back in July 2011. The wedding was at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. They were so much fun and the wedding was a stunner. Thanks to Nancy from So Happi together for her always flawless coordination. 

Avi {Weeks 9 and 10 in Polaroids}

Well, another two weeks have flown by and our little girl keeps growing. She had an eventful two weeks: first set of shots, my Dad's wedding {where she got to meet her Great Grandparents or Bisabuelos in Spanish}. We also spent a morning setting up some lights and making a little studio set up for our little one. It is always fun to play with my strobe kit paired with a SX-70. Courtney also introduced Avi to some of her old coworkers at Anthropologie. I am not looking forward to when she starts asking for those clothes {both Courtney and Avi!}. Finally, after we finally finished some long overdue weddings, the three of us went to a pub for lunch. It is amazing to watch our little one grow up!  

Week 9

 

Week 10

All images taken with various SX-70 cameras using Impossible Project instant film. The one exception being the vary last image. That is with Polaroid Artistic TZ gifted to us by Lane Dittoe.

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.