Under a weeping willow {is love}

Just a few from claire and mike's upstate NY wedding.  This photo above is one of my favorite photos. I just love all the veil bunched up! :)

First two photos Digital MKlll. Rest are film Kodak Portra 400 shot on the Hassie H2, except last photos Kodak 800 shot on the Yashica twin lens.

Weeks 35, 36, & 37 of Avi in Instant Film

Another few weeks with our amazing daughter! I have to admit that a few days ago, I was revisiting some older posts, and I couldn't believe how much she has grown. It is so easy to forget how small Avi was when she was first born. I almost miss her in a sense as that little baby is already gone. However, I can't wait to see where she'll go next. Hope you enjoy.

Week 35

 

Week 36

 

Week 37

All images taken with various folding SX-70 cameras using both available light and strobe. Films include Polaroid 600, Impossible Project PX-70 Cool, and one PX-100 UV+ 

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...

Amy + Chris {engagement session plus a bit of the wedding}

Here is a post that is not of our daughter!  A lovely couple whose engagement photos we shot while I was pregnant back in January and the wedding this past July. Both equally lovely and fun!

Here is some of our favorites from their wedding!!

Mix of Film and Digital

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:

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.

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.