Film Friday – Joshua Tree Double Exposures

Last month, I spent a few days out at Joshua Tree National Park to learn how to make tintypes, which was awesome! While we weren’t spending time in the portable darkroom, we were off on our own to spend our time as we wished, so I naturally photographed the desert a little more. Here are a couple double-exposures from the trip, photographed on my Holga!

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These images were photographed on 120 Portra 400 using a Holga, and developed and scanned by North Coast Photographic Services.

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or family session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego film photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Portrait Photographer | Lauren Nygard Photography

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Shannon & Neil – Wedding at 828 Events

This week marks one year of the start of the military wedding inspiration blog, Vows & Valor! I partnered with fellow military spouse, Katie, to create V&V after we noticed a need for a blog dedicated specifically to military weddings and marriages, and all the twists and turns that the military brings to it’s member’s families’ lives. We are so happy with the blog’s growth over the past year, and celebrated with a Navy wedding styled shoot several weeks ago! Take a look at our favorite images from the afternoon on Vows & Valor! Here is just a small sample of the images I captured on film that day!

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A huge thank you goes out to the fabulous vendors across the nation who made this session a smashing success!

Film lab: North Coast Photo | Makeup Artist: Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry | Hair Stylist: Viri at Carlton Hair | Venue: 828 Events | Bridal Gown Designer: Katherine Elizabeth Bridal | Floral Designer: City Girl Finds | Rentals: Sundrop Vintage | Linens: Luxe Linen | Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Invitation Suite and Calligraphy: Style Dahlia

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photographer | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com



Kristin by Candlelight

I jumped at the chance to photograph beautiful Kristin with fellow photographers Dawn Nash and Cindy Palmer last month! Dawn had some amazing candelabras that she wanted to use for a session, so we got together for some photo fun! Here are some of the images I captured on film. We started before the sun sank into the horizon, then moved onto the candle-lit portion once the sunlight was gone. The candle images here were rated at 1600 and I pushed the roll two stops while developing. :)

It’s blog circle time! Click through the link to see what my film friends have been up to this month! Next in the chain is Joyce Kang of Joyce Kang Photography.

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These images were captured on Ilford HP5+ film, developed and scanned by me. :)

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photographer | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com



Film Friday – Wedding Day Portraits at Balboa Park

Andy and Mallory wed at the San Diego Courthouse and headed to Balboa Park for portraits together after the ceremony. I love photographing couples on black and white film, and these two were no exception! Their smiles were contagious all afternoon, even though the ceremony started super late and we were all afraid that we’d loose the light before we wrapped up! Here are some favorites from their wedding day portraits, which I captured as an associate photographer for The Hearts Haven.

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These images were captured on Ilford HP5+ film, developed and scanned by me. :)

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photographer | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com

 


Double Exposures in the Darkroom

Most people are aware that creating double-exposures in your camera can be fun and exciting! Creating double-exposures in the darkroom can be even more satisfying, since the creator has more control over what image is being created, even if you can’t see it until it’s developed! Here, I created a double exposure first by stacking my negatives in the carrier (top image). Then, for the middle image, since I wanted the tree texture to be less noticeable, I decided to expose the paper once for the desert image (with beautiful Jenny in it) then again with the tree texture, dodging the area where Jenny is located. I noticed that I didn’t have the enlarger set up properly for this print, so I adjusted it, and repeated the process for the final (bottom) image.

This post is part of a blog circle for the love of film! See what Bobbi-Jo of Love, Bee photography has in store for you this month by clicking here! :)

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These images were taken by me on a Nikon F100, then developed, printed, and scanned by me as well. :)

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

San Diego Wedding Photographer | Lauren Nygard Photography

http://laurennygard.com