New York, New York (SoHo that is)

I recently went to New York for a very quick trip, and decided to just take a film camera and my iPhone as I only had a half day to myself.  My digital pics are all over on instagram (follow me there at @lauraphotographs – I know the “at at” is a tad redundant but what are you going to do) and I thought I’d share my favorite film photos.  These were all taken on a 35mm holga, which is a cheapo plastic camera that naturally makes those early instagram filter type images on film, right out of the camera but in a way you just can’t quite get with a digital camera, no matter how many filters you use.  There’s nothing like film kids.  There, I said it.  I love film and always will.  Digital is amazing for so many thing, not to mention it’s cheap and convenient, but a good film photo is perfection.

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The Sea Ranch, California

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For my birthday, Mark rented a house at The Sea Ranch along the California coast.  We spent a long weekend there doing a whole lot of nothing – reading books, taking long walks along the coast and cooking amazing meals (well, he cooked and I supervised).  Of course, I couldn’t resist an opportunity to play with my favorite old 1960s era Minolta film camera – the foggy days just were too enticing.  These are a few of my favorite shots from the weekend.

Golden Gate Park & Cavallo Point Engagement Shoot

I was just looking through my files and realized I neglected to show you guys one of my favorite recent engagement shoots.  This lovely couple was getting married in their hometown in Texas, but they live here in SF and wanted to capture their city in their engagement photos.  We took them on a supremely foggy day – my favorite kind, but it completely eclipsed the Golden Gate Bridge on the SF side so we went up to Marin to see if we could catch a ray of sunlight and a glimpse of the famous landmark.  We got lucky and got the best of all weather worlds.

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Family Photos

Just thought I’d share a few photos from a recent session with the lovely Anna of Loop Flowers (if you’re getting married in the Bay Area, she is the the most amazing florist – beautiful, modern, airy designs that are sheer perfection).  I did this shoot partly on film and partly on digital – I’m really getting back into film these days.

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