Articles Tagged with: Weddings
Dominican Republic | Ta’to, Mi Pana
Aja Franks © Doug Kim

Aja Franks, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Erica Spalding, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Erica Spalding, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Aaliyah & Patrick, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Aaliyah & Patrick, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim


San Diego | Helene & Preston

Helene is one of my good friends in San Diego, a great dancer, an even greater photographer. Last June, she got hitched to Preston and their wedding was truly a spectacle.

A traditional Jewish ceremony and a warehouse party / reception the following night with circus performers, contortionists, a fire dancing team, Regaton beats by the groom, a Brazilian band, a ceremony with an African priestess, acrobats swinging from the ceiling and more and more and more.

If you think you’ve been to a cool wedding, trust me; you haven’t, unless  you were at Helene and Preston’s (or at Aaliyah and Patrick’s).

Good stuff.

Nikon F5, 28-70mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Nikon F5, 28-70mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Helene

Helene, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Helene & Preston at the Pearl, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Helene & Preston at the Pearl, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ilya & Dave, Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Ilya & Dave, Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Everyone was worried about her hair...well except the guys; Nikon D300, 12-24mm © Doug Kim

Everyone was worried about her hair...well except the guys; Nikon D300, 12-24mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

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Dominican Republic | Aaliyah & Patrick

One of the most beautiful and wild weddings I have been to was the party that Patrick and Aaliyah threw in the Dominican Republic. Shooting with the one and only Hella Hot Helene, the wedding was a wild occasion filled with crazed golf cart drivers, rum filled coconuts and the wedding reception ending up in the infinity pool.

Some people just know how to have a good time.

And damn, Patrick and Aaliyah are a good looking couple.

Aaliyah & Patrick

Aaliyah & Patrick © Doug Kim

Aaliyah & Patrick

Aaliyah & Patrick © Doug Kim

Aaliyah

Aaliyah © Doug Kim


Sofia Aristotelis

Things happen, the day grows older, measured in moments and the mundane minutiae of right now; there are tasks, events, drama, weddings, the accumulation of responsibilities and obligations, all of these pile up on top of each other and account for the passage of time.

And then sometimes, sometimes, a child wanders in, oblivious, magical, barely held down by gravity to this earth, in a complete pre-Copernican world, the sun revolving around them and only them, strewing charm, wonder, and flower petals in their wake.

Sofia Aristotelis, Dan & Heather's wedding, Nikon F5, 80-200mm, Kodak Tri-X

Sofia Aristotelis, Dan & Heather's wedding, Nikon F5, 80-200mm, Kodak Tri-X

Sofia Aristotelis, Dan & Heather's wedding, Nikon F5, 80-200mm, Kodak Tri-X

Sofia Aristotelis, Dan & Heather's wedding, Nikon F5, 80-200mm, Kodak Tri-X

Sofia Aristotelis, Dan & Heather's wedding, Nikon F5, 80-200mm, Kodak Tri-X

Sofia Aristotelis, Dan & Heather's wedding, Nikon F5, 80-200mm, Kodak Tri-X

Sofia Aristotelis, Dan & Heather's wedding, Nikon F5, 80-200mm, Kodak Tri-X

Sofia Aristotelis, Dan & Heather's wedding, Nikon F5, 80-200mm, Kodak Tri-X


Brides & Window Light

Give me a beautiful bride, some window light, and a pocket full of B&W film and I will go to town all day long.

Heather Wade-Benderly, Nikon F5, 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X, © Doug Kim

Heather Wade-Benderly, Nikon F5, 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X, © Doug Kim

Heather Wade-Benderly, Nikon F5, 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X, © Doug Kim

Heather Wade-Benderly, Nikon F5, 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X, © Doug Kim

And while I’m at it, give me a rabbi and a window and I’ll still go to town.

Hot rabbi by the window, Nikon F5, 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X, © Doug Kim

Nikon F5, 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-X, © Doug Kim

The hand of a hot rabbi, Nikon F5, 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-x,  Doug Kim

Nikon F5, 85mm f1.4, Kodak Tri-x, © Doug Kim


NASA | Los Angeles Wildfires

Poor LA, burning again.

<i>The Station Fire</i>, mid-morning on Aug. 30

The Station Fire, mid-morning on Aug. 30

From the NASA website:

This image was acquired mid-morning on Aug. 30 by the backward (northward)-viewing camera of the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite. The image is shown in an approximate perspective view at an angle of 46 degrees off of vertical. The area covered by the image is 245 kilometers (152 miles) wide. Several pyrocumulus clouds, created by the Station Fire, are visible above the smoke plumes rising from the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles in the left-center of the image. Smoke from the Station fire is seen covering the interior valleys along the south side of the San Gabriel Mountains, along with parts of the City of Los Angeles and Orange County, and can be seen drifting for hundreds of kilometers to the east over the Mojave Desert.

Four years ago, I was shooting a wedding in Westlake Village, about an hour north of Los Angeles. The wedding was directly downwind from the raging Simi Valley fire at the time. It was like shooting during the apocalypse with the sky on fire, ash raining down and it was so dark even in the middle of the day, that I had to push all of my film. As a friend said when looking at the photo below,

Where was the reception? In Hell?

Heather & Chris, 2005; Simi Valley wildfire

Heather & Chris, 2005; Simi Valley wildfire; Nikon F5, 35-70mm, Fuji Pro NPZ © Doug Kim


San Diego | Helene & Preston

Helene is one of my good friends in San Diego, a great dancer, an even greater photographer. She finally got hitched to Preston this past June and their wedding was truly a spectacle.

A traditional Jewish ceremony and a warehouse party / reception the following night with circus performers, contortionists, a fire dancing team, Regaton beats by the groom, a Brazilian band, a ceremony with an African priestess, acrobats swinging from the ceiling and more and more and more.

If you think you’ve been to a cool wedding, trust me; you haven’t, unless  you were at Helene and Preston’s.

Good stuff.

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Nikon F5, 28-70mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Helene

Helene, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Helene & Preston at the Pearl, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X

Helene & Preston at the Pearl, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ilya & Dave, Nikon D300, 28-70mm

Ilya & Dave, Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

everyone was worried about her hair, well except the guys; Nikon D300, 12-24mm

everyone was worried about her hair, well except the guys; Nikon D300, 12-24mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

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