Friday, March 13, 2009

Rachel and Grant's wedding (Holga 120S) - Newport Beach/Laguna Beach, California...

I've been wanting to shoot a full wedding with my Holga for a long time so I finally did it! Rachel is an awesome photographer and I met her last November in Hawaii. They're such a cool couple! The location for the wedding was just perfect!
For those of you who don't know what a Holga is, it's an inexpensive film toy camera with a plastic lens. If you are going to a wedding as a guest soon, I would recommend trying the Holga, I think it can make a fun gift for the bride and groom :) Seriously, this wedding was a total blast! Congratulations again guys and have fun in Brazil! Pin It Now!

18 comments:

Ryan said...

Wow! A whole wedding with a toy. Awesome. So how many rolls did you go through at 12 photos a roll. And did your hand get tired from always twisting to advance the film?

Fun stuff.

Leo Patrone said...

I don't remember exactly how many rolls I shot but it was probably about 10 rolls. I wish I could have post all the images but it would have been a very long post. And I'm a bass player, so my hands can handle advancing the film with no problem :)

Brandon said...

Fantastic! I don't know what else to say? I love this stuff! Who shot the Super8? This couple looks amazing! I wish more brides were as adventurous and artistic as this. It's a good thing the whole wedding was in the day though. Though I'm sure you could pull of some interesting off camera flash stuff with the hula it is pretty limited in low light shooting at, what is it? f/8... f/11? Anyways, Good stuff! Did you charge for this?

Tracee Breeze said...

These are beautiful Leo!!!!! I love them!!!!!!

Tavis Johnson said...

this is effin' amazing!!! this takes mad skills my friend... mad skills that you possess.

Rhett and Lauren said...

I love these Leo...amazing job!

kat said...

i am literaly speechless...
http://www.rocknrollbride.com/?p=5804

Drew+Elise said...

I love these!!! Really creative & fun for sure.

Ps. That's my friend Monti at the second to last frame.

Brandon said...

So... Does anyone know who was shooting the Super8?

leah said...

a holga wedding?!!! so, so, sooo flipping AMAZING!!! i love the b&w shots in the beginning so much and that portrait of the groom... stellar!

Joanna Goddard said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! they are a gorgeous couple and you took amazing shots. i love the sky background.

rachel thurston said...

leo,

grant and I have been staring at these for 2 days strait. everyone who has seen them on my facebook is kind of freaking out. dude, I love them! that day was pretty much perfect and I was so grateful you and jon where there. we took only film cameras on our honeymoon including the holga. thought you would be proud.

thanks a million times over. I love your eye and style. I was so lucky to have you there shooting.

xo-
rachel

ps. my good friend cameron kelly, from NYC, is shooting the super 8.

AngelaMuir said...

I LOVE Holga's! At my wedding we had a holga at every table for the guests to take pictures with and i loved how they all turned out- i have a wedding blog- AngelaMuirBride.blogspot.com, im going to put these photos up they are so cool!

Emilia Jane said...
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sebastiano said...

Great job! I totally love the composition and the tone of the photos
Despite its limits, Holga is a great tool in the hands of a capable photographer, keep it up!

Kip Beelman said...

Gutsy. Beautiful. Awesome.

Chris Breedlove said...

Leo - did you use a flash on this? Amazing work! What film did you use, pushed at all? SUPERB!

Leo Patrone said...

Thanks guys!

Chris - I did mount a flash on some of the images. I did not push the film at all.