70s Beach Couples Lifestyle Session | Santa Barbara, CA | Photo Native

Hello! We're so glad you're here! We are wedding and lifestyle photographers who have big hearts for exploring the world together, finding beauty in the intentional couples and families we get to photograph, and refueling with giant cups of coffee. Thank you for visiting our blog, where we document all of that and more. We hope you stay here for a while!

We're Radhika and ian

C

adventure with us

70s Beach Couples Lifestyle Session | Santa Barbara, CA | Photo Native

Radian Photography

February 23, 2020

Radhika and I have been really inspired this past year to have more fun in our work, so I was really excited to join Wendy Laurel for a beach couples lifestyle session on the beach during Photo Native featuring the experimental techniques she’s been using in her own work.

We caravanned to Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara with instructions to all meet up at the orange VW Microbus. Wendy was joined by Tim from Kodak, who passed out rolls of Portra, Ektar, and even Kodachrome to use in the session. To start, Wendy gave us an overview of her favorite techniques and shooting preferences. Highlights include:

  • Ektar: Wow the colors! They are especially noticeable in the bright, beachtastic blues and pinks. After trying it I’m in love.
  • Double Exposures: A favorite of Radhika’s, but after trying them here I’m on board.
  • Slow Exposures: Not something I’ve really tried, but I see the appeal now.
  • Light leaks: Very cool but a little scary. Will need to keep trying with this one.

During the workshop we photographed two couples. Cadence and Bradley were really fun to work with and told a kind of surfing road-trip story. Highlights include the surfboards, the van, and daisies. They clearly have a lot of chemistry but also added their own bit of whimsy to whatever situation we put them in. Dom and Stephanie also have a lot of love between them, but they told more of an intimate beach afternoon story. Their highlights include the rainbow blanket, running up and down the beach, and also the daisies. (Wendy loves daisies.) 

I shot seven rolls of film, which at the time of handing them over felt like they might be a total waste of time and money, but that was far from the case. Not only do we have a ton a really cool techniques to start using more and more in our own work, we also have so much creative energy coming out of sessions like these. We’re excited to show you in your own session!

Cadence and Bradley: Surfing Road Trip

beach couples lifestyle session
beach couples lifestyle session
beach couples lifestyle session
beach couples lifestyle session
beach couples lifestyle session
beach couples lifestyle session
beach couples lifestyle session
surfing couples beach lifestyle session
surfing couples beach lifestyle session
surfing couples beach lifestyle session
surfing couples beach lifestyle session
surfing couples beach lifestyle session
couples beach lifestyle session
surfing couples beach lifestyle session

Dom and Stephanie: Intimate Afternoon on the Beach

couples beach lifestyle session
couples beach lifestyle session
couples beach lifestyle session
orange volkswagen van double exposure palm tree
double exposure couples beach lifestyle session
sunflare couples beach lifestyle session
double exposure couples beach lifestyle session
sunflare couples beach lifestyle session
couple lying in rainbow blanket double exposure
couples beach lifestyle session

Are you looking for a newborn or family photographer? We are local to Durham, NC and love working with families! Want to learn more about family sessions with us? Head here! Or, if you’re ready to work with us, start by sending us a message here.

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *