Since Karin and Craig's wedding had a DIY spirit, with a Dia de Los Muertos celebratory theme, I thought that the Holga would be perfect to capture the occasion in a style that pushes beyond realist representation into a more pictorialist mode, and hopefully more ably communicating the whisper-like, evanescent moments of the wedding. The Holga I use has a softening and uniquely distorting lens, with vignetting at the borders, that tends to produce a more expressionist-quality photograph. Also, since each frame's negative is 120mm, great resolution is preserved in large-scale enlargements, just in case the newly-weds wanted a life-size portrait to hang on their wall!
It was such a joy to shoot at this wedding, located at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. The bride looked beautiful in her vintage-inspired wedding dress, with the matching rose and lace bouquet made by her younger brother; the groom matched her style perfectly with a smart charcoal suit, and a playful marigold-orange and bone-white Dia de Los Muertos skull boutonniere.