Elegant Party Details

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to photograph a very elegant party, which was hosted at the former estate of an iconic actress. While I’m not at liberty to give much information or to show actual party images, there are some really great detail shots I can share. The event was designed and catered by Good Gracious Events in Los Angeles. The event was overseen by Michelle Nowak, and the menu was created by chef Joanne Purnell (who also made the desserts in the previous “teaser” post).

Technical details at the end.

The daylight images were shot using Portra 400, a Nikon F100 and a 50mm f/1.4 lens. The evening shots were shot with my Nikon F5, a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, and Kodak Vision3 500T movie film. Bounce flash was used on many of the food shots.

The 500T film was processed and scanned at The Finer Image, with help from Joseph Prezioso. The Portra 400 images were processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.

Wedding and event photography for Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and all of southern California by Matt Haines.

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