35mm Winter

Recently I had a few rolls of film developed that I shot on my Yashica t3 super over the past few years. The photos below are from winter 2015 when I still lived in RI and Christmas 2016 when I returned to visit. There is something I love about the simplicity of a point and shoot and 35mm film. Check out the images below and stay tuned for more rolls from the Yashica in the future.

Christmas in Rhode Island

On The Water

One of the greatest inspirations in my life has been growing up on the water. Whether chasing surf, exploring a new river bend, or at home on the lake, the beauty that so often seems to coincide with water ways has continuously captivated me and inspired me to capture some of my favorite images. Follow the link below to view some of my favorite images from times spent on and around the water.

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May Flowers

On either side of the country, May is one of my favorite months hands down. To me, Bougainvilleas are a synonymous with San Diego. Their bright colors and loud contrast make them a perfect flower to use as a backdrop for any photo shoot. Recently I got the chance to get out and shoot with my friend Jaenna. We found a beautiful flowering Bougainvillea and shot some photos in the morning light. Check out the images below!

Nikonos iii X Amber Torrealba

Last Monday, I met up with Amber Torrealba for a swim in Laguna Beach. The waves were nothing special, but the sun was shining bright and it's December in Southern California so why not get in the water. I brought with me, my Nikonos iii loaded with a role if iso 1600, Fujifilm, Shooting with the Nikonos iii is always an adventure no matter what the conditions. The camera itself is fully manual and having brought high iso film, I was forced to shoot with an aperture between F/16 and F/22, using a shutter speed around 1/500th. Using a small aperture, helped to alleviate some of the struggle of using a manual focus. Out of the 36 exposures, I included some of my favorites in the gallery below. The process of shooting film along with the magic of the fully manual Nikonos iii makes for some beautiful images. While they may not be technically perfect, the feel of the soft tones and faded color make for some truly unique images. Check out the images in the gallery below and expect more Nikonos iii galleries soon!

Holiday Wedding Special

Holiday Wedding Special

With the Holidays in full swing, I am offering several special wedding options for clients that book in the month of December. Aside from the special package offered below, I am discounting all December bookings by 15%. To view all of the packages I offer, please see the "Rates" page.

Wedding Special: $800

-4 hrs of coverage

-150 high res digital files (print up to 8x12")

-Online Gallery for viewing and ordering a la carte prints

-One 11x14" print

I would love to further discuss photographing your special day! To learn more, check availability, or meet in person, please contact me at mwellingtonphoto@hotmail.com.

Welcome to the New Site

Welcome to the new M.Wellington Photography website! Thank you for taking the time to check out my latest work. The new website was designed to streamline the user experience and make finding the right package, easier than ever. Under the "Rates" tab in the header, you can find information regarding pricing and packages for wedding, engagement, event, portrait, and commercial projects. On the Work page, you can take a look at some of the clients I've collaborated with in the past, including everything from weddings and baby showers, to commercial surf and skateboard clients. Check out the images below to see and learn more about the clients I work with regularly.

Over the past several months, some of my clients include Lume Cube and SD Skatelife, both businesses local to San Diego. I have also photographed portrait sessions with clients here in Southern California as well as traveling to Rhode Island for a wedding. I am also happy to announce, the new print shop here on M.Wellington Photo. Over the coming months, I will be offering limited print series of some of my favorite images from over the years. Keep an eye on The Wellington Post for more information and when you can expect the prints to become available. 

I also want to take a second to thank everyone for your continued support. The last five months have been a beautiful experience transitioning from Rhode Island to Southern California. I look forward to continuing to work with amazing clients on both coasts and everywhere in-between. While I will be based in San Diego moving forward, I plan on traveling as much as possible as well as returning to Rhode Island to photograph the beautiful wedding locations New England has to offer and the people that make them so amazing. If you are interested in hiring me for a wedding, event, or project in Rhode Island, please contact me at mwellingtonphoto@hotmail.com or by phone at 401.595.0756. While travel rates vary by location, I have special rates I am available to offer for clients in Rhode Island.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by the new site. To stay up to date on the latest projects and adventures, keep an eye on The Wellington Post as I will be posting regularly as well as sharing special projects and packages moving forward. Also, I will be sending out an email newsletter once a month, highlighting any new work, special packages, or discounted rates that I will be offering. If you are interested in staying in the loop, submit your email address below and you will receive the next newsletter. Thank you all for your continued love and support! I look forward to more fun, inspiring shoots. Cheers!

-Mike

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