SX-70 Wedding Band.

July 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

One vital detail in preparing for a wedding is the matter of the rings. My wife had her wedding band picked out since we got engaged, as it’s sort of a partner ring to the engagement ring. I, on the other hand, know very little about jewelry and hadn’t given much thought to what my wedding band would look like.

Then I started talking to a friend in the photographic community, Ben High, who spends his days as a jeweler. He had designed a really spectacular Polaroid SX-70 pendant, which got us to talking about an idea for a wedding band that captured the SX-70 essence as well. The idea was that the ring would replicate the focus scale around the lens of an SX-70, pictured below.

Being an instant film geek, this got me really excited.

My wife and I gave Ben my size and the basic design idea. Ben then created a 3D computer rendering of the design, which we approved, and he went to work making wax casts for me to test out. We went through various sizes and widths until we found just the right one. I’ve been eager to share this but wanted to wait until after my instant film wedding photos post went live.

Here it is…

I couldn’t be happier with this ring. Ben did an excellent job from start to finish. Give him some business! Go to www.benhigh.com or www.philipsdiamonds.com

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Nuptials

July 10, 2012 § 10 Comments

Hi friends. It’s happened. I’ve become a husband. On June 23rd, 2012, I married my best friend Amy in Bristol, RI. With the exception of a very brief shower, we had perfect weather and everything went off without a hitch.

Impossible Project film has been part of this journey since the beginning, from my proposal, which incorporated Impossible film (read the blog post about it HERE) to our Save The Dates (read that blog post HERE), so of course Impossible film had to play a role at the wedding too. I borrowed some Polaroid 600 cameras from work and Impossible’s founder Doc and my manager Anne donated some film, which was incredibly generous.

The cameras and film were a huge hit, as guests passed them around and snapped with abandon. I had a huge stack of prints when the night was through and it took me a while to finish scanning them but here they are. It’s hard to capture exactly how fantastic the day was in photos, but I think these do a pretty good job.

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Thanks to everyone who came, thanks to everyone who took photos throughout the night, including friends Liz, Charlotte and George, thanks to my friends and teammates at the Impossible Project and thanks to Amy for choosing me.

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