the incomparable Nicki Bluhm

I have known Nicki for years… we used to all hang out and she would start playing on the piano / guitar and singing and I was always left totally speechless. She is a beautiful, sweet lady with unbelievable amounts of talent. And she sings like a dream. An old-school west-coast dream. Think Laurel Canyon in the 60’s & 70’s…  And then she went and put an awesome band together (Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, follow them here on facebook) and sharing her immense talent with the world… If you have not yet heard her music, I highly recommend checking it out here. You can also watch tons of live video clips here on youtube.

I was so excited when she asked me to do a shoot with her for her next album. Nicki lives in San Fransisco now but was coming down for a few days and so we scheduled the shoot. She also happens to be married to one of the most talented guys in the business, Tim Bluhm of  The Mother Hips. Incidentally she was a huge Mother Hips fan and had a crush on Tim for years before she even met him! Those two lovebirds make giant epic beautiful sounds together.

All these photos were taken at our mutual friends Mark & Kristen Murino’s gorgeous home in San Diego.

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Below, medium format film (Holga)

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  • September 9, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    Kristin - Too many favorites to name them all but I really love love love the first hazy holga shot but all of these are so damn gorgeous!! Not sure if she’s using these for the actual CD but if she is I wonder how the heck she is going to choose which ones to use… if it was me I’d want to put different images in different cd’s so I could use them all or just have it come with a book of the images so I wouldn’t have to decide…

  • September 9, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    joanna brown - Incredible, beautiful woman, beautiful light, beautiful images…

  • September 9, 2010 - 12:50 pm

    Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] - These are stunning…I love the one with her and the antlers behind her. Great work.

  • September 9, 2010 - 12:59 pm

    Nikita - gorgeous Noa!

  • September 9, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    julia wheeler - holy-moly-out-of-this-world-amazingnes!!!! you outdid yourself this time, little lady! you guys make a stunning team! xo

  • September 9, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    alexia - These photos are all incredibly beautiful!! She is gorgeous and the house is amazing!

  • September 10, 2010 - 8:48 am

    Tim Bluhm - These are simply amazing! You are soooo good at this! Please can you shoot me and/or my band???

  • September 10, 2010 - 8:55 am

    admin - Uhm Tim…. YES! I would love to!! thanks for the kind words 🙂

  • September 13, 2010 - 9:37 pm

    tiffany. - Noa you know i LOVE everything you do.. these are good!
    LOVE LOVE. xo.

    -t

  • September 14, 2010 - 10:18 am

    Bekah Mae - As always, your work is stunning. I am freakin’ in love with these images.

  • September 15, 2010 - 7:41 am

    Lee Anne Havens - Heaven. On. Earth.

  • October 20, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Amanda Thorson - these are beautiful…you have the ability to pull from the past but also make your images new and fresh.

  • January 7, 2011 - 3:13 am

    Oscar Ruiz - Amazing pics, and beautiful woman. very good work

  • January 21, 2011 - 10:56 am

    My photography on Nicki Bluhm’s album! | the feather love photography blog - […] just sent me her new album Driftwood in the mail!! You can see the entire session I did with her here. My work is on the front & back and on the CD… It looks awesome! You MUST hear this […]

  • January 28, 2011 - 1:39 am

    Lauren - Incredible!

  • March 31, 2011 - 7:12 am

    Stevie - Brilliant!

  • June 29, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    Aaryn Nutter - These are insane. Love the pops of yellow and red, beyond amazing.

  • August 19, 2011 - 4:49 am

    geisslein - These pics are soooo amazing!!!! The colors and this vintage style, so so so great! And this beautiful woman – simply great!
    I have fallen in love today. Sunny greetings from germany, geisslein

  • September 30, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Nicki & Tim Bluhm, singin’ in my living room | the feather love photography blog - […] may recognize Nicki from this photo session I did of her for her last album with The […]

  • March 2, 2012 - 4:47 pm

    Tim & Nicki Bluhm – Duets. (film & digital) | the feather love photography blog - […] so beautiful, you can buy it here. My previous shoot with Nicki for her Driftwood album can be seen HERE. NEWS! Nicki & Tim are going to be performing for us at my Bay Area Workshop that’s […]

  • March 5, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    Dawn Marie West - Just wow.

  • March 10, 2012 - 10:56 am

    twiggs - oh my goodness these are so beautiful and magical! every time i se your pictures it’s like i am watching an old movie with talented and beautiful people with so much character! brilliantly done my dear!!! you totally ROCK!!!! twiggs

  • March 13, 2012 - 1:09 pm

    My work featured in Tomboy Style, the book! | the feather love photography blog - […] to use my images in a feature she did on Nicki Bluhm… She later asked to publish one of these images of Nicki for the TOMBOY STYLE BOOK, a study on this iconic style and fashion over the […]

  • March 27, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    Miya Goodrich-Phillips - These pictures are beautiful! I was lucky enough to be introduced to Nicki’s music the other day on a Facebook share. I’m hooked! You captured her beauty and voice (without it being heard) perfectly! Do you photograph other people as well? For a fee? I recently survived Breast Cancer and would like some photos done in the future once my hair grows back, 🙂 I love the peaceful, soothing tone of your photos. Hope this finds you well! 🙂

  • March 28, 2012 - 8:27 am

    noa.sclater - thanks for the sweet words Miya! yes please feel free to email me for my pricing: info@featherlove.com…. you are STUNNING!! RADIANT! 🙂 ps: did you see the video of nicki & tim that i shot of them singing in my living room? it’s here: http://www.featherlove.com/blog/tim-nicki-bluhm-duets-film-digital/ xoxo!

  • March 28, 2012 - 8:46 am

    Miya Goodrich-Phillips - Thank you! I love the video-the song is so sweet! I will reach out to you once I feel ready for pics, 🙂 XOXO

  • August 8, 2012 - 9:13 am

    Nicki Bluhm for GAP! | the feather love photography blog - […] my past shoots with Nicki HERE & for Tim & Nicki Bluhm HERE. And the little video I shot them singing in my living room […]

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