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Very excited to be in print in Brides Southern California Magazine for the Fall/Winter edition – Page. 194– featuring one of my photos from Michael & Tim’s wedding.

Today is my birthday. I have had a phenomenal year in so many ways: I travel and shoot all the time and couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect than that. My clients are so rad that they have all become my dear friends. I do what I love and am surrounded by people that I love. Thanks so much for following my blog and my work, it really means so much to me. I have lots of stuff to accomplish over the next year that I am so excited about… I have to say that my 34 years on this weird planet has been totally amazing.

I’m so stoked to share my birthday with another fantastic thing that’s happening today for my beautiful and dear friend Sarah Sanguin Carter:  Steven Speilberg’s TNT show Falling Skies premiers tonight! Sarah stars in this show and I’m so excited to see it. You may also recognize Sarah from other television shows including starring roles on: Dirty Sexy Money, Entourage, Shark, Numbers, CSI NY, Judd Apatow’s Undeclared, Smallville, & Confessions… and some of her studio films include The Vow, Final Destination II, and several independent features like Haven, Berkley, and Killing Zelda Sparks

Her website:
Sarah is a multi-talented Artist who is also happens to be an incredible musician – check out her band Sanguindrake and her myspace.
And see her shoot in the most recent issue of Esquire here!

I got to spend an incredible week with Sarah and my other beautiful friend Alexandra Fulton, (who I went to an awesome hippie high school with) in Santa Fe (my other home) earlier this year, photos from that trip coming to my blog soon!

Sarah asked me to do a shoot with her, and so I did… I can honestly say that besides being a total knockout- stunning, sexy, and so so pretty- she has the same qualities on the inside as she does on the outside. She is simply a fascinating, beautiful & talented person.

This session at her home was shot on 35mm film, Holga, Polaroid & digital…
Styling by my good friend Amanda Suter & myself. Makeup by Amanda Suter.

Watch the Premier of Falling Skies on TNT tonight!



  • June 19, 2011 - 11:17 pm

    kierstin - wow! she is fucking gorgeous!!

  • June 20, 2011 - 12:14 am

    Nikita - Ahhhh! I love it! So pretty!!

  • June 20, 2011 - 5:22 am

    Lee Anne - Pure gorgeousness Noa, too many favourites to list. The blue hippie dress is to DIE for.

  • June 20, 2011 - 10:20 am

    Tarek -
    my favorite. The styling in this is great!
    Too many greats in this session

  • June 20, 2011 - 10:56 am

    Alexandria - Fabulous work. Faves include first B&W with shoes in forefront, b&w with her head back (intense emotionally), blue dress on the steps. Great, great photos Noa!

  • June 23, 2011 - 9:07 am

    Becky Rui - I absolutely LOVE the 5th portrait, but all such great photos. Love your style! x

  • June 24, 2011 - 5:48 am

    watercolor from photo - She is awesome you lucky bastard.

  • June 29, 2011 - 1:21 am

    victoria - I love this photography!!!!!! (The subject isnt bad either!) Wowie!!! Love-v

  • July 6, 2011 - 8:24 am

    mercie ghimire - i am speechless. stunning. simply stunning.

  • July 6, 2011 - 8:28 am

    mercie ghimire - omg, SORRY! happy happy lady! cheers to another fabulous year.

  • July 6, 2011 - 11:49 am

    Rosa - wow the black and white one is very cool… reminds me a bit of the setting for the imagine clip…

  • July 12, 2011 - 11:31 am

    Christina Brosnan - These are just fantastic Noa!

  • July 23, 2011 - 8:13 pm

    Molly Marler - holy shit. these are seriously incredible! gorgeous woman, gorgeous work. this just blew me away! thank you for sharing! now i have a serious girl crush on my hands.

  • November 17, 2011 - 10:04 pm

    Sarah Carter (35mm film) | the feather love photography blog - […] My sweet, beautiful friend Sarah Carter was over here for a weekend in July and stayed with us during her Comic Con panel she did for Falling Skies, the TNT show that she stars in… We drank wine by the pool and I shot this photo of her on 35mm film…  be still my heart! She is currently shooting Season 2 of Falling Skies in Canada. (I miss you Sarah! When you coming back to Cali?) … You can see the other photo session I did with Sarah at her home HERE. […]

  • December 12, 2011 - 10:28 am

    Twiggs - beautiful!!! she is beautiful, but you are so talented that you captured her with a magical eye! gorgeous work noah!! 😉

  • January 31, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    musician lisa eastman (35mm film, holga, polaroid & digital) | the feather love photography blog - […] intensive actors Masterclass workshop in LA a few weeks ago with my actor buddies Kestrin & Sarah and was utterly moved and overwhelmed with inspiration. I strongly suggest every […]

  • June 12, 2012 - 10:04 am

    Artist Conversations with Noa Azoulay-Sclater. Episode 1: Sarah Carter | the feather love photography blog - […] Falling Skies when I asked her to do the interview, so we decided on written format. You can see my shoot with Sarah at her house here. She will also be modelling for us at my next workshop in San Diego and will be offering up some q […]

  • July 16, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    Polaroid portraits of me by Sarah Carter | the feather love photography blog - […] You can read the interview I did with her for my Artist Interviews project HERE, and see my first shoot with here HERE. […]

  • December 8, 2012 - 8:09 pm

    Holly - Sarah looks very sexy holding a cigarette. She’s a stunningly beautiful smoker. I’d even kiss her glossy, smoky lips. Perfect photography.

If you are an individual who is looking for a place to work out of in San Diego (Spring Valley), I am looking for someone in the creative/arts/entertainment OR wedding/events industry to share my lovely little work studio (named Xanadu) with me, which is situated behind our house.

– Must enjoy birds singing as well as pretty views through the 8ft french doors.
– Must enjoy taking your lunch breaks by the pool during summer
– Must be able to deal with me
– Also it would be an added bonus if you like watering plants once in a while because I have a black thumb & they keep dying
– Must have a reasonably smaller desk since there isn’t much room for a big one

Send me an email to: [email protected] titled “studio” which includes:
– what you need the space for
– what your budget is
– how many hours per week you will need it and which days (full-time/part-time is ok)
– link to your site/work
– anything else you think I would want to know?

below, 8ft french doors- nice groovy light.

below- where I work.

below, some storage space in that little room

view from the studio.

below, what you can do when you don’t feel like working.

  • April 20, 2011 - 2:23 am

    Christina Brosnan - Totally awesome. So jealous! Can I fly over just to rent the studio for a day?!

I fell in love with these 2 sweeties instantly- both creative artists & designers, they pulled together one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen! (I love you beautiful dudes so bad…!)

** Update! This stunning wedding was featured on 100 Layer Cake today, check out tons more photos and lots of great info here.

Venue: Ace Hotel, Commune, Palm Springs, CA / Invitation Design, Event Art Direction, & Fabric Design:Michael Frey, Groom and artist / Florist, Event Design: Bobe Vagell & Todd Hughes / Officiant: Pam Butler, friend and artist / Cake: Jodi Rhoden, friend and baker, Short Street Cakes, Ashville NC / Videographer – Super 8: Lauren Graham, friend and filmmaker / Musical performance during ceremony: Crash Richard, friend and lead singer of The Deadly Syndrome / On site coordinator: Hilary Gulch / Day of coordinator: Celebrations of Joy / DJ: Joe Armenia, friend and music maven / Custom made, white gold rings by: Fay Andrada
I love this simple, beautiful list of tips from Michael & Tim on wedding planning:
– hire great vendors, and TRUST them to do their jobs
– accepts the talents of your friends, when they are offered
– everything will work out

And I just saw what they said about me on 100 layer Cake! (ah! I love you guys!!):
“One of our biggest, and smartest investments, was photography. As I’m sure many folks know, it’s not cheap to find a decent photographer. Michael and I feel like we won the lottery with Noa / Feather Love. She was so fantastic to work with, a pleasure to have at our wedding and someone we hope to stay friends with. Her work speaks for itself. We could not be happier.”
Gentlemen- Pool party. My place. This summer. I’m dead serious! xoxo

…lots more info on their wedding on 100 Layer Cake.

Some of the shots below taken on Holga

** This stunning wedding was featured on 100 Layer Cake today, check out tons more photos and lots of great info here.

  • April 13, 2011 - 2:58 am

    anna and the ring - What a gorgeous love filled wedding. Wonderful.

  • April 13, 2011 - 9:22 am - This wedding is pure awesomeness! Every stinking detail is so cool and the grooms are too cute themselves! LOVE the images you created!!

  • April 13, 2011 - 9:49 am

    Michael - We love you to Noa! Can we do it again next weekend? I can’t wait for the pool party!

  • April 13, 2011 - 10:05 am

    Kristin - yay!! everything about this wedding was so awesome!! so happy I could be there to witness it! you create and capture beautiful radness as always!!

  • April 13, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    julia wheeler - my heart just melted into a puddle all over the floor of my office. these are so amazing and sweet and beautiful. it’s all too much!!

  • April 13, 2011 - 8:31 pm

    Weddings » Blog Archive » Palm Springs wedding: Tim + Michael « Wedding Ideas & Tips … - […] &#959f approximately generous friends. Th&#1077 wonderful photos b&#1091 Noa &#959f Feather Tenderness &#1281&#959 &#1072n &#1110n&#1089r&#1077&#1281&#1110b&#406&#1077 job &#959f […]

  • April 28, 2011 - 9:17 am

    Desmond - you did it again! love the shots in-front of the hotel doors!

  • June 24, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    christina richards - I just love these!

  • July 6, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Rosa - oh mam, i am so in love with these black and white pictures.. just love them…

  • July 8, 2011 - 12:00 am

    Marty J. Christopher - Noa! I’ve had this wedding bookmarked since you first posted it. I was hoping to feature it on a Friday dance and am finally doing so (with full credit and links OF COURSE…and praise…lots of praise). I don’t think I have a single male reader, let alone a gay one, so this wedding probably only appeals to me. But hopefully when my readers see the amazing love between these two, captured beautifully by you, they’ll understand why I couldn’t resist posting it. : O )

  • July 8, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    featured in brides southern California magazine! | the feather love photography blog - […] California Magazine for the Fall/Winter edition – Page. 194- featuring one of my photos from Michael & Tim’s […]

  • August 9, 2011 - 1:23 pm

    KT - One of my most favorite FeatherLove works yet. Perfectly captured the love and every emotion of the day.

  • June 5, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Win a 2 night stay at Ace Hotel! + very special announcement! | the feather love photography blog - […] the work I have done at Ace on shoots, the partying, the laying around by the pool, the hanging out in […]

Talk about knowing how to throw a fun party… Well-known in the music/film/arts/restaurant scene here in San Diego, Matt Hoyt & Allison Bell threw a super-fun bash over at the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs in December. (I Love the Ace and have been fortunate enough to shoot and party over there several times in the past few months… also doing a workshop there in May!). I’m completely in love with Allison’s dress, and everything looked so amazing… This wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes today, you can check out even more photos over here.

Table centerpieces: Allison Bell (Bride) // Sweet heart table and welcome table: Ribbons and Rust
Bridal Gown: Temperley London // Venue: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs // Bouquets + Cake Topper: Cachet Fiore
Cake: My Favorite Cakes and Cookies // Hair + Make-up: Tia Miyahara – [email protected]

***UPDATE  just added this Holga medium format film shot that I got back from the lab… some psychy tripped out triple-exposure BS.

Shot below taken on 35mm film.

Shot below- 35mm film

below, right, 35mm film

  • April 8, 2011 - 2:34 am

    Amanda Thorson - 1. the kid can dance.
    2. amazing dress
    3. beautiful day for a wedding…the clouds are lovely.

  • April 8, 2011 - 7:37 am

    Rebeca - That little boy was the greatest moment of the party, wasn`t he?

  • April 8, 2011 - 11:12 am

    aasim - that little boy reminds me of my child hood. star of the dance floor! ALWAYS! love the pictures! Awesome as always 🙂

  • April 8, 2011 - 1:23 pm

    Komal, dallas photog - I love all the expressions you’ve captured on the dance floor! Especially the one with the golden light swirls and the blonde striking a pose.

  • April 8, 2011 - 7:09 pm

    allison bell - Seriously Noa you are THE best. Love ya for life.

  • April 9, 2011 - 4:20 pm

    Emma Case - Ring shots…. POW!

  • April 10, 2011 - 6:01 am
  • April 12, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Alison - You photographed their wedding so perfectly! The candids are my favorite. Congrats Allison & Matt:)

  • May 1, 2011 - 9:00 am

    Amber Moon - I want to live in your camera.

  • May 3, 2011 - 12:21 am

    Karin Klazes - Your pictures always make me happy. I love your work and hope that when my daughter Emma is going to marry one day, you will be in the neighbourhood of Amsterdam. (you already know the way).
    x Karin/ Klara & Kapucine

  • May 4, 2011 - 2:15 am

    revitalized centers. | bow tie & bustle: the blog - […] cred: 1 {ribbons via our labor of love via 100 Layer Cake} 2 {cacti via feather love photography} 3 {turquoise & pink via sarah yates via sitting in a tree} 4 {ee […]

  • September 6, 2011 - 8:42 pm

    Wedding Snapper - Good use of the building with the couple portraits.

  • October 19, 2011 - 6:05 am

    wall art - Awesome photos!

  • June 5, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    Win a 2 night stay at Ace Hotel! + a very special announcement! | the feather love photography blog - […] the work I have done at Ace on shoots, the partying, the laying around by the pool, the hanging out in the room, the eating, the being […]