Another fun year at the Rell Sunn Menehune event at Makaha. Spending time as a family and good friends. The video highlights the kids from Halau Nalu surf club and the photos below are a few of the other participants, including Rell Sunn’s grandson in the yellow jersey. Also a special shout out to Kumu Ka’iulani for hooking us up with a place to stay and for helping with the kids in the water.
This couple is a match made in heaven. It was so much fun photographing Sara & Isaac. They are both talented surfers and we had a great engagement photo session in the water together. We were lucky to find some surf on the north shore. Congratulations Sara & Isaac, can’t wait to photograph your wedding.
I love summer, here’s a little clip of the kids of Halau Nalu enjoying some summer waves. At this age, I don’t think it get’s much more fun than this.
I don’t remember where I first saw it, but someone had a slide show made by Pummelvision. They just take a bunch of your photos and make a fast slide show in a few minutes. Instead of trying to make a slide show with all the photography from this last year, like the weddings, family, and commercial photos; I decided to just use the local underwater photography. It was kind of a fun thing to see.
This wedding brought two passions together, surfing and photography. I was of course excited when Malia contacted me and said she wanted to go surfing in her wedding dress. I have done a lot of trash the dress photography, but this was the first actual wedding where the bride and groom and the whole wedding party jumped in the water. Malia and Brad’s wedding was at Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii. This was the perfect wedding venue to have the wedding ceremony and then jump in the water. On top of the surf, they had a really amazing color scheme. Congratulations Malia and Brad, you guys ripped it up.
As most of you know the Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave contest at Waimea Bay did not go today. There was the size, just not consistent. Contest or not there was still some amazing surfing. I had a shoot on the North Shore this morning, thought I would head over after and get a few shots. As I was standing on the bluff, I couldn’t help think to myself, how could I get on one of those skis to shoot from the water. That is the angle I would like to be shooting from. Maybe next year.
Here are a few shoots from the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. This is the last competition of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. It was a beautiful day wish the waves were a bit bigger though. To see the results of day 1 go here.
I thought this was kind of cool. There was a guy controlling this remote control helicopter with a 5d mark II attached to it shooting video by the surfers. That is one way to get out there.
Had an amazing weekend at the Rell Sunn Menehune contest in Makaha. Both of my kids surfed with me this year, have to thank JJ for getting some shots of us. Also have to thank everyone in Halau Nalu for making this such a fun event for our kids. Congratulations to all our keiki who entered and competed this year!
Meghan and Mike came from California for a destination wedding in Hawaii. A few days before their wedding we set out for a pre wedding surf session on the north shore. I had a lot of fun photographing Meghan and Mike in the water, they are both talented surfers. Check back in a day or so to see photos from their wedding, it was an amazing wedding to photograph.
This is one of the most moving pictures I have taken. There are a lot of rules in photography to create an amazing image, but sometimes it just comes down to place and time. This picture is Tom Pohaku Stone leading the ceremony of Lester Falatea’s paddle out at Pipeline two years ago. I got there before the sun came up and as it started to rise the sky just came alive with amazing color.
University of Hawaii picked up this picture for their 2011 Hawaii and the Pacific new and current book catalog. Click here to check out their catalog. While perusing the catalog look for the book Waves of Resistance, written by Isaiah Helekunihi Walker. He is a good friend of mine and an amazing historian and a gifted surfer.
It was my birthday this last week and this is what we do for birthdays. and Christmas. and basically all holidays around here.