I am so excited to photograph Traci and Adam’s wedding at Waimea Vally this week. I took some bridals of Traci a few week back at the Laie Hawaii Temple, and last June we did some underwater engagement pictures on the North Shore. You can see those here. They are a fun couple, and Waimea Vally is a beautiful place to get married, I think this is going to be an amazing wedding.
It was a beautiful day on the North Shore today. The picture above is of the Vans triple Crown of Surfing contest in Haleiwa Hawaii. This is the world championship of surfing. I was on my way to an engagement session and the mountains looked amazing and I had to just pull over and snap a shot. The picture below is of the fun couple that I was photographing. I had a great time with this couple, can’t wait to post their shoot in a week or so.
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.
Urielle & Francois are from Lyon France, and came to hawaii for their honeymoon. I didn’t know this but in france couples do not get engagement pictures. Urielle wanted to get some engagement type photos of her and Francois, so I took them to the North Shore and it was a beautiful day. I love the color of dress that Urielle chose to were, it just pops out against the blue sky and water.
Congratulations Doug and Becky! I had a great time photographing this gorgeous couple, and I think these pictures really represent who they are. We did the shoot in Doug’s backyard, what an amazing place to live in Hawaii. Doug and I both have hobie cats on this beach and for some of these shoots I was on one catamaran while they were on the other. It was harder to shoot from a moving boat than I thought. I love shooting engagement and wedding photographs on, around or in the water. Thanks Doug and Becky for making my job so fun.
I finally got my film processed from the “Film Is Not Dead” workshop that I attended last November. The work shop was hosted by film photographer Jonathan Canlas. He is a destination wedding photographer based in Utah. The work shop was 4 days and was located in Laie Hawaii. It was nice I didn’t have to travel too far, just about a block. Jonathan had different models for us to photograph. I shot mostly with my Mamiya 645 and a twin reflex I borrowed from a fellow workshop attendee. It was fun shooting film again and to learn from a talented photographer with his own unique style. The images below are from the workshop and straight from the lab with no digital enhancing. I recommend this workshop for any wedding photographer, even if you don’t shoot film.
To see details for the next workshop go to Jonathan’s blog at www.canlasphotography.blogspot.com
Some shots of a few other workshop attendees. Also in town for the workshop was incredible photographer, Seth Smoot (not pictured here) who I knew in New York City- it was extra fun for my wife and I to reconnect with the Smoot’s! You can check his work out at www.sethsmoot.com
I think these two were also attending.
The remainder of the photos below make me think of fun, fresh, simple, carefree Hawaii beach shots.