It’s been awhile since my last post. Step back daily bloggers… my passion for photography has combined with providing people with incredible experiences, captured by my lens. Let me share with you some of the photo-tourism and destination wedding-photo-shoots that have kept me busy this year.
This year started off full of fun photo shoots with international clients from China, Singapore and Taiwan. I might need to brush up on some language skills!
I’ve begun collaborating with an amazing, boutique, vintage Hawaii, wedding venue here in the country. (That’s code for not crowded Waikiki.) The Wedding Cottage Hawaii. The idea was to offer brides and couples getting engaged with more than an ordinary photo shoot. Coming soon we are going to offer a variety of different outdoor activities that I can document for clients in an editorial – life style type of shoot. Some of the activities include beach cruising on the North Shore, Sunset Beach skate path, paddle boarding down a river, kayaking to small islands, horse back riding and cattle wrangling at Gunstock Ranch. If you’re not a surfer or a skater but want some fun outdoor experience photographed… we’ve got options. If you do want that skate or surf experience, talk to the Event Directors at The Wedding Cottage and they can customize this, along with their lodging options. We can document highlights of your vacation and you’ll go home with images and memories that you’ll never forget. Who wants to be next?
It was so fun to photograph Michelle and Scott. They stopped here on Oahu on their way to Maui to do a quick shoot with me. Amazing couple, they run a banner and sign company it California that makes banners for some of the bigger surf companies like Hurly. You can see their site here. We had a great time, even got in the water for some underwater photos, Mahalo Michelle and Scott.
I had a great time photographing Candice and Sam’s wedding. They came all the way from New Zealand with their families for an intimate destination wedding here in Hawaii. It was a beautiful day to have a wedding on the white sandy beaches of Waimanalo. It turned out to be an amazing day, we even had time hike down to a remote cove to trash the dress. Congratulations Candice and Sam!
Wow, where to start. Katie contacted me about doing engagement photos and mentioned that she and Nic are scuba divers. My mind started going crazy with ideas. I had been to Chinaman’s hat the week before and knew I wanted to do a shoot there and after talking with Katie I knew this was the couple. I also rounded up some vintage scuba gear, you can see the double hose regulator below. Thanks Katie and Nic for being so adventurous because it made for a really fun photo shoot.
What a fun shoot! This was a family of 15, his, hers, theirs, spouses and girlfriends. This was their last day of vacation here in Hawaii. With a group this large I decided to take them to a little hidden beach on the North Shore that would give us a lot of different backdrops. After shooting the family portraits they asked if we could do some underwater pictures. This was totally not planned, no one even had swimsuits or towels. Of coarse I said yes, I will take any excuse to get in the water. At first a few of the family members were a little hesitant, but once we started getting in the water it was just all fun.
Natalie and Aaron were a super cute couple to photograph. They met at BYU-Hawaii, both playing soccer. At the time of this shoot their engagement was on the downlow, but was made official after Natalie visited Aaron in England were Aaron is from. I think the yellow fish really wanted to be part of their shoot, it kept coming by and swimming around us, and at one time I think it even stared me down.