Monday, October 19, 2015

A Wedding Reception at the Hale Koa Hotel

Sometimes a couple has gotten married elsewhere but holds a reception here in Hawaii for friends and family who couldn't be at the wedding. This was one of those occasions. I took pictures before the reception and after the main program, and video during. People very often choose my option of extracting stills from the video, and I did that this time. Can you tell which of these are regular pictures and which  are video stills? (Well, the different shapes give it away!)


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Samoan Memorial Service

The woman who had passed away was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, so, there was a lot of wonderful singing at this moving memorial service that lasted almost six hours. Here are a few stills from the video I recorded.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two Days of Memorial Services

Memorial services are very sad occasions, but at the same time there is a positive healing element. And they can be an opportunity to visit with people you haven't see for a long time. This person who had passed away had obviously touched the lives of very many people. These are stills from the video I shot at the eulogy services, funeral mass, and burial.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Wedding at Bellows Beach

This couple chose to have their ceremony in the shade just off of the beach. When planning a beach wedding it's important to keep in mind that the sun can be very hot! Mornings are best to beat the heat. If you must have your ceremony in the afternoon, try to ensure that at least your guests are in the shade. I did video of this ceremony and extracted photos from the video.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wedding Photos at Queen Emma Summer Palace

So humid on that day! I had to use Photoshop to get rid of a lot of perspiration. There are some nice gardens there. I also shot video of the wedding ceremony and part of the reception, and the package includes some photos extracted from the video. Ask about how I can tailor a mix of photography and video to suit your needs.

Monday, August 10, 2015

A First Birthday Celebration in Mililani

Big first birthday celebrations are a tradition in Hawaii and I cover a lot of them! Most feature a magic show but this one had a show with a clown giving the kids elaborate balloon sculptures. In order to get the balloons they had to win silly contests like who could get wrapped in toilet paper the fastest. Better than a magic show I thought, because there's more audience participation. I shot video and also provided stills taken from the video. Here are some of them.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

All Day Wedding Shoot

This wedding had it all! A beautiful setting in Kaneohe for the ceremony, and at the reception in Waikiki, lots of musical performances and dancing. I also covered the getting ready before the ceremony. A real workout for my cameras!