Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Another Captain Howie Wedding

I'm about to do a marathon of wedding shoots for Captain Howie, 25 in three weeks! So no blog posts for a while! Like all my gigs for Captain Howie this was video rather than photography. All of these photos are taken from the video.


As I've mentioned before, Captain Howie weddings ceremonies are a unique experience. The formal photography session is also somewhat unusual in that almost all the pictures are taken before the ceremony. Wedding couples get the benefit of the having the beautiful gardens and unique architecture of his home as settings for their pictures, as seen here.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Wedding at Eternity Beach


Eternity Beach, also known as Cockroach Cove, is a very pretty little beach next to the Halona Blowhole. It is a wonderful place to take wedding photos because of all the beautiful settings. Ocean, sand, and beautiful rock formations.

There are rock ledges on either side of this tiny beach that are great settings for pictures, and the area in the back of the beach offers some good photographic opportunities as well. If you are considering this spot as a place to take pictures, keep in mind that it can be crowded here, and there is a short hike down to the beach on a fairly rough trail. Also, at high tide and with rough seas it is not safe to go up on the ledges.







Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Double Wedding at Magic Island

 Magic Island is a very convenient place to get married if you are staying in Waikiki. One spot with a great view of Diamond Head is a little bit removed from the crowds that are a downside of this location. This area of the park is near the yacht harbor entrance and a surf spot, but you may be competing for space with another wedding party!
 In this double wedding the mom and daughter were both tying the knot. They chose my package of video plus photos taken from directly from the video, so all these pics are from the video I shot.






Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Framed" Photos

On this assignment I simply had to stand in one place and take a bunch of pictures as people posed behind this picture frame, using various props. This is when you are glad to have a flash unit that lasts a long time before you need to change batteries! The interesting thing about this event  honoring AM/PM franchisees was how many Indian people were in attendance. Later I remembered reading an article about how buying these franchises has become a long-standing tradition with Indian people. So the stereotype of the Indian convenience store owner really has some truth to it..






Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Local Farming Presentations at KCC, with Cuisine by Alan Wong


I was honored to be chosen to do both video and photography at this event at Kapiolani Community College. Many local farmers discussed new methods of farming such as aquaponics, with buyers from supermarkets and restaurants in attendance. After the presentations, renowned chef Alan Wong prepared tilapia in four different styles, with the help of KCC culinary students.


The students also prepared some great appetizers and desserts using local ingredients. It's nice to see how local agriculture is growing and diversifying.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Wedding at the Filipino Community Center


The Filipino Community Center in Waipahu is a good venue for large weddings. This one was definitely large!  I shot video only; these are all stills taken from video frames.


The ceremony was held in the attractive open-air courtyard. The reception hall is just steps away and is huge! There is also ample parking. The downside from a photographer's point of view is that there aren't any scenic backgrounds for the photos.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Another Wedding at Three Tables Beach


Three Tables is great for sunsets, but not so good if you want to avoid crowds. The video from the "M43" cameras I use is getting so good that getting your photos right from the video is a viable option. For example, all these pictures are taken directly from the video I shot.