Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ryder's 1st Birthday!

Happy Birthday Ryder!

As much as I like taking pictures at weddings, one of my most favorite events to capture is Keiki Parties! The theme of this party was "The Cat in the Hat" and there were many decorations of the character all over the place. The kids were so excited for the face paint and balloon show, and of course, the biggest entertainment:  the Hypnosis Show :D All the volunteers were SUPER funny! There was no shortage of laughter in the room...I was laughing behind my camera as well so much :-) I loved seeing great family getting together for Ryder's first birthday, and he received so much cerebration from all the guests. Here are some highlight pictures from the party. Please enjoy!

- Kay (blog & photography)
- Bodie (videography)
- Alan (video presentation)

(Click "Read more" to see more pictures)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ad Campaign for Pacific Edge Magazine - Time Warner Cable Business Class

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with Pacific Edge Magazine.  I am so honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of an ad campaign for Pacific Edge Magazine featuring Oceanice Time Warner Cable Business Class.  Check out some of the behind-the-scenes photos!

Zairrah (blog & make-up/hair)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mr. and Miss Polynesia 2012 Photos

When the opportunity to photograph this event presented itself, I jumped at the opportunity and I'm glad I did.  Never had I seen so much love for Polynesian culture in one venue.  I could see it in all of the contestants, coordinators, and the people in attendance alike.  The performances, the fashion apparel was unlike anything I could have imagined.  Thank you to all of the contestants, performers and coordinators for making it possible.

- Lester (Photography & Blog)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2012 Mr. and Miss Polynesia Pacific (Trailer)

Just a sneak peak from our first pageant we have ever filmed/photographed.  This was edited intentionally to make you want more!  : )

Stay tuned for the full length highlight and blog post.

Thank you!
Alan, Travis (videography)
Lester (photography)

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Fountain

One of the few engagement shoots where we went full circle...we started at the fountain, and ended at the fountain. I'm glad we did :) Stay tuned for more images from Sheri and Matt's e-session!

-Reese (blog, photography)
-Kay (lighting)
-Bodie (videography)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mabel & Chad

Chad & Mabel Wedding Highlight


Mabel and Chad's wedding was full of color and animated expressions. From a rocking wedding party, to a very cute owl theme, Mabel and Chad's big day at the Hale Koa was a ton of fun to cover! The ceremony was one of the happiest we've ever documented at the Hale Koa, and it was wonderful to see these two finally tie the knot in the presence of their family and friends :)

So many awesome moments from this wedding...enjoy!!

-Reese (blog, photography)
-Kay (second shooter)
-Jack & Vanessa (videography)
-Zairrah (hair/makeup)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Emma & Ricky // From China to Lanikuhonua

I find it so flattering when clients from across the world stumble across our work and write to me saying they want to book us. Emma and Ricky originate from China, and had an incredible destination wedding at the beautiful Lanikuhonua at Koolina. Emma and Ricky are a quirky and cute couple. High energy. WIth many whimsical moments throughout the evening. It was also a nice surprise to see Maohi Nui, as the polynesian entertainment! : )
Thank you for having us!
Alan (videographer, blog, edit)
Travis (videographer)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wedding Preview: Kim & Clinton!

It's not everyday that we get to hang out with a wedding party from Australia! Kim and Clinton's group is from all over the land Down Under...Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth to name a few :) Here's a sneak peak from their wedding at Loulu Palm Estate!

-Reese (photography, blog), Lester (photography)
-Alan & Bodie (videography)
-Zairrah & Meileen (hair/makeup)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Aimee & King-Ming // Married at Loulu Palm Estate

Videography // Michael, Vanessa
Same Day Edit // Glenn
Photography // Reese, Kay
Venue // Loulu Palm Estate, North Shore Oahu
Caterer // Chai's

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Reese and I first met Aimee and King Ming last fall, when they visited Hawaii for their engagement photo shoot. We had our shoot at the Ala Moana Park, then moved to a gorgeous church in downtown.  I remember their nice smiles and laughter during the photo shoot, and I knew these two really had chemistry together. Later that day in the evening when we went to the church for the rest of the shooting, it started to rain quite heavily! They remained in high spirits, and our photo shoot went very well :-)

** Click here to see the engagement photo blog post!

A winter passed, sprint passed, and the Summer 2012, we were there for their wedding at the beautiful Loulu Palm Estate on the North Shore! It was so great to see them and we could be part of their special day! The above ring shot was inspired by the couple's strong faith. We wish all the best to Aimee and King Ming! More highlight pictures are coming soon!

- Kay (photography & blog)
- Reese (photography)
- Alan, Glenn, Michael, Vanessa (videography)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kaipo & Lani // Married at Lanikuhonua

Kaipo and Lani had their own personal vows where they shared their feelings at the ceremony. The Fun and loving couple made our job so much easy to shoot with their laid back aloha attitude. A beautiful wedding with heart-touching vows was on their SDE that we shared that night and they got to relive their moments again.

Same-Day-Edit // Glenn
Videographers // Michael, Travis, Bodie
Photography // Reese & Kay
Venue // Ihilani, Koolina

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ceremony Panorama

A classic wedding image is shooting down the aisle towards the couple. How do you keep things fresh? You turn the perspective into a 15 shot panorama, praying that nobody moves during the 10 seconds that you're creating the panorama, and then praying a few days later while the computer merges all the shots together. But the results can be pretty cool...for those of you familiar with cameras, the panorama above has a depth of field equivalent to a 35mm lens @ f0.74. Kinda crazy :)

More to come from Kim and Clinton's wedding!

Be sure to click on the image for a BIGGER view! :)

-Reese (photography, blog), Lester (photography)
-Alan, Bodie (videography)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Grand Entrance Happiness :)

Grand entrances often have some of the best expressions of the night :) Here's a sneak peak from Lani and Kaipo's wedding reception at the Okinawan Center...congratulations you two!

-Reese (photography, blog), Kay (photography)
-Michael, Bodie, Travis, Glenn (videography)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Brandon and Tara Wedding Highlight (Lanikuhonua, Koolina)

It was a awesome day on the day of Brandon and Tara's wedding and it got even more awesome after they got hitched! Smiles and fun all around and the best part of all was the love that Tara and Brandon shared, not only with each other, but with everyone that joined in on celebrating in their happiness.
Thank you for making us a part of your day,
Videography // Trevor and Michael
Edit // Lina
Venue // Lanikuhonua & Ihilani @ Koolina