Halloween morning started out with a huge spider web that covered the entire classroom. We then estimated the weight of the Great Pumpkin. In math class we carved the pumpkin and counted all the seeds in its guts. The children also painted little pumpkins. There were great costumes today at school, vampires, princesses, goblins, hillbillies etc. etc. etc. I went as a flamenco dancer....then came home changed into my hula costume to go to work at Lava Lava. The staff at Lava Lava had incredible costumes too.... most to gory to show pictures. My hula costume tonight looked more like a pumpkin than a dancer :) One of my recent wedding couples were in the crowd! My favorite costumes by far though where those I received in texts messages from my brother and sister of my niece and nephews. Elizabeth's kids were dressed as Peter Pan and Wendy. Matthew's sons were a Ranger, Thomas Train and a horse. I love those kids!!
The last few weeks at Innovations Charter School have been eventful. We took the 1st and 2nd graders to the Kahilu Theater to see Lava Roots African Dance Concert. On Tuesday Matt from Reef Teach came to share a lesson on our local marine life. On Wednesday Kumu Malie gave the blessing as all the children helped in the groundbreaking for the new extension on the campus. Today was the start of Spirit Week..... everyone wore mustaches. The rest of the week is sure to be exciting! All that while still dancing at Beach Club in the evenings and had three weddings to photograph this week.
Amy and Andrea were married tonight at the Royal Kona Resort. Visit again for more from this wedding.
I adore Reverend Patrick!
He is a Photographers best friend.
Last night when Sara the bride stepped up on the alter her dress folder under her feet. There were many guest but no bridal party, so Rev Patrick to the rescue.
He is not only a fashion mavin .... he is attentive to details in every aspect of the ceremony. He always guides the couples to perfect picture shots. Once Sara's train was draped beautifully he began the marriage ceremony.
Visit often, more to come from Sara & Lawrence's wedding soon.
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of photographing Nicole Swift and Dominick Montalbano's wedding. Nicole has had an incredible past few days; married only days ago in-between training sessions and then today is not only her birthday but she is racing in the Iron Man Triathlon! GO NICOLE GO!!!!!! After the wedding I helped her carry some flowers up to her room and saw the bike..... we just could not pass up the photo on her bike in her wedding dress! I had to unpack my gear for one more shot. Here bike was pink like the color of her bouquet and had Iron Girl decals all over the speed machine. Although Swift is a cool last name for an Iron Woman as a gift to her husband Dominick, she asked that at the finish line she is announced as Mrs. Montalbano.
More photos from this wedding to come.