Chancy and John Cruz had such a fun styling for their wedding. Perfect slippers under that Vera Wang gown! Makes cruising on the lava easy.
These lovely ladies were beautiful inside and out. Such kind friends tended to the brides every need.
Malinda & Colin were married 3 hours ago. I love it when the couple are allowed a few moments to themselves. It is always a very honest expression of their realtionship.
This wedding was a lot of fun for me. The couple from Minnesota hired two photographers, James Rubio and myself. Mr. JR had the wedding and my assignment was to capture the large family "formal" photos before the ceremony. Couldn't help myself, went a little non formal because one of the groomsmen showed me what was under that pink tie :) Congrats Pang & Andrew!
February was a very busy month... many photo shoots, including 6 weddings! Because of the volume I did not have the chance to post each wedding separately, so here are 2-4 from each wedding. All the couples were fabulous fun!!! I LOVE MY JOB!
Several months ago I was booked to photograph Fridays wedding at Sunset Cove. The only conflict was that I am booked every Friday to dance at Huggo's On the Rocks. I asked my dear friend, Joy, if she would sub and dance at Huggo's. As usual, Joy would do anything for anyone, without hesitation she said yes. With time, the double booking turned into a triple booking. As the wedding date approached, Joy was also requested as the hula dancer for the wedding. Fortunately another lovely dancer, Heidi, was able to dance at Huggo's. Being that Sunset Cove is right next door, when Bula paused between songs we could here Jeff playing in the background and could see Heidi in the distance.
The best part was that I had the opportunity to photograph my dear friend as she danced throughout the evening. As with any great dancer the movement appears effortless, and the dance carries on beyond the body. Joy is the epitome of sharing Aloha, and is so properly known throughout the island as, The Joy of Aloha.
Unlike most wedding photographers, I am not always privy to details. One of my venues often does not share the itinerary, number of guests or any of the brides coorespondance. However, yesterday no conversation was necessary to understand who was in attendance to celebrate the couples union. In the front row of chairs placed on the first seat was a triangle box holding an American flag and a beautiful orchid lei. The procession included the couples little daughter and the beautiful bride entered escorted only by her mother. I wanted to capture a moment for the bride that included her fathers memory. This picture was take very quickly because I had to lay into the sisters' lap who was seated in the second row. Not until looking at the footage did I realize the couples daughter had danced into the frame. As a hula dancer, the first thing I notice is the little girls hands. They appear as if she is placing a lei on a loved one. Mahalo to this sweet keiki who is teaching me that my work is to acknowledge presence, not document memories. I don't know how long ago the brides father passed, or if he ever had the chance to hold his granddaughter..... but he did yesterday. The family showed him honor, and his presence was most certainly at his daughters wedding, holding the entire family.
Kim & Nick were so much fun to spend the day with!!! Kim had gorgeous simplicity to her style- her something blue pinned under her lace dress, slippers only when necessary, natural face and genuine smile. Nick was always smiling knowing how beautiful his bride is and how their companionship is so special.