Posts Tagged 'hawaii'

May 13, 2012

haylinjimmy 02 Haylin + Jimmy

haylinjimmy 01 Haylin + Jimmy

I know I say this a lot when it comes to weddings but Haylin and Jimmy’s wedding at the iconic Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki was one of the most memorable weddings I’ve shot. I’ve had a soft spot for Hawaii, it’s culture, and the people who live there ever since my first visit to the islands the summer after I graduated from high school. Haylin and Jimmy, along with their ridiculously cute daughter Maddie, are the embodiment of what Hawaii and the aloha spirit is all about. Hospitable, generous, fun loving, go-with-the-flow… they were just beautiful people to be around and I was so fortunate to be a part of their day.

haylinjimmy 04 Haylin + Jimmy

haylinjimmy 05 Haylin + Jimmy

haylinjimmy 06 Haylin + Jimmy

I met Haylin and Jimmy for the first time when we linked up for their engagement shoot back in June of last year. The second time we met was their wedding day in February of this year. Because we totally hit it off and had a great day shooting the first time, it totally set the precedence for our chemistry on their wedding day. This is one of the big reasons why I am such an advocate of e-shoots. Haylin and Jimmy were so comfortable with me on their wedding day that they knew exactly what to do and how to do it whenever I would set up a shot.

haylinjimmy 07 Haylin + Jimmy

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haylinjimmy 09 Haylin + Jimmy

There were so many amazing, hilarious, and touching moments throughout the day. I will never forget the video testimonials that they played during the reception. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at a wedding before! You can check out the rest of their wedding day story here.

Thanks to my awesome friend Lauren Smith from L-4-Love who set me up with Haylin and Jimmy!

February 14, 2012

IMG 3459w Photo of the Day   Walking On Water

February 14, 2012

IMG 2818w Happy Valentines Day via Bob Marley

You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there. 


February 10, 2012

wavewatching Photo of the Day   Wave Watching

July 11, 2011

haylinjimmylifestyle 063 e1312610889508 Lifestyle Engagement Shoot: Haylin + Jimmy = Maddy

Thanks to Lauren from L-4-Love for introducing me to Haylin and Jimmy and their adorable as heck daughter Maddie. Though they’re originally from the islands, school and work brought them to the mainland where they fell in love with LA. Now that it’s time for them to move back to HI, they wanted to do a lifestyle engagement shoot to not only celebrate their love for LA but to also commemorate the renewing of their vows which I’ll be shooting at the Moana Surfrider come February 2012. If you’ve ever cruised Waikiki then you’ve undoubtedly seen this beautiful beachfront hotel. I’m stoked!

You can view more of their story here at Haylin + Jimmy = Maddy

haylinjimmylifestyle 057 e1312610937723 Lifestyle Engagement Shoot: Haylin + Jimmy = Maddy

May 17, 2011

haleiwahapa 012 Hapa Haole Boy

haleiwahapa 021 Hapa Haole Boy

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May 17, 2011

haleiwahailee For A Rainy LA Day In May

March 17, 2011

jaimeexalan 00 Outtakes from Jaimee + Alans Wedding

I was super honored and stoked to be a part of my boy Alan’s wedding. As his best man, I was by his side all day, which allowed me to capture some great moments from an up-close POV on his awesome wedding day. Jaimee and Alan have both moved back home to Hawaii and there’s definitely a void in LA without them here. All good though cause I know I will always have a place to stay when I come visit every year. Thanks in advance guys! Love y’all!

jaimeexalan 02 Outtakes from Jaimee + Alans Wedding

jaimeexalan 03 Outtakes from Jaimee + Alans Wedding

jaimeexalan 04 Outtakes from Jaimee + Alans Wedding

jaimeexalan 05 Outtakes from Jaimee + Alans Wedding

March 04, 2011

happy friday Aloha Friday!!

A play off my quote from the other day… folks from HI know what’s up!

March 03, 2011

bevxjaxhi 01 Two Lovebirds x Hanalei, Kauai

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