The same day edit film of a long time friend and his brand new wife. I’ve known Bryce since the 7th grade and the reality has been hitting me more and more as I film each of my friends’ weddings….we’re grown ups. haha.
Bryce used to hang out at the “Mauka bench” with all of the other kids from Mililani Mauka Elementary, such as myself, in intermediate school (junior high to all you mainlanders ;P). We all shared common friends, much of whom I’ve known since the 6th grade, so we grew pretty close all the way thru high school. A fond memory I have of our group was when we all used to wrestle at our friend Sean’s house after school. A fun tidbit about their reception grand entrance, Bryce + Ann walked out to wrestling theme music and did the DX chop / “suck it” gesture, hahaha. Too awesome. It was like a mini high school reunion at their wedding and It was great catching up with old friends. :) I only got to meet Ann for the first time a few months ago (about a week prior to the wedding) and I was truly, truly happy that Bryce found such a wonderful woman as his partner in life. Outgoing and beautiful with a bubbly personality, it was pretty apparent why Bryce fell in love with her.
Imagine my excitement, and admittedly a bit of nervousness, when it came time to film their wedding. I’ve never been one to worry about my couples’ expectation when it comes to their wedding film and same day edits as I have full confidence in my team and I’s ability, however there’s a small (well ok…HUGE) level of expectation to perform when it’s a childhood friend. I watched intently as Ann + Bryce saw their SDE at the reception and a big sigh of relief came over me when Bryce + Ann emote with joy as the film finished.
Congrats Bryce + Ann! It was truly my pleasure being your Hawaii wedding cinematographer :)
The team that made it all happen :
Photographer – Aaron Rideout
DJ – Tony So
Coordination – Finishing Touch (Sandra Williams + KathE Garcia)
MUA – Flaunt
Venue – The Modern Honolulu (Renee Suzuki)
Special shout out to Joel from Studio Red for all his help during the shoot!