Hawaii Wedding season has begun!
I’m starting off this year’s wedding season with a next day edit / highlight film from the wedding of Sharon and Luis. They flew in all the way from Japan to have their wedding here in Hawaii. Sharon actually contacted me one month before her wedding date and said that she was scouting for hawaii wedding cinematographers and that I was one of her picks…then she followed that up by saying, “and I’m picky :P”! LOL! I was flattered.
Well they had their wedding this past wednesday at an amazing location, Angel’s Bay Beach in Waimanalo. Capt. Howie was their officiant and he had such great and inspiring words to share with them in regards to love, life, and how to love is to live. About 20 people made the trek to Hawaii for their destination wedding, and each one of the guests was very close and special to Sharon and Luis. I felt very honored to have been chosen as their wedding cinematographer to capture their very intimate event. Thank you Sharon and Luis for your warm hospitality! Special thanks to my friend Princeton who helped out during the day. I owe ya one bro!
Without further ado, the Wedding Highlight Film of Sharon and Luis.
Howdy followers of my escapades in Wedding Cinematography!
I haven’t released much work lately as I’ve been
slaving crafting away at finishing a few edits. I normally wouldn’t just post an update on “what’s new”, but Eunice nudge me to update my blog. ;) Busy season is upon us and it’s time to get ready for a bunch of shootin’ and flyin’. Some exciting locations ahead : Cancun, New York, Chicago, and Canada! Going to be racking up quite a bit of flyer miles this summer/fall season!
From time to time, I team up with some of my colleagues in the wedding cinematography industry and get a chance to push the creative envelope as well as trade techniques and ideas. I just got back from Maui shooting with a friend of mine, Angel De Armas. Shot an awesome couple at the beautiful Sugarman Estate but unfortunately I don’t have any footage to share as it belongs to Angel. But…..what I AM able to share is a quick screen grab from some footage of the photo session that I shot right outside of the estate :).
“Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book is a highly edited collection of wedding service providers – from mom and pop boutiques to A-Listers. Bottom line, these vendors are the best of the best.” Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book
Colour Craft Media is proud to be accepted into Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book of vendors for Hawaii Wedding Cinematography! It’s a real honor as anyone who wishes to advertise with them must go through an arduous approval and screening process which involves evaluation on design, work, and personality of your company. They saw our work, loved it, and immediately pushed us through the process.
CCm aims to be a well designed and fashionable cinematography studio without sacrificing the individuality of each couple. Style Me Pretty’s editor (Abby Larson) also feels the same way about design. She feels it’s all about putting your own personality and style into your wedding and it should give your guests a view of who you are as a couple. Your wedding design should be based on what you as a couple love and not what someone else says is chic or “in” at the time. It’s such a great feeling to be associated with a blog like Style Me Pretty who cares about the quality of vendors they allow to advertise and be a part of their Little Black Book rather than just opening the door to anyone who has the cash to pony up.
Take a look at their blog if you’re looking for some design inspiration. There’s quite a bit of swagger being tossed around there :).
Posting this wedding all the way from San Diego, California!
First some tidbits about the day: Being a Hawaii resident, I had no idea where the heck I was going when driving around SoCal. It’s a good thing I had James Pizarro from our sister company red Bicycle Media with me. Not even 2 weeks after we filmed a wedding in Hawaii, he caught wind of me covering a full wedding alone in California and flew out ALL THE WAY FROM OHIO to help. Thanks again for that bro! I couldn’t have pulled off the SDE to this level solo :). Now with the help of our phones giving us directions and James’ excellent navigational skills (lol), we were able to make each location punctually.
Now fast forward to the reception and SDE showing time. We almost did not get to show this piece. It wasn’t a question of being done, I was done editing it quite early, it was the fact of some weird equipment issues. We usually use our own projectors as we can trust them and know what it takes to project with them, but we were at the mercy of the DJ’s projector, which needless to say gave us quite a few headaches. We ended up figuring out a solution, with the help of Keshia’s brother Nick who saved the day by driving to an electronics store MID RECEPTION, and we were able to show the SDE at the end of the night. Whew…..It was a great recap to a wonderful day.
To Keshia and J.C. : You were such a joy to work with, CCm was proud to be your cinematographers for that day (even though the MC kept calling us your wedding videographers, lol). It was a joy to film your wedding day and be a part of it. Congratulations!
ps. For you eagle eyed viewers of my blog, Keshia’s name is spelled K-E-S-H-I-A, not K-E-I-S-H-A. ;)
Enjoy their SDE :
FIRST WEDDING OF THE YEAR!
Katrina and Ryan were quite the opposite of each other, her being more relaxed and him being more of the serious type. Their union really proves the adage, opposites attract. They had their ceremony at a beautiful and intimate church right in the middle of chinatown and had a grand reception at the Dole Cannery Ballrooms. A big highlight of the night was Katrina and Ryan’s SURPRISE first dance performance! During the interviews, Ryan spoke of how Katrina inspired him to be more artistic and more creative. Her impact on him was quite apparent with the awesome standing ovation they received at the end of their dance.
I had the pleasure of having a few superstars shoot with me on this wedding. James Pizarro from my sister studio on the east coast, red Bicycle Media, along with Bruce Patterson from the award winning Cloud Nine Creative lent a hand during the reception while I cut the P.SDE. Special shout out to Joel Courtenay for all his help throughout the day as well.