Home sweet home..Touched down back home in Honolulu a few days ago. Whew…what a whirlwind of a wedding season! It’s been 20k miles of driving + flying in the past 2 months, it’s great to have a bit of time to catch my breath :).
Now onto details about the film!
Eunice and Prince got married at the beautiful Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It was a nice, intimate event with about 30 of their closest friends and family. They had a number of unique elements to their wedding : From Eunice’s stylish veil and Prince’s “Tiger Woods” performance on the links, to the epic processional on a..well, I won’t spoil it ;)…this wedding will definitely be one for the record books. My favorite part of the wedding was the music. A departure from the usual wedding cinematography musical choices, Eunice requested for some deep, soulful house as the backdrop for the P.SDE. It was a little different editing to this type of genre yet refreshing as it presented a fun challenge to still hit the usual high points and pacing but still keep the vibe that house music generates : chill, relaxed, and fun.
Although this wedding film flies under the Colour Craft Media banner, it is actually a joint venture between red Bicycle Media and CCm. James and Brian took the long journey to Mexico with me and it was quite the adventure. Brian Jones from iDream Images was also part of our crazy entourage. Here’s the wedding photos : Eunice + Prince Wedding Photos. We had quite the fun time traveling back from Cancun with the 4 hour layover in Mexico City. All I’ll say is sombreros & prank jokes and I’ll leave it at that. lol
Enjoy Eunice and Prince’s Premium Same Day Edit!
With E&P’s wedding day fast approaching, we wanted to put out a nice teaser film for their guests to build more anticipation for their big day. They wanted to incorporate things that happened in their daily lives. The section in which she showcases her dance skills was one of my favorite scenes to shoot, being a fellow dancer myself. A few of her dance troupe members from isa[dance] were cool enough to dance with Eunice the night we arrived (despite it being SUPER late) and bust out a special dance routine made especially for this film.
This was my first time in the big apple and I was happy to spend it creating this piece. Got to explore the city briefly as well as visit B&H photo video. 2 huge store levels of photo/video gear….I’m proud to say I walked out doing minimal damage to my bank account ;). Thanks for James Pizarro from red Bicycle Media for the assist and Brian Jones from iDream Images for his help. It was a LONG 7 hour drive for us and we turned around a day after and made the same drive back to Ohio. Then, the next day after we got back, I made the drive back with Brian Marks to Staten Island to film another wedding. I’ll share that one as soon as it’s done :). Brian Jones shot the engagement photos, you can see them here : Eunice & Prince – Engagement Session Photos
Mel and Justin..hmm..where to start? Well first, Mel came to me about 6 months ago saying that she felt she found a diamond in the rough. She was searching and searching for the right cinematographer but everywhere she turned, everybody was booked. After looking at everyone’s work, she learned that there was a difference between wedding videography and wedding cinematography. She finally decided to search for ” Hawaii Wedding Cinematography ” and ended up on this site. Noted below is part of her original correspondence with me after checking our availability :
Thanks for getting back to me fast, I’m so scared because most of the videographers that I inquired so far are all booked! I only have 7 more months to plan my wedding and I couldn’t be more concerned about anything else, but my videographer! My fiancee Justin and I are two fun loving people that want to really give a twist from the traditional slideshow to a love story w/ ceremony highlights! We enjoy a playful and modern style and I got the chance to look at your work and I am very impressed! ”
Needless to say, working with her and Justin was nothing but an awesome experience. The love story posted below was pretty much all their idea. VERY creative couple :). Now the title of this blog post will be apparent after watching their same day edit. It was one of the most emotional weddings I’ve ever attended and I must say, the vows got me very close to shedding a tear ;). I sincerely want to say THANK YOU to Mel + Justin for putting their full trust and support behind CCm during this whole project, it was our pleasure being your wedding cinematographers. Special shoutout to Brian from red Bicycle Media (his first time visiting our beautiful islands) as well as Princeton and Erin for their help throughout the day.
As usual, please feel free to comment if you dig the films! Enjoy!
It’s Japanese legend that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish. Be it long life, healing, or success. In regards to weddings, it is said that the folder (or folders in this case) is wishing 1,000 years of happiness and prosperity to the couple. Needless to say, I’m always impressed and taken aback by the site of the paper cranes as I just imagine of how much time was spent as a labor of love folding all those birds.
Brandi and Reid were fantastic to work with. Knowing them and how gracious they are, it’s no surprise that they had a quite a number of people show up in support of their union, around 300+ at their reception! I wish I had more time to fit all the amazing things that happened during the reception in the same day edit, such as Reid’s surprise performance to Brandi with a song that brought the house down as well as the words of wisdom from their friend Jen who was a great officiant :). Her UH football to a wedding analogy was very well received, lol. To Brandi and Reid, from the team and myself, thank you for your hospitality throughout the day and for choosing us for your Hawaii Wedding Cinematography needs :). This was also another collaboration with James Pizarro from my sister studio on the east coast, redbicyclemedia.com. Always a pleasure having you.
Without further delay, here’s their same day edit that we displayed for them at their reception. ENJOY!
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.