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!
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!
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.