Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Going Off the Clock

People often ask us if there is a way to get coverage of all the important elements of a wedding, from getting ready through to the reception, but without having to spend a lot of money by getting an all-day package. Our answer is yes! What we can do is go off the clock, only charging you for the time we actually spend taking pictures or videos. No other company that we know of does this! Here's an example of how it might work. First you have us come in at, say, 10:30 a.m., and take pictures of the tail end of getting ready for an hour or so. Then we go off the clock until 4:00 p.m., when we shoot the ceremony and the formals for maybe an hour and a half. Then we go off the clock again, and come back at 7:30 p.m. or so, just before your formal reception program starts, and shoot for another two hours until the program is over. We have been with you from10:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., but you are only charged for 4.5 hours! You can save hundreds of dollars this way. And while we are off the clock, we are still standing by and ready to jump in if you decide you want something else covered. It's extremely flexible and there are many variations. Call and ask us about this great service!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hidden Advantages of Having the Same Company Do Your Photography and Video

We've talked about some of the advantages of having a team that is used to working together do your photography and video. For example, when the photographer and videographer are familiar with each others style they're better at staying out of each others way. But there are also some new reasons that you should be aware of.
"Hybrid" cameras are becoming more and more popular. These are cameras that will produce both high quality stills and videos. We're talking about very good quality video, not the highly compressed video that most still cameras or even cellphones will give you these days. Our principal videographer Chris Walker uses one of these cameras. This means that when working with the photographer, he can even share some of the lenses. It also means that if for some reason the photographer can't get a shot, the video guy can use his camera for that photo.
Just something to think about!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Wedding at Loulu Palm Estate

The Loulu Palm Estate is a really special location for couples who want an outdoor wedding and reception in a beautiful, very Hawaiian place far from the tourist crowds. A gigantic lawn leads out to a gorgeous, empty beach on Oahu's North Shore. They set up a big tent on the lawn so you can have your reception outdoors under the stars. The beach is wonderful for taking formal shots. It's more expensive than most venues but worth it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Wedding at Kalama Beach Club, Kailua, 1/26/13

A nice, casual local wedding, where we were mostly just staying in the background capturing what was going on. This was one of the many weddings for which we have done both video and photography.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Wedding at Hale Koa Hotel

We've done more weddings at the Hale Koa Hotel than anywhere else. Great location, great variety of places to hold the ceremony and shoot formals, and ballrooms of all sizes for receptions large and small. This couple went all out.

As usual we used Canon full frame cameras which allow for a more three dimensional look. Notice how blurred out the background is in the shot of the flowers on the table.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Our New Retouching Service

For most of our photography packages, we now include extensive retouching of 40 or more images. You can choose which ones, or we can choose them for you. This is in addition to the standard adjusting for color balance, exposure, contrast, etc., that we do for every single image on every package!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Willows 12/10/12

We always like taking wedding photos at the Willows because the charming wedding chapel and the waterfall are great backgrounds. The Willows is an excellent venue for having your wedding, formal photography, and reception all in one compact place.