Frenchie and Cory | Dillingham Ranch Wedding Photography

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I have so much to say about Frenchie and Cory!  Mostly, to the effect, that this is how to throw a party and this is how you celebrate love.  I connected the first time I met the couple during our consultation and I knew right away the event they were to have.  Lorraine, (Frenchie), because she’s from France, had a vision for romance, elegance, good food, good music, and of course, Champagne.  Everything was planned so perfect by Best Day Ever and we were anxious and excited to celebrate with them!  If you remember, we took some beautiful romantic engagement shots a short while back.  I love Dillingham Ranch and despite the ominous weather on their wedding day, everyone had a great time!  Including us… I honestly don’t think I’ve seen rain that hard in quite a while.  Scary in fact at one point.  We had more water coming down than was going out.  But the music kept playing, the drinks were flowing and everyone was dancing!  Yes, we got wet… didn’t lose any gear (thankfully) and I feel captured the essence of Lorraine and Cory and the family… Please enjoy the slideshow!  This one has music, just a forewarning;-)

 

Thanks so much to all the vendors!! You all went above and beyond!

Coordination: Best Day Ever

Cake : We Heart Cake Co.

Catering and Bar : Memoirs

DJ : Showtime

Florals: Yvonne Designs

Hair and Make Up: Delish, Heather Heen

Linen: Les Saisons

Live Band: Moanalua

Officient: Duke Aiona

Rentals: Pacific Party Rentals – Tent and Tables & Chairs

 

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Tasha and Leo | Waikiki Wedding Photography

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We get to spend a little time with our couples but most times not enough.  Tasha and Leo had their wedding at the beautiful Hilton Crystal Chapel, with a reception at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki.  Tasha and Leo looked stunning!  Here’s a little peak…

photo by Shawn

photo by Cory

 

photo by Shawn

 

photo by Shawn

 

photo by Cory

 

photo by Shawn

photo by Cory

 

 

photo by Shawn

 

photo by Cory

 

photo by Shawn

 

photo by Shawn

 

photo by Shawn

 

getting ready shots

photo by Shawn

 

getting ready bouquet photo

photo by Cory

 

full length bridal photo

photo by Shawn

 

bride and groom portrait

photo by Shawn

 

full lenth bridal portrait

photo by Shawn

 

flower girl and bride

photo by Shawn

 

bride and groom portrait

photo by Cory

 

cake cutting ceremony

photo by Shawn

 

 

 

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Soccer Portraits

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For the first time, and hopefully not the last, we took our studio to the soccer fields of Waipio. These are the girls from the Shockers’ soccer club that were league champions in their respective division!  We are so proud of all our girls and of the coaches too!  I’m surprised how much passion the girls put into competing every week.  I love shooting the games and seeing these girls improve literally week to week.  Keep up the good work Shockers and we’ll see you again here next season!

 

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Lorraine and Cory * Engagement

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I’m a little addicted to this location. Partly because of the drama (we love drama) and partly because of the actual accessibility and convenience. It’s so deep and consistently provides light and motion. This is Lorraine aka Frenchie and Cory. When I heard that Lorraine was French…I have to admit I was a bit intrigued.  After all my wife is too French.  When you transplant your life so far sometimes you don’t know how your feet are going to land…  Frenchie did OK!  Cory is from Oahu and they make a great looking couple.  Their wedding will be at Dillingham Ranch so look for some amazing imagery from there coming up this summer!  I’m really looking forward to it!!

 

 



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Performing Arts Portraits

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Once or twice a year, we bring our studio to shoot portraits of the beautiful dancers at Na Maka O Puuwai Aloha dance studio in Waipio.  I can’t tell you how much of a joy it is watching these girls grow up. It’s exciting seeing the girls pick up their new costumes for the upcoming hoike and then perform and pose in front of our cameras!  Na Maka ‘O Pu’uwai Aloha is directed by Kumu Hula Mandi Scott and has been expanding into many genre of dance and performing arts… she’s even now adding ballet!  Dancers are indeed my favorite subject because they understand the visual communication that the body has.  Dance is the universal language of celebration and expression.  Cultures all around the world covet their heritage through dance.  When you see the beauty of it… there’s a reason why!

Junior hip hop

junior hip hop

pre-teen hip hop

junior jazz

keiki hop hop

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junior jazz

teen hip hop

pre teen hip hop

senior jazz

pre teen hip hop

teen jazz

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