Nobody can do photos like us. Why? They're not us LOL!
If you like our photos, book us. If you expect photos that look other than what we show you, you won't get it.
We focus upon the people first and then to showcase our scenic Hawaii beaches, ocean, and sky, and getting as much natural color as possible from those backgrounds.
You'll notice that our photos are very consistent. We shoot in a style and lighting technique that allows us to create our "look" reliably in all outdoor conditions.
We sequence shots in a logical progression allowing us to create a greater variety and more photos in a lesser amount of time. This allows us to give you better and more shots, and save you time. Good photographers work quickly and efficiently, that's what professionals do. We only use good professionals!
Can we get different style photos than what you show?
How do you photograph?
All of our beach locations are out in the open and in either, harsh direct sunlight, under tree shade, or under overcast and cloudy conditions. And many times, to get the backgrounds we want, it's not the best natural light direction and causing undesirable and unacceptable facial shadows.
To minimize those conditions and achieve our desired results with the same "look" wedding after wedding, we use powerful on-camera, direct and in-direct, electronic flash. This creates the consistency you see in our photos and give you confidence that what we show you is what you'll get. We rarely deviate from this unless, creating a singular special shot.
FYI: By using flash, we can do jobs at all times of the day and at all beach locations. It allows us to actually show the beautiful backgrounds versus completely white sky and ocean using natural light (except of course when the sky is already white or overcast). It fills-in harsh facial shadows and pockets under the eyes and avoids "dead eyes", instead creating a sparkle in the eyes. It makes for clean colors of skin, flowers, clothes, and scenery. It makes for great color contrast versus flat looking faces and backgrounds (that flat brown look). It just does so many good things that there's almost no time we'd use natural light.
FYI: We do not use specialty lighting tools like soft-boxes, umbrellas, etc. simply because, they don't work at most beach locations. Nor do we pay or you pay for photo assistants to attend those devices.
Finally, most all tourist websites shoot JPEG (just like your simple point and shoot camera). For the the best digital photo files, we "capture" our photos in "RAW" format and "process" each individual image for the best exposure, tone, color, saturation, and other parameters before converting to a JPEG file. This takes 1-2 hrs more hours of work. Read about RAW here.
How much time does it take?
We work smartly, efficiently, and quickly making our sessions fun and enjoyable. This also saves you money.
After the ceremony, which is about 8-12 minutes, it takes about 10-15 minutes for the photo session. In that time, we can and usually shoot 80-100+ photos. More time and photos for extended sessions. Most people will agree that it's more than enough and believe us, it is.
FYI: There's only so much you can shoot with a couple, standing here, looking there, doing this, doing that, etc. before it gets redundant, boring, and a waste of your time and money. Don't fall for the "free hour" gimmick or don't believe us.
How much do you shoot?
We shoot more than enough to cover your event and to satisfy your package requirements. Our packages list 80-100+ shots for selection. We don't over promise :) We do a coverage until we're done.
As it's been working out, we're usually shooting 120 to 140 and even to 160+ for our standard packages. If you're having any extra services like extended sessions, cake, toast, Photo Tour, or special ceremony events we can shoot even more.
We only want a couple of photos.
OK but, we do the coverage no matter. That's what we do.
Some websites shoot hundreds of shots?
Really? We don't shoot 20 shots of the exact same thing just so we can boast that we shoot 500 photos. LOL.
Can we get more photos than what we paid for?