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aloha! in case you were wondering, ohana means family. our ohana is made up of david, kim, april, rain, and kona the dog. welcome to our blog! we are san diego wedding photographers, but we put everything in here. san diego weddings, orange county weddings, hawaii weddings, destination weddings, road trips, and even friends with beach balls. come on in and share a little aloha. please leave comments as often as possible. we love hearing from our extended ohana. mahalo for stopping by!
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

what Christmas is all about

to all those celebrating with us today,
Merry Christmas!
this is my all time favorite.

happy holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

san diego wedding photographers take over downtown!

if there were a headline, that's what it would say. headline or not, kim and i, along with a bunch of our san diego wedding photographer friends, braved arctic sixty five degree winds to do a fun portrait session with the smokin hot helena, erik, and lauren in downtown san diego. we have to give our models huge props for being out there in dresses (don't worry erik, we won't post any of those :) some of us were out there in parka's, uggs, and earmuffs. kim, as usual, was in shorts. she's wired all wrong. sadly, april was not able to make it out because she had the black lung that day. anyway, here's what kim and i came up with.
this first one is of lauren doing what she does... making cool look hot.

here's helena staring down the sun and showing it who's hotter.

lauren at last light

helena on wheels (sorry, i had to do it.)

lauren gets the gamer of the day award. that water was about 50 degrees, but you wouldn't know it by looking at lauren. she jumped right in and made it look like a hot tub in phoenix in july.

helena and lauren teamed up and stopped traffic (and random guy) :)

helena's smile is warm like sunshine.

here's helena with her man erik, heatin' the streets.

lauren's eyes are amazing. there's a lotta fierceness in there.

thank you helena and erik for walking all over downtown and for being down with all of our photo requests. you both look amazing.

in between poses, lauren and helena spiced things up a bit. :)

after wading in ice cubes for a while lauren was stoked to be out and wrapped in a blanket. thank you for braving the cold lauren. you gave us some amazing images.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

make it work

in times like these you have to improvise, adapt, overcome. this year we have broadened our horizons and learned quite a bit. on our latest outing into the wilderness beyond being san diego wedding photographers, we dipped our photographic toes into the unfamiliar waters of fashion photography and, as katy perry said, we liked it. :)
this was not just any fashion show. it was a SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE class project and a benefit for the KID ANGEL FOUNDATION. the location was san diego's first tapas bar, La Gran Tapa.
the show was amazing!
you may not know it by just watching, but fashion shows are super fast paced. luckily april and i got to mingle a while before the show and get some cool back stage shots of the calm before the storm. april even updated her blog (i know, right) with some of her images. click here to take a gander at her shots.

claire, dmarkis, and justin, the make-up and hair stylists from RICHARD JOSEPH SALON in san diego did an incredible job. they were all uber cool and super easy to work with. if you want your hair and makeup to look awesome, hire them. today. they straight up rule.

i want to thank melody, her mom barbara, and everyone that helped to make this show a success. we appreciate you providing this opportunity to step outside our "safe zone." april and i had such a wonderful time i think we're hooked. we'd love to do more shoots like this. so much fun!