Posts tagged videography
Tanner + Hayley | Castaways Wedding in Portland, Oregon

I just had the most amazing weekend traveling to my home state of Oregon. I’ve lived in Hawaii for the last 11 years, but grew up in a small town close to Oregon’s capitol. Sometimes you don’t appreciate where you grew up until you move away. Whenever I travel back now, I find myself amazed at how beautiful Oregon is. The coast is foggy and inspiring, the cities are unique and full of good food, and the country side is full of pine trees and squirrels.

The weather was perfect for Tanner + Hayley’s wedding day. No clouds in sight, and the first signs of spring showing in the cherry blossoms. The ceremony was at Holy Trinity Church and the reception was in the industrial part of Portland near the river. Enjoy this short teaser from Tanner + Hayley’s spring wedding at Castaway in Portland!

Photo: Aniko Productions

Venue: Castaway

DJ: Stumptown DJ

Coordination: Bridal Bliss NW

Choosing the right Vendors for your destination wedding in hawaii

Congratulations! You're engaged!

Now its time to plan the wedding of your dreams. From a small beach elopement to an extravagant, luxury wedding, each wedding is unique and displays the personality of the couple getting married. There are many decisions that go into planning a wedding and tons of them you haven't even heard of until planning your own. 

Choosing vendors that work well together is the single best thing you can do in planning your wedding. Chat with each individual and make sure they will be the right fit with you and the rest of the people involved. At the end of the day, it is your wedding and you have the final decision. You want everyone involved to be on the same page working together. Then a couple months after the big day you're rewarded with all the photos and videos. Amazing, beautiful moments captured from your special day through visual memories you can share over and over again.

So what makes someone the right fit? How do you know if they work well with others? This is where you start looking at who's worked together in the past and if they have a good relationship in the present. Ask vendors who they like working with. Ask them who's work they admire or who they would like to work with in the future. Look for recommended vendor list (not only from the coordinator, but also from the vendors).

Important vendor qualities:

  • Hardworking - They can hang out all day for 8+ hours with you and still have a smile on their face (And show up on time!)

  • Vision - You have a vision for your wedding, you need the people involved to be observant enough to see it and give it life.

  • Talented - This is the "giving it life" part. You want them to take your vision and turn it into the most beautiful creation ever!

  • "Go with the flow" - This one to me is very important. As much planning that goes into a wedding, sometimes things change last minute. You need people who adapt and roll with the punches.

  • Works well with others - Weddings are a team effort, only by working together can you pull off the perfect wedding.

 

Check out my recommended vendors list under my Friends tab!

 

 

 

 

New Zealand Travel Film

Back in June, my wife Christine and I flew a couple thousand miles to the land of snowcapped mountains, endless beaches, and magnificent waterfalls. We flew a total of 13,040 miles and drove 2,450 miles during our trip. Some would say that isn't a vacation. A vacation should be relaxing by the pool and drinking a cocktail, Christine and I don't take normal vacations.

In order to see New Zealand properly, you have to take a road trip. The endless miles seem to disappear when the landscape changes dramatically every 5 minutes. The North and South islands are both unique and offer different experiences for different people. Taking a tour of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, watching seals play on the beach, and hiking 12km in the Abel Tasman National Park, where some of the highlights from the south island. Highlights from the north island included, exploring the thermal valley in Wairakei, wine tasting on Waiheke island, and eating the best fish n chips in the world in Mangonui.

My love for creating films doesn't stop when I go on vacation. Years ago I actually found my love for filmmaking on a road trip through America's southwest. To me, stopping and taking the time to create something I'll remember forever doesn't take away from the journey. I love looking back on all the adventures I've had and the people I've shared them with.

Please enjoy this short cinematic highlight film of our 3 week road trip through New Zealand! I hope it inspires you to travel and see new places!