I adore weddings! They truly have to be my absolute most favorite event or moment to photograph ever. And just like my own client weddings, many times fellow wedding photographers will need help or a 2nd shooter during their events.. So naturally I love to help! Here are some images taken and edited by Amanda Berube Photography for Bella Muse Photography from May 2013.
Hawaii.. Oh how I adore youuu! The move to Georgia was a success with very few bumps along the way and now I find myself finally having sometime to play catch up and get to all my emails and messages. My clients are all so very sweet -Two of the top questions among all my messages are “Why did you have to leave?” & “Who do you recommend?”..
I had to leave because I follow my heart, which is my husband. Sadly he has to go where the military tells him and as he does.. so do I… So that answers the first question.
Now for the second question -Who do I recommend ?
There are sooooo many amazing photographers in Hawaii and on Oahu. I’m not even going to try to name all of them. However, I will definitely go ahead and recommend the ones I love, follow and truly admire. Their work is breath taking and emotional, gorgeous and eye catching.. Each session they photograph, shows the time they took to get to know and understand their clients -Capturing the personalities of their clients as well as the beauty that is unique to only them.
They are extremely talented individuals and they are genuine ARTISTS.
Of course you don’t have to take my word for it. Below I have a list with all the Photographer’s I admire & recommend from Oahu with their information, in no certain order.. websites, facebook pages, emails, everything. -So you can check them out for yourself.
So with all that being said.. lets begin, shall we?
Ashley Kirner Photography
Web | www.AshleyKirnerPhotography.com
Facebook | www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-Kirner-Photography/209973695688707?fref=ts
Email | email@example.com
Shannon Forbes Photography
Norma Mitchell Photography & Jewelry
Web | www.serendipityphotography.biz
Facebook | www.facebook.com/pages/Serendipity-Photography/180437125322329
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Just B Photo
Amanda Hamilton Photography
I hope you get the chance to check out each photographer listed. The specialties among the list included are Glamor, Fashion, Water/Adventure, Newborn, Family, Couples and Wedding Photography.
So the next time your ever in the need of a photographer in Hawaii, book with one of them. You wont be disappointed -Cheers!
I LOVE continuous education.
I am a firm believer that it doesn’t matter what your passion is, how good you may or may not be, or if you make $100,000,000 or 2 cents.. There is ALWAYS something to learn and always room for improvement. So whenever I get a free second, I try to check out a workshop. Luckily for me, one of my Super Hero Photographers.. aka one of the Photographers I idealize, offered me a chance at an experience I could never pass up!
A couple days ago, I had the honor of participating and modeling for a workshop taught by Mapuana of Mapuana Reed Photography. For those of you who aren’t familiar with her.. I am more than happy to fill you in! ;o) … Basically, she’s an AMAZINGLY talented glamor photographer, who genuinely believes every woman should feel beautiful in their own skin. In fact, that’s pretty much her logo! Mapuana credits two well known photographers for sparking her love for photography; Naomi Masina & Sue Bryce. With training and mentoring from both Naomi & Sue, plus some time spent on the Creative Live set; Mapuanna is a power house of experience, great direction, beauty & awesome sauce.
The workshop was truly educational and I found value in everything Mapuana discussed. One thing that I agree with wholeheartedly and try to practice myself, is her views on passion vs business. If you do something because you love it (and not for the money) you will always feel relaxed, like you’ve never worked a day in your life. And that feeling is truly a beautiful thing!
On top of what we learned photography wise; Her equally amazing hair & make up artist, Jessica Freitag, also showed us a thing or two during the class! She educated us on her work process from start to finish, hair and make up tips and all the products she loves to use on clients. And an extra bonus to the whole experience.. was getting to meet the other wonderful photographer’s also attending. (Like the wonderful Kelcy, of KPA Photography!)
I am extremely grateful to Mapuana for allowing me to attend and model for her & the workshop. I cant wait to be able to use all the information I learned to become an even better photographer!
For anyone interested in Mapuana’s workshop, she will be hosting another one very soon. And of course, I highly recommend attending!
Ohh!! And one thing I forgot to mention was how I felt after all of this. I was all kinds of dolled up & I felt like the most beautiful girl ever!!! Which is exactly what Mapuana wants you to feel.. Gorgeous! So when you book a session with her, I suggest having something fun planned for after. It could be a night on the town or a special dinner for two. Trust me! Your gonna want to show of how wonderfully beautiful you feel afterwards! (I wasn’t able to go out because my little gentleman was feeling sick. So I decided to take a few photographs with him.)
Below are some of my favorite photos from the workshop taken by Mapuana. I adore them all very much and I’m sure you will as well. Interested in checking her out, booking a session or joining her workshop? Her website and facebook fan page links are also below!
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/GlamourByMapuanaPhotography
Website | www.mapuanareed.com
INSPIRATION – I wanted to take a few photos showing my love & support for my baby nephew who has a rare form of brain cancer. For those who don’t know, his name is Adam, of Angels for Adam.. Mapuana was 100% for the idea and did a fabulous job! If you would also like to show your support for baby Adam, you can follow his journey through his facebook fan page.. https://www.facebook.com/AngelsForAdam