I'm so excited to announce my new blog! A big thank you goes out to Nathaniel for all the hard work he has done, click here to check him out. Not only is he excessively talented, but he's a pleasure to work with.
You can visit my new blog, here, as I'll be posting there from now on. Be sure to update your Bookmarks and your RSS Feeds to stay updated!
The new blog has a link to my new website dedicated to Hawaii weddings. This is a soft launch because I'm still making edits to the website. You can also check it out by clicking here.
Let me know you found it and what you think by leaving a comment on the new blog!
Thank you to all of you who stop by Holladay Photo and offer your feedback and support.
Posted by Holladay Photo at 2:08 PM
Here is a teaser from this weekend's wedding on a beach in Kailua Hawaii, I will be posting a lot more shots from this beautiful wedding later this week. I haven't had time to blog much because I have been working on a big project that will be released later this week, keep an eye out.
Posted by Holladay Photo at 11:15 AM
Thank you Anna and Zane for a fun afternoon of shooting. In the second half of our shoot I experimented with some different lighting and style, keep a look out for a post with those shots in the future.
Posted by Holladay Photo at 10:26 PM
This weekend I worked with local photographer Adam Palmer to help shoot one of his weddings in Luana Hills in Kailua. It is always fun working with other talented photographers. On top of being an amazing wedding photogragher Adam has some of the coolest Hawaii fine art photography, you can check it out here or go to www.adamapalmer.com. The size of the pictures on his website do not do them justice, you have to see them blown up, they are stunning.
Here are a few shots that I took at the wedding.
Posted by Holladay Photo at 1:02 PM
About 5 years ago when I started my career as a professional photographer, I also started to do a holiday special where I would have 10 families meet me at one location back to back. This made it possible for me to offer a discounted price per family. Now it has become a tradition for Holladay Photo as I have seen how much families enjoy having nice photos for their holiday cards. This year I will be photographing on November 8th at bathtub beach,(see the shoot below). Each session will last for 30 minutes and will include a CD with 25-50 high resolution images for $95. You can call me to book 808.450.2316. I will post the schedule below. Over half the slots booked before I officially announced it, so if this day books up fast and I have the time I may offer an additional day. Check back for availabilty.
November 8th @ Bathtub Beach:
On top of being a photographer, I am also in charge of running our home, which includes cooking. I love to cook, its another creative outlet for me. This post is for the produce co-op I belong to. This dish, as I know it, is called kielbasie, the first time I was introduced to kielbasie was at the fairground in Delaware, (this is where I spent my high school days). Very basic ingredients: garlic, onion, bellpeppers red and green, Kielbasa Sausage. I start by throwing the peppers and kielbasa on the grill, and in a large hot pan put in butter, garlic, and the onions, and it really starts to smell good. When the peppers and kielbasa get a little black take them off the grill and chop them up and add to the onion mix. Let it all simmer together untill it looks like the pic below and them put it on some rice and enjoy.
I think the biggest part of my job is not taking pictures, in this digital world anyone can pick up a camera and get a good picture. I think the most important part of my job is to help families relax and be in their element and forget that I have a camera in hand. That is when I get the best shots and we have the most fun. This family was truly fun to photograph, and I love it when families want to get in the ocean.
Lester Falatea is an amazing person, he was always upbeat and could make anyone laugh. If there was a bad vibe in the line up, as soon he paddled out it would dissipate. I think there must have been hundreds of people at his funeral and another 150 paddled out to show their respect for him at pipe, including some of the north shore heavy's. Here are a few shots I got from that day. For all the ways he's known as an incredible surfer, he is greatly loved as a wonderful husband and father- he will be missed by many.
Awhile ago I had gotten this picture of Les surfing with his son and nephew.