Sunday, March 7, 2010

Jaci and Reid Wedding Ceremony at the Hilton

Yesterday was one of the most memorable photography experiences of my life. Jaci and Reid are two of the most loving people you could meet. I feel so happy for them that they have each other.

Thank you Marvin for mentioning to Jaci that I wanted to be a part her wedding. Jaci, thank you so much for allowing me to be there. Geralyn and Arna, what can I say . . . I worship the ground you walk on . . . unbelievable talent, incredible professionalism . . . much mahalos for letting me tag along with you.

Reid's "first look" at Jaci in her bridal gown was the most touching I've ever experienced. As soon as Reid saw Jaci, the tears flowed . . .
and for everyone witnessing too.
Aaron and Dane did an awesome job. They were sooooo cute.
The Ocean Crystal Chapel at the Hilton was beautiful.
Geralyn and Arna in action.
This yuzu mitsu was given to each guest. It's a citrusy honey. Jaci and Marvin made a special trip to Japan just to pick these up.
Dessert consisted of four separate items, specially picked and separately plated.
This is a shot of Jaci and Reid watching their video done by Studio Red. Click on my link. It should take you directly to Jaci and Reid's video. It's amaaaazing. I shot this through some potted plants. Good thing only the hotel workers could see what I was doing. The guests woulda thought, "WhatDaHell is she doing taking pictures of leaves?"
Normally, I try not to post redundant pictures, but I couldn't choose which of these "first dance" photos to post . . . so sorry, but you get three same-kine pictures.

12 comments:

K and S said...

beautiful wedding and photos!

jalna said...

Thanks Kat!! Studio Red just posted Jaci and Reid's video, so you might've missed it. My link now goes directly to their video. It is JUST AWESOME!!

Randism said...

as personally satisfying as the experience was, i'm also glad that your photography skills benefited too! you're just getting better and better; if you're not careful, you might end up leaving your day time job!

Leslie's pics said...

Wow, awesome job! Can't wait to see the rest! Hey I know plenty people at that wedding... :)

jalna said...

Rand, I swear you are my best, best fan. I am sooooo unworthy.

Thanks Les. That's right . . . you must know a lot of Reid's coworkers.

Betty Townsend said...

Another fantastic photo shoot by Jalna!! Very, very nice. Lovely dresses, beautiful flowers and how special to have 2 ceremonies!

Christine said...

Wholey Crap..you did this with only a couple of your lenses WHILE helping Geraline AND carrying all her STUFF?! Man! These pics came out GRREAT!

jalna said...

Thanks Betty. It was so awesome to be a part of this event. I'm sooooo grateful to Marvin and Jaci.

Thanks CQ . . . slowly, slowly, getting there . . . slowly . . .

Erick said...

Great wedding shots, this is clearly your the best wedding collection! You got great camera angles and very creative comps. Fantastic job!

jalna said...

Hooo hooo thanks Erick.

Hiromi said...

Very touching photos! almost made me cry too. just so beautiful!!!

jalna said...

Thanks Hiromi.