I Finally Stepped Into The Video World

Alright, so this took me a while to actually convince myself into taking up videos because, 1) I hate learning new things and 2) I hate that on top of learning something new, I’ll have to figure out a workflow from what I’m comfortable with already.  But on the other hand, I felt as if I was at a “block” with my photography and (of course there’s many many many more things for me to learn) felt at my “max” as of today.  Like I said, it took me a while to convince myself, but I thought about it and realized that I should take a break from photography (I’m not completely stopping.  I’ll just be focusing on learning everything I can with videos now.) and acquire a new skill that can benefit me in the future!  I know I said I hate learning, hate this, hate that, but I also LOVE learning new things if it’s beneficial.  I love that learning something new can open not only your mind, but also your doors of opportunity in the future.

This day me and the boo went to Lanikai beach to just relax and enjoy our day off together.  It was a windy and cold day at the beach tho so no swimming was involved and we just sat on the sand and people watched and I got to practice shooting.  Keeping this short, here’s my very first video and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Feel free to leave me comments and share this video if you please.

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NEW Journal Post 8.26.17

sphoto, sphotohi, sphotohawaii, hawaii, oahu, waianae, beach, ocean, mountain, palm trees, paradise, sunshine, sun, photography, landscape photography, beach house, fishing, beer pongHaven’t posted in the journal for nearly 2 months!  Just did right now though.  See what I did this day!  Click on the photo above or click here.

UPDATED Model Feature: Shazvee

sphoto, sphotohi, sphotohawaii, hawaii, oahu, beach, sun, bikini, model, beach photography, model photography, fashion, fashion photography, shaz, shazv, shazvee, photography, canon, t1i, 35mm lens, digital photography, sand, paradise, ocean, skyOver this past weekend, my girlfriend’s family was back home on the island, from WA, where they reside now.  We did a whole bunch of fun stuff while they were here and for the last weekend, they rented a beach house out in Makaha.  It was a tropical getaway.  I didn’t want the weekend to end!  The view was great too so we had to take pictures while we were there since we probably would never go back there anytime soon!  Check out the set by clicking on the photo above or click here.  I’ll be posting a bit more in my journal touching on some things from the beach house.  So look out for that!

UPDATED Portfolio Maternity Shoot

I know I post a lot of model portraits, but don’t let that stop you from thinking I can’t shoot anything else!  Did this sunset maternity shoot for friends of a friend in July.   This was before they were heading back home to Vegas and they requested to have some maternity shots done.  My friend asked me and I happily agreed to do it.  I like shooting maternity photos because to me, it’s such an important thing to document, especially if it’s going to be your first child, I mean why wouldn’t you want some memories?!

For more, click here to see my whole portrait portfolio.

NEW Brands Feature: AMMDI (Aloha Made Me Do It)

sphoto, sphotohi, sphotohawaii, hawaii, oahu, waianae, makaha, aloha made me do it, ammdi, photos, photography, models, model, model photography, mandy butler, mermaid sirenity, canon, dslr, beach, ocean, paradiseLinked up with @aloha_mmdi to shoot their latest swimsuit drop, “Pineapple Aloha”, which drops today (6.9.17)! No long intro’s for this one.

Big shouts to @keeeraah (you’ll find out soon who she is) for choosing us to be a part of this project!  Here is a few nice words she had for the crew and I.  “Huge thank you to Sean, Brandon, Kalen, and Jaysen for being a part of this project with us and helping us make this vision come to life!  Also, for helping me down the hike lol.”

Click on the photo above or click here to see what AMMDI is all about, the sick video coverage my homies captured, and photos all from the shoot!