Thursday, May 8, 2014
This has always been an interesting and fun ritual after weddings. According to Wikipedia it's a recent tradition that drew its roots from a movie in 1998 but some say popularized in 2001.
"Trash the dress", also known as "fearless bridal" or "rock the frock", is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion or glamour photography. Such photography often takes place on a beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings. The woman often wears a ball gown, prom dress or wedding dress, and may effectively ruin the dress in the process by getting it wet, dirty, or, in extreme circumstances, tearing or destroying the garment.
Some sources claim that the trend was originally started in 2001 by Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper, however, the idea of destroying a wedding dress has been used in Hollywood symbolically since at least October 1998 when Meg Cummings of the show Sunset Beach ran into the ocean in her wedding dress after her wedding was interrupted.
Belinda Govatos wanted to end her wedding with a good ole Hawaiian trash the Dress shoot. Belinda packed up the van with several of her kids and friends armed with GoPro cameras. We met at Kua Bay to record this epic event.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Chefs, Chocolatiers and Students are judged by a panel of celebrity chefs “Mr. Chocolate” Jacques Torres of New York City and Valrhona Chocolate’s Vincent Bourdin of Singapore. Other team judges included chocolatier Ken Goto and pastry chefs Rhonda Ashton-Chavez of Four Seasons Resort Maui, Elizabeth McDonald of Mala Restaurant, Ricky DeBoer of The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui; Heather Campbell of Kaua‘i’s St. Regis Resort Princeville and Daniel Sampson of The Fairmont Orchid.
The real winners of the third annual festival are two beneficiaries: the Equip the Kitchens campaign for the future Hawai’i Community College-Palamanui and Kona Pacific Public Charter School.
This year I captured a combination of wonderful chocolate products and demonstrations along with shots of people just having fun and enjoying the gala event and the music of Yisa Var and her band.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
On Thursday April 10, 2014 Belinda Willis and Dan Govatos were married on the beach at the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Having large families didn't prove to be a challenge for either the bride or the groom. Combined they now have 11 children and countless numbers of friends all over the world. Join with me to congratulate Belinda and Dan and their beautiful children as they begin their lives together as one big happy family.
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