Farica and Andrew’s Wedding Day Hawaii Part 2

Talk about an awesome wedding.   When we got back to Toronto, it’s amazing how so many people asked how was the wedding? Hawaii seem to be the dream destination for many… and take it from us, it was.  Farica and Andrew’s wedding was special to us as with all our wedding clients but this one was extra special.  I have known the groom’s family for many years to the extent… I ended up marrying into their family too (who would have thought eh Chang’s?)   Needless to say when Gi and I where asked to capture their wedding, we were super ecstatic and extremely honoured.

The wedding day started off with Gi and I splitting up as I drove to where the bride and her family were getting ready and Gi walked over to Andrew and his groomsmen.   The ceremony was gorgeous in every way and capturing Andrew singing his vows was heart warming.   Like every post, we’re much better at telling the story visually.  But as always, just wanted to give a few special thank you’s, starting off with some talented people: Patricia Lee and Leslie Fair for their artistry with make up… both extremely talented .  Ironically enough,  I’ve been following Patricia work before we met at this wedding =) To the cinamphotography team of Keith and Stan… such a blast working together (again) after all these years and wicked job on the SDE.   Last but not least, Farica and Andrew, thank you both so much for letting us be a part of your amazing week and letting us do what we love in capturing so many great memories.  Love you guys both.

Thanks, Leon

So I have a small family in Toronto but luckily enough all my cousins from my dad’s side are here.   So when my youngest cousin gets married it is a big deal.   Andrew is the baby of our family and I can only say it was an honour to be the photographers of this special occasion.   The wedding is everything you could have imagined in Hawaii, blue skies, beautiful clouds, outdoor wedding, a dreamy sunset and of course a gorgeous couple.   I would describe Farica’s style as classic, whimsical, and sophisticated.   And the wedding venue was exactly all of these qualities.   I could not help but feel the love in the air – vows were sung, tears were shed, and grandparents from across the country were represented at the wedding.  There was so much emotion in the wedding and to me that is what really made it perfect.


Wedding Venue – JW Marriot Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa

Make Up Artist -  Patricia Lee  www.patriciamakeupartistry.com

Make Up  Artist - Leslie Fair  www.lesliefair.com

Cinematography – Keith Chang & Stan Yamashita  www.silverpoint.ca
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Hawaii Destination Wedding / Aloha!!

Aloha everyone!  So we’re in Hawaii right now prepping for a destination wedding.   Prior to coming here, Gi and I have been having the time of our lives capturing some amazing events – it has been hectic but then again, for anyone who knows the both of us, we wouldn’t want it any other way =)  Our week started off with capturing a wedding that is dear to my heart. The bride is one of my oldest friends and after 13 hours of awesomeness I was on a plane to Vancouver the next morning for a lifestyle session shoot and then back on a plane to Hawaii!

So how’s Hawaii?  I think that is a loaded question … it’s almost the same as asking someone that owns a Lambo… so how’s the car?   You kind of know the answer to expect =)   But seriously, this island is absolutely gorgeous.   The past few days have been scout days for us, checking out the island and getting ourselves familiar with locations and bouncing some idea’s back and forth between me and the Gi’ster for creative.   We drove around the Island (3 times may I add…should have brought a GPS)  and found sooo many spots we would LOVE to use.   Anyways, here are just a few pics taken with our Fuji X100 to give you guys an idea of what we have been seeing with our eyes.   I’m really excited to share our adventures (how do I say a dozen entries behind) so definitely stay tuned =)  As they say here… Mahalo!

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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