I have been taking a series of seminars with PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and Creative Live, which were led by the best wedding photographers in the world.
Through the teachings of these master level photographers, I have discovered they all use the creators of the finest wedding albums in the world, Graphistudios, which is located just north of Venice, Italy.
The artistic standards of GraphiStudios are so high that they actually interview a photographer and ask to see their work and website before they will accept them as a client.
When I was in Venice to shoot a wedding last year, I visited the incredible world class facility where Graphistudio creates their albums and I was very impressed at the world class quality of their work.
I feel quite honored to be accepted by GraphiStudios as a photographer, as they truly offer the world class artistry that Venetian artists have claimed for centuries on end.
My prime focus is to deliver the highest degree of artistry in the spirit of aloha to my lovely clients on all levels.
I have made an executive decision to now offer my clients the finest GraphiStudios heirloom quality albums in the world,
wedding albums that will be truly cherished and passed on from family member to family member like precious jewels for generations to come.
The photo above is one I took when I was blessed to shoot a wedding of a lovely couple from China in Venice last summer.
The video below inspires and reignites my love for the exquisite high level of artistry that has poured forth from Venice though the ages.
Enjoy the beauty you are about to partake in when you push the “play” button below ~
Here is the wild and fun Maui Trash the Dress shoot I did from Tanja and Patrick from Luxembourg.
One of the reasons Tanja selected me for her wedding photographer is that she found out via my Facebook page
that I am friends with Steven Tyler and have taken photos of him recently.
I soon discovered that Tanja was a humongous fan of Steven Tyler and I told her I knew where he lived, she said, “Richard take me there, please, please!”
but Tanya leapt out of her candy blue Mustang convertible leaving her husband behind, ran to the Steve’s front gate and shouted:
“Steven, please marry me!!!” (quite a funny thing for a new bride to do.)
Patrick just looked at me and shrugged his shoulders and laughed.
We had an absolute blast with the Trash the Dress photos,
but since they wanted photos in their Mustang Convertible, we started our shoot with the car,
When it came time for the Trash the Dress segment of our shoot, we all would up all getting very very wet by the end.
A big wave hit us that you will see in this video slideshow and almost took me down with $6000 worth of camera gear in my hands.
Happy my guardian angels weren’t taking a lunch break !
I am once again honored to have my photo chosen for the cover of the August/September issue of the Maui Vision Magazine.
I was chosen by Hokulani Holt who is the head of Hawaiian Affairs at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center to be the official photographer for the Ku Mai Ka International Hula Competition for the past 7 years.
This front cover photo was from last years competition.
This is my 8th front cover for the Maui Vision in 1.5 years~
Filled Under : Maui Vision Magazine
This beautiful Maui Beach wedding of Tanja and Patrick took place at White Rock Beach in Wailea. They traveled all the way from Luxembourg, Europe for their Maui Wedding.
Laki Kaahumanu was the wedding minister.
Lori and Jamie Lawrence of Tropical Maui Weddings did the wedding co-ordination in their classic spirit of excellence and loving aloha.
Jamie Lawrence played 12 string and serenaded Tanja and Patrick with his beautiful voice and exquisite 12 string guitar.
Since Tanja and Patrick live in Europe, I spent two solid days color perfecting and doing a light retouch to their photos, so I could deliver their photo discs to them before they left.
When I delivered their photo discs to them, I was very touched that they not only shared a generous tip with me, but Tanja gifted me with her wedding bouquet, which was a first for me.
I placed Tanja’s beautiful wedding bouquet by the picture of my Mother who passed away last year.
Here is Tanja’s feedback about her photos:
Thank you again for everything you have done for us. I really can’t
describe how happy we are.
My mom loves the pictures and sends you all her love.
One picture more beautiful then another!!!
You are an angel!!!!
Sending you all the love in the world.
WOW!!!! They are just beautiful!!!! The pictures are a dream!
I love, love. love, them!!!!
Really, I can’t even stop looking at them for a second.
You are so great my friend. I never thought I could look so beautiful
and feminine in a picture.
I just love every picture you made!
Thank you for making this the most “wonner shein” day of our lives!
Here’s some feedback from my Grammy artist musician and composer friend Peter Kater, when he saw Tanja and Patrick’s wedding video/slideshow below:
Really nice Richard. I watched it. Made me cry. I miss Maui so much. I love Jamie’s voice.
* Tania and Patrick’s wedding was especially powerful to me and all those present as it represented the preciousness of life as it moved though the cycles of birth, marriage, and death.
Their wedding occurred at White Rock Beach, which is the very location of the fatal shark attack occurred last week.
It was one week and one day after the shark attack on 20 year old German woman, Jana Lutteropp, and was one day after Jana passed away.
I have been sending prayers to Jana along with many on Maui and many others all around the world.
May Jana’s beautiful spirit rest in peace. ~*~
Filled Under : Maui Wedding at White Rock