Brittany (bride) had called the studio asking I would do pictures of her for Matt (groom) as a wedding gift. My first thought was "Who's doing the wedding photography?" Brittany thought that a local photographer wouldn't travel to Maui for her wedding and had just planned on hiring someone over there. Well, as you can see, I was quite persuasive. Haha. I wasn't able to meet Matt before the wedding, which always stresses me out, not knowing whether I'm a great fit or not. As soon as he started quoting Tommy Boy and Dumb and Dumber, I knew we'd be friends.
There was only about 30 people at the wedding, so it was very intimate, which I love. These people are amazing too. Never once did I feel like just the photographer. They took me in like family. This definitely allows me to capture more amazing photographs. Some people will always hold their photographer at arms length and continuously order off of the "portrait menu." I will always cherish the friendships I've made through jobs like this and others.
The photos above only give you a glimpse into the great memories that were made that day by Jerome Pollos and myself.