I’m back

By Jes • Uncategorized • 2 Feb 2010

Last week I was lucky enough to take another trip with my sweetie. This trip found us in Hawai'i on the island of Oahu where we drank Mai Tai's and ate Fish Tacos,

we took surfing lessons (much much harder than it looks!)

and sat out on the patio of our hotel room and listened to the noises of Waikiki.

This trip I traveled with my Polaroid Sx-70, my Hasselblad 501c/m with 3 lenses and a Polaroid back and a small digital camera that can go underwater. I took a lot of pictures, thought I broke my Sx-70 (I fixed it today), and renewed my inspiration to photograph, to create, and to work on my project. I have a lot of work ahead of me, and this trip helped me get ready.

This trip wasn't all about photographing though! I spent the week hanging out with my sweetie doing amazing things and seeing amazing places, and best of all, watching two friends get married. There were quite a few of us there. We hung out, ate dinner together and shared stories over Mai Tai's many nights. It is really hard not to be happy in Hawai'i, and when you are watching two friends commit to sharing their lives together, it is impossible to not be happy.

The ceremony took place on one of the beaches along the north shore of Oahu. I don't remember the name of this beach, so I'll forever call it 'Shannon and Drew's Beach'

They saw each other for the first time in their wedding outfits on this rocky shore by the ocean. It seemed like it was straight out of a movie.

Congrats to Shannon and Drew!!! May you enjoy many many many many wonderful years together! :)

Little moments lead to awesome moments. Enjoy every one of them.

 

More photos (from Hawai'i, Japan, and artwork type) to come soon!

  • Jes

    beautiful!

  • Sharon Shimek

    Love the surfboard & deck photos. The wedding photos are so romantic.

  • Jes

    These are great, Jes! I love them (esp the surfboards) :)

  • Beth

    Awesome pictures – it looks like a fairytale! How romantic! It’s also nice to live vicariously through these pictures!

  • Shannon Hady

    We cannot tell you how much we loved having you here and at our wedding! It was so special and wonderful!! I can’t believe the pictures you took of us! Is that how it really looked? ;) We are so grateful for you and John and all of the wonderful memories we’ve created together! Thank you so much!! Aloha, my friend! :)

  • Jes Lee

    Thank you!!

  • Jes Lee

    Full of romance! :) Thanks!

  • Jes Lee

    I love how they had all the surfboards standing there like that!! Just too perfect :)

  • Jes Lee

    Aw! Thanks!! There will be more to come…perhaps they will make us both think of warmer times!

  • Jes Lee

    Aw! Thank you so much sweetie!! I am so happy that John and I could be there! And yes, you and Drew really did look that amazing :) Aloha to you!