Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Food shoot with Alan De Herrera

I recently had the "wonderfully delicious" opportunity to attend a day-long food photography workshop with famous food photographer and humanitarian photojournalist, Alan De Herrera from Los Angeles. Alan was on Maui along with food stylist, Tamara Kaufman shooting a Moorish cookbook and gracious enough to offer a class while he was on the island. We had a great time in the small class and were able to spend time listening to Alan talk about techniques in shooting food as well as getting some hands-on time practicing what we learned.
Alan started the workshop with setting up a bowl of soup. Simple right? Not even close! It took about an hour to get the right shot of soup. Food photography is not for the impatient photographer or anyone who doesn't pay strict attention to detail. So if you are detail oriented this is perfect for you!
We spent time learning how to set up different backgrounds and also how to get just the right angle on the food item before we lit it up using off camera lighting, reflectors and even mirrors. It was fascinating! (that's not my camera below, by the way)
Finally, we got to enjoy the food we had been shooting with an impeccably prepared meal by a personal chef. It was delectable!
I'm getting hungry again. Now it is off to shoot food- and EAT!!
A hui hou,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ka'anapali Maui Wedding Photographer - Melanie & Francois say "Oui" do!

Melanie and Francois brought family from all over the world to their destination wedding on Maui. They had a gorgeous wedding in a private wedding lawn right on the ocean at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
The details were colorful and fun, just like the bride and groom. From the extensive flowers for the bridal party, parents and guests to the table decor to the cake, the couple had an eye for the colorful.
Paster Laki Ka'ahumanu presided over the ceremony and was entertaining as always, making the bride and groom comfortable and laughing all the way through the ceremony.
My thanks to the team that helped shoot the wedding with me- Nicole Angel, Zach Pezzillo and Frank DiMarco. Always a pleasure to work you all!
Congratulations and best wishes go out to Melanie and Francois- have a wonderful life together filled with creativity and fun!

Thanks for choosing Aubrey Hord Photography to be a part of your Maui wedding!

A hui hou,

Ka'anapali Maui Wedding Photographer - Mary & Tory

On 10-10-10 I had a great opportunity to capture a really fun wedding of a friend from the mainland who decided she wanted to get married on one of the busiest wedding days of the year.
It was a total joy to photograph Mary and Tory as they took the plunge on their journey together.Mary and Tory are simply fun!!
They love to laugh and enjoy life on multiple levels, which is not surprising since Mary works for Six Flags.
The two of them combined their beautiful children into one happy family and had a great party for their Maui wedding.
Mary is also a big fan of B&W imagery so I shot a bunch of images with B&W in mind. The details were the best!
The details were really fun to capture. Mary is a part time floral designer on the side and she was able to ship in beautiful orchids and floral arrangements for the wedding from her suppliers on the mainland.
Thanks to second shooter Frank DiMarco, intern, Zach Pezzillo, and our wonderful lighting tech, Nicole Angel, for keeping up with the fast paced couple and Mary and Tory's delightful group of family and friends who made the trip to Maui to celebrate.

Thanks for having us along for the ride!
Best wishes,
Aubrey, Frank, Zach and Nicole

Gallery Wraps now available at Pictures Plus

Good News!
Pictures Plus in Kahului has picked up a line of Aubrey Hord Photography gallery wraps ranging in size from 11x14 to 18x24 including this little guy! They can pack and ship as well for any client who are off island or out of state. Pictures Plus is located at Maui Marketplace next to Petco. The phone number is 808-893-0632. Stop by anytime to see the current collection!

A hui hou,