What does it all mean?
SIMPLICITY: (: the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded)
An elopement should be just that… Simple! After 4,500+ ceremonies (both in front of and behind the lens) Photograph Aloha understands and knows that there’s a BIG difference between an “Elopement” and a “Wedding”. Photograph Aloha believes this is one of the simple reasons that sets them apart and is proud to be a San Diego ELOPEMENT photographer!
AFFORDABILITY: (: able to be afforded : having a cost that is not too high )
Most times couples choose to elope for budgetary reasons while others choose to Runaway To San Diego to avoid family issues, formal wedding planning pressures or as mentioned above; simplicity! Photograph Aloha believes in giving the same attention to detail in capturing their simple elopement ceremony as a bigger more complex wedding. The end product should not be based on how much money the couple is spending. Rest assured Photograph Aloha is not a newbie, low budget, take some quick pics found on Craigslist photographer… Photograph Aloha is proud to use professional gear, editing software and gives the same attention to detail in the post production processing of each image rather than just shooting in Jpeg format and doing a quick batch.
ALOHA: (: many meanings in addition to Hello or Goodbye)
As an “adopted by Maui” boy, I learned that Aloha is so much more than Hello or Goodbye… If you were to ask anyone living in Hawaii, “What does Aloha mean to you?” you may receive a variety of answers. Aloha is an essence of being: love, peace, compassion, and a mutual understanding of respect. Aloha means living in harmony with the people and land around you with mercy, sympathy, grace, and kindness. When greeting another person with aloha, there is mutual regard and affection.
MĀHŪ: (: used to respectfully refer to LGBT people of both sexes)
Photograph Aloha is a San Diego LGBT photographer and San Diego LGBTQ Photographer, providing San Diego LGBT elopement photography and San Diego LGBTQ wedding Photography. We truly believe that Love is Love any way you look at at and… Love Wins!
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“It only made sense to take our two loves and passions (Officiating and Photography) and bring them together as one rather than two different services in two different states. Adding my professional wedding photography services from Arizona to our San Diego elopement services was something that should have been done years ago. Now, we literally work as a team!” – Rev. Christopher
Aloha E komo mai, (Hello and welcome to my home),
Feel free to join in the spirit of Aloha by calling me “Unkle” or “Mr. Papa”. In Hawaii “Unkle” is how locals refer to elders, regardless of familial connection and “Mr. Papa” is how my Grandchildren and their friends refer to me. Believe it or not, some refer to me as “Unkle Papa”… I love it!
I’m a natural light San Diego Elopement Photographer. There’s something in the beauty of natural lighting, even with shadows on a harsh bright day, that make a photograph and its emotions come to life. Although using flash is always an option especially for studio portrait work, I prefer not to use it for everything else if possible.
Why the name Photograph Aloha? It just seemed to make a lot of sense! I consider myself a Maui boy (adopted by the Island years ago… Maui no ka oi) and after 4,000+ weddings (both in front of and behind the lens) it seemed like the perfect time to slow down a little and begin setting up retirement in California and in Arizona alongside the beautiful Colorado River while continuing that 45 year passion of imagery…. on a more professional scale and with one big difference… Aloha!
The spirit of Aloha actually makes it much easier and even more stress-free for myself and for my clients… I love sharing the true spirit of Aloha with everyone I meet and sharing in the “Passion” of what I do. The Hawaiian people call this “Kuko”.
In addition to being a San Diego Elopement Photographer, I also shoot weddings, renewals, events, festivals, family/group shots, pets and business portraits with Desert Aloha Photography in Arizona. Whatever the need and wherever it needs to happen… it’s always done with the Hawaiian attitude of “Ole Pilikia”… (No Worries).
Desert Aloha Photography & Photograph Aloha… Where Simplicity and Affordability Come Together with Aloha.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
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