Behind The Scenes (BTS) - with Brett!

This is just a fun page with a mix of video and images for those who might be interested in seeing "behind" the photos here on the website. It's also a great way to see how I work and what it looks like during a wedding, family or couples photography session!

I've kept most of these under two minutes or less, to keep things short and sweet, but here and there I'll add a longer one for those who want to see a bit more of what goes on "behind-the-scenes" at a photo session.

Behind-The-Scenes (BTS) of a family photo session on Oahu Hawaii with 11 yo Madeline and her Mom & Dad. No children were harmed in the making of this video. :-)
A short behind-the-scenes video taken during Matt & Cynthia's surprise proposal photo session at Magic Island in Waikiki, Oahu Hawaii, at sunset. While I had often incorporate the hand signing "I Said Yes" shot, I had never paired it with the guy holding up the ring box too.

Behind the scenes short GoPro video of a family portrait session, with 3yo Miles getting tossed in the air by his dad.

Okay, so maybe I get just a little carried away and excited about getting a cool shot! :-) Sometimes it can take a few shots to get the perfect family splash shot with the kids at least facing the camera...they are often nervous about the waves and yet also mesmerized by them.

Malina & Anup celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with a trip to Oahu Hawaii!

What do you get when you combine six friends, one honeymoon, a surprise proposal and a first time vacation to Hawaii? A seriously fun, silly, sweet, romantic and "epic" great time! At our prearranged code word of "epic," Brandon drops in the middle of a group portrait to propose to his long time boyfriend, Jacob.

A sweet behind-the-scenes video & photo montage of a morning family photo session on the beach in Oahu.

As a family photographer, it can be difficult getting young children's attention in a normal setting. But at the beach, in the waves? Almost impossible! So sometimes I have to resort to all kinds of silly things to get that perfect family photo.

A fun behind-the-scenes look at what it took to get that one perfect family beach jump shot. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right! Filmed with a GoPro mounted to the hot shoe of the camera.

Sisters Mckenna & Adyson get a little wet during their family beach photo session on Oahu. Location: near the Disney Aulani and Four Season's Resort in Ko Olina.

A short Behind The Scenes (BTS) GoPro clip of Grandma's portraits during a family photo session on the beach in Oahu, filmed by her grand-daughter, the talented and vivacious 8yo Adyson

A father and son play in the waves on a secluded Hawaii beach. Shot on location near Disney Aulani Resort.

BTS video highlights of a morning maternity photo session with Sara & John at Sherwood Beach (and forest) in Waimanalo

A short behind the scenes (BTS) video of a small part of a Maui family portrait photo session on the beach at sunset.


ABOVE: Some BTS photos when I remembered to pull back during a shot to actually show my lighting (I'm usually trying to NOT show them!)

4 yo Gemma was the perfect little model…

4 yo Gemma was the perfect little model…

…BTS photos by her mother, Marissa.

…BTS photos by her mother, Marissa.

Here I put dad to work blocking the sun from hitting 17 yo Amanda’s face.

Here I put dad to work blocking the sun from hitting 17 yo Amanda’s face.

Two little helpers holding my flash from the waves…

Two little helpers holding my flash from the waves…

…for this epic family portrait!

…for this epic family portrait!