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.