Behind The Scenes (BTS) - with Bodhi!

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.

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

ABOVE: Behind the Scenes drone footage by Minto of his surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Elda, and photographed by Bodhi. Filmed at the top of Makapu'u Ridge, just off the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail, on the top of the pill box bunker. Read the story of the day and see their photos here: https://www.lightnessphotography.com/stories/hawaii-adventure-surprise-proposal

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


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!)

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4 yo Gemma was the perfect little model and an absolute delight. BTS photos by her mother, Marissa.

LOTS more coming soon!