Saturday, March 12, 2016
Miyako island pre-wedding photoshoot
The view from our beautiful room at the Allamanda resort (Shigira) on Miyako Island
When I was invited to fly over to Miyako island to do some location photoshoots with newlyweds Samantha & Jason it didn't take me long to accept to offer. Miyako island located pretty much half way between Okinawa and Taiwan is one of my favorite islands in Okinawa with its beautiful beaches and amazing diving. I used to shoot a few weddings down here a few years ago when I was working for Watabe wedding but never got a good chance to explore the island.
Luckily my good friend Cindy is the general manager of the Allamanda resort and was nice enough to hook us up with a very nice lagoon room with its own private pool. Not only was the accommodation amazing but the staff were super friendly and the food at the restaurants was just amazing! All very high class and top notch stuff. But on to the wedding location shooting.
For the first night we went down to the beach with Samantha & Jason to get a shot of them with the beautiful night sky.
The next day we set off around the island to find some nice spots to stop off at such as the famous Sunayama beach below. Heres just a few quick samples.
We stopped to have a little color powder fight!
Outside our room at the Allamanda resort lagoon.
Theres something like 50 sea turtles swimming around the lagoon here.
We are currently putting together a behind the scenes video for the happy couple so once its done I will post that here also. Since purchasing the DJI Osmo, filming behind the scenes and Youtube videos are a breeze. Many thanks to Cactus for supplying great flash gear, Velbon for supplying tripods and Spider Holster for making it easy to carry my cameras while Im working!
Theres lots of beautiful islands surrounding Okinawa main island. Most of them are easily accessible. If your interested in having a photoshoot on one of them drop me an email and we can help organize your trip for you.
Im an Australian photographer based on beautiful Okinawa, Japan. I've lived in Japan for the past 13 years or so and have shot 1000+ weddings in my time here. When Im not shooting weddings I mostly love shooting seascapes and water sports, teaching photo workshops and traveling.
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