Okinawa, Pentax 645D
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Okinawa – International Destination Weddings

Pre-wedding 645Z 1/60 2.8 ISO400

Pre-wedding 645Z 1/60 2.8 ISO400

Okinawa is a popular wedding destination for mainland Japanese, and more recently couples from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China. I teamed up with the Marine Bijou wedding chapel, and model Yuki to produce some stock imagery that I can use in future projects.

Marine bijou wedding chapel, Kise  Beach Palace resort, Okinawa

Marine bijou wedding chapel, Kise Beach Palace resort, Okinawa

I shot with the Pentax 645Z allowing me to provide clients with huge data files if needed. For the “pre-wedding” images I used only natural light then switched to Profoto strobes in the chapel and on the beach.

Marine bijou wedding chapel, Kise  Beach Palace resort, Okinawa

Marine bijou wedding chapel, Kise Beach Palace resort, Okinawa

Outdoors in the blazing sunshine, one assistant (Chris) held the Profoto B1 in a white softlight reflector, while another assistant (Cody) held a large Lastolite diffusion panel that put Yuki into soft shade.

Kise  Beach Palace resort, Okinawa, Japan

Kise Beach Palace resort, Okinawa, Japan

The strong tropical sunlight really brought out the colors in the ocean, while the diffuser and powerful strobe allowed us to avoid harsh shadows.

Kise  Beach Palace resort, Okinawa, Japan

Kise Beach Palace resort, Okinawa, Japan

I got a great series of images so a huge thanks to Marine Bijou, the make up artist, Yuki the model, and assistants Chris and Cody.

Kise  Beach Palace resort, Okinawa, Japan

Kise Beach Palace resort, Okinawa, Japan

If you’ve found this blog because you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Okinawa, then you can either go through a resort facility such as Marine bijou, or contact a wedding photographer directly: Pete Leong Photography or Adam L Photography.

Or you could just forget about hiring a photographer, and have the bride take selfies….

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