La Shawn Photographic
Lashawn was fantastic. He has such a great relaxed persona that he immediatly puts you at ease. My husband used him for our wedding in Maui last January, 2008. He was very creative and recieve many comments on the photos he took. Every shot he took is a favorite. He even attempted to get a shot of the whales jumping in the distance. My only regret is that I didn't ask him to stay longer!
We had Lashawn do our wedding and honeymoon shoots for our May 2008 trip to Maui. I had never had professional photos taken before so I did not know what to expect. Lashawn is a really awesome guy. He is so artistic and he puts a lot of effort into his photographs. He was getting down into the sand and running alongside with us on the beach. Lashawn showed up almost an hour before my wedding and we had a lot of fun taking pictures of me getting my makeup put on and reading the card that my fiancé wrote to me. We both wanted to get as many pictures as possible with my hot pink shoes. He helped pick our wedding location as well as our honeymoon shoot location, both places were absolutely gorgeous.
We have gotten so many compliments on our photographs from family and friends. Maui is such a beautiful place and Lashawn captured the beauty incredibly well. I will cherish his pictures forever. Whenever I look at them I will remember our time in Maui……
He was great to work with on the wedding day. He is such a nice guy and he worked so hard for us. He was sweating almost the entire time!! He didn’t stop from the moment he got there until he left and took all the photo’s I asked of him. I wish we could have had him for longer.
My husband and I chose Lashawn as our photographer for our March 11, 2008 wedding in Maui and were totally thrilled when the disk of our pictures was waiting for us in our mailbox upon returning from our honeymoon. To say we were thrilled with the results is a total understatement - I was blown away with how great the pictures turned out. I truly can not say one bad thing about Lashawn or his work.
Everything you read on his website is the absolute truth. Lashawn is a sweet, soft-spoken guy who is 'everywhere but nowhere' - that is a perfect way to describe his presence. There were so many pictures on our disk that he took and I had no idea he was even shooting at the time. I loved that!
From the moment Lashawn arrived, I just felt totally at ease with him. He is very calm, which really helped me stay calm. My maid of honor was having a bit of trouble lacing the back of my dress and needed an extra set of hands. Lashawn was the only other person around, so he just jumped right on in and helped her out!
If you have a list of must take pictures, Lashawn will make sure he gets every single one of them. For example, I really wanted a picture with the sun setting behind my husband and me, and the sun was blinding Lashawn, but he just kept shooting away until he had a few perfect shots. But I have to say, my favorites are the spontaneous pictures he took of us in our natural, everyday 'pose'. He picked up on our mannerisms and our style and made sure to capture lots of those moments. He took advantage of the fact that I got soaked when a wave came crashing in on me during our ceremony. My dress got pretty drenched and sandy, but I have to say- it made my pictures even more amazing! Lashawn got some AWESOME shots of us walking along the water's edge and getting wet since I was already soaked. Those are some of my favorite pictures. Lashawn ended up getting wet too, but he just kept on going like he didn't even notice it!
The ONLY thing I regret about our shoot is not hiring him for an extra hour!! I paid for the three hour package which was plenty of time to get shots of me getting ready, the ceremony, family pics, then pictures of just my husband and I without feeling rushed. Then we got to our reception venue and Lashawn made sure to get shots of our grand entrance, first dance, and the cake cutting. After that, his three hours were up (actually I think he ended up going a little over the three hours), and had I known I could have asked him to stay for an extra hour, I would totally have done that. Our guests took plenty of snapshots of our toasts and special moments throughout the dinner, but it would have been great to have Lashawn there for that.
This review may be lengthy, but wedding photography is one, if not the, most important aspect of a wedding day. I am beyond thrilled with our wedding pictures and look at them almost every day :) People have even told me that they belong in bridal magazines! I can't wait to go back to Maui, and one of the first things I'll be doing is booking Lashawn for a portrait shoot.
Lashawn was awesome. He was very nice and very good about answering my questions, even though some things I asked him seemed a little out there. He is very creative and very talented. While there were certain shots I would have preferred in black and white and others in color, he did the opposite. There was some miscommunication about the length of time of his services and he really did the right thing by us. He threw in a honeymoon shoot and extra photos in our album. Our album is beautiful.
I truly believe the one memory you have to share with others about your wedding are the photographs, especially when you are planning a desitnation wedding in Hawaii. The only thing I wanted out of my wedding (other than a marriage certificate) was amazing photos and LaShawn did not disappoint. His pictures were phenomenal! His website just gives you a glimpse into the amount of talent this man has with a camera. It has been four years since our wedding and I still receive compliments on my wedding album and all the pictures I have in my house.
Since our wedding we have returned to Maui twice and each time we have had LaShawn take family pictures (which are just as amazing as the wedding photos). He is a true artist and does amazing work, with such a wonderful, kind spirit. I highly recommend him. The photos he obtains are natural, unique and will be something you treasure for a lifetime.
Lashawn records your maui wedding in a photojournalistic, unobtrusive style. He is everywhere, but nowhere. The spontaneity, the personal sweetness, the liveliness of your celebration is what Lashawn pursues. To do so, he must, in effect, disappear. The only time you'll find a need to focus on him is during the time required for the formal, posed photographs of you with your maui wedding party and close family members. These photographs are generally taken immediately after the ceremony.
Lashawn commits to one wedding per day, sometimes just one per weekend as a bride and groom will often ask him to photograph their rehearsal dinner. You may find that you need him for a longer period of time than you had originally planned. Because he is at your disposal and has no need to rush off to another event, he can extend the time of service to you on the spot. His commitment for your Wedding Day is to you, your moments, your celebration, the promise of your lives, and your life together.