Thursday, December 11, 2008

5D Mark II!

Just got the new Canon 5d Mark II. I ordered in the day it was announced, waited impatiently for 6 weeks for it to ship and I finally have it. I got to say I love it. 21 megapixels, double the light sensitivity of the original version, faster shooting. Go ahead and make 30x40 reprints-- it's got all the detail you will ever need.

Matthew and Stephanie

Akiko and Paul

This wedding was shot at Waialae beach park on Oahu. Paul and Akiko were a blast to work with. Thanks!!

Tom and Tara

Reverend Greg Christopherson officiated this wedding at Waialae beach park near Kahala.

You can contact Greg via his website at Thanks to Tom, Tara and Greg for a great afternoon.

Greg and Megan

Kalona Ortiz officiated for Greg and Megan at Waialae beach park. It was beautiful day and we all had a great time at your wedding. Thanks Greg and Megan.

Click here for a link to Kalona's website.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Group shots

Got this fun group shot at a recent vow renewal. Thanks Annie and


Monday, November 10, 2008

I've been meaning to post some of the kind words i've recieved

Here's some emails I've gotten from my clients. Makes me feel really good. These are basically cut and pasted from the emails. I did edit out some of the details like-- "send the discs to 7756 evergreen terrace. . ." but these are basically right out of the email. Thanks again all of you.

Hi Adam,You win! You brought tears to my eyes on several of the pics. Attached is the picture I took of you. ....Thanks for taking care of "my baby."

I am shaking my head in disbelief—I am truly amazed at your beautiful photography and incredibly grateful you were suggested to us. You gave us the BEST part of our group trip. Thank you so very much!...Wow,

Thank you so much! The pictures look amazing...Monica Wilding

Good evening Adam,
You did an AMAZING job taking pictures. We absolutely love them!!!!
Again Adam, your professionalism and expertise were beyond our expectations, and we would recommend you to anybody!!
Sincerely yours,
Vanessa and Marcell

Well, it was one year ago today and we're still in awe of your photos. Just got through looking at them all again and watching videos. Thanks again for the wonderful work you did (and the price at which you did it!). We are eternally grateful. Hopefully, Morgan is throwing you some much deserved work. Take care, man. Good luck to you! We hope our paths cross again, sometime.
Jason and Kathleen Watson

The slide show was great!! I played it at our party and everyone loved it- you did an awesome job!
Kimberly Arnesen

Oh, thank you SO much - you don't know how much this means to me to get to see all of these gorgeous pictures and to now be able to share them with people. They are just amazing and so awesome - you did a tremendous job.
Lucinda Bedogne

Aloha Adam!

Thank you for photography our wedding. All our family and friends enjoyed your company and only have good things to say about you!
Millicent & Arnold

Hey Adam!
We can't thank you enough for the superb work shooting our wedding. The photos are amazing... they capture every moment of our special day... thank you so very much! We've shared your website with our family and friends and the compliments keep rolling in!!
We'll be in touch! Again, the pictures are absolutely amazing... A BIG MAHALO!!
In friendship,
Ashley and Jim

Aloha Adam,
Thanks so much. The pictures are gorgeous!
Peace, sunsets and aloha from Maui,
Ellen Chatillon
A Simply Elegant Wedding

They look great man... awesome....

Hey Adam!
Hope you had a great holiday. We meant to thank you a long time ago for the GORGEOUS wedding photos, but I don't think we got around to it. So, THANKS! We were so happy with how they turned out.

I have just been looking through the pictures one more time and I have to congratulate you. The photos are absolutely fabulous! The day was absolutely perfect (other than the crazy wind). I want to thank you so much for doing a fabulous job. I have a few doubles of pictures - like the garter toss and the photos you took were undeniably wonderful.
What other complimentary words can I use?!
Thank you!!
Robyn Mogelson

hey adam,

i just want to thank you again for your presence at our wedding. You really made us comfortable and we enjoyed the way you got along so well with everyone. your personality is great. You made our wedding something very special to us and we wouldn’t have changed a thing, so thank you for that.
brittnay sears

Hi Adam!! This is Christine (Abby's sister) Thank you so much for taking such beautiful pictures of my family! You have given us such wonderful memories!!
Thank you

These images are killer!
--chris carling

Hey Adam,
We have received the photos, we love them! You are a fantastic photographer. Thank you for being so flexible and easy-going, also thank you for capturing our day so well. We really enjoyed having you as our photographer and would recommend you to anyone. Thank you again for everything.

I am sure that you here this often but damn. I just looked at my brother Rock's wedding pictures and I thought that you did a great job. I just wanted to let you know that.
I did not just take great images but you also had a great laid back presents that really made things move along like they should have.
Thank you again for doing such a good job for my brother.
Lance Roberg

OH MY GOSH! I LOVE THE PHOTOS!! Thank you so much. Love all the fine details and how you really captured the moment. If ANYONE from Maine is ever looking for a photographer I'll definately tell them to go to Hawaii to find you. Haha. Thanks again.

Kelly and Hank at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park


You did a fantastic job! We are extremely happy with the shots you were
able to capture and we look forward to receiving the disc in the mail.
Please feel free to put us on your list of references if you ever need to.

Thanks again!

Kelly & Hank

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Here's a few photos of the albums I use for my weddings

Some new family picture samples

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Some people have asked before what type of equipment I use for my weddings. Like a lot of photographers I love cameras and I may tend to over do it a little when it comes to equipment. It's just so fun to buy and use. I have at least 2 of everything. I have two camera bodies-- the Canon 5d Mark II (21.1 megapixel) and the Canon 40d (10 megapixels). The 5d Mark II is my main camera but I bring them both to all my shoots. The 40d still has a few advantages over the 5d (mainly the 6.5 frame per second shooting speed.)

I have 8 lens from a fisheye on the extreme wide angle side to a nice long telephoto lens for surfing. Here's the list for those of you into camera gear: 15mm 2.8 fisheye, 17-40mm f4.0L, 24-70mm f2.8 L, 28-135mm with image stabilization, 50mm f1.2L, 50mm 2.8 macro, 70-200mm f2.8l and the 400mm 5.6L.

Once you have booked a date don't forget to fill out this form

You can also use this form to update your information if you have already filled out the form. Thanks, Adam

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Some new wedding images

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Eric and Michelle

Here's a shot of Eric and Michelle's wedding at Luana Hills country club.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Favorite Beach wedding locations

I really love Oahu's north shore. It's usually sunny. The wind isn't usually too strong. The beaches are big, clean and beautiful. You can watch the sunset. People are nice. It's about an hour from Honolulu but well worth the drive. There's no question in my mind these are the best beaches on the island. My two favorite spots to shoot weddings on the North Shore are Ke Iki beach and Kawela Bay.

Here's a link to Ke Iki beach on google maps

Here's a photo of the beach

Keiki is a big, mostly empty beach. Really beautiful.

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Here's a photo of the location

The beach at Kawela isn't as luxurious as Ke Iki but it it next to a cool grove of coconut trees and banyan trees. Can't beat it for variety and it's very secluded. Hardly ever anyone there.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Call Me

Lately I've been having some issues with people not getting the email I've sent. I'm guessing it's ending up in the junk mail folders for some reason. It happens mostly with Yahoo mail. I respond to most emails within a day or two so call me if you haven't heard from me. My number is (808) 554-7721. It's anywhere from 3 to 6 hours earlier here than it is in the mainland. Another way to make sure you get my mail is to add my name and email to your contact list. I usually send mail from Occasionally I will use Thanks, Adam

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you shoot alone or with a second photographer?

I generally work alone but I can add a second professional photographer for $200 for the first hour and $100 for each additional hour.

What is the plan in case you are to fall sick?

I have a handful of photographers that I have gotten to know with a similar experience level and similarly priced packages. I would do my best to get you covered with one of them and refund the difference in package price. You would of course be offered a full refund if I wasn't able to find a solution you were happy with. Having said all that I have to mention that it's really rare. I haven't had to call in sick from a wedding in 5 or 6 years.

Do you shoot raw?

I shoot all weddings in a high resolution uncompressed setting (camera raw). This gives me the freedom to adjust color and exposure the perfect levels. It takes a lot more time (an extra 2 to 4 hours per wedding) but it is really worth it.

Will you be personally shooting my wedding?

All weddings booked with Adam A. Palmer photography will be shot by Adam.

Do you provide referrals?

I'd be happy to provide you with the email or phone number of previous clients.

What should I wear? (For family pictures)

I tend to like solid colors over patterns. I also find that muted colors seem to appeal to me. Having said that however I would say to trust your own dressing instincts. You probably know best what looks good on you.

How long does it take to get to get my photos?

During the summer months (May to august is the peak wedding season) I can have your photos editted, color corrected and uploaded to the internet no later than two weeks after the date of your wedding. If I am not too busy I try to have them done about a week after the wedding.

You will get your 4x6 prints 1 to 2 weeks after the images have been posted on the Internet. I try to remember to bring your album to the event. Your custom retouched enlargements take about 3 weeks from the time I get the order.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wedding DVD slide show samples

All of my packages come with a Data DVD. The Data DVD is like owning the digital negatives. Some of the bigger packages come with a slide show on a DVD to be played on DVD player. You can also add a slide show to any of the smaller packages for $250. Here's a few samples of what it looks like.

This shows some pictures of the product.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Modern Living Hawaii

If you are planning any kind of party/event here in Hawaii you have
to check out Morgan Childs Modern Living Hawaii--

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Paradise Pastries

If you need a wedding cake you have check out They are the best on Oahu.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Parasol Events

Just shot Chad and Christine's wedding at Waimea falls park. Everything was really beautiful. It was coordinated by Alia Kennedy of Parasol Events. Everything went really smoothly so if you are looking for a coordinator give her a call. You can find her information at

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