Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap

As we began sorting through all of our weddings and other shoots this year, choosing one image from each, we ended up with over 100 images (which obviously means that we shot over 100 times this year..YAY)! To spare you from an excessively long blog post, we've decided to do our year end recap on all things wedding, bridal and love related. Here are some of our favorites.....

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Morning Stroll

So much fun documenting their Maui Engagement. I'm sure their wedding next year will bring even more fun!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


An assortment of blogs and websites we were featured or spotted on!

Autumn & Jason's wedding was featured on Love & Lavender.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Flowers & Rainbows.

Just had to share a bit of prettiness.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Creme de la Creme Part I

I recently had the privilege of attending and documenting the luxury bridal show Creme de la Creme in Vancouver. The annual event is hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver by the incredibly talented Soha Lavin of Countdown Events. Though the grandeur of the event far exceeded my expectations and cannot possibly be captured in a still-frame, I hope to bring you just a glimpse of the intricately detailed beauty of Creme de la Creme. Be inspired.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Creme De La Creme Preview

Here is just a brief preview of what we photographed at Creme De La Creme, the luxury bridal show hosted by Countdown Events in Vancouver. More to come in the near future!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Featured on SMP, My Sunny Wedding & Hochzeits Guide

We wanted to share several features we had this week! You can check out our Style Me Pretty feature HERE. You can view My Sunny Wedding's E-magazine HERE. We are featured on page 68-73 alongside Countdown Events.  Lastly we were featured on a Wedding Blog in Austria HERE. After plugging their post in Google, we rather like the translation we got: "The cute couple photographer Rebecca and Jonathan of Tamiz Photography were the icing on the cake with their impressive talent and unique style they have captured the magical adventure in beautiful images."

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Zane & Amanda's Ethereal Shoot

This shoot was nothing short of magical. Zane and Amanda were hitched on 11.11.11 and wanted a "day after" shoot to document the first day of the rest of their lives. True Bliss Florals created the lovely flower Haku for our ethereal bride, which was accented with a delicate rose boutonniere. We half expected a fairy to pop out of the wood and float around sprinkling pixi dust.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Jason & Autumn Upcountry Wedding

Jason & Autumn are one of THE most adorable couples we have met. We fell in love with them when Autumn shared their story about Jason being her teenage heartthrob and falling in love after their fluke encounter 12 years later. Their lives are full of all sorts of adventure including windsurfing, motocross and ski racing... all while raising their beautiful little daughter. The live in a quaint cottage in upcountry Maui that backs up to Maui's Haiku Farms which made the perfect backdrop for their farm-style wedding. Prepare yourself for the most adorable country wedding.

Flowers: Reba Dodge
Hair: Laura Buzianis
Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Check out these two wedding blogs we were recently featured on: Love of Fair & Destination Inspirations.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mark & Lauren's Wedding

When we photographed Mark & Lauren just after their nuptials in Maui, we felt like we stepped into an Anthropologie magazine. We fell in love with Lauren's crown, dress and sweet disposition... and her red hair completed our Utopia. Her new husband Mark was as tender as he was handsome. Brace yourself for this gorgeous couple dripping with individuality.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just an update...

We've been so busy as of late that we haven't had much of a chance to blog! While we still aren't quite caught up yet, we wanted to at least give a glimpse into what we have been shooting---- especially for those of you who don't keep up on facebook (mom.... dad......).

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tyler & Tu

Just returned from a trip to Vancouver and have much to share and even more to catch up on! For now, I will leave you with yet another beautiful couple.

Hair & Make-up: Maui Mira
Minister: Eric Nelson

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Paul & Stephanie: A Bridal Shoot at the Haiku Mill

Paul & Stephanie planned a "Day After" shoot at the breathtaking grounds of the Haiku Mill--- needless to say it was everything we hoped for. There is something exceptionally romantic in capturing an intimate love in the Haiku Mill's Utopia--- an excellent way to begin the rest of one's life.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paul & Stephanie

Paul & Stephanie are one of those wonderfully "real" couples---- the type of couple we hope to be friends with many years after the wedding. Their "Black & White" themed wedding was kept intimate with only their immediate families as witness. The bride--- gorgeous inside and out--- was radiant (as you will soon see). Paul & Stephanie, thank you for letting us celebrate with you! We hope we were able to capture and bottle up your love to the fullest.

Thanks to a wonderful team of vendors:

Venue: Sunrise to the Heavens
Flowers & Event Design: True Bliss Florals
Make-up: Jessica Waite Makeup Artistry
Hair: Dan Sanchez Salon
Minister: Laki Ka'ahumanu
Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes
Caterer: Luca Chef Services

Friday, October 14, 2011

Zack & Amanda

This sweet couple's love was so touching! Their intimate Maui wedding and tenderness towards their new family brought tears to my eyes... though I can't say that's particularly abnormal, as I find myself teary-eyed at nearly every wedding. But even if I weren't normally wedding-emotional, I'm pretty certain I still would have had a tear or two at this one. The kiss on the nose during the ceremony broke this camel's back.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

David & Candy

This lovely couple came all the way from Hong Kong to have an intimate ceremony on the beach---- just the two of them. Even though their ceremony was small, it was no less special to them and they booked us for a full package to capture it as so. What a smart couple. They know how to do it right.

Hotel: Grand Wailea
Ceremony: Makena Cove
Coordinator: Tropical Maui Weddings
Makeup: Camiko
Musician: Jamie Lawrence 
Minister: Laki Ka'ahumanu
Cake & Doves: Maui Wedding Cakes 
Flowers: Bella Grace Flowers

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Girl and Her Rose

I've been meaning to share this small set of bridal images with you since our shoot with True Bliss Florals. You can reference the first part of the shoot that we posted previously here. I love how these images feel timelessly romantic.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Just a bit of fun Gandalf

I just spent the past 5 minutes sinking deep into despair over the thought of not having access to someone like my sister during our budding career. I'd say that those of you who have followed us on our journey will know that Sara has been subjected to shoot after shoot after shoot... after shoot. For expermiental purposes of course... and perhaps for the relief of being able to express ourselves freely without having to worry about our performance or even being the best we can be. With her, we can just be. As a token of our appreciation... we've left a special surprise at the end of this post... you may want to get that one printed for your portfolio sis. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Jeffrey & Vanessa's Maui Beach Wedding

This lovely couple had an intimate and beautiful ceremony thanks to Tamera of Akia Weddings & Events.

We fell head over heels for the lighting we were blessed with that evening... is this really our "job"? Somebody pinch me.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Todd & Mariah's Haiku Mill Wedding

This was one of the most colorful, cheery weddings we have ever shot --- and it all went down at the INCREDIBLE Haiku Mill with none other than Jill La Fleur coordinating it! The rustic ambiance of the Haiku MIll fits our style like a glove-- we are truly honored to be one of their preferred vendors!

Venue: Haiku Mill
Coordinator: Haiku Mill's Jill La Fleur of La Fleur Weddings &Events
Florals: Dellables 
Hair/Makeup: Maui Mira
Bar Service: Garnish Events 
Catering: Maui Executive Catering Company
Rentals: Pacific Event Group & Maui Rents
Afterparty: at Five Palms coordinated by Nikki Simat

And now, prepare yourself for a wonderful burst of color...

Maui Wedding Photographer

Friday, September 23, 2011

April & Hunter

This was the most adorable mother-son session. I can't help but smiling looking through these images... so I posted lots extra.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Layflat Books

Tamiz Photography is now offering leather layflat coffee table books! We particularly love these books because you don't have to fight the pages while flipping through--- the pages are extremely well behaved and lay flat for beautiful display of your memories! Check out our latest.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Pretty Little Nieces

This is what an evening at Aunty Becca's looks like.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Brandon & Jena Engagement

Featured on Hot Pink Brides

Enagagement session featured on Hot Pink Brides! You can view the full post here.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Todd & Mariah Preview

Here is a preview of a fun and colorful wedding at the Haiku Mill with gorgeous flowers by Dellables!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jessica & Jedediah: Pinup Engagement Shoot

I've been wanting to get my lens on some tattooed folk for quite some time now. This pinup inspired engagement session was so much fun! We were able to collaborate with Island Girl Pinups for the amazing styling, hair & makeup. Jessica was absolutely beyond gorgeous, and Jedediah couldn't be happier to have her as his girl. Their vintage car was simply icing to the cake. Thanks to the team at Island Girl Pinups for an amazing shoot!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Good Summer

This post is full of lots of insignificant images of my summer! If you aren't interested in my personal life and are just looking for the photography goods, skip on past and whatever you do, don't click "SEE MORE IMAGES"! :)

P.S. This post has a lot of pictures and my blog is a little stressed out by it. The links are all working so if they didn't load, try refreshing the page.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sara's Pixie Cut

I finally was able to get around to posting some pictures of my gawwwgeous (as my mom says it) sister from our time in Kauai. Sara recently hacked all her hair off in one brave swoop. We were both fearful yet hopeful at the moment, and are now quite pleased (to our relief) with the results. Of course I shall never be brave enough to attempt such an extreme, but that's what sisters are for.... for us to live vicariously through. I mean, not everyone can pull off this killer cut like hers....

Morgan & Kim featured on Style Me Pretty

Excited to see Morgan & Kim's wedding featured on Style Me Pretty! See the full post HERE.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The ladies of Belle Destination

I love the ladies of Belle Destination Weddings & Events. Not only are Jane & Lena beautiful and a ton of fun, but they also put on spectacular events. Their wedding company has been so successful here on the islands that they have now expanded to California. We got together to take some promotional shots for their new website (coming soon), and took some just for fun while we were at it! Look at these gorgeous girls...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mariah & Peter

Jonathan and I took a trip to Lanai to photograph a fellow Maui photographer who was vacationing at the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele. Mariah owns her own photography business, Mariah Milan Photography, and does her own beautiful work. I commend her for being brave enough to be on the other side of the lens.... we are still working on that. Her and her husband have been together 14 years and are still completely in love. Isn't that wonderful?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tamiz Photography Interviews

Tamiz Photography had two featured interviews this week! The first was with Pacific Wedding Magazine via Maui Wedding Photography Spot (you can view it HERE), and the most recent was with Countdown Events, Vancouvers premier wedding planners which you can view HERE! We feel both honored and humbled. Thank you to these amazing vendors for their support of Tamiz Photography!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Annual Facebook Giveaway

It's time for our annual Facebook Photoshoot Contest Giveaway for 2011! With our new emphasis on weddings and couples in love, we are doing a contest in celebration of love. With this contest you will have an opportunity to win a free photo-shoot by Tamiz Photography, inclusive of images. That's $550 in the real world. Here are the rules:

1. Submit a photo of you and your love. Only one submission is allowed per couple.
2. Submit lyrics from a song that best describes the two of you. Lyrics may be no longer than 5 lines of text when posted to facebook. Included in the text must also be credit to the musician. 
3. Be sure to include your full names and phone number so I can get ahold of you if you are the winner!
4. Send people to vote for your image by hitting "like". In order to vote each person must "like" the Tamiz Photography facebook page
5. Voting is closed on August 31st at midnight Hawaii Standard Time.
6. Whoever has the most "likes" (votes) wins!

Please email all entries to with "Facebook Giveaway" in the subject line ... the sooner you submit the better your chance of accumulating votes! After you email me your submissions, I will post an album for the contest on facebook.

If you are outside of Maui you have one calendar year to redeem your photo shoot. If you can't make it out here to redeem it, perhaps I will be in your area! You never know unless you try :)

Here is an example of an entry:

Jonathan and Rebecca Adkisson

"Let's get rich and buy our parents homes in the South of France. Let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters and teach them how to dance. Let's get rich and build a house on the mountain making everybody look like ants from way up there, You and I, You and I."
 --Ingrid Michaelson

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Betsey Johnson

We were so excited about all the attention our that our post on Style Me Pretty received. We can't wait for the next time to collaborate with Countdown Events!

Betsey Johnson even tweeted about our shoot. Yes, THE Betsey Johnson. Our bride was wearing an adorable Betsey dress afterall.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Fabbio Family

We don't post family shoots very often, but these guys were a little too much fun to keep to ourselves.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A tribute to the love of my life.

Well, its that time of the year again: our anniversary. Jonathan and I made it to six years on August 3rd, which truly is a miracle. We have quite a crazy story... and looking back at myself as an 18 year old girl who rushed into marriage, I am so thankful that are stupidity actually worked in our favor! We normally don't tell our story, because everyone freaks out and.... it is just plain weird.... but here goes.

Jonathan and I met in Lanai, an island populated by 3,000 people. I can guarantee you, neither of us even considered the possibility of finding our "soulmate" on that island. It was decidedly the farthest thing from both of our minds. In fact, both of our hearts were elsewhere and in other relationships on the mainland. We met in January, and truly disliked each other right off the bat. I thought he was completely arrogant (and racist), and he thought I was a spoiled rich girl (I was completely broke, to clarify). Needless to say, we were both more than happy to go our separate ways. The only problem was that he was the youth minister at the church, and I was a youth. So, our contact was inevitable, but we remained cordial in our differences, he was my leader after all. Eventually, on an island that small, you run out of not only things to do, but people to hang out with. One night in April we actually allowed ourselves to have a conversation, and I realized, he's not SO bad. We hung out in groups every day for the next two weeks... then one night we did the unthinkable: we held hands.

Now you must understand, I am in the care of the 22 year old youth minister as one of his "youth" at age 17. This was not a good situation, especially on a small island where news travels faster than the speed of sound. So Jonathan did the "right" thing and shared our budding relationship with our Pastor whom suggested we take the next several days and pray about our new direction.

Jonathan showed up on my doorstep avoiding eye contact at all costs. He shoved his hands deep down into his pockets and kicked the rocks by his feet. I just stared. He finally started mumbling about something or other, but he couldn't quite get it out. Finally he came out with it and said "they think we should pray about it...." Completely confused, I asked him what we were praying about and he continued, "you know about Mmm..m..m" All of the sudden it dawned on me what he was trying to say. This guy is officially a lunatic. We held hands once, have been semi-friends for a whopping two weeks and he wants to talk about the "M" word? I asked him if he was talking about Marriage, got the nod I was expecting, and just started laughing. At this point Jonathan started nervously laughing with me, not knowing what to do. After a few seconds of debating if I should leave the island to get away from these apparently crazy people, I then get this evil thought that this could actually be fun. As they say in Pride and Prejudice "a girl likes to be crossed in love a little every now and again". I decided to humor the boy and have a little excitement in my life. Why not dedicate the next three days to such a preposterous idea?

I'll spare you the details of the next three days because there are far too many to list, but I will tell you that by the third day I was completely FREAKED out by all of the signs that encouraged the thought that we were destined to be. Trying to interpret if any of this could actually be genuine, I asked God for one final sign that this was to be my husband. I really thought I had God there. I mean how often does God jump when you say 'jump'? There was no way God would listen to my demands and that would leave me no choice but to flee from this terrifying prospect of actually getting married to someone I hardly know. It was Sunday morning, I was standing in church, and in the middle of worship (not five minutes before I demanded a sign), this respectable woman comes up to me and says "that thing that you have been asking God... he says YES" (P.S. no one has ever approached me like that prior or since). At this point, I just laughed again. This was so completely physchotic, but never had anything been so clear. This really was the man that I was destined to be with. Sure, he wasn't bad to look at... but defintely not my bleach blonde, green eyed surfer boy that I had always dreamed of, and I definitely wasn't in love. Jonathan and I snuck to the side of church and had the most ackward converstaion of my life. I told him I guess we were supposed to get married. From that moment on our lives were flooded with the most incredible love for one another. We started planning our wedding, Jonathan proposed in May and we got married 3 months later on August 3rd. I find him incredibly handsome :)

I guess that's where the restrospect comes in. We were SO excited to have found our purpose in one another, that we said why wait? We knew we were in love, we knew we were getting married... what is the point of waiting??? The answer didn't come until the first year of marriage when we finally *began* to get to know eachother. Two people with two different ways of life and two completely different backgrounds. In hindsight, wow, thank God our stupidity of "Fools Rush In" actually survived the deathly hollows of marriage.

Jonathan and I are so completly in love. He is my perfect fit and knows me better than I know myself. I didn't know if I believed in soulmates....  until I found him. We have had some trying times, but God has been so faithful and has always brought us back to the fact that he brought us together... we are so glad he did.

Jonathan, my life would be so incomplete without you. You are the joy in my life and my reason to love. I am so proud of the man that you have become. There is no one else in the world I'd rather spend every beat of the rest of my life with. Thank you for loving me more than I've ever dreamed or deserved. Happy Anniversary... we made it six years!!! CACCCHUUUGA!

Our wedding was about as traditional as they come. Poor girl, I had no idea what I even liked I was so young.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Countdown Events at the Haiku Mill

We are so excited to finally share these images! For this jaw-dropping shoot at the Haiku Mill, Tamiz Photography coordinated with Soha of Countdown Events-- Vancouver's premier wedding and event company. As you can see between the adorable Betsey Johnson dress, Elsa Corsi broach, our flawless bride Kori with makeup by Jessica Waite, and all the other immaculate details... we were all ecstatic to be working on such a project. The beautiful floral spreads were custom designed by Bella Bloom and custom stationary all the way from Canada by Wintons. As you can see, Countdown Events specializes in coordinating immaculate events fit for a Queen. Don't forget to check out Creme de la Creme, their luxury annual bridal show.

Featured on Style Me Pretty

Excited to be featured on the lovely wedding blog, Style Me Pretty with the fabulous Countdown Events! You can view the full post HERE.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Styled Shoot Featuring True Bliss Florals

We had the immense pleasure of working with True Bliss Florals on this shoot. Between the lovely wedding arch, gorgeous model and killer location... I don't think we could have asked for much more. We thrive off of doing stylized shoots such as these which allow us to be creatively free. We've already begun planning our next one!

Florals & Design: True Bliss Florals
Makeup & Hair: Jessica Waite Makeup Artistry
Dress: Tamara Catz
Hairpiece: Vakker Blomst Designs
Model: Lindsey Rex

Monday, July 25, 2011


Will be posting more details of this shoot soon, but I just wanted to put up a little preview!


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