My name is Keith. I smile a lot. I laugh a lot. I'm self motivated. I have a strong work ethic. I'm told I'm easy to work with.
I'm often asked how I got started shooting weddings. The simple answer is I had too many friends with bad wedding videos, and when one of my best friends was getting married I decided to do something about it. That video opened up opportunities for many more weddings, and I've shot over 150 weddings in the last six years. My favorite thing about video is that I have a limitless creative outlet while capturing timeless moments, and nothing is more timeless than weddings.
My story: I was born and raised in Hawaii, but I can hardly get the sentence out before people ask me why I left. Hawaii is a very expensive place to live, and even though my Hawaii friends think I'm crazy I actually like living near the wave starved Atlantic Ocean. It was a great experience getting to grow up on an island, but after high school I moved to Florida and earned a Marketing degree from the University of Central Florida. After college I spent five years managing events and promotions for a chain of retail stores, and all the while I used my little free time to take on various video projects for fun.
In 2010, I was given the opportunity to go to the middle east (Abu Dhabi & Dubai) to shoot a documentary, but it meant that I would have to give up my career, health insurance, paid vacation, apartment, and all my financial security. I knew that I might never get another chance to visit that part of the world, and I had to follow my passion. Leaving the corporate world was one of the most difficult decisions of my life, but when I look back on the last few years it's easy to see it was the right choice.
I live a pretty active lifestyle when I'm not at the computer editing for countless hours. I surf, bike, hike, rock climb, and train in boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. During the wedding off-season I try to travel as much as possible. In the last few years I've shot mission trips in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ghana, and New Zealand, and I've got to explore Ireland, Israel, Norway, and a bit of Europe.