Friday, August 23, 2013

Patrice + Greg's First Look-OAKLAND TEMPLE

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Vinson + Melissa "Sneak Peek First Look" OAKLAND TEMPLE

This was an awesome couple to work with. Two very intelligent individuals that made a covenant to become one family! I was soo honored to witness their sealing in the temple. One thing that the sealer said in the temple that struck a chord with me was that this young couple was becoming a 'kingdom' in their own little way. It was a very beautiful ceremony. Here's a shortie of their "First Look" shoot. Hope you enjoy! Filmed at the Oakland California Temple.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Patrice+Greg "How we met" video

Sorry so late Patrice....but wanted to share this wonderful story of how these two love birds met. Congrats on a beautiful wedding. What a special day that was to be with you two in the House of the Lord. To witness your sealing with the rest of your family and friends was truly a blessing. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your special day.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dedicated to my Mom: Single Mom Project-Lynell, Lia, Jeremiah, and Aniyah

blog1 So I've started a new project in dedication to my mom. I've grown up in a single parent home for most of my life. I know the hard work it takes to be a parent with both "father" and "mother" in the home, but to have only one parent takes an act of godliness. In the coming months I will be posting photos of single moms and their families that I have come to know and love. This post is featuring a single mom that has been an inspiration to me. There's a lot of what I see in Lynell that reminds me of my own mom. Lynell has 3 beautiful children that can make any photographer look good!! Yah I was lucky! It was fun shooting them in the short time we had. Enjoy!! Shout out to my wonderful wife for being with me on this shoot. Thanx hun!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This year is flyin by so fast. I gan't belief it?! Well, believe me when I say that this dance group is awesome! Lots of colors and excitement. All the way from Tracy, California, I bring to you Siva Polynesia....

Monday, June 3, 2013

I would love to share this wonderful video but until further notice, I gotta password protect it for now. :( But for those of you who are lucky enough to get a password from Vinson and Melissa, I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did!

Monday, May 27, 2013

It was really a joyous occasion for this young wonderful couple. With all the trials of a wedding, it all comes down to making two people happy for one day. I truly believe that was accomplished. It was a wonderful day filled with hard work and excitement. I was honored to film and document this day for Anna and Daniel. Thank you for making AhquinMedia a part of your special day Anna! Just setting things up with a Teaser for now. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Here's one for the family book.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

bath-timeblog I just love moments like these. They are so young and full of energy! This is the age that I want to remember. Moment frozen in time!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Oakland 8th Ward Anniversary from alvin ahquin on Vimeo.

This video has a special place in my heart. Eight years ago, I served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Oakland, California Mission. It was such a beautiful time for me. The last stretch of my mission I served the people of this vary ward. The Oakland 8th Samoan Ward. In it's infancy, this ward was a small branch of dedicated Samoans who traveled near and far to hold church meetings at Oakland Temple. The bond that these pioneers had for each other grew so much that the younger generation continues that same bond. I had to document this special day and it's a wonderful way to do it with video.
Here's a video I did a couple years ago when I attended art school. I'm trying really hard to do video and photography but it's a lot of work for one person. This year I would really like to focus on weddings but I just love music videos so I thought I would share this one. This was my first music video. I produced, directed, and edited this video all by my self. This was a really fun project. I'm sure I'll do it again but I need to stay focused.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Had to post this because I just love this shot! If you know Hailey, you would know that this picture fits her just right. Enjoy! hailey raindropfb
Goals accomplished in 2012: Update blog-FAIL Post new photos to blog-FAIL Work on portfolio-FAIL RESTART photography and video progress!! Happy New Year folks that still tune into this blogger thingy?!! It's me...Alvin! I know you don't remember me but it's really me!! I can't believe I'm making a new post on this ancient lame!! But at the same time, I've come to realize that I'm still in love with photography. I was looking through some of my old blog posts, and I caught myself really missing my blog. I've been neglecting this thing for awhile now and it has got to stop!!! In fact, lets stop right now...and get to some football photos. Enjoy! display3 KZ2A7917 rain2 rain tuma display display display4 Jeff KZ2A7824 final1