photographer, lover of people, storyteller

Based in Honolulu, Hawaii

Aloha everyone! My name is Shaneika Aguilar and I'm born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I've been running this business since 2016 and I've always loved the art of storytelling and connecting with people from different walks of life. It all started in middle school when I picked up my first camera. I remember filming a home video of my family and I would put together these daily vlogs. I realized that in the moments when I was struggling or having a bad day at school, I could look back at these films and remember what it's like to smile again. Because of that, it reminded me of how much I wanted to encapsulate and keep as many of these moments as possible. So, through high school and all the way till college, I decided that this was what I wanted to do for others. I realized how much filmmaking meant to me and what it did for me growing up, so that's when I knew I wanted to do this for a living - to not just create for my own self expression, but to create with intention and in hopes of healing others through the work I'm able to do. With everything that we're going through in this pandemic, we look forward to celebrations like engagements, weddings, new life and pivotal moments that change our lives. And that's what I hope to create and capture with you and for you. So with that, I look forward to the day when we can all celebrate together. So, continue to hold each other tighter and extend love to those around you.

- PHOTOGRAPHER + FILMMAKER -

VIDEOGRAPHER FOR CREATIVE MORNINGS HONOLULU, PRESENT
filmmaker FOR NMG NETWORK, 2018-PRESENT
INTERN FOR HAWAII MEDIA INC, 2018
VIDEO INTERN FOR CORE GROUP ONE, INC., 2017
MARKETING SPECIALIST FOR GOODWILL HAWAII, 2017
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR FLASHSTOCK, 2016-2018
VIDEOGRAPHER AND PHOTOGRAPHER FOR IVORY CITY, 2016-2018
instagram CONTENT CREATOR FOR URBAN OUTFITTERS, 2015-2017
instagram CONTENT CREATOR FOR MODL BEHAVIOR, 2015-2017
social media intern FOR HAWAII FASHION XCHANGE, 2015
PHOTO BOOTHER FOR SHOOTS! PHOTO BOOTH, 2015-2017
ALUMNI OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MASTERED WITH NICK KNIGHT, 2015
VIDEOGRAPHER FOR CREATIVE LAB FASHION IMMERSIVE, 2015
VIDEOGRAPHER FOR VISIONS HAWAII, 2015
LEAD VIDEOGRAPHER FOR THE WORD VOMIT, 2015
VIDEO EDITOR FOR SUPREME WEDDING FILMS, 2014-2017

2018 THIRD PLACE, SHORT FILM |
HAWAII FILMMAKERS’ COLLECTIVE FILM FESTIVAL
2018 BEST DIRECTOR - “MAMA’S WISH” |
uh manoa ACADEMY FOR CREATIVE MEDIA
2018 BEST DRAMA - “MAMA’S WISH” |
uh MANOA ACADEMY FOR CREATIVE MEDIA
2018 BEST DOCUMENTARY - “HOW TO MAKE A HEART BEAT” | uh MANOA ACADEMY FOR CREATIVE MEDIA
2017 THIRD PLACE, MUSIC VIDEO, FILM FESTIVAL |
HAWAII FILM COLLECTIVE
2017 FIRST PLACE, 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE |
HAWAII FILMMAKERS’ COLLECTIVE
2016 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT OF THE YEAR |
URBAN OUTFITTERS LOCAL SOCIAL SUMMIT IN PHILADELPHIA
2013 FILM STUDENT OF THE YEAR | MENEMAC
2013 FIRST PLACE, MINI DOCUMENTARY |
OLELO YOUTH XCHANGE
2013 HONORABLE MENTION, MUSIC VIDEO |
STUDENT TELEVISION NETWORK
2012 FIRST PLACE, PSA | FARMERS INSURANCE HAWAII
2012 HONORABLE MENTION, FALL NATIONALS |
STUDENT TELEVISION NETWORK
2012 FIRST PLACE, FILM CHALLENGE |
STUDENT TELEVISION NETWORK

Featured in Cutting It Close Podcast with Cliff Bailey and Kelsie Greene
Featured in Unity of Color
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