Our Staff

The LaSotas and their Profile Productions staff are specialists in wedding videography and other special event video productions.   Located on the Garden Island of Kauai, the Profile team regularly travels to the other Hawaiian islands to video weddings and special events, and have recently produced videos in San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe and Palm Beach.

SENIOR STAFF

Larry LaSota, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Photographer

With more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Larry LaSota has worn virtually every hat in the business, from associate director to production manager, videotape editor to production sound mixer, camera operator to director.

An Emmy Award winner for sound, Larry is also an award winning editorial and fine arts photographer who has been published world-wide. His works are displayed in both private and public collections, including the U.S. National Park Service permanent collection and touring show.

He has been a sound mixer for all the major studios and television networks and many productions companies in Hollywood. In his capacity as audio engineer, Larry has worked on commercials, network shows, specials and sporting events and band and orchestra productions and concerts.

Larry was featured in EQ magazine for his unique recording style on Taj Mahal’s Grammy nominated album Hula Blues.

As a technical director, cameraman and videotape editor he has worked on commercials, industrial and promotional productions and on numerous documentaries for PBS, BBC and CBC.

Larry’s career has included the business and marketing side of the business as well, including national promotions coordinator for Post Records. In this capacity, he produced and directed multimedia campaigns in major markets in the US and Canada.

After numerous requests, Larry began Profile Productions in 1990 as a corporate video production house. Since 2000, Profile’s wedding branch has been among the preeminent wedding videographers in the US.

Awards and Nominations (partial list)
Emmy Award for Sound: Mr. Previn Comes to Town
Pro Sound News Award: Liberty Weekend-Opening Ceremonies
Emmy Nomination: Designing Women
Emmy Nomination: Family Ties
Emmy Nomination: The Grammy Awards

Profile Productions Awards – Numerous Telly and Videographer’s Awards for weddings, event coverage and tribute biographies.

Elaine LaSota, Producer, Senior Editor, Videographer

Wearing equally as diverse hats in the entertainment industry as her husband, Larry, Elaine’s professional experiences ranges from New York actress to LA-based Location Manager for Columbia and Warner Bros to Script Development for Dallas to Associate Producer for children’s live action television.  With the insight, instincts and creativity of an actress, the technical skills of a post-production supervisor, and the depth of experience of someone whose professional life has been spent “telling stories”, Elaine brings her unique skills into focus to create unique, personal and exquisite Wedding Day movies.  “Life doesn’t get any better than this,” she says, looking out the studio windows towards the sweeping views of Hanalei Bay and the towering waterfall-clad mountains beyond.

Click here to read Elaine’s editing philosophy… her Letter from the Editor