Kumiko and Michael flew all the way from Japan for a Hawaii destination wedding here in Honolulu. It was fun to see the two families come together. Kumiko’s family spoke a little English and Michael’s family spoke a little Japanese. The ceremony location was beautiful with Diamond Head in the background. Congratulations Kumiko and Michael.
LINDSAY & BRANDON : HAWAII DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – KAUAI
One of my favorite islands in Hawaii is Kauai, so I was super excited when Lindsay asked me to be their wedding photographer for their destination wedding on Kauai. Lindsay and Brandon had a fun group of friends fly in from Alaska. One of them even bought a van for the week while they were here, see it below. Even though we had a little rain, the wedding turned out beautifully, and we were blessed with an amazing rainbow just in time for the ceremony.
LINDSEY + JAY : HAWAII BEACH WEDDING
Lindsay and Jay had a beautiful destination Hawaii beach wedding on the North Shore of Oahu. After the ceremony we captured some shots of them together on the beach as the sun went down, and then headed to the Turtle Bay Restaurant, Ola‘s for a dinner reception where they did a traditional tea ceremony. What a fantastic night this was for a wedding. The couple, their family and friends, the setting, it was all stunning.
REBECCA + TYLER : ELOPING TO HAWAII
MALIA & BRAD : WEDDING SURF PHOTOGRAPHY – TURTLE BAY HAWAII
This wedding brought two passions together, surfing and photography. I was of course excited when Malia contacted me and said she wanted to go surfing in her wedding dress. I have done a lot of trash the dress photography, but this was the first actual wedding where the bride and groom and the whole wedding party jumped in the water. Malia and Brad’s wedding was at Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii. This was the perfect wedding venue to have the wedding ceremony and then jump in the water. On top of the surf, they had a really amazing color scheme. Congratulations Malia and Brad, you guys ripped it up.
DANA & JAKE : NORTH SHORE HAWAII “TRASH THE DRESS SESSION”
Being a wedding photographer here in Hawaii I deal with a lot of different variables, especially when it comes to getting in the water for a trash the dress session. Being on an island we are often at the mercy of the wind, sun, waves, and all different elements. Dana and Jake’s “Trash the Dress session” almost didn’t happen. Jake sliced his foot open before their wedding and almost didn’t make it to the ceremony after spending most of the morning in the ER. The doctor told Jake to stay out of the water. A friend let us borrow the big blue boot to keep Jake’s foot dry, as seen below. Busted up foot or not Dana and Jake did a great job hiking over the coral on the North Shore, and getting in the water. The waves were a little big that day but we were able to find a safe location to get into the water. My two favorite pictures of this shoot are the 4th photo were Dana is running, and the last one. I think she looks so peaceful as she is gliding through the water.
TRACI & ADAM : WAIMEA FALLS WEDDING – NORTH SHORE HAWAII
Traci and Adam had their destination wedding at Waimea Falls located on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii. This is an amazingly beautiful place to get married. You are surrounded by a lush tropical forest and across the street is Waimea Bay that has a long sandy beach.
I really had a great time photographing Traci and Adams Wedding. All the bridesmaids and groomsmen were a lot of fun to be around. I was really impressed on how their wedding was so centered on their faith. I thought it was cool that the first thing they wanted to do as a married couple was to take communion. Congratulations Traci and Adam.
To see their underwater engagement pictures click here.
I really love my job, I shot 2 weddings this past week and they were both so different but amazing at the same time. The first was a military wedding at Waimea Valley, and the second wedding was at Turtle Bay Resort where the whole wedding party went surfing after the wedding in their clothes. I will be posting more photos from both of these weddings after things slow down. I still have two water shoots and a trash the dress session in Maui, and that is before Christmas.
TRACI : BRIDAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – LAIE HAWAII TEMPLE
I am so excited to photograph Traci and Adam’s wedding at Waimea Vally this week. I took some bridals of Traci a few week back at the Laie Hawaii Temple, and last June we did some underwater engagement pictures on the North Shore. You can see those here. They are a fun couple, and Waimea Vally is a beautiful place to get married, I think this is going to be an amazing wedding.
RACHEL & LOKAHI : WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – MOLI’I GARDENS HAWAII
KIM & BART : LOULU PALM ESTATES WEDDING – NORTH SHORE HAWAII
Check out the beauty that is Kim and Bart’s beach wedding. They were marred at Loulu Palm Estates, a very nice venue on the North Shore of Oahu. What an amazing location to have a sunset wedding. Kim carefully put together the color scheme and designed the tent embellishments with the great wedding planner, Milestone Events Hawaii. The flowers were by Flower Farm. they did a great job with the arch and bouquet. The decor was well chosen with white leather couches, glass beading, and other stylish touches. I love the glow and joy that totally radiates off of this couple in the pictures.
MEGHAN & MIKE : SUNSET BEACH WEDDING – NORTH SHORE OAHU HAWAII
This was an incredible backyard wedding at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Hawaii. Besides the stunning style of the couple and her awesome dress, I could really see a ton of happiness in this group- I think you’ll see that in the pictures, everyone had huge smiles and all of that joy and energy made choosing which pictures to post challenging. Meghan and Mike had about 50 people come from the mainland to Hawaii for their destination wedding. Congratulations Meghan and Mike, and thank you for having me photograph your wedding, it was an honor.