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.
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 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.
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.
As a wedding photographer I see a lot of processionals and this one is up there. Make sure to crank up the volume.
Sam and Verdi are both from Taiwan and while visitinging beautiful Oahu, Hawaii on a business/vacation trip, they opted to take their pre-wedding photographs . These photos were taken at Sunset Beach Point, located on the North Shore of Oahu. This couple was completely enamored with one another as is obvious in their photographs. Congratulations to this beautiful couple and on venturing into a new life together!
You can see all of Sam and Verdi’s pictures at www.holladay.instaproofs.com