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HAWAII ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | JEEP HANGS WITH KRISTIN + CHRISTIAN

What started off as a DM on Instagram led these two our way. They fiance’d up in Hawaii and we got to shoot their engagement session up at Kualoa Ranch. Jeep hangs + these babes equals a pretty epic engagement session in our book.

Kristin + Christian, see you guys in NYC!

JUSTIN + EMILY, MARRIED | CALIFORNIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

We photographed Emily + Justin’s engagement session up at Manoa Falls when they flew out here after getting engaged last year. Thats when they became some of our favorite people. I don’t really remember how they asked us to fly all the way to California to photograph their wedding but all I knew was that we wouldn’t miss it for the world.

We started the day at Emily’s sisters house then went to Justin’s parents house to photograph him getting ready before heading over to Oak Canyon for their ceremony. We snuck in some time before the ceremony for them to do a first look which is always our favorite part of the day. Justin brought a letter he wrote and read it to Emily which was the sweetest thing ever. Once all the nerves were gone- it was time to get married. Their ceremony was beautiful and we are always so excited to see a couple we love become husband + wife! They had their reception back at Justin’s parents’ house. Literally- tacos, a cigar bar, a bad ass dj, a super rad photo booth and a TON of alcohol. We photographed every single moment as it was. We were so sad to leave because Justin and Emily made us feel like part of their family which always means so much to us.

Literally tearing up because I remember exactly how this moment felt

What better way to end this blog than with a terrible quality iPhone video of the last song of the night. Everyone was on the dance floor and we’ve never felt more like family. I literally asked them to adopt me that night haha!!!!

KAUAI PHOTOGRAPHER | KOREN + JEREMY | HANALEI BAY, HI

The greatest gift this job has ever given me is the gift of travel. It has allowed me to the pleasure in meeting some of the most incredible human beings. 

For that, I am so thankful.

Brad + I flew to Kauai to photograph and adventure with this sweet couple. We chose to photograph at Waimea Canyon for sunset (see photos from that session here) and Hanalei Bay the next morning for sunrise. Man! Were we in for a treat <3 If you haven't made it over to Kauai yet you MUST asap! I promise you won't regret it ;)

Big thanks to Jeremy + Koren for being the cutest couple ever!

 

KAUAI PHOTOGRAPHER | LOVE SESSION AT WAIMEA CANYON WITH JEREMY + KOREN

There is nothing I love more than photographing two people in love. I am so convinced that I have the best job in the entire world. Where do I even start with these two? Koren emailed me a few months ago saying that her and Jeremy were flying to Kauai and wanted to know if I would fly from Oahu to photograph them (oh honey, you know I said YES!) From the first email, Koren and Jeremy seemed like my kind of people. This was my first time to Kauai and I have always dreamt about photographing at Waimea Canyon. We adventured all the way to the top with a few quick stops in between. Once we made it to the top we were so surprised at how foggy it was. It was kind of eerie and stunning at the same time. This shoot is one for the books! We created magic- though I give all the credit to them because just look at them. Their love makes me so excited to do what I do.

Jeremy + Koren you two are the perfect pair <3 

ps. I actually had the pleasure of photographing them for a SECOND time on this trip! Stay tuned for part 2