engagement

HAWAII ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | ALAINA + NATHANIEL KUALOA RANCH ENGAGEMENT SESSION

It was a pretty overcast day at Kualoa Ranch but that’s exactly how we like it. That mountain view is what we live for and we’re sure you feel the same. Alaina + Nathaniel travelled all the way from Iowa to come hang with us! They both work in the ER so it totally made sense to have them running around + being completely silly with one another since most days are probably crazy for them. They were either hand in hand or in each others arms the whole time and we were obsessed!

Alaina + Nathaniel, you are gems!

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!

HAWAII ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | JUSTIN + MAKENZIE | KUALOA RANCH, OAHU

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So you know that feeling you have when you meet someone in person for the first time and you feel like you’ve known them forever. That’s definitely how Justin + Makenzie felt for us. We weren’t the only ones that felt that way! Lucky for us, because we’re totally headed to Aspen for their wedding in 240 days and it’s going to be a frickin’ blast. They spent the whole session showing us all of their dance moves and we found out that they are experts at the dirty dancing pose. These two work hard, and play even hard and you can definitely tell they love even harder than that. These college sweet hearts have been together for about 4 years and Justin’s job gave them the chance to move here for the year, so of course they packed their bags, because, Hawaii, duh. This island is literally our back yard and we couldn’t be more stoked about it. Colorado is pretty dope too and we can’t wait to explore new places with them. Brad used to snowboard in Colorado and I’ve actually never been. Our bags are packed and we are so stoked to hang with these babes again.

HAWAII ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | KEATON + JESSICA | MAKAPU'U BEACH

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I remember receiving a DM on Instagram from Jessica saying that her and Keaton just got engaged and that they were doing the long distance thing and that she was out in Hawaii visiting him for the holidays. Her flight back home was basically on Christmas Eve and she reached out to us the day before that. We were all in! We chose Makapu’u Beach for their engagement session because they love the outdoors and wanted both beach and mountains in their photos. K + J are both in the military so we totally understood how much being in a long distance relationship SUCKS! As the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Distance doesn’t even phase these two. They literally fly helicopter’s for a living.

Keaton + Jessica, thanks for giving us one hell of a session! We are so excited to photograph your wedding in Idaho this year!

OAHU CROUCHING LION ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | SALLY + LYONE

We photographed Sally and Lyone's engagement session at the top of Crouching Lion, just days before their backyard destination wedding in Waialua. Crouching Lion is definitely one of our favorite hikes on the island because the views are easy on the eyes which makes the hike up so worth it. We can't wait to blog their wedding next! 

HAWAII ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | AARON + CHRISTIAN | HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Aaron + Christian have one of the most amazing love stories we've ever heard. When it was time to photograph their engagement session, we suggested shooting at a place that felt like home. We photographed these babes at the place where it all started for them- The Honolulu International Airport. Aaron works as a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines and Christian was on her way from Oahu to Kauai. Christian was trying to find her way through the airport and stopped at one of the directories. Aaron had noticed she needed directions so he asked if she needed help finding her way. Obviously it was love at first sight because he made sure he was on her flight home to Portland. 

I may be a little biased because I was born here, but Oahu is the prettiest airport in the entire world. We had them run around the airport, visit the terminal they met at, flirt in the phone booth and push each other on luggage carts. We had such a blast with them and are so excited to photograph their wedding in November at Kualoa Ranch! #loveisintheair18

HAWAII ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | JUSTIN + EMILY | OAHU, HAWAII

It's always so amazing to me how clients turn into really good friends. These two are incredible people and I am so excited for their wedding! Did I mention we got to hangout under a waterfall all day?! It was freezing but SO WORTH IT! 

Emily + Justin, thank you for being adventurous and getting your feet dirty with me! You two are so perfect for each other <3