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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!!!!

HAWAII ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | SEBASTIAN + ANNETTE | MAKAPU'U, OAHU

Elopements have such a special place in our hearts because they are so intimate. It's usually just our bride and groom, an officiant and both Brad and I. Ceremonies tend to be pretty quick so once our bride and groom are announced as husband and wife, we get to spend the entire evening with them. This is when the magic happens. We usually get to dive deep and figure out who they are and witness their love first hand. Sebastian and Annette's wedding day was no exception. I think we really felt something that made what we do so magical. I have never met two lovers so happy to be in love! They flew all the way from Germany to elope on one of Hawaii's white sandy beaches - a huge dream for some couples, so we know that this day meant so much to them. 

Officiant- Patricia from Nani Weddings

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