hawaiielopementphotographer

HAWAII DESTINATION WEDDING | EDEN + DAVE | WAIKIKI, HI

We often get asked the question “what made you want to become a wedding photographer?” and to be honest it was always a hard question to answer. But if we had to choose one word it would be people. The couples we meet through this job- it’s so dang wild <3

Eden and Dave planned the sweetest Hawaiian beach wedding all the way from Brisbane, Australia and what freakin legends they are! We finallllllllly got to meet them the day before their wedding day and we instantly fell in love with them. Oh yeah- and they have the cutest pup named Arnie so we were obviously so obsessed with them from the start. After their ceremony at Sherwood Forest we headed over to one of our favorite spots for photos of just the two of them before meeting up with everyone else at Dukes for their reception party.

when you convince the best man to pierce his ear before the wedding to make him look cooler hahaha

FOR OLIVIA + CHRIS | DAYLIGHT MIND COFFEE COMPANY IN KAILUA KONA, HI | HAWAII WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

DESTINATION WEDDINGS MAKE OUR HEARTS EXPLODE!

Olivia + Chris flew us out to photograph their wedding on the Big Island of Hawaii at the cutest little coffee shop that is totally worth swooning over! Daylight minds is located right in the heart of Kailua Kona and let me tell you hunnay- the sunsets are to die for! There were tropical flowers and pineapples everywhere and we were OCEAN FREAKIN FRONT!

Tacos + alcohol + epic jams- allllllllllll night long

O + C, thanks for letting us spend the day with you <3

HAWAII DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | VALERIE + TRISTAN | OAHU, HI

The best part of our job is the connection we make and keep with the couples we photograph. One thing we loved about Valerie + Tristan is that they are rule breakers and are totally okay with going the non-traditional route. They met while studying in the Netherlands 4 years ago. Shout out to Mercedes Benz ;) they literally started dating the second after they were introduced. Hawaii had meant so much to Valerie ever since she was 16 and Tristan decided to take it to the next level and ask her to marry him the day before they flew back home to Germany.

After months of planning a small wedding in Germany they decided to ditch their plans and elope on Oahu instead and boy are we so glad they did!

We photographed some getting ready shots at Turtle Bay, then blindfolded Tristan so we could all ride together as we drove them to their first look location. After seeing each other for the first we gave them a moment to themselves as they kissed and told each other how good they looked.

We hopped back in the car and hiked to the top of the mountain where they exchanged vows and celebrated with some champagne popping. They slow danced to no music and we lit sparklers after sunset.

IT WAS THE BEST DAY!

xx

They kept touching hands since they couldn’t see each other! SO DAMN CUTE!

Here is a quick little teaser from their elopement

 
 

HAWAII WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | NATASHA + ALEX | MAKAPU'U BEACH, OAHU

hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-3.jpg
 
 

Two weeks ago we got to photograph Natasha and Alex's elopement at Makapu'u Beach. It had been raining non stop the entire week leading up to their elopement so we were pretty much prepared to get rained on. A huge sigh of relief- it turned out to be a beautiful cloudy day. N + A came all the way from Vancouver, Canada to exchange vows on the beach in Hawaii. 

Natasha + Alex were wed. 

For them, eloping was about enjoying the day together and taking in the smaller moments. We spent the next hour wandering the entire beach for their couple portraits and just let them be them. 

N+ A, you guys are every reason why we love elopements! 

**make sure to scroll to the end to see one of the perks about eloping in Hawaii**

hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-2.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-1.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-5.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-4.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-6.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-7.jpg

How sweet is that kiss on her hand?! I cried.....

hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-8.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-9.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-10.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-11.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-12.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-13.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-14.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-16.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-17.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-15.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-20.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-19.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-18.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-22.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-21.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-23.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-24.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-25.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-26.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-27.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-28.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-29.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-30.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-31.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-32.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-33.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-34.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-48.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-35.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-38.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-37.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-39.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-36.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-42.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-44.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-45.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-46.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-49.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-40.jpg
hawaii-wedding-photographer-keani-bakula-41.jpg

that's a freakin whale! 

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

hawaii-elopement-photographer-1.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-2.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-3.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-4.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-5.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-6.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-7.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-8.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-9.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-10.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-11.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-12.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-13.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-14.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-15.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-16.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-17.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-18.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-19.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-20.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-21.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-23.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-24.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-25.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-26.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-27.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-28.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-29.jpg
hawaii-elopement-photographer-31.jpg

HAWAII ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | AMANDA + CJ | OAHU, HAWAII

When we first met CJ and Amanda, we could feel how giddy and excited they were to marry each other. They have such kind souls and were so full of laughter. We got to see them get married on the beach and after we all hiked to the top of a mountain. The first email I received from Amanda, she made it very clear that they were pretty adventurous and wanted to hike somewhere stunning. We knew from the beginning that they were our kind of people! This is probably one of my favorite elopements to date. I have the worlds best clients <3

Congratulations CJ + Amanda! Thank you for choosing us to photograph your love! We would do it all over again :)

xo

2017-09-29_0001.jpg
2017-09-29_0021.jpg
2017-09-14_0001.jpg
2017-09-29_0004.jpg
2017-09-29_0006.jpg
2017-09-29_0007.jpg
P02A1597-2.jpg
2017-09-29_0002.jpg
2017-09-29_0008.jpg
2017-09-29_0010.jpg
2017-09-14_0007.jpg
2017-09-14_0003.jpg
2017-09-29_0013.jpg
2017-09-29_0019.jpg
2017-09-29_0020.jpg
2017-09-29_0012.jpg
2017-09-14_0004.jpg
2017-09-14_0002.jpg
2017-09-14_0005.jpg
2017-09-14_0006.jpg
2017-09-29_0014.jpg
2017-09-29_0015.jpg
2017-09-28_0001.jpg
2017-09-29_0011.jpg

Our buddy Andrew put together a video for CJ + Amanda. We will update this post when it's all finished. For now- check out his work here