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!


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!


Jordan reached out to us a week before he planned to propose to Lacey. He asked us if we’d fly to Maui to photograph his proposal up at Haleakala. We said HELL YES! We booked our flights out the very next day knowing we’d have to stay on Maui overnight because we needed to be up at the top of Haleakala by 5am and there were no flights from Oahu that early in the morning. We knew Lacey personally so we had to make sure we blocked her on Instagram so she didn’t see that we were on Maui planning this all behind her back. That definitely made it feel like we were up to no good!

On Sunday morning we woke up and checked out of our hotel at 3am and drove up to Haleakala National Park. It took us about 2 hours to get to the top of the crater. Once we parked, I looked at the temperature and it was 47 degrees. Guys! It straight up never gets that cold in Hawaii unless you drive ten thousand feet up a mountain- which we did. I knew they were driving a silver mustang so we paid attention to where they parked and totally stalked them for the next 20 minutes waiting for them to get out of their car to find a spot for sunrise. Mind you- it was pitch dark and we had to pretty much be ninjas once the sun started to rise so Lacey didn’t see us.

We followed them up the path making sure we stayed our distance from them. Brad and I split up once we got to the top to make sure we got both angles once Jordan got down on one knee. Jordan and Lacey found a perfect spot up on a ledge away from the crowd of people so we got into position and waited for the sun to come up. We could tell Jordan was nervous because he kept reaching for his pocket while waiting for the right time. The sun started to make its way into the crater and they both got up and he started telling her how much he loved her and quoted a line from Good Will Hunting then got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. First off- her ring designed by Heidi Gibson was GORGEOUS! Like, better than anything I’ve ever seen! Jordan literally said “is that big enough for you?!” and she was shocked the whole time so kudos to Heidi! And Jordan obviously ;)

Right after we wrapped L + J’s proposal sesh we had to drive straight to the airport to be back on Oahu in time to photograph an elopement later that afternoon. WHAT A WEEKEND!

If you haven’t gone up to Haleakala for sunrise you must go! It is one of the most beautiful places to ever be at 5am and proposing to your lover is a huge plus! Talk about wowing their socks off!

Lacey + Jordan- we had so much fun running around Haleakala with you and we’d do it again in a heart beat! We love you guys so much and are so excited you found each other! Shout out to Bumble!

and then Lacey’s momma came running with dad right behind her!



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.



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!


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! 


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


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