hawaiiwedding

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

 
 

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 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

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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

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