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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

KUALOA RANCH WEDDING | RACHEL + DEASUN | MOLI'I GARDENS

The first time we met Rachel was over FaceTime and she was on a train in South Korea on her way home. We literally talked for almost two hours and we knew right away that she was the sweetest person we’ve ever met. We talked about her wedding day and how her and Deasun met. They met through an online app for people with “common interests”. Their first date was at an art gallery. According to her, she doesn’t remember any of the art because Deasun only cared about making her laugh the whole time. And it clearly worked! We finally got to meet them in person just days before their wedding day and we became instant bff’s.

On the way to Kualoa it started to rain pretty dang hard. A little rain don’t scare nobody though ;) Rachel walked down the isle and Deasun had the biggest and I mean BIGGEST smile on his face. I literally started to cry! YOU GUYS! This wedding had me feeling all the feels. They shouted their vows at each other. Like foreal! Then danced their way down the isle. The rest of the night was filled with hugs, tears, shots, epic dance moves and more shots.

LOVE IS UNREAL AND I AM OBSESSED!

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!

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