I first met Tiffany at her grandfather’s 90th birthday party. A few weeks later she reached out to me with the news that she was getting married in 2019. So we planned to have their engagement photos taken at Waimanalo Beach, a great spot for long white sandy beaches and flowery fields in a lush forest.Read More
One year ago, I had the opportunity to take maternity photos with Emily and Don during their vacation here in Hawaiʻi. This year, they planned their trip again but this time with baby Michael along for the ride.Read More
The Lucas family recently relocated to Hawaiʻi for work and have quickly acclimated to the local lifestyle here. And during the recent holiday season, family photos on the beach were a great way to show off their new home to family and friends across the sea.Read More
Claire and Nick were looking for a romantic wedding ceremony to tie the knot. They held their intimate ceremony on the roof top of the iconic Moana Surfrider in Waikiki overlooking the beach. I can’t imagine a better way to say I do.Read More
Outdoor weddings in Hawaiʻi can be gorgeous, especially on a beautiful secluded sandy beach. But one thing to keep in mind is the weather.Read More
Take some time to craft a heartfelt thank you speech to say on your wedding day. And, don't forget to thank others for their wedding help throughout the entire planning process, not just on your wedding day. Think: Your groom, parents, in-laws, bridesmaids, vendors, and wedding planner. You should also send each a handwritten thank-you note to express your appreciation as well.
Renna and Sean are two very fun individuals and everything about their destination wedding was relaxed and enjoyable.Read More
A whiter smile will brighten up your bridal portraits, so look into the best teeth whitening options early on.Read More
When looking for the perfect wedding ring or band, the cut is the most important characteristic to keep in mind.Read More
The Bennett Family had an amazing opportunity for a family vacation in Hawaiʻi as a part of their son’s wish with The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Their trip included activities and adventures that took them around the island, however one of their more important moments came during our family portrait session.Read More
It’s that time of the year. Time for family Christmas photos. With an abundance of beaches and tropical settings for photos, we wanted to get away from the Hawaiian norm and have these photos taken in a more woodland setting. After a quick drive up the mountains, we set up in a forest of Cook Pine Trees for these Christmas photos.Read More
For a backyard wedding venue or a vintage feel, find unique home items to use as decor. Details like mismatched plates, glass bottles, teacups add a quirky touch. And as an added bonus, you can keep those items and use them in your home after the wedding day!
Romantic Beach Get-Away
Chris had planned a romantic vacation for his girlfriend, and promised that it would be a trip to remember. And with the proposal he was planning, it definitely was. We had picked out Papaʻiloa Beach on the North Shore as the location for his proposal because it is a very beautiful beach. It is a fairly secluded beach and a perfect spot for the sunset with the Koʻolau Mountains and Waiʻanae Mountains as backdrops.
October 3, 2018
LOCATION: Papaʻiloa Beach, Kawailoa
You will hear that your wedding day will fly by so fast that you may not have time to take it all in. That is why it is important to make timeRead More
Altitude 37 at Hilton Waikīkī Beach, Waikīkī
Family from around the world flew in to celebrate Micky’s 70th birthday. Micky’s daughter, Preet, had arranged for their festivities to take place on the top of Waikīkī in the Altitude 37 lounge at Hilton Waikīkī Beach Hotel. The venue was perfect for their party. The lounge was small enough for their intimate party with enough space for the dancing and singing that would take place at the end of the night. And that view - the sun setting over the Waikīkī skyline. This family knows how to party and we had a great time celebrating with everyone. Congratulations Micky on your 70th birthday. We wish you many more years of happiness, singing, and dancing.
Your wedding guest book will take the spotlight at cocktail hour, but also remain a coffee table staple long after the big day. Consider creating questions with a space for your guests to write little notes as a great way to remember your wedding day.
Everything about this day left us speechless. The bride was stunning. Their oceanside suite was breathtaking. And the groom’s vows left us in tears.Read More
Waiʻalae Beach Park, Waiʻalae
How cute is this family? These two little girls were adorable and had so much fun at the beach. Maybe a little too much fun. Little ones can be tricky to photograph, as any parent can attest to. My secret - just have fun. When everyone is laughing and having a good time, we can throw out the “cheese” because we all have our natural beautiful smiles on. And if you dress up your daughters in cute clothes like this, then our photos will turn out even better!
Thank you cards are a no-brainer for your wedding guests. Often overlooked are thank you gifts for your parents and other family members.Read More
I love the work that I get to do. Being a part of so many beautiful families and capturing the moments they share with their children is such a blessing. Especially when they are friends.Read More