Chris and Shelly Proposal

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

Pham Sunrise Vow Renewal Ceremony on the Beach

Waimānalo Beach, Waimānalo

Chris lived in Hawaiʻi many years ago, and as he returned with his family for their summer vacation it was only fitting for him to renew their wedding vows at a place he once called home. The beach along Waimānalo Bay always was a special place, especially when the sun rises and illuminates the mountains from Makapuʻu to Kailua. Everything about this beach is beautiful and served for the perfect location for their romantic wedding vow renewals. 

Neyva and Elezaldy Engagement at Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach, Kailua

Neyva came to visit her fiance while he was stationed in Honolulu and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to have their engagement photos taken. She fell in love with Kailua Beach and really wanted to have her photos taken at that location - which posed a slight problem. Kailua Beach is very popular and half-naked sunbathers don't make the most attractive background objects. In the end, we were able to find some great spots for their romantic beach photos and we were all thrilled with the way that their photos turned out.

McCart Vow Renewal Ceremony at Ko Olina

Ko Olina, Honouliuli

 

Lisa and Kevin planned a family vacation to Hawaiʻi to celebrate their wedding anniversary and coordinated a very intimate ceremony on the beach to renew their wedding vows. 20 years of marriage and a beautiful family including a 6 month old granddaughter are a couple great reasons to celebrate. We were blessed to have the entire beach to ourselves and took advantage of that opportunity to capture some great moments and family photos.

Hallie and Christopher Engagement Photography at Waiʻalae Beach Park

Waiʻalae Beach Park, Waiʻalae

Hallie booked her flight from Mississippi to visit her boyfriend who has been stationed here in the Army. Little did she know that upon arrival, Christopher had bigger plans for her time here. After a surprise proposal, we scheduled an engagement photo session. I absolutely love how fun they were to work with. Just look at our photos from their session. So in love with nothing but the rest of their lives ahead.

Tina and Ola Engagement Session

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Gardens, Kāneʻohe

 

Earlier this month, I just wrapped on another great photo session from our Christmas, 12 Days of Giving promotion - a free engagement session and complimentary hair and makeup by Reveal Hair and Makeup.

Tina and Ola are both from the east side of Oʻahu and wanted to have their engagement photos taken with the majestic Koʻolau mountains as their backdrop. It rains often in Kāneʻohe, so any photo session on this side of the island will most likely be partly cloudy with a chance of showers. This didn't deter our photography plans, however it did create a very magical setting. 

Mahalo to Allison and her team at Reveal Hair and Makeup for making this amazing photo session happen.

Sydney & James Covell

Wedding Bells for the Covells

Waialua is a truly beautiful part of the island, with long untouched sandy beaches backed by stunning sunsets in the high-reaching mountains. Most weddings, I sit down ahead of time with the bride and groom to discuss great locations where we would want to have some photos taken. But with a wedding at the Hawaiʻi Polo Club, we didn't have to travel too far to find great locations for beautiful wedding photos. 

Both Sydney and James were so easy going. It is easy to see how much they truly love each other. I love it when you don't have to pose somebody and they natural beauty shines through in every photo. Congratulations Sydney and James!

October 14, 2017

LOCATION: Hawaiʻi Polo Club, Mokulēʻia

Clyde Jeana Engagement

ʻEwa Sunsets

I think our original plan was to find parking at Ko Olina near Paradise Cove for some beautiful beach photos during sunset. Often times the best photos are found when we deviate from a set plan - so when Paradise Cove didn't work out we weren't too disappointed. The short walk around the corner took us to a little more secluded area, Milo Cove. The intimate setting was a perfect for an engagement shoot.

What made the entire session perfect was the sunset. Vog has a way of creating the most beautiful sunsets and this humid, still day did not disappoint. Just see for yourself. 

October 1, 2017

LOCATION: Milo Cove, Honouliuli

Katie & Kyle Whitney

Rustic North Shore Ceremony

It all began before they even knew what was in store. The longing for adventure deep in Katie's heart lead her to Hawaiʻi in 2013, not fully knowing the journey ahead. Left and right she found herself surrounded by incredible people including the tall, golden, curly-haired, Kyle Whitney.

Her Surfing Cowboy

Their love story began on a beach which would provide a great setting for a beautiful wedding. However, growing up in Virginia, it has always been Katie's desire to get married on the country-side, surrounded by free roaming horses. The two would not seemingly fit together, especially in Hawaiʻi, until the couple stumbled across the vast Kawailoa Ranch on the North Shore of Oʻahu. In this beach-side ranch, two of Katie's dreams would flow together into a beautiful rustic wedding where she would say I-do to her surfing cowboy.

January 15, 2017

LOCATION: Kawailoa Ranch, Kawailoa