Kristine and Bruce | Engagement Photos in Nuuanu

Nuʻuanu, Honolulu

I grew up in Nuʻuanu Valley and would spend many summer days playing in the Nuʻuanu Stream and the waterfalls along the Judd Trail. The stream and bamboo forest always seemed like such a magical place. The way the sunlight would cast the slightest rays of light through the canopy is beautiful.

Kristine and Bruce were visiting from Chicago and excited to celebrate their engagement with a fun photo shoot in Hawaiʻi. I was equally excited because they were looking for “somewhere non-beach”. So we ventured up to the mountains and walked through the cool of the Nuʻuanu Stream. The early morning light was perfect and we had a lot of fun traipsing through the bamboo forest.

Mirjam and Jurgen | Elopement at Waialae Beach Park

Simple and Fun

Mirjam and Jurgen’s simple beach wedding at Waiʻalae Beach Park was perfect. Patricia with Nani Weddings set up the perfect destination elopement on the beach - she always does. The two were planning on having their Hawaiian beach wedding in the afternoon just before sunset with a couple of their friends. And after traveling all the way from Switzerland, the beautiful day was the perfect way to say i-do.

January 9, 2019

LOCATION: Waiʻalae Beach Park

COORDINATION: Nani Weddings Hawaii

HAIR & MAKEUP: Reveal Hair & Makeup

Sequeira | Stunning Engagement Photos During Sunset

We started out the evening with some family photos on the beach. The typical “we are on a vacation in Hawaiʻi” photos. And while we were all set up for photos, we decided for a quick wardrobe change and switched into engagement photo gear. I think the timing of the evening was perfect as the setting sun gave us some great colors and light to work with.

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Jonathan and Crystal | How He Asked on the Lanikai Pillbox Hike

Jonathan had reached out to us for assistance with planning his proposal. He was planning on visiting Hawaiʻi with his girlfriend and wanted to make this a very memorable trip. After discussing with him, we had decided to set everything up on a hike. Lucky for him, Oʻahu has a number of beautiful hikes, each with a gorgeous vantage point where he could propose to his girlfriend.

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Chris and Shelly | Proposal on the North Shore

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.