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!
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.Read More
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
Just when your guests think the fun is winding down, liven up the reception party with late-night snacks. Don't leave your wedding guests searching for a place to get that late-night bite to eat. Hotdogs and crinkle-cut fries or cookies and milk may not speak high-class wedding food, but they are great for late-night munchies. Food trucks are also great options for outdoor weddings with endless options for small bites to eat - Korean BBQ, street tacos, or even waffles and ice cream.
Remember that photos during your ceremony are going to be shared all over social media and may be the ones you cherish forever. Before they walk down the aisle, show bridesmaids where to hold their bouquets so that some don't hold it up too high or down too low. A good rule of thumb - bouquets held at the navel. Also show the men how they’ll position their hands during the ceremony and ensure that everyone lines up in a neat and formed line. Attention to these details can help to create gorgeous images of your wedding ceremony.
What first started out as college acquaintances turned into a great love story of friendship, steadfastness - and a shoulder kiss.Read More
Thinking about taking some bridal party shots before your ceremony? Or should you wait till after the ceremony for the majority of your wedding portraits. Consider that your hair and makeup will look ultra-fresh if you take photos right away, rather than getting windblown or droopy from the heat. A non-traditional first look before your ceremony can give you some extra time to have your wedding portraits taken.
It’s that time of the year again, when Christmas trees start popping before you ever started thinking about your Thanksgiving Dinner meal plans. I love this time of the year, especially as the weather here in Hawaiʻi starts to shift from hot and humid to cool and breezy. But it is also the time for Fall Mini Portrait Sessions. Whether it’s for updating your annual family photos or for sending out your Christmas cards it’s that time to start thinking about family photo sessions.
I’m am continuing to take a limited number of full Family Portrait Sessions, but I have set aside a few days for mini-sessions at a few of my most popular locations. These sessions usually book out quickly, so I recommend scheduling your family session so that we can have your Christmas cards ready in time to get them out after Thanksgiving.
Session dates are listed below. Click on the link for more information on sessions, available times, and details on how to book your session.
The iconic Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village was the perfect place to have their wedding vows and a great way to celebrate their love for each other.Read More