Mauna Lani Auberge Resort Wedding, Big Island of Hawaii, Charla and Peter

It was so special to photograph Peter getting ready with his parents and his groomsmen in is room and waiting for Charla to arrive for their first look. If your getting ready locations are separate from the ceremony and reception venue, it’s a great idea to include a second shooter so we can be present for each person’s wedding morning moments. Driving (or running) between hotels or even hotel rooms eats a lot of important time before first looks or portraits. Having two photographers present when getting ready at different destinations is one of the few moments I recommend having a second photographer.

On top of the sentimental surprises, we were all surprised by the wild wind that we had all weekend. Charla was a little worried about the weather conditions, but I knew this wind would bring a sense of adventure to their wedding photos. It’s totally understandable to worry about the direction and strength of the wind. No one wants their hair messed up for their wedding day! But hiring the right photographer can ensure your photos go from hot mess to hot damn!

The ceremony was gorgeous and the wind was strong as Charla and Peter said “I Do” under a beautiful blue Hawaii sky on the beach fronting the Mauna Lani Auberge Resort. These two are just full of positive energy; shooting them was such a blast! Always smiling and up for anything, these two showed us not just a great love but a great friendship.

Kawehi and Josh, Fairmont Orchid Wedding, Big Island of Hawaii

Here are a few for Kawehi and Josh who were married at the Fairmont Orchid………a luxury resort nestled on the Island of Hawaii’s sun-drenched Kohala Coast. It was wonderful to be a part of their day, and see their love and excitement shared with all their family and friends.  I was again reminded why I love my job so much!  Kawehi’s beautiful hair and make up styled  by Grace Makeup Artistry.Thanks to Ashley Kojima in the Fairmont Orchids wedding department for ensuring such a beautiful day!

Anastasiya and Cory, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Big Island of Hawaii

Some weddings I book years in advance and know every detail on what to expect from my couple, some weddings I book them right around the corner and am surprised with every thoughtful detail they created to make the day even more special!  Anastasiya and Cory’s wedding day was filled a whole lot of love from everyone in attendance.

Destination beach weddings are all about the organic textures, tropical  bouquets & centerpieces, and simple touches. Anastasiya and Cory had a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the beach in front of the elegant Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts on the Kohala Coast of the Big island of Hawaii. The pureness and authenticity of their day is what stands out in my mind.

Thank you Anastasiya and Cory for your kindness, authenticity and grace. Thank you … for everything!!