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Matt & Val | Eternity Beach

The weather lately had been doom and gloom, very weird for a summer on the islands. Matt and Val were looking to get married at Eternity Beach, a gorgeous small strip of beach by the blowhole. I love this beach, because it’s decent swimming, not a ton of people go down to it and my dogs enjoy jumping around!

But this day was not the day for jumping around like dogs, it was a day of I Dos and kisses. The wedding was running a little late, which is a panic moment for sunset weddings haha but in the end, with a little teamwork, we got some gorgeous photos at Eternity Beach. These two were so adorable together, just filled with smiles and kisses.

I should also mention that when I asked them to step closer to the water, I turned my back for a SECOND and next thing I knew, they were soaking wet. But Val just laughed, not bothered one bit. I should mention how important it is to have a mindset of adjustment on your big day. Hawaii weather, oceans and traffic are unpredictable at best, so when you come here, just know that things probably won’t go smoothly. You may have to eat your dinner a bit wet and sandy…but the photos! The photos! They’re so gorgeous, especially with the limitations nature presented us!

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The blue of Eternity Beach is always fantastic.
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Erin & Kylie | Waimanalo Family Portraits

Kylie is an adorable three year old, that I was able to photograph at Waimanalo Beach last week. While she wasn’t much for looking at the camera, her utter joy with the water was infectious. She would run up to it, squeal when it came close and just all around enjoy the beach. She reminded me a LOT of myself at her age, where I kept jumping into pools and almost drowning, I loved the water that much!

Kylie’s mom, Erin, is also into her next pregnancy and we were able to capture some adorable photos, incorporating that as well. I really thought Kylie was adorable and those curls?? HELLO!! I would LOVE to have curls like that!!

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The funny thing is that you have no clue how much work it took to get Kylie to focus just for a moment, to do this. haha
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At the end, we were begging for a smile, just ONE SMILE KYLIE. We even shamefully tried to trick her, telling her to try to find the sea turtle posing behind me, to scan the ocean for whales, to see if I had sand on my face. She wasn’t pleased at all, but little does she know, that doesn’t make her any less adorable.
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And as soon as I got this photo, I gave Kylie a high five and ended the session. Sometimes, the key is to know when enough is enough!:)

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Lan & Wei | Loulu Palm Estate

In Hawaii, there is no shortage of gorgeous estates. Loulu Palm Estate is no exception, with it’s gorgeous open meadow, that opens to the ocean. Or it’s old ranch house perfect to get ready in. It’s just a stunning location. Lan and Wei chose it specifically for this reason! They decided an early wedding was where it’s at, so we started around 9am, with coffee in hand and smiles on our face. It was a small intimate ceremony, with only their closest friends and family to witness them finally tying the knot. It really was a gorgeous day!

Thank you to Let’s Do This for creating a fluid wedding day! Candice was amazing!

The gorgeous flowers were from Picket Fences

Love the cake? Go check out Paradise Pastries

The makeup and hair was done by Beauty By Tania

The dress was from White One

I can personally account for the delicious food from The Food Company

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Are these shoes not to die for?

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Lael & Raj | Maui Estate Wedding

When Rachel, of Rachel Solomon Photography (based out of Arizona) asked me to help her photograph this Maui Estate Wedding, I just knew it was going to be amazing. First, Lael and Raj were planning something pretty darn amazing: TWO wedding ceremonies! They both wanted to pay their respects to their own cultures, so for this long 14 hour wedding day, they held a full and colorful Indian ceremony with a lunch reception and then in the evening, they had a stunning old Hollywood ceremony and reception.

It was boiling hot throughout the day and about 75% of the guests got sunburned, but everyone charged through. By the end of the day, everyone let loose with on the best DJs I’ve ever heard, with yummy drinks and desserts. In fact, there were some delicious pineapple turnover thingys that I may or may not have had 15 of.

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Loving the shoes??? Notice the red heels? Yeah, too bad they weren’t my size…

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I love that Raj had a real horse for the baraat!! His name was Buddy and he handled all of the attention with apblomb.

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Notice the snazzy suit Raj is wearing??? Yeah, it’s the EXACT same one as James Bond wore in Skyfall. Nicest damn suit I’ve ever seen!
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They also flew in a famous mixologist to make these amazing custom drinks for all of the guests. Look at this setup!!!
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That gorgeous Maui light is UNREAL.
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The rest of the night was simply a big huge party with all of their closest friends. What a night!
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