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The Kim family with their parents, sister, brother-in-law, and Auntie made a trip to Hawaii to celebrate said sister’s wedding the next day! They got treated with a double rainbow at Waialae Beach Park and so many great moments of their daughter with her grandparents, their sister with her dad the day before her wedding. It was an unexpected emotional photoshoot that really turned into a great time for the whole family 🙂

Manik & Ashley wanted to come to Hawaii for the beautiful mountains and gorgeous beaches so they picked two of the best places to have their honeymoon photographs taken 🙂 We started near Lanikai Beach in Kailua town then headed for the mountains at Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens.

Manik & Ashley – Honeymoon at Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens

Bianca & Dustin made their first trip to Hawaii for an engagement session and to hopefully find a place for a destination wedding to celebrate with their closest friends and family 🙂 We started near Waiahole Poi Factory where the water is a deep brown-red and you get the full view of Kualoa Ranch & Chinaman’s Hat!

Bianca & Dustin – Kualoa Ranch Chinaman’s Hat Engagement

The Hernandez Family made a trip to Hawaii for their 5 year anniversary & in expectation of baby #2 🙂 Amy had booked just a regular session with us, but then Jorge reached out a few weeks before the day and asked if we’d be willing to photograph that plus a surprise vow renewal for them?

Hernandez Family – Anniversary & Baby Moon at Laie Point

The Roukema family came to Hawaii for vacation and to celebrate Ron & Ashley’s 20th wedding anniversary at an Airbnb on Oahu’s North Shore. They flew their officiant over from Molokai – the same woman who married them 20 years earlier!

Roukema Family – Celebrate 20 Years in Hawaii

It was Ross & Heather’s 20th wedding anniversary and they wanted photos to remember this season with their two sons 🙂 They had gone to a luau at Waimea Valley the night before where Ross sprained his ankle and had to go to the ER so for the whole shoot, he had a boot on his foot! They were total champs about it and we even walked all around Kawela Bay: to the beach, the banyan tree, and then out to the point to catch the sunset 🙂

Vittore Fam – Vacation at Turtle Bay Resort

They were all about making sure everyone got their toes sandy after the ceremony and had plenty of yard games for everyone to meet & greet. We loved the way Allexa’s grandpa looked at her with such adoration and love 🙂 Enjoy browsing their easy, breezy backyard wedding day in the country town of Hauula, Hawaii at Kokololio Beach.

Andy & Alexa – Backyard Beachfront Wedding at Mahakea

Bonnie was working as an Athletic Training Intern and Jake was coaching football. Jake gave himself blisters to come and talk to Bonnie! Then after a big team win over Navy they were driving off base and their cars ended up side by side. Bonnie ended up yelling her phone number out the window to Jake! The rest they say is history!

Bonnie & Jake – Married at Sea Life Park in Makapu’u

They were on the North Shore for her husband’s cancer remission, Bailey’s graduation from high school, Evan’s 21st birthday, and their own 25th wedding anniversary! They figured photographs on the beach in front of the Pacific Ocean would be the best way to commemorate this season of their life.

Dodgion Family – North Shore, Oahu Vacation

Having the kids there made it extra special for them as they could witness their parents love and devotion to one another. There were lots of smirks, yawns, and hugs! Their son just did his own thing the whole day, while their daughter got in a white gown as well and felt like it was her own wedding day 🙂

Marie-Estelle & Jean-Clement: French Elopement at Waimanalo Beach

Her mom cried frequently, her nephew wrote “I like you. – Tom” on their welcome block, it started raining during their first dance and they shrugged it off, they kissed a pig and made all the little boys cover their mouths, and they – along with all their guests – took a boat across Molii Pond to Secret Island to share their vows in front of Kaneohe Sandbar and Chinaman’s Hat.

Alicia & Ray – Married at Moli’i Gardens Secret Island

Sindy thought they were just getting some photos taken together while vacationing in Hawaii, but was totally caught off guard when Daniel decided to pop the question 🙂 She couldn’t stop hugging him, smiling, or being filled with tears!

Daniel & Sindy – Playful Proposal at Waimanalo Beach

It was a truly honoring day to their friends & families. The gifts they gave, the love they showered on their guests, and the speeches from their siblings speak to these two’s love for each other and others. They ended the night under some twinkle light and twinkle stars with an epic sunset to boot at Olowalu Plantation House.

Tayte & Justin – Maui Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House

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