Brynne and Jons destination wedding at a Private Estate on the East side of Oahu could best be summed up as fresh, playful, and romantic! It was a beautiful sunny Hawaiian day for this locally styled wedding. The venue was filled with simple, elegant tropical flora which tied in neatly with the lush greenery that the estate offered. All of this, with the Ko’olau mountains in the distance, made an altogether epic yet intimate affair.
This adorable young couple were college sweethearts in Oklahoma , and many of their friends and family were visiting the islands from my home state! Being from Texas, I knew these guys would know how to have a good time. Between mustache disguises, a few awkward family photos (an inside joke), and no one holding back on the dancefloor, this party turned into a downright Texas hootenany.
Congrats to this lovely couple, who are hopefully currently relaxing on the beach and sipping fancy drinks. :)
Catering – Kenekes Catering
Cake – A Cake Life
Florist – Bill and Heidi Wise
I haven’t had many opportunities to shoot weddings in Kailua and Kaneohe, Hawaii. I felt so privileged to be a part of Kristen and Ryan’s wedding, and to be able to capture the majestic beauty of Kaneohe Bay and Hawaii’s famous and tragically beautiful Ko’olau mountains. Kristen and Ryan’s wedding took place at a beautiful Catholic church, Saint John Vianney Parish in the heart of Kailua, and their reception at the YWCA Kokokahi on Kaneohe Bay. The surroundings were incredible. Even though the east side of Hawaii quickly looses its sunlight in the early evening, somehow the warm sunlight was able to trickle through the Ko’olau Mountains and illuminate the passion and joy that this amazing couple has for each other. Their joy, happiness and quiet gentleness to each other was so easily captured in camera.
Venue: Saint John Vianney Parish
Venue: YWCA Kokokahi
Videographer: Manoa Productions
DJ : Zachary Ching (Brother of the Bride)
Catering : Gourmet Events Hawaii
Hair and Make Up : Mia Moriguchi
Flowers : Creative Concepts
Chloe and Scotty are one of my favorite couples who also call Hawaii home. Since both were from the West Coast they decided to celebrate their love at Cathedral Park in Portland Oregon. After having a horizontal rain downpour for the entire week leading up to the wedding, no one was anticipating the sun to come out for a rare, beautiful, and warm Portland Wedding Day.
Both Chloe and Scotty are such warm and giving people, and their friends and family are no different. Everyone came together to make this a unique and extraordinary celebration. The day began at the very unique Kennedy School Hotel, which had such a magical charm to it. Chloe’s bridesmaids were buzzing around, doing each others hair and makeup, and providing the bride with plenty of coffee, donuts, and champagne.
Then the beautiful wedding couple was blessed in what was one of the most beautiful October days that Portland has to offer. Their ceremony in Cathedral Park was both majestic and intimate. Surrounded by many friends and family bringing their two worlds together even more. They continued the celebration at the Alberta Street Pub which Chloe’s friend from childhood Jango owns. It was a true Portland celebration, with lots of delicious beer, mustaches, and friends. I always am so thankful to be a Wedding Photographer who can travel, my time in Portland was one of the most easy going and fun Weddings to date!
Wedding Venue: Cathedral Park
Reception Venue: Alberta Street Pub
Florist: Lisa Krauter-Smith
Over the past couple months, I have felt like I am just consistently traveling, which has been exhausting, especially since I am also trying to plan my own wedding. However, when I found out I had the opportunity to shoot Tom and Deanna in Las Vegas, I was as the islanders say, “STOKED!”
I had met Tom and Deanna a year earlier, pre-engagement. They had wanted to just get some pictures of themselves as a couple on vacation back when I lived on Big Island. They were really comfortable with each other, but in a really gentle sweet way. Even though they weren’t engaged yet I joked at them that they should fly me out to shoot their wedding. Well, to my disbelief, hardly a year later, here I am, at their Las Vegas Wedding!!!
One of my passions is definitely travel, and to be able to be a destination photographer just wraps up all that I love into one. I was especially excited to go to Vegas, where I had never been. For those of you who have been to Vegas, you can imagine my shock and awe! Luckily, Tom and Deanna got married a ways out of town, off the strip, at a cute little venue called the Secret Garden. Their wedding was romantic, and intimate and it was a beautiful day for photos.
It was quite the experience, and I couldnt have asked for a more attractive, or humble couple. I love these two, and feel so blessed to have been a part of their big day. Now, on to tending to my own upcoming wedding….