what is a first look

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I have a deep love for first looks, but not everyone knows what this is. So, let me explain.. A “first look” is a private moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time, prior to the ceremony beginning. This usually takes place in a secluded area, sometimes with or without […]

First Looks | Is it right for you?

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I had the honor of traveling back to the mainland for a wedding in Nashville. Nestled in the rolling hills about 90 minutes outside of Nashville sits an open air rustic white chapel. The view is spectacular as it overlooks a creek, hills, and the most beautiful trees. The venue, is Five Star Retreat, and […]

A Nashville Wedding | Brin’na & Drew

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A month ago Ty reached out to plan the perfect surprise proposal to Tay. As we talked, I learned that Tay’s mom and grandma (from here on out, referred to as “Meme”) are super important to her. When they talked in the past about proposals, she always mentioned the same thing…their families MUST be there. […]

Surprise Proposal | Ko’olina

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Bonnie & Will are expecting their first baby, a boy. What better way is there than to celebrate with once-in-a-lifetime maternity portraits in Oahu? It’s not a secret that Bellows is my favorite beach. It encompasses everything one can think of when it comes to a typical “Hawaiian Beach.” Stretches of long sand with unbelievable […]

Oahu Maternity Portraits | Bonnie & Will

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This Ko’olau Ballrooms wedding is set in the majestic Ko’olau mountain range. With an indoor waterfall, a white arch reminiscent of greek arches (at least to me) and beautiful florals, this wedding ceremony was beyond dreamy. Every little detail was planned out perfectly and executed flawlessly by Alyssa & Kameron. Alyssa is a nurse. I […]

Ko’olau Ballrooms Wedding

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Bobbi & Steven | Bellows Beach Couples Session This beach themed couples session is personal to me. Steven is the eldest child of close friends of the family, and Bobbi is his longtime girlfriend. I know I am technically not supposed to play favorites, but it’s so hard when it’s people I personally know and […]

Beach Couples Session

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A covid wedding reception finally happened after two long years of waiting. It’s no secret that Covid caused a lot of chaos when it comes to wedding planning. Last year, Jenny & Kai made their vows in a private ceremony with just their families present. Up until a couple months ago, gatherings were limited to […]

A Covid Wedding Reception

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I haven’t figured out how to explain this session and how it came to be. Lauren & Ryan had originally hired another photographer local to Oahu for their beach family photos. Things changed at the last minute when a positive covid test came into the mix. In typical “aloha” spirit, we came together as a […]

Beach Family Photos | Oahu

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Engagement photos at sunrise in a quiet Waikiki is the romantic setting Febe & Shigge were looking for when they contacted me about their session. Waikiki is rarely quiet. It’s one of the busiest, if not THE busiest, beach on island, so the only time I can comfortably recommend a session here just so happens […]

Engagement Photos | A Sunrise in Waikiki

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Jonny & Lauren’s wedding at Cafe Julia was absolutely incredible. A romantic setting under the twinkle lights of an octagonal arch, was the perfect way for these two to say “I do” after 9 years. This was my first time being able to capture a wedding at Cafe Julia; I am so glad that it […]

A Cafe Julia Wedding | Jonny & Lauren

Lanikuhonua Weddings

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When I showed up to this venue nestled in the lagoons of Ko’Olina, the first thought I had was “Wow!” With palm trees that seemed to touch the sky, a ceremony site sitting in front of an unobstructed view of the pacific ocean, and a private lagoon perfect for portraits, I was in literal paradise! […]

Lanikuhonua Weddings

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