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First Looks | Is it right for you?

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 […]

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Family of five smiling at the camera standing in a lagoon during their Aulani Mini Session

It’s not often I get to do an Aulani mini session because so many of my families choose to travel to a more remote part of the island. But my oh my, am I glad we chose this spot for the sweet Lorenzten family of 5. The lagoon with it’s teal waters, the palm trees, […]

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Engagement photos at Couples photos at Ka'a'a'wa Beach on Oahu

With palm trees lining the long white sandy beaches, teal waters, and a mountain backdrop, Ka’a’a’wa Beach is one of those places that you fall in love with as soon as you see it. I know I did. It’s one of those places that scream “Hawai’i” the moment you see it. Maybe that’s why Lexie […]

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When Krissy first reached out to me about their family session, she already knew she wanted to have her family session at Lanikai. This beach is special to them because it’s “their beach!” I love when my clients choose locations that mean something to them. A year ago, it was just the two of them […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Growing up, I always thought I would be a teacher or nurse, or something along those lines since both of those occupations run deep in my family. But, that all changed when I was unexpectedly left without a photographer just 2 days before my own wedding. I knew right then and there that I would do everything in my power to not let another couple feel that same level of stress. For the past 14 years, I have worked to create an environment that allows my clients to actually enjoy their photography experience! 

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