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Engagement Photos | A Sunrise in Waikiki

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 […]

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I’m Kristen.
A mom, wife, and creator of pretty pictures and a stress-free photography experience. Use this blog to see more real families, couples, wedding days, and get all my favorite planning tips!
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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 […]

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Lanikuhonua Weddings

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! […]

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Mountain House Estate

Katie & Vinny A Mountain House Estate wedding was such a breath of fresh air. This venue is set in the rolling hills in a small town north of Healdsburg. Not only is the property beautifully breathtaking, but it was the perfect venue for Katie & Vinny’s wedding. After 3 wedding dates, and the stress […]

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Becoming a Second Shooter

If you are reading this, chances are you have been hired to be a second shooter or maybe you’re just wondering how to be a good 2nd shooter! If you came across this post and are still figuring out how to get hired as a 2nd, be sure to read THIS POST to get started. […]

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One of the hardest things you have to do with planning your session is picking a photoshoot location. Oahu is filled with so many different types of scenery, it seems as though it would be nearly impossible to choose. This is where I come in. As a professional, I have spent countless hours exploring the […]

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oahu family photographer

A new way of capturing family portraits If you are here, it’s safe to say you value family portraits, but do you dread them? OMG, me too!!! I have been a professional photographer for 11 years and I STILL dread getting our OWN family portraits taken. Session day in and of itself is stressful for […]

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Efficient Family Formals

Tips and tricks for brides, and photographers, to ensure for a quick and efficient set of family formals!

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Maximizing Reception Events Most of the time, the reception timeline is planned out by the DJ and the wedding planner, if you have one. However, this is usually planned without the ending coverage time in mind for the videographer and photographer. Now, I will say that I have stayed well past the time I was […]

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Where to Find them Before I start in on this post, I need to recognize that the title of this blog almost sounds like the start of a JK Rowling wedding planning guide! “Wedding Invitation Templates & Where to Find Them” I wonder if she’ll get on that? haha! I recently teamed up with Basic […]

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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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