Sunset Elopement, Relaxed & Elegant

Aloha & Welcome to my journal of photography. I hope you enjoy & stay awhile. 

"When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be."
 -Mandy Hale.

Recently I had the opportunity to be a part of Alex and John’s big day! This couple made it clear from the beginning they wanted genuine emotion in their photos; nothing too posed. Together, we were able to create beautiful and natural images that captured their connection.  I captured all of the details, from the […]

Alex and John’s Wedding at Smiths

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Engagement Photography, Kauai Photographer Keri Cooper, Kauai Wedding Photography

Makayla and Sean’s Wedding were a beautiful, bright morning ceremony on the beach of Hanalei Bay. The morning light captured this couple’s love and joy so perfectly and I’m so happy to share some of those moments! Hanalei Bay is one of my favorite places to shoot not only for its gorgeous beach, but also […]

Makayla and Sean’s Hanalei Bay Morning Ceremony 

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Photographer Keri Cooper, Kauai Wedding Photography

Liz & Drew kept it chill, but fancy. All dressed up at the beach, they shared vows privately on a bluff at Shipwrecks Beach in Poipu. Liz was beachy-bridal-perfection in her lace, open back dress. Her bouquet made by Kealoha Flowers leveled up the whole look and was easily one of my all-time favorite tropical […]

Sunset Elopement, Relaxed & Elegant

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Wedding Photography

WEDDING ALBUM PREVIEW Sheena & Ayana embraced the day! Even though they had their hearts set on exchanging vows in the sand, the wedding location was changed last minute to a private home with a covering in case of rain. The venue, overlooking Anini Beach is gorgeous, and they loved the new location. Fern of […]

What If It Rains On My Wedding Day?

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Photographer Keri Cooper, Kauai Wedding Photography

Styled shoots exist to bring together wedding vendors with a common theme and they allows an opportunity for everyone to GO BIG and try new things. Kristine of Aloha Elopements is a master creator and a pro in so many fields. It was an honor to be included in this Crazy Rich Asians Inspired Shoot […]

“Crazy Rich Asians” Inspired Shoot

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Wedding Photography, Vendor Spotlight

wedding couple sitting at sunset

I styled this shoot to incorporate all of my favorite things about eloping. Elopement is an intentional decision for the couple to spend their wedding day doing the activities that they love the most. When there is no agenda/ timeline there is room for surprises to happen. Leave any expectations behind allowing for freedom to […]

Epic Elopements, Kaua’i Style

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Photographer Keri Cooper, Kauai Wedding Photography

Vendor Spotlight I have been lucky to work with the talented family behind Island Weddings and Blessings for many years now. Michael, Fern, and Quinn are great at helping couples and I really appreciate how much they know about Kauai and their ever-present welcoming spirit. This is truly a family business and I feel blessed […]

Island Weddings & Blessings

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Wedding Photography, Vendor Spotlight

One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer in Hawaii is how many intimate weddings and elopements I get to be a part of. There’s something so pure and magical about two people alone on a beach pledging to love each other forever. Gets me every time. As everyone knows, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. This allows opportunities for breathtaking wedding photos. However, we can always do better! So I’ve put together five tips to make your small wedding or elopement more photogenic!

5 Tips To Make Your Kauai Wedding Or Elopement Even Better

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Photographer Keri Cooper, Kauai Wedding Photography

bride with flower crown hugging groom sitting in sand at beach wedding in Hawaii

The ‘Golden Hour’. So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers to have portrait sessions. I’m going to tell you what it is and why we prefer this time of day to others. You may or may not have noticed that my open availability for […]

Why Golden Hour Photo Sessions Are Awesome

Kauai Elopement Photography, Kauai Engagement Photography, Kauai Family Photography

Tunnels beach is famous for it’s massive coral reef and majestic mountain peaks. Along Kauai’s north shore, this sandy beach was where Mike and Joanna exchanged vows to become married. It was a warm and breezy evening. The sun’s rays shined through the salty air creating a misty romance. They were perfectly dressed up for a […]

Mike & Joanna | Tunnels Beach | Kauai Elopement

Kauai Elopement Photography

lauren & kyle

"The quality of the finished product 
SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS.
Keri was awesome the day of the wedding, she took the initiative and was creative with her approach each time. When I look back through the album, it tells a beautiful story of our wedding."

alyssa & troy

"The work you did to make sure we got great shots and where we wanted them went far above anything we expected. It was great to have you there and for you to be so enthusiastic, especially since you were our only guest at the wedding."

genni & chris

"Keri was more than just a wedding photographer; she provided personal support on my wedding day. Her relaxed nature and sweet personality calmed me down considerably on that huge day. My husband, who is very shy, and I felt that she was both professional and personal!"

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