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FOR ELOPEMENTS & INTIMATE EVENTS

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KAUAI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
for ELOPEMENTs & INTIMATE events

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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!

I want my couples to completely trust me to authentically capture their weddings, and part of that is getting to know them before their day. But because I live on the small Hawaiian island of Kauai, many couples I shoot for are not local, instead they have hired me online to photograph their dream destination wedding. Destination weddings can be tricky, because often I won’t get to meet my bride in person before the big day. This creates a challenge because I want you to enjoy your time, as well as get the great photos you want. Hawaii is one of the most popular places for destination weddings, because of this I have put together a list of 4 things to consider before your Hawaii wedding.

Wedding florals are emphasized by every wedding planner, photographer, bridesmaid and– of course, bride. And there’s an elegant reason: flowers are a symbol of romance. I’ve summarized the importance of wedding florals for you, so continue reading! What They Symbolize There’s a reason florists get paid as much as they do. The next time you […]

A couple walking on the beach in Hawaii.

It’s been said before and I believe it to be true – Kauai is for lovers. The romance is thick in the air. This is why so many people travel here to fall in love, be married, honeymoon, and pop the big question! I am all about the love vibes and you can imagine my […]

You know what I’m afraid of? Mango sap, snakes, and poison ivy. You know what I’m NOT afraid of? PDA. In fact, I am all about it, especially when I’m photographing a gorgeous and super in-love couple like Brenda and Scott at Moloaa Bay, who were constantly stealing kisses and wrapping themselves up in each […]

You don’t have to ask me twice to head to Anini – my happy place – for an photo shoot! That’s where I photographed Dave and Ashley, and it was an absolute dream session in every way.  Ashley made this fantasy date happen as a surprise for her hubby to celebrate their 10 year anniversary […]

I am beyond happy to see this wedding at Keapana Farm I photographed at has been published with Hawaii Bride & Groom Style. I love these two people and had such a great time photographing their Kauai wedding. Take a look at the article for rustic wedding decor inspiration from Jamie’s diy touches and see why their wedding was so much […]

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