Have you visited L’amour Photography & Video’s Facebook page lately? Like our page to see our fan favorite “L’amour’s Daily Shot of Love” where we highlight one of our favorite photos from weddings in Hawaii on our Facebook wall. In addition to sharing our favorite wedding photos, we love staying in contact with our former bride and grooms and interacting with future clients and fans! Thanks to all of our Facebook fans who are always so supportive and loving. We love you guys too!
Here is our newest Facebook cover photo. L’amour Facebook page is another great way to view the gorgeous Hawaii weddings and destination weddings that we photograph! We have many Hawaii weddings featured on our Facebook page, just click to see the photo albums! See what others are commenting and liking and join in on the action. See you on Facebook!
With Mother’s day just around the corner, we wanted to say a big Happy Mother’s Day from all of us on the L’amour Photography & Video team. From our family to yours, have a wonderful day and remember to let your mothers know that they rock!
This mother and son dance photo was taken at a gorgeous wedding we photographed on Maui. We absolutely loved how fun this mother was and how she was seriously rocking out. This groom and his mother should definitely win some kind of award for best mother-son dance song selection with their choice of Guns & Roses “Sweet Child of Mine.” We hope you all have a great Mother’s Day!
Check out this bouquet toss at a recent destination wedding on Oahu. This striking wedding reception was held at the JW Marriot Ihilani in Ko’olina on Oahu.
Wedding bouquet tosses can be one of the most exciting parts of the wedding reception. You know how competitive girls can be! At my own wedding there was a tiny bit of blood shed between two friends trying to snatch the bouquet out of the air. One could definitely describe some bouquet tosses as a full contact sport! This one, however, was impressive because of the height this Hawaii wedding guest gained in her successful attempt to catch the bouquet. This girl has skills!
As Hawaii wedding photographers, we love to capture the undeniable beauty of the islands. Crystal clear blue water, sugary sandy beaches, deep blue skies, swaying palms. These all make for a gorgeous backdrop for a wedding in Hawaii. While we usually find ourselves among all of the tropical beauty of Hawaii, we sometimes get a chance to change it up a bit and seek out more of an urban or modern setting for portraits. Our team stumbled upon these building ruins that happened to have a gorgeous antique style red piano inside. We were instantly inspired! Our team of photographers were drawn to the contrast between the graffiti and classic piano, as well as the banyan roots creeping in through the windows. Here is one of our favorite wedding photos from this Oahu wedding.
People often ask if we are available to photograph weddings on any of the Hawaiian islands. The answer is absolutely! As L’amour Photography and Video is an Oahu based wedding photography and video company we serve mainly Oahu wedding. So when we are asked to photograph weddings on Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island we are always excited to spread our wings and fly on over. This Kauai wedding was absolutely gorgeous. We loved so many of this bride and groom’s wedding photos that we decided to do two blogs articles about them! So here is part one! We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed photographing them. PS. Did we mention that we love our jobs?
This lovely couple’s wedding rehearsal was held on a fun filled catamaran sunset dinner cruise. The bride and groom, along with all of their friends and family sailed along the NaPali Coast of Kauai while sipping cocktails and having dinner. We were lucky enough to get a gorgeous rainbow for a good amount of time. A pod of dolphins followed alongside the boat. This magical night ended with a great view of the Kauai sunset .
The setting for this Hawaii wedding was the Kauai wedding venue, the St. Regis Princeville. The St.Regis Princeville is located on the North Shore of Kauai overlooking the famous Hanalei Bay. Stepping into the lobby for the first time, guest are met with a mix of Hawaiian and sophisticated classic decor with wood accents and tropical flowers. The cascading glass bulb chandeliers are such a striking feature, we found ourselves admiring them more than just once. Conde Nast found was also rather impressed with this spectacular resort and listed the St. Regis on it’s 2011 Gold List among the world’s finest properties.
The bride started her Hawaii wedding day getting her hair and makeup done at the St. Regis’ Halele’a Spa then headed up to her bridal suite to slip on her lace and tulle wedding dress and sweet mint green wedding shoes.
Green and white orchids were accompanied by beautiful succulents in this tropical wedding bouquet with a modern twist. We loved the succulents so much and thought they would make a perfect backdrop for the wedding ring photos. The bridesmaids wore complimentary soft mint green sheath dresses with a coral colored sash.
The groom wore a navy blue suit with a coral colored tie that was patterned with tiny whales while the groomsmen wore light grey suits with mint green plaid ties. The men spent their down time relaxing in the St Regis Bar. I’m sure the bride and bridesmaid who spent hours getting ready were a little envious. Stay tuned for part two if this gorgeous Kauai wedding.
L’Amour Photography and Video is proud to announce our membership in Hawaii Wedding Professionals! This Hawaii wedding professional group stands apart from other groups in it’s merit based system. This means that Hawaii Wedding Professionals members have proven themselves over the years to be worthy of membership.
When searching for Hawaii Wedding Photographers, it is important for a bride and groom to know that the companies involved in their wedding day are professional and experienced. Hawaii Wedding Professionals help brides and grooms with their selection of Hawaii wedding photographers, DJs, venues and many more wedding vendors.
We are back to blogging after a very happily busy year of weddings . We were blessed to work with many wonderful bride and grooms during their weddings in Hawaii. It is always so much fun to be part of such a happy and momentous day in a couple’s life. We have so many photos to share with you on our blog as well as our Facebook page. Stay posted for new boards on our L’Amour Photography & Video Pinterest too! Our wedding couples have had so many great wedding details, we can’t wait to share them with you and hopefully inspire you in your Hawaii wedding planning!
We are happy to share with you this gorgeous couple’s Hawaii garden wedding at Haiku Gardens followed by a wedding reception at the adjoining Haleiwa Joe’s restaurant in Kaneohe Hawaii on the windward side of Oahu. If you havent eaten there yet, we highly suggest their Emma’s Poke and Outside Double-Up. Delicious fresh fish and a enormous mai tai are the perfect pair for a Hawaiian cocktail hour. This wedding had a beautiful classically romantic feel with red roses with black and white accents.
We love the large red rose bouquet that the bride carried down the aisle of the Tahitian style open air
How adorable is this newly married couple walking down the pier to the gazebo during their Hawaii Wedding Portraits.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The very first Hawaii Bridal Expo of 2013 is happening this weekend and we will be there!
Stop by the L’Amour Photography & Video booth at the Hawaii Bridal Expo this weekend
The excitement of the Hawaii wedding season is definitely in the air with many couples newly engaged over the holidays and getting ready to start planning their wedding in Hawaii. The Bridesclub Hawaii Bridal Expo is a perfect opportunity to grab your bridesmaids, groomsmen, friends and family and get started on planning your big day. This wedding expo will feature many wonderful Hawaii wedding vendors with gorgeous floral setups, linens, venues, delicious cakes and cupcakes, catering samples, DJs, wedding planners and of course Hawaii Wedding Photographers and Videographers like L’Amour! Come by the L’Amour Photography & Video booth and chat with our photographers, videographers, view our wedding photo albums, products, prints, learn about our services and packages, and ask our expert team your wedding questions. We are looking forward to meeting all of you brand new Hawaii bride and grooms to-be. Come stop by the Bridesclub Hawaii Bridal Expo this weekend in Honolulu, Oahu. The Hawaii Bridal Expo starts Friday, January 18 2013 at 5:30 at the Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Center in Honolulu. See you there!
There is no better combination for us than doing what we love and getting in the water!
We always love getting a chance to know our future bride and grooms better by first shooting their engagement session. Engagement sessions give the couples an opportunity to get used to being in front of the camera and get to know our team members before the wedding day.
This adventurous couple wanted to incorporate their love of the ocean in their photo session by doing some underwater photos. We were lucky to find an area that was fairly sheltered from the waves for this session and found some pretty clear blue water!
We love how the bride-to-be wore a colorful dress that really added a pop of color underwater. Our team had such a great time, we can’t wait until their wedding day!
There is no denying that this gorgeous couple is absolutely in love! The excitement was definitely in the air when we arrived at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe, Oahu to begin photographing this wedding. This stunningly beautiful bride wore a knock-out mermaid shaped dress with rouching on the bodice and a dramatic flared train. We love how this stylish bride wore a classic pearl necklace and an orchid in her hair to complement her striking wedding dress. More and more of our Hawaii destination wedding brides have been styling their hair with a flower, always on the left side signifying that you are now a married woman, in lieu of a wedding veil.
Check out these cute pink satin shoes!
The bride's Hawaii wedding bouquet featured large white orchids among pink and white roses
The light colored suit fit perfectly for a Hawaii Wedding
The Bride about to enter the Tahitian Wedding Chapel at Haiku
The moment it all starts feeling real! The ring exchange and the kiss!
You can't beat the lush greenery of Hawaii Weddings!
This bride and groom really pop in this tropical landscape
This bride wore light pink satin high heel shoes at the beginning of the day and changed into classic white converse for the reception.
Hawaii Wedding Photography by L'Amour Photography
This destination wedding couple had their wedding ceremony in the open air Tahitian Chapel at Haiku Gardens followed by an intimate dinner with their guests at Haleiwa Joe’s Restaurant at the same location in Kaneohe on Oahu. If you have never been to Haleiwa Joe’s for dinner or their popular Sunday Brunch, you really have to! Ridiculously large mai tais, the best prime rib we have ever had on Hawaii, delicious local favorites like edamame and ahi poke, and an array of locally caught fresh fish plates are just some of the reasons we always make it a point to bring our visiting friends and family members here. Aside from the food, just checkout that view! Simply breathtaking!
The view from this Hawaii Wedding Reception at Haleiwa Joe's in Kaneohe is amazing!
Congratulations to this wonderful couple and thank you for having us as part of your Oahu Wedding! Mahalo!
We have just returned from shooting a fun filled wedding on the beautiful Caribbean island of St Maarten and couldn’t wait to share a sneak peek with you all! This tiny island is known for its crystal clear teal waters, friendly people, wonderful food and the beachfront St Maarten Airport (SXM) landing strip. As the sun was setting on this bride and grooms destination wedding, we were lucky enough to be graced with the presence of an incoming plane! With the roar of jet engines preparing for take off and planes flying right over our heads, this was definitely the most thrilling sunset shoot we have ever done.
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Yes, this photos is 100% real. No Photoshop inserted planes for us!
This wedding was so awesome to shoot, we will definitely be sharing their full wedding on our Hawaii Wedding Photography blog soon!
We are excited to say that one of our photos has been featured on Entertainment Tonight! This segment of Entertainment Tonight announces that supermodel, business mogul, and philanthropist Kathy Ireland is helping a very lucky military couple have their dream Hawaii Wedding here on Oahu!
L’Amour Photography photographed this wedding setup at Oasis World Estates in Honolulu with beautiful floral designs by Passion Roots and event design by REA Events and Design. This is just one example of the lavish Hawaii wedding ceremony setup that the military couples can imagine themselves enjoying as they walk down the isle if they are the winners of this extraordinary opportunity.
Blue skies, calm water, a clear view of the Ko’olau Mountain range, two gorgeous newly-engaged love birds and one handsome puppy all add up to a perfect recipe for a great Engagement Session and some fun underwater photos too!
This soon-to-be husband and wife wanted to have an engagement session that incorporated their love of their dog, stand up surfing and Hawaii. Now this is our idea of a perfect day at work! Living and doing wedding photography on Hawaii definitely has its perks! We can’t wait to photograph this couple’s Hawaii wedding this summer on Oahu.
This beautiful couple enjoyed a wedding day with classic elegance and a unique setting. We started off with the bridal preparation of hair and makeup at the beautiful Kahala Hotel. The bride wore a lace empire waist Monique Lhuillier dress, silver Manolo Blanik heels, with family heirloom jewelry creating a class yet contemporary look for her big day. Vintage style broaches and strands of crystals added sparkle to her bouquet of white calla lilies.
This Hawaii Wedding Ceremony was held on a beautiful yacht as the guests toured the waters right outside of Waikiki Beach on Oahu. Diamond Head was a great backdrop for this ceremony at sea as the bride and groom exchanged vows and sealed them with a kiss. Thank goodness for small waves that day. As we found out, it is extra challenging to photograph a wedding ceremony while the venue is rocking!
The wedding reception was held at the exclusive Hawaii Yacht Club where the bride and groom were greeted by their happy guests blowing bubbles as the couple disembarked the yacht and started their night of speeches, dancing, and gourmet cupcakes.