More wedding photos from 2015! Plus some more from Engagement Sessions and Family Portraits!

We are back to share more of what we have been up to in 2015. We have so many Hawaii weddings, engagement photo sessions, maternity photos and family portraits we want to share with you. Here are a few we hope put a smile on your face the same way it does for us. These wedding and portrait sessions took place at some of our favorite wedding venues and locations on Oahu as well as on neighboring Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kauai. These locations include Moana Surfrider Hotel, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Koolina Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel, Hale Koa Hotel, Turtle Bay Resort, St. Regis at Princeville and Tiki’s Grill and Bar Coconut Club.  If you are planning a wedding in Hawaii and need suggestions or recommendations, we are always happy to help our clients using our 7 years of experience as Hawaii wedding photographers and videographers! To see more about our wedding packages, portrait packages and Add-ons, see our “Prices” page on our website!
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We love capturing all of the little details that the bride and groom excitedly chose in the months leading up to their wedding. The perfect shoes to dance the night away. Gorgeous wedding bouquet with colors and textures that add to the overall look of the bride, bridesmaids, groom, groomsmen and centerpieces! The right amount of sparkly and sentimental jewelry to make the bride feel and look as special as she should on her wedding day.  The wedding rings are always a fun item to photograph as they are so personal and will be with the couple for the rest of their lives as the symbol of their commitment to marriage.  We can’t forget special moments like the one below of the cute little flower girl covering her eyes as the bride and groom had their first kiss during their ceremony at the Crystal Chapel in Koolina! Wedding details in photography at Hawaii destination wedding in Waikiki Wedding photography of wedding bouquet on Oahu in Hawaii Wedding photography and video by L'Amour Hawaii photo and video team KOolina crystal Chapel wedding in Hawaii flower girl during first kiss at ceremony in Oahu Wedding rings at destination wedding in Hawaii by L'Amour on Oahu Waikiki beach during Hawaii destination wedding on Oahu Bride at Hawaii destination wedding on Oahu Bride getting ready for her Hawaii wedding photo and video by L'Amour Hawaii wedding photography for destination weddings on Oahu

We suggest to our couples an engagement session if possible a few months before their big day. This gives the couples beautiful photos to include on their wedding website or on their save the dates! Aside from those great reasons, it give the future bride and groom an opportunity to test out how they feel in front of the camera and gives our photography team the ability to work with the couple before the wedding day.  It is always great if the couple is already familiar with and comfortable with the Hawaii wedding photography and video team by the time the big day comes!  It’s not everyday that two people are followed around by so many photographers and videographers, so this little “practice session” can really help with the jitters.  We also can add-on a portrait session to any wedding package for an after wedding or “trash the dress” session. This can be great for couples who have a tight timeline on the wedding day and want more photos.  An after wedding session can also be great because the stress and rush of the wedding day has passed and the bride and groom can really be themselves with no one waiting on them and no schedule to adhere to or aunties and uncles grabbing them for hugs all night long!  Wedding portraits and engagement photos at the beach in Hawaii Best Hawaii wedding photo and video team L'Amour Photography Underwater photo of bride and groom after Hawaii wedding on Oahu by L'amour photography and video Hawaii maternity or hapai session on the north shore of Oahu maternity photo shoot on Hawaii by L'Amour destination weddings and family portraits at the beach in Hawaii Family portraits on Oahu Hawaii by L'Amour Photography and Video Family photos in Hawaii by Lamour at a beach with palm trees on Oahu cute kids at family portraits on the beach in Hawaii by L'Amour Family portraits on the beach on Oahu Hawaii with mother and daughter in white bohemian dresses Oahu Hawaii family portraits at the beach with sunset and palm trees

Our Photography and Video team focuses on weddings the majority of the year, but when we get a chance we like to photograph engaged couples visiting Hawaii for engagement session, or families who want to capture memories of their special trip to Hawaii.  We are always excited to watch our couples grow from fiances to bride and groom and eventually contact us for maternity sessions and family. We hope you enjoyed these photos! If you’d like to see more please check out our Facebook, Instagram, and YELP pages!

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Hawaii wedding bouquet with blush pinks, seashells and starfish – Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii

Our bride at Turtle Bay Resort held this gorgeous bouquet at her beach wedding ceremony on the North Shore of Oahu. This stunning bouquet was adorned with pearls, seashells, light pink ribbons, and starfish! A mermaid’s dream bouquet for sure.
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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – JW Marriot Ihilani – Bouquet toss

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.   Hawaii Wedding Reception Ihilani 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!

 

 

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Kauai St. Regis Princeville Destination Wedding – Hawaii Wedding Photography

 

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? 
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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 .Kauai Wedding Photography

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.

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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.

Hawaii Bride holds succulent bouquet and wedding rings 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.
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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Waikiki Wedding on a Yatch

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.

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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!

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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.

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Oahu Wedding Photographer – Haiku Gardens Wedding

Kristen and Michael enjoy nature and the outdoors so when they decided to have their wedding in Hawaii they chose Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe as their ideal Oahu wedding venue.   This sweet couple came prepared for their Hawaii wedding and had a cute clear umbrella with white hearts on hand when they received some lucky rain on their wedding day. Congratulations to this wonderful couple. We wish you many great adventures from here on out!

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This Hawaii wedding featured red and orange wedding details including glass vases of orange and red roses hanging from the ceremony gold chivari chairs.  The wedding card box was made of red leather suitcases embellished with vintage style stickers of the various places they love.  The bride’s bouquet had red, white, and orange tropical flowers with lace ribbon and tiny framed photos of relatives.  This is a subtle but touching way of keeping your loved ones close on such an important day.

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L’Amour’s Daily Shot of Love – All the Single Ladies

Despite my disdain for Kanye West and his uncalled for praise of Beyonce, you gotta give it to the girl. Whenever we hear Beyonce’s song “All the Single Ladies” play at a wedding reception, we KNOW that all of the ladies in the room are going to get excited for the bouquet toss (sometimes TOO excited). It is so much fun to see nicely dressed women in heels jumping and clawing into the air for the flowers. So, thank you Beyonce for getting all the single ladies out there pumped up and motivated to catch that bouquet!

Moana Surfrider Hawaii Wedding Photographer L'Amour's bouqet toss

This beautiful wedding reception was at the Moana Surfrider Hotel in the Ballroom. You can see more of this wedding at the beginning of our 2009 slideshow here.

Oahu Destination Wedding Photographer – Myla and Tommy – Makapuu Beach and Waikiki Beach

Myla and Tommy were such a great couple to work with. From the moment we met them, we were struck by how nice they were and how SO in love they were.  We started our day with the beautiful bride as she and her bridesmaids got their hair and makeup done by Beauty By May in their room at the Waikiki Marina Resort at the Illikai in Honolulu.  Myla wore an absolutely gorgeous ivory colored chiffon destination wedding dress by Maggie Sottero Destination with a corset back and an elegant one shouldered strap adorned with fabric flowers.

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She honestly looked like she stepped straight out of a bridal magazine.  Destination Wedding dress preparation for a beautiful Hawaii Beach Wedding and Waikiki Reception

Her bridesmaid wore strapless fuchsia dresses.   Tommy and his groomsmen wore simple white shirts and light khaki pants. Tommy wore a traditional wedding lei of maile-style ti leaf and white orchids. The group was whisked away in a stretched limo to Makapuu Beach for a private beach ceremony.

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Hawaii Destination Wedding Ceremony photographed by L'Amour Photography on Oahu

Hawaii Destination Wedding couple getting showered with rose petals on the beach

Fuscia Magenta Pink White and Green Wedding bouquet in the sand

After a gorgeous beach wedding ceremony and a portrait session with the family, whole bridal party, we had a portrait session with just the bride and groom, just in time for the sun setting behind the mountains. Bridesmaids in Fuscia dresses with Bride taken at Makapuu Beach on Oahu by L'Amour Photographers

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Groom and Groomsmen group portrait at Makapuu Beach on Oahu taken by L'Amour Photography

The bride and groom’s destination beach wedding ceremony was followed by a reception at the Top of Waikiki. Bride and Groom walking down Waikiki in Hawaii to their Reception

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Pinnk white and Green Wedding Bouquet with satin ribbon and White pins

This restaurant is located on the 18th floor of the Waikiki Business Plaza in Honolulu. The Top of Waikiki restaurant makes a full 360 degree rotation every hour with stunning eagle-eye views of Waikiki Beach and Honolulu.

Dramatic Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom at their Hawaii Destination Wedding Reception

We had such a great time with this wedding. Thanks and congratulations to Myla and Tommy and thank you for having L’Amour Photography as your Hawaii Wedding Photographer!

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Oahu Wedding Photographer – Malia and Brian – North Shore Private Estate

Malia and Brian were joined by many of their closest family and friends at a beautiful 4 home estate on the North Shore of Oahu for a private beach ceremony under an amazingly clear blue sky. Malia and Brian used to beauty of the natural Hawaiian surroundings to decorate their intimate wedding party.  Local wild tropical flowers and leaves were used in the bouquets and to decorate the grounds. It was simply stunning and natural.

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Malia wore a silky-satin light turquoise slip dress accompanied by her bridesmaids wearing bathing suits covered by coordinated sarongs.  Everyone in the wedding party, and almost all the guests, enjoyed the wedding barefoot with the soft sands of the North Shore between their toes.

Thank you to Malia and Brian for having us as your Hawaii Wedding Photographers. Mucho Mahalo!

Destination Wedding Photographers – Stacey and Steven’s Northern California Wedding

Sometime life takes you to interesting places. Stacey & Steven flew us 2,500 miles for a wedding 35 miles from where we grew up in California. We love to travel for weddings and it was a special treat to be so close to where we grew up, yet a part of the Bay Area that neither of us had been before.

Stacey and Steven’s wedding was held at a private estate in Woodside located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It was the kind of place that makes you ask, “would you mind if I brought a tent and just live in the backyard?” Surprisingly enough, the owner of the estate said there was a two bedroom cottage on the side of the house and that we were welcome to stay there any time. What luck – we forgot our tent.

Stacey and the girls started the day the way any wedding day should be started; with some mimosas while getting their hair and makeup done at Krush Salon in Los Gatos. There was such a buzz of excitement as the girls started to realize that the big day was really here.

Northern California Wedding Preparation at Crush Salon Los Gatos

While the Girls wrapped up at the Salon, The guys were “getting ready” (read that as “relaxing”) at the Woodside Estate. The ceremony area was set up, the tables were decorated, and the drinks were going on ice. It was time for the ladies to show up.

Guys getting ready for Northern California Destination Wedding

The Groom and groomsmen were dressed in black suits with light green striped ties with the bridesmaids in complimenting light green strapless dresses.  The bouquets included white roses, fuscia Gerber Daisies and Queen’s Anne Lace tied with sheer light green ribbon.

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Stacey wore an elegant ivory gown with a corset back and an added personal touch with a broach pinned on the side. Her look was finished off by her “something old” pearl earrings and necklace. It was great to see all the bridesmaids and the mother of the bride standing around Stacey in complete awe.

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Wedding dress hanging at Northern California estate

The ceremony was held on the expansive lawn on the edge of a vineyard. The surrounding rolling hills and clear blue skies really reminded us of what we love about northern California.

Wedding Ceremony at Northern California Vineyard

After the ceremony, the guests were ushered poolside for a cocktail hour while we escaped into the nearby vineyard with Stacey & Steven for portraits.

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When we came back, the guests were invited to sit at their tables and the wedding party was introduced. The tables were adorned with dark brown satin table clothes, mirrored centerpiece bases, and floral arrangements featuring personalized table signs of Stacey and Steven’s favorite places in the world. The food and drinks were provided by Cafe Primavera Catering which is amongst the best catered food we have ever tasted in any state we have photographed in.

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With food served and the wine flowing, Stacey’s father took the mic to begin the speeches. Reception speeches are one of my favorite times during a wedding. It is at this time, where family and friends share the most thoughtful and meaningful sentiments. In the course of a lifetime, these are the words that are likely to be the most important that you will ever hear. Stacey and Steven’s family and friend’s speeches were no exception.

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Following the speeches, Stacey & Steven stepped onto the dance floor for their first dance. We were impressed that immediately after the first dance, mother/son, and father daughter dances, almost all the guests rushed the dance floor. The lively guests and wedding party danced all night to the beats of DJ David from Brad Kinney Productions.

Northern California Wedding Dance

Traveling to Northern California for Stacey and Steven’s wedding was definitely a highlight of our year.

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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Kaori and David’s Big Day- Haiku Gardens

We’ve been to some really fun receptions, but Kaori and David’s family and friends are in a league of their own! Kaori’s close friends even choreographed a dance routine involving fake mustaches, suspenders, balloon animal making, and spinning buckets of water! If that isn’t an equation for a lively reception and awesome pictures, I don’t know what is.

This amazing wedding was held at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe on the windward side of Oahu.  Haiku Event Coordinator Tina Scotty made sure every detail was perfect.  Merryl of Island Treats Creations designed and set up the beautiful decorations and favors. The wedding favors were petite jars of Hawaiian honey packaged in brown paper boxes with a heart closure and orange ribbon trim.  Kaori’s bouqet was made up of various tropical hawaiian flowers with vibrant orange, yellow, green and purples.  Kaori wore a simply gorgeous ivory wedding gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline.  Kaori’s viel was the perfect compliment to her stunning dress with  scalloped edges thinly lines with ribbon.  David wore a simple but sharp looking short sleeve ivory aloha shirt with a light pink tie.

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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Anela and Ikaika’s Big Day

I appreciate when brides step out of the limits of a traditional wedding and personalize the wedding so that it is a true reflection of their life and style.  Anela wore a beautiful orange silk sheath dress for her garden wedding. The bouquets were a complimentary mix of yellows and oranges that went perfectly with her dress. We have been seeing more and more orange in wedding color schemes lately. Even Martha Stewart digs this Anela’s color choices as seen in a recent article online.  Ikaika went with a more traditional white aloha shirt paired with his white Oakley sunglasses.  Anela’s daughter serenaded the girls as they got their hair and makeup done by singing Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. So funny!

We were so happy to meet such a sweet couple and to be part of their big day!

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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Amanda and Jeff’s Big Day

Congratulations to Amanda and Jeff! This cute couple were married in a sunset garden ceremony on the Winward side of Oahu.  Amanda wore an elegant ivory sheath dress with pleated details and beading in the front and covered buttons in the back.  Her bouquet was a mixture of roses and orchids with blue accents.

Best wishes to Amanda and Jeff from Wendy and Eric of L’Amour Photography!

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Night time Gazebo wedding photo by L'amour Photography in Hawaii