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!
Destination bride and groom from Poland share a kiss with the beach and ocean behind in Hawaii Bride and groom married in waikiki beach at Hilton Hawaiian Village photos by L'Amour Get married in Maui beach wedding with L'amour Photography destination wedding dress with big train at Oahu Wedding Hawaii Bride and Groom kiss in the sunset at Waikiki beach wedding on Oahu Hawaii wedding cake white buttercream round three tier with green orchids Hawaii Wedding photos at the St Regis Princeville in Kauai by L'Amour Photography and Video Hawaii destination wedding couple sitting on a palm tree at their reception on Oahu First dance at hawaii wedding in waikiki at the Moana Surfrider Hotel Hale Koa Hotel wedding in Waikiki Hawaii by L'Amour Photography and Video Moana Surfrider Waikiki Hawaii wedding photography and video by L'Amour Destination wedding groom with diamond head in background at Waikiki wedding at Tiki's Grill and Bar Coconut Club Destination wedding couple kiss outside crystal chapel on Oahu at Koolina Hawaii wedding photography by L'Amour on Oahu and video Wedding Photography and video on Hawaii on the island of Oahu at Koolina Resort Bride in Hawaii wedding photography and video at the Moana Surfrider Hotel on Oahu

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!

Hawaii Wedding Photographers – L’Amour’s Daily Shot of Love – Citrus theme

Citrus Wedding Theme with yellow orange and green color scheme
Citrus Wedding Theme with yellow orange and green color scheme

This citrus themed wedding had such a cute and lively feel.   The citrus theme was used on the cupcake wedding cake tiers by accenting the cupcakes with little citrus candy toppers. The centerpieces also incorporated citrus in lining the vase with slices of real lemons and limes. The vases used had an outer compartment held the lemon and lime slices, with the inner section of the vase was filled with bright orange and yellow flowers to compliment the theme.

Yellow, Orange, Green Wedding color scheme
Citrus wedding theme with yellow orange green color scheme

In addition to the citrus theme with the yellow, orange and green wedding color scheme the happy bride and groom also utilized little bird motifs. On the top on the tiers of cupcakes, the cake topper was a tiny birdhouse with the family name painted on it.

Yellow Orange and Green Wedding Colors
Yellow Orange and Green Wedding Colors with citrus theme

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Oahu Wedding Photographer – Ashley and Andrew’s Wedding – Hilton Hawaiian Village

Ashley and Andrew had a beautiful outdoor wedding on the Lagoon Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. 100 of their family and friends traveled from all over (including Las Vegas and New Jersey) to celebrate the start of Ashley and Andrew’s new life together.

The stunning floral designs were done by Debbie Hemmingway of Designs by Hemmingway. We were one of the fortunate people chosen to take home one of the centerpieces and days later our house is still perfumed by the arrangement.  Ashley’s wedding colors were royal blue, pink, and white.  The 3 tier round wedding cake was done by Shelbys Sweets.

This wedding reception partied on late into the night in the Rainbow Suite of Hilton Hawaiian Village.  Eric and I couldn’t help ourselves and had to get out on the dance floor for a few songs. Congratulations to this beautiful couple and best wishes from Eric and Wendy of L’amour Photography!

Groom and Grromsmen getting prepared for the hawaii beach wedding ceremony on Oahu

Bright pink and blue colre theme for this oahu wedding ceremony

Hilton Hawaiian Village wedding on Oahu by L'amour Photography

Pink and Blue wedding reception photos from Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu

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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.

L'amour Photography Hawaii rated Best of OneWed

L'amour Photography in Hawaii, husband and wife team rated best of OneWed

Japanese destination wedding photography by L'amour in Oahu Hawaii

Hawaii wedding photography by husband and wife team L'amour

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!

Orange and Yellow Wedding theme colors for Hawaii Destination Wedding

Orange colored sheath wedding dress at a Hawaiian destination wedding

Unique and different wedding dress for a destination beach wedding

Oahu Wedding Photographer – Christine and Cameron’s Wedding – Paradise Cove and Hickam Airforce Base

Congrats to Christine and Cameron! We just couldn’t wait to post some of these images. So, here we are the night before flying back to California for our own wedding and I’m at the computer blogging! This wedding was really THAT much fun!

Here is a little teaser. Check back in a few weeks for more pics from this wedding. I promise to post more after we get back from California!

Christine and Cameron had gorgeous clear blue skies at their seaside wedding at Paradise Cove on the West side of Oahu.  Christine looked stunning in a ivory lace sheath dress with her bridesmaids in light pink dresses. Each of the bridesmaids wore a different variation of the dress. While some say uniformity is best, I like this trend in letting the bridesmaids show their own style by picking a dress that suits them best in the same fabric and color. (…more to come soon!)

Paradise Cove Wedding Ceremony Oahu Hawaii Photographers from L'amour

Hawaii Wedding Photography Husband and Wife team from L'amour

Hickam Airforce Base Officer's Club Wedding Reception Photography in Hawaii by L'amour

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Oahu Military Wedding Photographer – Caprice and Manny’s Wedding

We always have awesome brides and grooms as our clients. They are always so cheery and nice to work with, it really is always a pleasure.  Caprice and Manny absolutely fall into that category.  It was so much fun chatting about girly wedding stuff with Caprice before heading down to the chapel at Haiku Gardens.  I LOVED her dress and was kicking myself for not choosing a dress like hers for our own wedding (coming up now in less than 3 weeks!!!).  I love light and flowy wedding dresses like Caprice’s sheath dress.  They are really the best of both worlds: beautiful and comfortable.  However, since we are having a church ceremony back in California I chose to go with a more formal satin gown with a huge train (I love it, but I cannot say that it is going to be nearly as comfortable as a sheath dress. *sigh*)

Tropical wedding theme destination wedding photography by L'amour in Oahu

Manny looked very sharp in his Marine dress blues. We did feel bad though because it was pretty warm that day.  Oh, the things we do to look good.  Side note: I think wedding days are quite possibly the only day that men will understand what we women go through and the uncomfortableness that comes hand in hand with looking good.  We suffer with heavy corseted dresses and uncomfortable but really cute shoes while the grooms totally suffer through a sauna in their suits/tuxs.  Sounds fair to me! But, I digress…once again…

We had a great time playing with some fun lighting amongst the bamboo and on the path around the pond.  Manny and Caprice were whisked away to their reception in the Haiku Gardens Eco-cart complete with “Just Married sign!

Mucho Mahalo to Caprice, Manny and Family for a great wedding!

Hawaii Destination Wedding on Oahu by L'amour Photography

Hawaii Garden Wedding Photography by husband and wife team L'amour

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Oahu Military Wedding Photographer – Lanikai Beach – Alicia and Lee

What better way to start the new year than to get married! Alicia and Lee were married at world renowned Lanikai Beach on December 31, 2008.  Ranked amongst the best beaches in the world, Lanikai Beach was the perfect backdrop for Alicia and Lee’s wedding ceremony.  Alicia and Lee were surrounded by their closest friends and family as they exchanged vows and rings.

Marine Military wedding in duniform dress blues on lanikai beach in Oahu Hawaii

I loved all of the sentimental details of this wedding! Alicia looked beautiful in her mother’s wedding dress and incorporated her support for the US Marines into the ceremony and reception. Her garter belt was in camouflage print with the Marine Corps symbol on a charm in the center. The favors were accented by photos of Alicia with Lee in uniform.

The beautiful, two tier, round fondant cake was made by Vikki at Sunshine’s Cake Creations. Eric and I never turn down cake at a wedding and are becoming some-what of wedding cake connoisseurs. This cake stands out in our minds as one of the best we have had so far. Perfectly decorated, sweet, creamy, and strawberries in the filling! Love it!

Military Wedding Photography on Lanikai Beach Oahu Hawaii

Congratulations to Alicia and Lee on their beautiful wedding and marriage! We wish them the very best!

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Oahu Wedding Photographer – Venues – Hale Koa Hotel

Hale Koa Hotel is an exclusive first class resort in Honolulu Oahu catering to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.  You either have to BE someone (presently in the military or be a veteran) or KNOW someone (in your immediate family who served).  With Oahu hosting multiple military bases including Schofield Barracks, Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, Bellows Air Force Station, Fort Shafter, Hickam Air Force Base, and Pearl Harbor Naval Base, there is no question why this resort is so popular!  A resort exclusively for you and your loved ones, that’s nothing to pass up! Continue reading