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!
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!
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!
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!
Tanja and Stephan were so much fun to work with on their big day. With roots in Germany, this couple gathered at Haiku Gardens with many family and friends who flew half way around the world for their special day. Both Eric and I have German heritage and got some coaching from our German relatives on how to pronounce the German word for “Congratulations.” They really make it sound effortless, but Eric and I just could not get it right. But, hey, we tried!
Congrats to this cute couple and thanks for the fun time!
Jessica and Joshua were married in a beautiful ceremony at the chapel at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe, Hawaii. These newlyweds were high school sweethearts and exchanged touching vows that chronicled their lives over the years.
The Diamond Head Anela Garden Chapel in Honolulu Oahu is a non-denominational chapel accommodating couples from around the world each year. Accommodating up to 100 guests, this quaint chapel is lined with beautiful English stained glass windows that light your way down the isle.
With three reception rooms in the Guest House and expert japanese chefs catering the meals, you can be sure that you will have a Hawaiian wedding you and your guests will never forget! AND, for you local Honolulu birdes and grooms-to-be, the Diamond Head Anela Garden offers special wedding packages just for Kamaiana! If a beautiful chapel, 30,000 square feet of gardens, and a guest house aren’t enough, the Diamond Head Anela Chapel can also help you find your dream wedding dress (or tuxedo) at their bridal salon, Naoco Wedding. That is what I call a complete package!
If you are interested in more information about the Diamond Head Anela Garde, please contact this wedding venue:
Diamond Head Anela Garden
Location: 3050 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Please contact us at L’Amour Photography for availability to photograph your Honolulu wedding.
With four amazing sites for wedding ceremonies, it is easy to see why couples from all over the world choose Central Union Church as their dream wedding venue. Located in the heart of Honolulu Oahu, on the corner of South Beretania Street and Punahou Street, this church offers multiple choices of venues to fit your particular wedding.
Central Union Sanctuary: The definition of a grand wedding ceremony, this beautiful sanctuary can accommodate from 500 up to 1000 guests. A bonus to brides who want to get married in this sanctuary on Saturday or Sunday; the altar flowers are already provided for you at no additional cost!
Atherton Memorial Chapel: This chapel is perfect for medium sized weddings seating up to 200 people. Even couples who have a very few guests choose this chapel for an intimate wedding.
Courtyard of Atherton Memorial Chapel: This out-door venue is ideal for a quick and intimate ceremony. A limited number of chairs are provided for immediate family only, with standing room for up to 175 guests. As with any outdoor wedding, you could have perfect weather, heat, rain, or wind. Your ceremony can be moved into the Atherton Memorial Chapel at no extra cost if it does end up raining on your ceremony.
Pilgrim Chapel: For the most private and intimate wedding ceremony, this venue accomodates 25 guests. This is a great venue for the many couples who come to Hawaii with only the closest family and friends for a small church wedding.
Please contact this Oahu wedding venue for more information:
Central Union Church
Location: 1660 South Beretania Street. Honolulu. HI 96826
Please contact us at L’Amour Photography for availability to photograph your Oahu destination wedding.
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Turtle Bay Resort is a luxurious getaway only 45 miles from Honolulu. Featuring nearly 5 miles of beach front, golf courses, pools, horseback riding, and a surfing school, this resort is the perfect place for your entire wedding party to stay and play for your destination wedding. Continue reading