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!

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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Waterfront at Aloha Tower

We were so excited to photograph this Honolulu wedding of one of our favorite couples.  We have had the pleasure of photographing this couples family portraits, friends’ weddings, and now it was their turn!  This beautiful bride was a classic beauty in simple cream colored sheath dress and vibrant red lips. This empire waist wedding dress featured crisp pleats down the front that gave a structured feel to this light and flowy gown.   A pearl strand necklace and modern pearl drop earrings were the perfect pairing to the classic feel of this bride’s wedding day look. Hawaii Wedding Photography preparation shots of bride Oahu Wedding Details by Lamour Photography Oahu Hawaii Wedding Photographs by Lamour Photography This ocean side Hawaii wedding ceremony was held at the Waterfront at the historic Aloha Tower on the island of Oahu. This wedding venue has a large outdoor space at the base of Aloha Tower  with a stage and a great view of the Pacific Ocean and sunset!  This wedding ceremony took place on the 2nd floor covered  lanai which was perfect for a more intimate feel that fit this bride and groom’s vision. Hawaii Bride portraits by Lamour Photogrpahy based on Oahu Hawaii Wedding Ceremony at venue Waterfront Aloha Tower Hawaii Wedding Photographers of Lamour Photography Hawaii Wedding Photography By L'Amour Photographers on  Oahu

This beautiful bride and groom celebrated the night away at Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki in one of the large ballrooms.  The bridesmaids and groomsmen got the party started with a grand entrance dance that led into a full wedding party dance.  One of our favorite photos from this wedding was when the bride’s grandmother joined all the grandchildren on the dance floor!  Hawaii Wedding Photographers of Lamour Photography First dance Hawaii Wedding reception Photographers of Lamour We are so happy for this wonderful couple and we felt so fortunate to be part of their big day!!!

Oahu Portrait Photographers – Min and Juan’s Hawaii potraits – Waikiki Beach

Min and Juan had a long list of things they wanted to do when they went on vacation to Oahu Hawaii. Snorkeling, parasailing, laying out, shopping, and portraits. Min actually scheduled a portrait session for her and her husband of five years a surprise for him! What a cool surprise! We photographed around the newly reopened Royal Hawaiian Hotel , Sheraton Waikiki, and the beach near Hale Koa.

We had such a great time photographing this cute couples portraits we even hung out a bit after the session and talked about their hometown of Sacramento (near my alma mater, UC Davis) and, of course, the recent “Jon and Kate Plus 8” drama! It’s true I have been sucked in!

Thanks Min and Juan for the fun afternoon in Waikiki! Have a great snorkeling trip tomorrow!

Oahu Engagement portraits taken at the royal hawaiian hotel and waikiki beach

Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Hale Koa Hotel – Amelia and Aaron

Congrats to this cute newly wed couple, Amelia and Aaron! Eric and I were honored to be part of their wedding celebration at Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu. This was by far the most musically talented family we have been around in a while.  Amelia’s brother’s band provided the entertainment for the night with her other brother and sister joining in occasionally to help out on vocals or percussion.

Hale Koa Hotel Military Wedding Reception Honolulu Hawaii Wedding Photography

This wedding reception incorporated many personal touches including a family heirloom lauhala mat which was placed under the wedding cake.  Of course, Eric will not let me blog about a wedding without mentioning the cake.  This cake was from Cake Works and had the most delicious Haupia filling.  For those of you who have not been fortunate enough to have heard of or tasted haupia, we suggest you change that soon. This creamy coconut cake filling was absolutely the stuff Hawaiian dreams are made of.

Military Wedding Photographer Oahu Hawaii at the Hale Koa Hotel Waikiki

We always try to keep our ears open for any juicy secrets or embarrassing stories that people may sneak into their wedding reception speeches.  While we didn’t get to hear any blackmail material, but we were touched to  hear some heartfelt praises of Amelia and Aaron as individuals and as a couple.  So, if any of you have any funny/embarrassing stories you’d like to contribute… I’m just kidding! We wish Amelia and Aaron the very best in life and love! Congrats!

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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

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