Oahu Wedding Photographer – Sheraton Waikiki Wedding

This lovely couple got married at the Sheraton Waikiki in Hawaii.  This beach-front hotel features gorgeous sunsets, a lively mai-tai bar and infinity pool.  This destination wedding ceremony took place out on the lanai over looking the crystal clear blue of the ocean with their reception in the Ni’ihau Room, one of Sheraton’s ballrooms with an attached to the lanai.

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These newly-weds have style and class which exuded in their wedding decor and attire.  With a sparkling Tiffany & Co ring, an orchid bouquet, and hair and makeup done by Leslie Fair, this bride was absolutely stunning.

Check out this couple’s wedding video done by Joseph Jang of J2 Media!

L’Amour Photography featured on VH1’s Wedding Wars

L’Amour Photography’s work was featured tonight on VH1’s Wedding Wars premier!  You may recognize contestants Mario and Melinda from our previous post of their fun engagement photo session in San Francisco.  This gorgeous couple have been together for 12 years and are ready to do anything and everything humanly possible to win their ultimate wedding .  Mario and Melinda are battling it out against 11 other couples on VH1’s new reality show to win their dream wedding.   Wedding  Wars was filmed here on Oahu at Turtle Bay Resort and as we all just learned on Wedding Wars Episode 1, these competitive couples started out their Hawaii get away in the private Ocean Villas.  Unfortunately, their relaxing ocean front accommodations were swept out from under them as they headed off into the jungle to get better acquainted with the natural landscapes of  Hawaii.  Only grass huts, bugs, spiders, rain water, and rice & beans for the rest of the competition!  We can already tell, things are about to get ugly.  If you missed this episode, you can view it on VH1’s website here.


L'amour Photography featured on VH1's Wedding Wars


Click here to view Mario and Melinda’s Engagement Session


Oahu Wedding Photographer – Blue and Orange Tropical Themed Wedding on the North Shore

This beautiful Hawaii destination wedding was held at Loulu Palm Estate on the North Shore of Oahu.  We just finished up an 11 inch by 14 inch album of this wedding and wanted to share their album layout with you.  The combination of blues and oranges made for a vibrant tropical feel for this all outdoor ceremony and reception.  REA Events created canopies with up-lighting  for the lounge area and over each reception table to create a more intimate feel on the large estate.  Cake Works created a three tier wedding cake with thin layers of white chocolate surrounding the layers giving this wedding cake a truly unique look.  Exquisite Hawaiian Wedding designed the vibrant orange orchid centerpieces, bouquets and the hanging wood and floral arrangements for the ceremony aisle.  Les Saisons provided the linens, while Beaches and Backyards Catering and Twilight Audio made sure the guests were well fed and fully entertained. 

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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Pocket Wizard Feature – We are blushing

We are so excited to share that L’amour Photography’s Chief Photographer, Eric Mansperger, has been featured on the PocketWizard Blog!  Eric was chosen out of countless applicants to be a Beta Tester for new products from PocketWizard.  Being chosen to be one of the select few to be able to preview these industry leading products has been a great honor and having one of our photo’s featured on their blog has left us blushing!  Mahalo, PocketWizard !!!!

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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – L’amour Photography at the Hawaii Bridal Expo

The January 2011 Hawaii Bridal Expo was a great experience for the L’Amour Photography team as well as our brides and grooms!  The Bridal Expo was a wonderful opportunity for couples to view our albums, ask questions, learn about our company and services, and meet our team face to face.  Our chief  Hawaii Wedding Photographer, Eric Mansperger, was honored to speak at the “Secrets of the Pros” presentation, hosted by the Oahu Wedding Association, during the expo where wedding professionals shared valuable insights and tips to help brides in their wedding planning and decision making.   If you weren’t able to make it to the Hawaii Bridal Expo this time, here is a little bit of what went on! We hope to see you at the next expo!

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Many other great Hawaii Wedding Vendors were here too!

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PocketWizard Flex TT5 & SB-900s – a perfect Union

We normally don’t post articles about the gear we use – to us the stars of our work are the special moments we capture. At a recent wedding we took a shot of our flashes while we were setting up and we just couldn’t resist sharing this picture of our affectionatly named ‘Minions.’ These are Nikon SB-900 Flashes sitting upon their soulmates, the PocketWizard Flex TT5.


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We were proud to be on the Beta testing team for these amazing units and we can’t say enough good things about them. They have changed the way we shoot and helped make those special moments, the stars of our show, shine even brighter.


Here are a few shots that wouldn’t have been possible without them-


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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Visit L’Amour Photography at the Hawaii Bridal Expo!

The January  Hawaii Bridal Expo is this weekend!  Make sure you stop by and say hello at L’Amour Photography’s expo booth #213!  This is a great opportunity to gather information on venues, cakes, limo services and, of course, Hawaii Wedding Photographers!  We love meeting engaged couples at the Hawaii Bridal Expo and helping them with their planning.

This Hawaii Bridal Expo features a special presentation hosted by the Oahu Wedding Association (OWA) that will give you valuable “Secrets of the Pros” to help you plan your big day!  L’Amour Photography’s chief Hawaii Wedding Photographer and OWA Board Member, Eric Mansperger, will be speaking at the “Secrets of the Pros” presentation on Saturday, January 22nd at 12:30PM.  Don’t miss this chance to get expert advice that will save you time, money and stress!

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Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Booth 213!

Friday 1/21/ 2011 5:30PM -10PM     Saturday 1/22/2011   10:30Am – 5PM      Sunday 1/22/2011 10:30Am-4PM

Hawaii Wedding Photographer – L’Amour’s Daily Shot of Love – Bayer Estate I Do

December is such a crazy busy month for us. I have so many wonderful Hawaii weddings to share with you, but in the meantime I wanted to share a little peak at one of our recent weddings at Bayer Estate.  Bayer Estate weddings are always wonderful, and this recent Oahu wedding is no exception.  The bride and groom were able to say their “I Do’s” amongst their loved ones at this vintage style private estate and its beautiful Christmas decor.

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Check out the current issue of Pacific Weddings Magazine on stands now to see L’Amour Photography’s featured Real Wedding at Bayer Estate!  Visit L’Amour Photography’s Facebook Fan page to view our latest work and see what our clients and fans have to say about us!

Hawaii Trash The Dress – Surf and Spraypaint

We couldn’t wait any longer to share these Hawaii Trash the Dress photos  with you all.  We had such a wonderful time with this awesome bride and groom as we all weathered the wind, rain, and breaking waves to get the shot.  Many couples like to have “day after photos” or “post-wedding photos,” but this couple was down to actually trash the dress!  They climbed down rocky shores, got splashed with waves, rolled around in the sandy shore and finally ended the Trash the Dress session with some fun with spray paint!

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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Honolulu Wedding

This Hawaii destination wedding was the epitome of fun and laid-back.  The bride and groom traveled from the California Bay Area to Oahu for their intimate Hawaii wedding.  The day started out at a beach front private estate  in the Hawaii Kai area of Honolulu where the bride had her makeup done and got ready for the big day.  The beach wedding ceremony was held at Waialae Beach Park amongst their closest family and friends.  The couple was blessed with some lucky wedding day rain off an on but the sun made a few cameo appearances at all the right times.Hawaii Wedding Photographer based in Honolulu OahuOahu Wedding Photographer in Honolulu HawaiiHawaii Wedding Photographers at Lamour Photography on Oahu

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The happy couple’s Honolulu wedding reception was held back at the private estate where the bride and groom enjoyed delicious food from Huki Lau Catering.  Paradise Cake Creations provided the 3 tier cupcake wedding cake with a round cake topping the tiers.  Wedding cake and cupcakes featured blue butter-cream frosting with coral accents and seashell shaped chocolates.  The cake cutting turned into an all out cake war with blue butter-cream flying everywhere! This wedding was so much fun, we are so thankful to have such great clients and to meet all of their family and friends too!

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Make sure you stay tuned to see how this bride and groom got creative during their Hawaii Trash the Dress Session!

Hawaii Wedding Photographer -Ihilani Wedding

The Ihilani Resort and Spa is an awesome ocean front Hawaii wedding venue.  Located on the west side of Oahu, the JW Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa is a great location for couples who are looking for the amenities service of a resort, a gorgeous view of the sunset, a variety of wedding venue options, with the laid-back feel of an escape from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.

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The Ihilani Resort and Spa is approximately 26 miles from the heart of Waikiki and can easily accommodate all of your loved ones amongst the 387 rooms and 36 suites.  This is a prime location for a Hawaii wedding where your guests and wedding party can dine in great restaurants, sip on Mai Tai’s by the pool, lounge on the beach, or snorkel in the coves.  Weddings ceremonies at the Lagoon Lawn have a stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and swaying palm trees lining the shores.  The Ihilani Resort has wedding venues for every size event, accommodating large groups in the Hokulani Ballroom, medium sized wedding receptions in the Lurline Room and very intimate weddings in the Presidential Suite.  While staying at the Ihilani at Ko’olina, make sure you and your wedding party get pampered and dolled up at the Spa.

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To see more Ihilani Weddings, check out some of our Hawaii Wedding Photography blog articles of weddings at the Ihilani.

Oahu Wedding Photographer – Waikiki Wedding

We first met Rachael and Reginald a few months before their Oahu wedding when we photographed their engagement  portraits at the JW Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa in Ko’olina, Hawaii.  We had a great time getting to know this couple and were so happy to be able to photograph their destination wedding.

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The bride and groom had a Hawaii garden wedding at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe in their Tahitian Chapel.  Rachael wore a gorgeous satin wedding dress with rouching and emboidery on the bodice and a mermaid train with covered buttons on the back.  Red satin high heels added a pop of color to her champagne colored gown. This elegant look was complimented by a deep red rose hair clip in her hair.  She looked absolutely radiant.  Reginald looked handsome in his tan colored suit and a complimenting dark red necktie.

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After the Hawaii garden wedding ceremony at Haiku Gardens the couple and wedding guests headed to Honolulu for their Waikiki Beach wedding reception.  The wedding reception was held at Coconut Club at Tiki’s Grill and Bar directly on the Waikiki strip.  Tiki’s Grill and Bar is centrally located in Waikiki Beach, which is convenient for guests especially for Hawaii destination weddings. The Coconut Club is located on the 21st floor and has amazing views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach.  This Waikiki wedding reception had a Moroccan theme with beautiful flowers, linens, and decor by the ever so talented Designs By Hemingway.  The centerpieces were colorful Moroccan lanterns surrounded by bright roses and orchids.  The linens were exotically patterned with magentas, oranges and purples.  As the grand centerpiece to this Moroccan themed wedding reception Designs By Hemingway constructed an impressive a towering arrangement of roses, drift wood, and feathers that was a beautiful focal point in the reception.

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The five tiered wedding cake was done by Satura Cakes had a different type of mini cake on each of the bottom three tiers. The top two tiers were a round fondant cake with an orange ribbon embellished with colorful flowers.  This cute couple finished up their Waikiki wedding reception at the Coconut Club watching the weekly fireworks display that Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on every Friday night.  This was a wonderful wedding coordinated by Katy Castillo Weddings.  Congrats to Rachael and Reginald!
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Hawaii Wedding Photographer – Ihilani Resort Black White and Green Wedding

A day like this only comes along once every hundred years, and for this special couple their wedding day on 10.10.10 was, more importantly, once in a lifetime!  Thirty nine thousand couples started the rest of their lives together on this special date, but our Hawaii Destination Wedding couple came all the way from Australia to have their wedding dreams realized in a gorgeous black, white, and green themed wedding.  The Ihilani Resort and Spa was the ideal ocean front wedding venue for this stylish and modern Hawaii wedding.

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This Black and White wedding dress and bridesmaid dress were custom made to fit the brides ideal wedding dress.  The wedding dress was a white sweetheart cut corset top with a ball gown skirt. A black sash with white lining accented the bodice with the back of the dress featuring black covered buttons that actually functioned requiring some effort from her maid of honor and a trusty button hook.

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The entire wedding party prepared at their hotel in Waikiki Beach at the Outrigger Waikiki. Once everyone had their hair and makeup done and we all dressed, a charter bus took the wedding party and all of their guests to the wedding on the leeward side of Oahu.

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Green wedding details brought a pop of color to this black and white themed wedding.  The groom’s boutonnière  was a green rose with black ribbon accented by thin white ribbon.  The cocktail tables had an arrangement of green roses, hydrangeas, and a few white flowers in a square black vase keeping with the sleek modern feel of this wedding.  The bride’s bouquet was made of striking green calla lilies wrapped in black satin ribbon and accented by white pins.

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This Australian bride and groom paid tribute to this Hawaii wedding  setting with a lauhala covered wedding ring pillow with a black satin ribbon and parasols for the guests.

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Outdoor Hawaii wedding ceremony at Ihilani Resort and Spa in Koolina on Oahu. This beach-side wedding venue features a spacious manicured lawn, swaying palm trees and a gorgeous view of the sunset.

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This black, white and green themed wedding had personalized M&Ms that said “mahalo” and the bride and grooms’ initials “n + d.”  The lower case monogram that was used throughout the wedding design details is a modern style twist on the classic monogram.

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The two tiered round wedding cake was simple and modern with black and white fondant.  A sweet little bow and fondant flower topped the wedding cake.  Framed black and white old wedding photos of relatives circled the table.

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So many great Hawaii wedding vendors were involved in the execution of this 10.10.10 Oahu Wedding. Christina Farrow with Pacific Aisles Inc did a wonderful job coordinating this Hawaii destination wedding.  Cake Gallery made the beautiful cake.  Flower Farm was the florist for these unique green bouquets and centerpieces.  Event Essentials provided the lounge furniture and decor.  Mood Event provided the drapery and lighting.

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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