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.


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.

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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.

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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!