September 2013

Mal and Nathan choose the Hawaii State Library as the location for their engagement session because of the architecture, but we had other plans!    Their shoot ended up having a combination of some really cute images from inside the library, and also more dramatic...

Patty and Albert have a long distance relationship with Patty living in Hawaii and Albert still residing in California.  They see each other only a couple of times a year, so we were excited they decided to take some of the limited time they had...

We had an amazing time with Mishell and Julien at the engagement session on Labor Day!  The shoot started off a bit later than normal since I (Mel)  am apparently horrible at giving directions, but it all worked out to produce some gorgeous light and...

We really had a lot of fun with Malia and Andrea at their engagement shoot.  The two of them first met in college when Malia overheard Andrea  bragging about body surfing 10 foot waves at Sandy Beach, which she called him out on!  They eventually...

Malia and Jeff met while in college and moved to Hawaii together after they graduated.  They wanted to include their absolutely ADORABLE maltese Cloud in their Papailoa Beach engagement shoot, and he even came complete with bow tie!  Towards the end of the shoot, Malia and Jeff...

Jen and Steve had the beach near Makai Pier pretty much to themselves, except for the occasional runaway dog and spear fisherman!  They were such a relaxed and easygoing couple in front of the camera, especially for this being their first "real" photo shoot together....

Ruby and Chris had an intimate morning ceremony on the historic grounds of Iolani Palace.  They had friends and relatives who flew in from across the globe--from New York to Hong Kong!  The celebration continued at the Kahala Hotel where we had some time to...