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Allison + Adam began their day full of excitement to marry each other! Allison shared an Air BnB with her bridesmaids where they got their makeup done and helped her in to a stunning strapless gown that accentuated her beauty. Adam got dressed at Ko’olau......

Brooke + Bronson woke up this day with the excitement of marrying their best friend. Bronson got changed in to grey pants and a vest accented with  a sky blue tie. Brooke was helped in to her lace-detailed, sheer topped gown by her mom and......

Tracy + Greg woke up for the best day of their lives at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. Greg got dressed in a classic black tuxedo and helped their two sons with their red bow ties and suspenders. Tracy swapped out her silky white ‘Bride’ robe for......

Jennifer + Eric traveled all the way from the states to have the PERFECT tropical Hawaii wedding. Jennifer grew up on Oahu so it was a treat getting to celebrate this monumental moment back here and getting to bring her new family and all her......

Losehina + Eddie decided to have a very intimate elopement ceremony at the stunning Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens. They stood surrounded by only their very closest loved ones and promised to love each other forever! They enjoyed a beautiful sunny morning perfect for the photos Losehina......

Aja + Kevin had an amazing day full of love, laughter, and….PUPPIES! When we arrived at the room we were greeted by the cutest puppy ever, he was all dressed up in a little suit. Kevin wore a navy blue suit paired with a pink......

The floral arch is something that’s been around forever but finding the perfect type to fit your personal style is where we wanted to sweep in and help ya! Here our 5 gorgeous arches that we are absolutely obsessed with! See any you like? The......

Cheryl + Royden truly had the perfect big day! We started the day by carefully photographing all of Cheryl’s pretty details. Her bouquet had long ribbon-like strands of her dress tied on, to give it a special and romantic touch. From there we went to Royden’s......

Jessica + Junior have a love that was years in the making and it was such a pleasure to be there to capture the day they took this huge step in love! When Jessica tapped Junior’s shoulder and they looked at each other neither of them......

We knew  Michaela + Jared were the perfect couple for this Hawaii Theatre stylized shoot. The passionate love they share showed through their photos and we could see it with all the laughs he gave her behind the scenes of every shot. We began the......

Gina + Jacob had their wedding at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. They got ready with the help of their friends and family as the nerves began to hit them. Jacob dressed in a black suit with a white vest and tie accompanied by a white orchid......

Wendianne + Brad woke up at the Prince Waikiki where their whole day wedding day would take place. They decided to be a bit untraditional and wear Nike shoes rather dress shoes and heels. It was the perfect touch to make their special day genuine......

Ben + Cristy met on a night out and ever since then they haven’t stopped going on adventures together. Their love stayed strong even through a period of long distance when Cristy joined the military. They planned a vacation to the Philippines together and while......

Christina + Kealii are an incredibly kind couple! Christina began her day at an Airbnb in Kailua where her entourage helped her in to her strapless mermaid gown. After that it was time to go to Ko’olau where she had her first look with Keali’i. A......

Joanne + David traveled all the way from Washington to get married at the stunning Sacred Heart Church. The beautiful brick walls and stained glass windows made it the perfect place to say their vows. A huge grin spread across Davids face as he watched his beautiful......

Hannah + Nick traveled all the way from Australia to have the perfect, intimate elopement. All of their florals and decor played highly on the tropical vibe featuring bird of paradise and statement protea accents. She wore a gorgeous lace gown that was tied in......

Ciara + Steve were such a sweet couple! Steve changed in to his grey suit and then helped their son in to his. Meanwhile, Ciara was a few floors away getting ready, nervous for the day to come. She slipped in to her full lace......

Stephanie + Kenneth were so happy to be marrying each other that even a Ballistic Missile Threat wasn’t going to ruin their special day! We captured their photographs and video for them to cherish forever! Kenneth changed in to a simple black suit topped off......

Yukari + Windel started the new year with a bang by tying the knot.  Windel got ready with the help of his groomsmen then helped their son in to his bow-tie and suspenders. Yukari looked beautiful in a satin robe as she got her makeup done.......

Lesley + Ryan are a movie loving couple who incorporated their love for all things Disney and Star Wars in to their special day! Her ballgown was elaborately beautiful and with her Tangled inspired braid accented by flowers, she looked like a princess! They got ready......

Joana + Kevin woke up on that December morning ready for their big day! Joana wore a stunning gown with a high lace neckline and her hair in a low romantic up-do. They shared a sweet first look with the Ko’olau mountain range sitting pretty in......

Olivia + Malinda traveled to Hawaii from Arizona to tie the knot. They brought along their closest family and friends for the perfect destination wedding. They had a Hawaiian influenced wedding ceremony at Kualoa Ranch’s, Secret Island complete with a flower circle and a view......

Rona + Dusan planned their Waikiki wedding all the way from Canada with the help of their coordinator from A Faires Event Planning. Everything about the day was perfect starting from Rona’s detailed wedding gown and those gold crystal heels. They got ready with the......

Shondelle + Ronnie had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Ko’olau Ballrooms outdoor garden. They had a simple white arch covered in a tropical flower arrangement. Their site was absolutely beautiful overlooking the Ko’olau Mountain range. Ronnie cried as he was given the hand of......

Kiana + Lloyd began their days getting ready as a stunning sunrise occurred over Diamond Head, visible from the balcony of their Halekulani Hotel room. Lloyd changed in to his suit with the help of his groomsmen. He opened a gift carefully wrapped by his......

Lian + Evan had the perfect wedding despite it being rainy. Lian ditched the traditional white wedding gown for a navy blue lace up dress! When we showed up to get Evan ready, him and his group of guys took the liberty of  getting in......

Laura + Chris started at The Royal Hawaiian where they got ready for their big day! Chris got in to his grey suit with a helping hand from his groomsmen. Laura slipped in to her strapless fitted gown and veil with the help of her......

Andrea + Scotty played on the same co-ed softball team, they began hanging out afterward and the rest is history. The happy couple enjoyed their perfect day at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore of O’ahu. Scotty wore an electric blue suit paired with a black......

DJ + Coleman tied the knot in October at Hale Koa surrounded by their friends and family. DJ started the morning wearing a satin white robe with lace sleeves. Her hair was curled and half up with her bangs swept across her face. Her bouquet......

Joana + Jordan are an adorable couple that we had the pleasure to capture photo and cinema memories for. There special day took place at the Hale Koa Hotel. Jordan’s groomsmen cracked jokes as they helped him get in to his gray suit and baby......

Cindy + Jonah met when Jonah started a new job at the place Cindy worked. The two got to talking, had their first date watching Twilight, and the rest is history. Their day began at the Ilikai Hotel where they got ready for one of......

Kate + Jeff spent their wedding day at Turtle Bay Resort. Jeff got in to his navy blue tuxedo as Kate slipped in to her strapless, lace wedding gown. She wore her hair in a gorgeous loose curl updo with a crystal clip. They stepped......

Chloey + Brandon had a stunning outdoor wedding at Heeia State Park. Chloey walked down the aisle holding a bouquet of flowers she hand crafted out of coffee filters. They said their “I do’s” with coconut trees and blue skies as their backdrop. After their first......

Chantel + Parker had an intimate wedding at the gorgeous Bella Sophia Estate. You could feel their love as they shared a heartwarming first look. Chantel looked beautiful walking down the aisle in a lace gown while holding a huge bouquet full of deep reds, greens, and......

Nicole + Anthony tied the knot at the Ko’olau Ballrooms. You could see the love in Anthony’s eyes when he saw his bride as they shared a touching first look before the ceremony. Nicole looked beautiful in her wedding gown paired with a long cathedral veil as......

Ashley + Wesley flew in from Atlanta, Georgia, to have a destination wedding at Kualoa Ranch. They brought touches of Hawaii in to their ceremony with Ashley swapping out the veil for a haku lei and Wesley sporting a hibiscus printed tie and maile lei. They had a lovely outdoor ceremony......

Kayi + Kevin got hitched at the beautiful Hawaii Prince Hotel. The ceremony ended with an abundance of bubbles after their first kiss as husband and wife. They kept their reception fun featuring a Chinese dragon dance for good luck. Happy faces and laughter filled......

Linda + Shaun were married at the Moana Surfrider on an early evening in May. Everything about their outdoor ceremony was beyond beautiful with intricate flower arrangements adorning the aisle and arch. They tied the knot under a blue sky surrounded by their nearest and dearest.......

Dominique + Jason’s love story began when they met on the beach. After some time together they decided to make it official and were married at the Ko’olau Ballrooms. With the mountain range as their backdrop they had a beautiful outdoor ceremony complete with a flower......

Jaimie + Louie said ‘I do’ at the Hale Koa Hotel at Waikiki Beach on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Jaimie wore a lacey gown with a romantically elegant bouquet in her hands. They enjoyed a rustic themed reception with wooden planter box centerpieces filled with light......

Melanie + Brett were wed  at The Plaza Club in Downtown Honolulu on a lovely spring evening. Melanie looked stunning in an off-the-shoulder gown with a bright cascade bouquet in her hands. Adorned in silver jewelry she married the love of her life. The reception was filled......

Raela + Joseph had a beautiful morning wedding at The Willlows Hawaii. Raela wore a long lace gown complimented by her bridesmaids in light pink dresses. Joseph and his groomsmen sported navy blue with accents of the same light pink pulling everything together. The reception was......

Noelle + Kelvin shared their special day in the beautiful Prince Waikiki. Surrounded by purple and green butterflies, they said their “I do’s”. Keeping up with their theme they featured origami butterflies that Noelle folded by hand, floating in their centerpieces and decorating their ceremony areafluttering up their......

Tiffany + Justin were married on a sunny St. Patrick’s Day, which perfectly ties in with their Irish heritage.  Their special day began at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina–Tiffany surrounded by her bridesmaids who flew in from all over the country, and Justin also......

Brittani + Cameron had a rustically romantic wedding in the heart of downtown Honolulu.  The ceremony and reception were at the historic Cafe Julia at YWCA Laniakea, and everything that day just fit their personality so perfectly!  These two also wanted to incorporate their love......

Allyson + Patrick celebrated their big day at the quaintly beautiful Loulu Palm Estate on the North Shore of Oahu.  Their destination wedding was outdoors and beach themed, but also had small touches inspired by their favorite videogame, Kingdom Hearts.  Allyson hand crafted her shell &......

We have always believed in real life fairy tales, and this stylized photo shoot was inspired by Snow White.  From the small details such as the red & gold poison apples, to the whimsically styled tablescape, to the awe inspiring venue, we absolutely loved how everything......

Brandy + Victor were married at the Halekulani in November. They began their day with a Chinese tea ceremony, a tradition that includes very formal introductions to the bride and the groom, as well as showing respect to their families. It is very meaningful to......

Daisy + Ajax met in college and fell madly in love! They decided to tie the knot,  and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel was the perfect venue! With Ajax career in film he admired the hotel for its historic significance in film and it also helped......

Lauren + Ryan spent 8 happy years together before Ryan asked her to tie the knot. They decided to get married at The Modern Waikiki on a Saturday afternoon. Ryan put on his vest and tie as Lauren slipped in to her dress. The ceremony......

Kim + John began their wedding day with a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. They took this time to formally introduce the grooms family to the brides family and show respect to their elders for all the love and sacrifice they extended to them, to mold......

Hi’ilei + Jason had their reception and ceremony in Waimanalo. Their ceremony arch was personalized with their initials made of lush tropical foliage. They had a reception filled with star studded entertainment and laughter. We with these two the best! Prep Location: Bellows Beach Cottages......

Mailani + Tahi met through hula at a young age, both being from the Big Island of Hawaii. Their wedding took place at Waikii Ranch, located at the foothills of Mauna Kea. They shared a special and emotional first touch followed by a ceremony filled......

Theresa + Kiliona had a rustic outdoor ceremony and reception at Sunset Ranch. They infused many traditional hawaiian elements into the entire day, such as: kahili bearers, conch shell blowing, and oli (Hawaiian chants). Sunset ranch had such an amazing view and Theresa + Kiliona were......

Tien + Matt had a beautiful ceremony & reception at the Hale Koa in Waikiki. Hale Koa never fails to provide awe-inspiring backdrops for all of our wedding couples like the purple bougainvilla terrace. We wish this cute couple the best in their new life......

Min Maw + Arnold are one of the sweetest couples we have had the pleasure to work with!  These two met at a conference while working for the same company, reconnected just a couple of years ago, and their love as grown ever since.  They had......

Chelby + Aaron were married at the scenic Kapolei Golf Course, on Oahu’s westside.   Their color theme was teal ombre, which was reflected in their bridesmaids dresses and cake.  The couple had their ceremony at the chapel on-site, and their reception was the perfect mix......

Kira + Tyrus had a intimate outdoor ceremony at the Kauai Coast Resort and a fun-filled reception at Hukilau Lanai.  These two grew up on Kauai, so they wanted to spend their special day surrounded by their friends & family.  Their wedding was filled with tropical accents......

Mel and I decided to pursue boudoir photography after hearing Jen Rosenbaum, one of the best boudoir photographers in the industry, speak at WPPI – Wedding Portrait Photographer International.  We both found boudoir to be challenging and different from our normal cup of tea – weddings. ......

Lauren + Gavin had an outdoor ceremony & reception at the historic YWCA Laniakea in Downtown Honolulu.  The day started off with Bride & Groom prep at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, then off to Kapiolani Park for their first look & bridal party photos.  The......

Eula + Noah had a beautiful destination wedding in Honolulu.  When they first started wedding planning, they had both joked that they should just get married in Hawaii–and that is what they did!  These two had a traditional Filipino Catholic ceremony at Sts. Peter &......

Candice and Camden are two fun, friendly, and genuinely nice people, and we are so happy they found each other!  Their wedding day began with first look photos at Pu’u Ualaka’a State Park, and spending some time alone together to decompress before joining the rest of......

Kat + Mike are a super sweet and easy-going couple that just wanted to have a fun and memorable wedding day!  Their Winter Wonderland themed wedding blended the beauty of the the lush Ko’olau Mountains with glittery and sparkly white, silver, and light teal accents.  Kat......

Nicole + Kenton had a red & gold, winter wonderland themed wedding at the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa.  This historic hotel already has amazing architecture, and it was accented with Christmas trees and lights that tied in very well with their theme.  These two met through their love of......

Susan + Craig’s wedding at the Hale Koa Hotel was a simple, elegant, and fun affair!  The day started off with some candid moments of the bride & groom getting ready, then first look and bridal party photos.  Their ceremony was officiated by one of......

Chanelle + Damon have been a blast to work with every since we met them!  Their Star Wars & Hello Kitty themed wedding showcased their personalities so perfectly, and we had such as awesome time creating unique images for them!  Chanelle + Damon’s day was filled......

Tien + Matt had wanted something different and unique for their engagement session.  When our couples give us free reign to express our creativity, sometimes they don’t always know what they are getting themselves into!  We took Tien and Matt trudging through the mud, had......

Diana and Shige were such a fun couple, and they even brought along their pup Bella!  These two like to walk her around this exact park, so it was the perfect place to shoot their engagement photos.  We captured some really cute moments between Diana and Shige,......

Diane and Irwin have known each other since high school, but their romance grew during their college years. We have also know the bride & groom since highschool, so it was a bit like a highschool reunion!  And of course, their wedding ceremony would not be......

Camie and Ryan wanted to have their engagement session in a location that was different, and memorable.  Ryan proposed to Camie in this very movie theater by disguising it as just a typical movie night with friends.  The twist was they were starring on the......

Basilica and Mike love Disneyland, so it was fitting for them to have a Disney-themed wedding!  Their emotional ceremony took place at the Atherton Memorial Chapel at Central Union Church, and it was followed by a reception fit for a Disney Princess at the Halekulani Hotel.  There......

Cherish and Keoni had met when Cherish was a senior is high school and, he was her Senior Prom date.  Their wedding day was like a modern-day fairytale, complete with Cherish seeing her emotional prince charming for the first time that day walking down the aisle.  The......

Sammy and Aka are such a nice and easy going couple, and their wedding day was just that!  Sammy’s off the shoulder lace gown was artfully sewn by her mother, and their special day started with getting ready at the Hawaiian Sunrise Beach House in Waimanalo.  Their first......

Dianne and Andre had wanted a mixture of nature and beach for their session, so we knew the perfect places.  This couple had a great time frollicing through the forest, strolling along the beach, and just being silly together!  Congratulations on your engagement you two!...

When we met Kristi and Landon, they insisted they weren’t romantic.  We beg to differ 🙂  They met in college, and have been together ever since.  We had a great time strolling through Downtown and capturing some fun moments with these two!...

Lauren and Justin’s 4th of July wedding was definitely one to remember!  The view from their ceremony site was to die for, and was the perfect accent to the happy couple!  We had an awesome time capturing loving moments with Lauren and Justin around the Kualoa......

Kira and Tyrus love the beach and the ocean, and wanted to include their pup Rosie in their sunset engagement session.  These two were a lot of fun, and they came up with some really cute props!  Kira and Tye are both originally from Kauai,......

Engagement Photo Session Tips   We are sure many of you know that we love engagement sessions! They are really a great way to get to know your wedding photographer, and get you more comfortable in front of the camera. Most of our couples are......

Olivia and Anthony are very passionate about CrossFit… and each other!  Anthony also proposed to Olivia at their gym, Arkaios CrossFit, and they are even both coaches there.  These two were such a hoot, and we got to learn a little about CrossFit too!  Congratulations on your engagement Olivia......

Megan and Alex were married on a gorgeous, clear, and sunny Saturday in April.  You could just feel the excitment and happiness while Megan was getting dressed by her mother, and Alex couldn’t wait to see his bride!  Their touching ceremony took place at the Paradise......

Nicole and Kenton met through practicing Kendo, the modern Japanese art of swordsmanship.  Nicole is very competitive, and has been to several international competitions!  Since Kendo is a large part of their lives, they wanted to incorporate it into their engagement session.  So cool!!!  We......

Lauren and Gavin met while they were in college, and they still have so much fun together!  These two also had a few fun props, with our favorite being a clear umbrella, which came in handy when it rained at the end of their shoot.......

Susan + Craig are such a cute couple, and we had a lot of fun with them.  They were up for anything, even climbing down steep slippery rocks, as long as it was to get that perfect shot!  We can’t wait to capture more special......

Lara + Kapu live in California, but wanted to celebrate their marriage with friends and family in Hawaii.  They had a simple wedding at Shriners Beach Club in Waimanalo, and one of the most important things to them was to just spend time with their loved......

Chelsie and Chaz love spending time together in the water… so much so that Chaz proposed to Chelsie while they were paddle boarding along the Anahulu River in Haleiwa.  Since the area was sentimental to them, we decided to return for their engagement shoot!  We also......

Lara and John are both originally from the east coast, and are having a destination wedding, so they wanted their engagement shoot to really showcase the Hawaiian landscape.  This has become one of our most popular locations because of its mixture of picturesque beach and “enchanted” forest!......

Elaine and Vincent met while on Maui, and then moved to Oahu together.  They were looking for a vintage-rustic area for their engagement session, so Makapu’u was perfect!  Then we moved over to Makai Pier for some awesome shots in the later evening.  These two......

Candice and Camden are two fun, friendly, and genuinely nice people, and we are so happy they found each other!  They chose Downtown for their engagement shoot because they loved the architecture and buldings–also, the perfect contrast for their car.  We can’t wait to share in the......

Jessica and Jerick were such a blast to shoot!  These two have been together since high school.  Jerick said he joined the Speech & Debate team to “Meet girls…”  And it worked!  Congratulations on your engagement!...

Michelle + Aron had a picture perfect wedding on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Waikiki Aquarium.  Michelle looked like a princess in her wedding dress, and Aron was equally dashing!  Their succulent garden theme was inspired by the couple’s love of the outdoors, and Aron......

Chelby + Aaron met though motocross, so it was fitting they included their bikes in their engagement shoot!  The sunrise was the perfect backdrop for these two, and they also had a lot of fun frolicking down the beach in the later morning.  Congratulations on......

Lauren + Gavin had so many fun props for their engagement shoot–including their pup Pennie!  These two are having a Disney themed wedding, and this is definitely has the look of an “Enchanted Forest.” 🙂  Lauren and Gavin are so sweet together, we can’t wait......

Diane + Irwin both share a love of Tofu…  Tofu the Shiba Inu that is!  These two had gone to high school together but didn’t really hit it off until much later.  They love to hike and explore the outdoors together, and try to bring......

Julia + Zach have had a long-distance relationship for years, with Julia living on Kauai, and Zach living on Oahu.  Their wedding had many different cultural elements and influences–Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian–but the most memorable was the Chinese Tea Ceremony.  This was a very emotional part......

Leslie + Jerome both grew up on Kauai and moved to Oahu together for work.  These two wanted photos that didn’t look like Hawaii, and luckily for them that is our speciality!  After frolicking through the forest, the grand finale of their shoot included a special appearance by Leslie’s......

Kara + Jed met while they were both working at the Apple Store.  They are both very creative & visual people, and also share a love of FILM!  Since we are also dabbling a little in shooting film, we hit it off right away.  Congratulations on your engagement Kara......

    Michelle + Aron met while they were working in the same hotel, and their friendship eventually evolved into something more.  After a few years of dating, Aron proposed to Michelle in Waikiki during the 4th of July Fireworks!  We had a lot of fun with......

Jaimie + Daniel’s engagement session was definitely one of our most unique shoots to date!  Jaimie and Daniel love playing games together and competing with each other, so Dave & Busters was a perfect first stop.  (Special thanks to Dave & Buster’s for letting these......

Audrey + David “finally” tied the knot on November 15, 2014, surrounded by friends and family that had flown in from as far as Macau!  These two were not into having a traditional wedding–they wanted their day to be casual, relaxing, and fun!  Audrey and......

Kelli + Harry met in college, where Kelli played soccer, and Harry played baseball.  Harry also proposed to Kelli by setting up personalized Baseballs!  This is partially what inspired their engagement shoot.  We had a lot of fun with these two, and wish them best!...

We always love to check out new locations, and this beach is particular was a real gem! Megan + Alex frequently spend time frolicking along Bellows Beach, and so it has some sentimental value. We had a great time with the two of them, and......

We had the pleasure of sharing in Hope + Michael’s wedding ceremony at the Elks Lodge Honolulu, followed by their reception at the Hale Koa Hotel.  Their ceremony incorporated some Hawaiian elements, and also modern touches such as sunglasses for their guests.  Hope and Michael are......

Chanelle + Damon were a blast to shoot!  As Star Wars and Hello Kitty fans we had many props to incorporate into their session!  Here are some highlights from their engagement!    ...

Katie + Dennis were married at the majestic Royal Hawaii Hotel amidst many of their family and friends.  Katie loves cheery sunflowers, so they were everywhere–from her bouquet, to their centerpieces, to their cake, even on their wedding invitations!  They met through their passion of......

We had the joy of photographing Erica + Michael’s intimate beachside wedding at a private home in Malaekahana.  Their celebration was filled with family and friends, and set to an amazing backdrop!  The lovebirds were married under a huppah held up by their closest friends,......

Lanesha + Marcus will be having their wedding on the mainland, but they wanted to have a “Hawaiian inspired” engagement shoot.  Makai Pier was just the place for a mix of beach, greenery and slight urban feel!  Marcus apparently has a very extensive shoe collection–and......

Ever since we first met Mishell + Julien, we knew we were going to have a great time with them!  They are fun loving and sometimes very silly, and as Mishell says, “He’s a crazy person!”  The day started off with capturing Mishell’s amazing dress and the......

Christina + Justin were married on a clear and sunny day at the Hale Koa Hotel.  They live in California, but have a lot of family and friends still living in Hawaii with whom they wanted to celebrate their special day!  Their wedding was beautiful, starting......

Lori + Jordan LOVE taking photos, and we LOVE working with them!  We all hiked and trudged through the mud to get to this location, but all the hard work was worth it!  Lori and Jordan are always so caring towards each other, and their emotion really......

Anna and Chris had wanted a more urban and architectural shoot, so the area around the State Capitol and Honolulu Hale really appealed to them.  They are a very loving and tender couple, also super cute!  Congratulations you two!...

    Ashley + Palani had a beautiful morning wedding at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.  They had a Hollywood themed event since they both love to watch movies!  The ceremony site was draped in sheer fabric accented with callayilies and Hollywood Stars, and each table at their......

We had a great engagement session with Kori + Todd, and their adorable pup Gabby!  At first Gabby was a bit shy, but by the end of the shoot she was having a lot of fun with her Seattle Seahawks-loving  “parents.” 😉  Happy engagement to......

We have met a few high school sweethearts… but Jessica + Keegan are our first Elementary School Sweethearts!  The morning of their Downtown engagement shoot started off rainy, but the weather cleared up just in time.  We wish you two many more happy years together!...

Jessica + Ernesto both LOVE nature and the ocean, so it made perfect sense to have their engagement shoot at the beach.  The lighting was beautiful, the water seemed especially blue, and the algae on the rocks was greener than we have ever seen!  These......

Melissa and Eriell met while attending the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, so they wanted to return to their old stomping grounds for their engagement shoot. The building actually had more interesting elements than any of us had realized!  It......

Darcie and Adrian are both from our favorite island of Kauai, and they will also be getting married there!  It was a very clear and sunny day, and the water reflected the blue sky beautifully. Congratulations to these two!...

Amanda and Landon were a lot of fun to shoot, and carried off the “high fashion” look very well!  The sun was just blazing that afternoon, but they kept in good spirits.  Happy engagement you two!  ...

Lori + Jordan were married on January 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.  The day went perfectly, everything fell into place, and they were as cute together as always.  They really do complete each other as a couple–Lori is quiet and analytical, while Jordan......

Jae and Peter were such a pleasure to shoot!  They are such a cute, loving, and genuinely kind couple.  We wish you all the best for your wedding as you start your family!...

Caroline and Hoang introduced us to this new spot, and we will definitely be back!  These two lovebirds met while working together, and we wish them many more years together!...

Emily and Gregg had wanted to have their engagement session at Punahou Carnival since Gregg was a Punahou Alumni.  We started at the chapel area to get warmed up before moving onto the actual carnival space.  They had a lot of fun reminiscing about their......

Gladys and Kalin are high school sweethearts and have been together for a decade!    Gladys loves the beach so she wanted a beachy area but with a few different looks–and Makai Pier worked out perfectly!  ...

Lori + Vaughn met in high school but didn’t start dating until college, and are currently living in Washington.  They were here during the holidays to visit family and friends, and eat all the tasty food they have been missing!  The love birds also took......

We had the honor of shooting Crystaleeann and Jacob’s engagement photos in our favorite location!  They currently have a long distance relationship–with Lee working here and Jacob stationed in North Carolina.  Luckily we had the opportunity to spend some time with them to capture some......

Michelle and Donovan were a really fun couple, and more than willing to trek over pointy rocks to get that perfect shot!  Donovan, being the romantic he is, had proposed to Michelle using a message in a bottle.  Congratulations you two!...

Reyna and Cliff wanted a more “urban” shoot, and what could be more urban than Downtown Honolulu?!  We always really love to incorporate the architectural elements of the buildings in Downtown, and it just has a totally different feeling than more natural settings.  Reyna and......

Melissa and Chris were a really cute and fun couple to shoot.  As soon as Melissa mentioned she LOVED DRAMA, we knew we would get along well together!  It drizzled a little, so we got to incorporate her cheery Betsey Johnson umbrella, and Chris got......

Ashley and Mike wanted an outdoorsy-urban-sunset engagement shoot, so we made it happen…  They even braved standing on a few walls to get the perfect scenic shot!...

Melissa and Cody are a super cute and easy going couple.  Melissa is a dental hygienist (hence the perfect teeth) and Cody is studying political science so he can become a foreign service officer.  They are the proud parents of a tiny yorkie.  She couldn’t......

  We had a lot of fun with Alyssa and Shawn at their engagement shoot and we always love when couples bring props.  Since Shawn is a musician, we showcased his guitar and  got some cute shots of him “teaching” Alyssa how to play.  We......

We had the pleasure of joining Amy and Fred for their engagement session while they were vacationing from Texas.  Amy and Fred were high school sweethearts and are finally planning to get married next year!...

Charlotte and Devin met while Devin was vacationing in Australia.  They had a long distance relationship for a while, with Devin in Hawaii and Charlotte still in Australia, and they texted each other everyday while they were apart!  After Charlotte finally arrived in Hawaii, they......

Nikki and Ben met in a way that is becoming more and more common nowadays–online!  They have been together happily for a couple of years now.  Since they are both very active, they wanted a combination of an foresty location and the beach, and this......

The morning of Kira and Ryan’s engagement shoot started off a bit overcast, but turned into a nice sunny (and hot) day!  In their free time, they enjoy taking long romantic strolls on the beach… just kidding 😉  But really, Kira and Ryan are a......

We had a lot of fun with Thu and Mike, another McKinley alumni couple!  They were such an adorable couple, and up for anything, even twirling and doing the wave in the middle of the park!...

Erica and Michael introduced us to a new spot for their engagement session–Cromwell’s Beach.  We are very excited to be photographing their wedding in July of next year!  ...

Mel & I had the privilege of documenting Ashley+Noel’s wedding at Fort Shafter’s historic Palm Circle and Hale Ikena.  This was a beautiful and unique venue with very tall palm trees and very beautiful lawns.  The bride & bridesmaids arrived in different models of hotrods......

Cherice + Derwin met at an unusual location… a mortuary.  Well technically they both worked there and their love has grown ever since. Melissa and I were honored to help celebrate and create memories in their first stages of being husband and wife.  Their wedding......

Leilani and David have been together for over 10 years and these love birds have finally decided to tie the knot!  We can’t wait to be a part of their special day!  ...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

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......

Yesterday was the hubby’s birthday and we had dinner at Hy’s Steakhouse in Waikiki to celebrate!  He had never been there before, and I think the last time I was there I was still ordering off of the kiddie menu.  We were both excited for......

Ethel and Jarrold share two things with us: 1) they are highschool sweethearts and 2) they are McKinley alumni.  So naturally, we had a great time with them!  We started their engagement session on the hills of Kakaako, and Ethel brought some balloons to liven......

Krystal and Justin have known each other since high school, but they didn’t start dating until they graduated.  They wanted a vintage-y feeling shoot with a dramatic flare, and we had a lot of fun incorporating their props.  The rain decided to join us just......

Amy and Erik met each other here and have been together for about three years.  They are both aspiring to be doctors and have a few years more to go!  Erik said he was dreading this shoot, but he ended up having a lot of......

    Mel and I wanted thank all of those people who put their trust in us to  capture some of their life’s important moments.  We definitely had some of the best moments photographing our wonderful clients!  Its so cliche but time really does fly......

Soon and Ryan had an intimate wedding, surrounded by their closest friends and relatives.  They are a very happy couple and Soon’s laugh was just contagious!  Congratulations and we wish you both a life time of love!  ...

We celebrated our niece Clara’s 2nd Birthday by staying at the Aulani.  It was quite an experience!  What a beautiful hotel.  The view we had was spectacular! Her gift from us was a Dora (her favorite non-disney character) guitar which she immediately started playing!  There......

Ashley and Palani were a really fun couple to shoot-they are so much in love!  We also share an interest in pugs, so they’re okay in our book!  We can’t wait to see them again on their wedding day!...

I am currently in San Francisco (without Balbino) on a family trip with my mom and brother.  The culinary highlight so far has been dinner at legendary award-winning restaurant Gary Danko.  The whole meal was like nothing I have ever experienced–starting with a coat check......

Brian proposed to Samantha at this very beach… so they wanted to return to this special spot for their engagement session. Congratulations to these two!!!...

Last night Balbino and I celebrated Valentine’s Day at the beachhouse at the moana–my old stomping grounds. [break] [break] We felt like celebrities as we were escorted to the prized table at the end of the veranda, right near the beach!  Every food item we......

When Lori and Jordan said they wanted to have their engagement shoot at the Byodo-in Temple, we were very excited!  We always enjoyed visiting the grounds ourselves, so it was a treat to share it with another couple.  We can’t wait to capture their wedding......

Dianne and Royce are such a cute couple.  They did a great job of planning their Hello Kitty themed wedding at 3660 on the Rise in just a month! Congratulations and we wish them all the best!                ...

Engagement photos are a fun way to announce to the world that you’re getting married!  They are perfect to use on save the date cards and to post on social media.  More recently, these pictures are also being made for photo sign-in books and personalized......

The tools of the trade.  Our cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment allow us to create the vision that we have created in our minds.  As a professional it is important to have amazing gear to get the very best images as well as durability that......

It was a nice clear day for hiking.  It was a my first time at the pillboxes but I’ve read about it.  It’s always classified as easy and short so hence I thought I came prepared with no water and no shoes.  Big mistake!  90%......

We had an interesting opportunity to photograph the new breakfast menu of the Snack Bar at the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa.  Their new offerings were so tasty and delicious.  I know because Mel and I got to eat the food after.  ;......

The Pug Meetup at the Beachfront Estate Mel and I were looking forward to this meetup all year!  This meetup is the largest gathering of pugs that we have seen all year.  We are very fortunate to have such an active organization of pug lovers......

Mel and I decided that we would try somewhere new to eat.  We were actually set on going to Raging Crab but the line is always so long!  So we settled with going to an all you can eat yakiniku a couple of doors away......

I feel so lucky everyday that I live in Hawaii.  There is no better place to be for a photographer.  My favorite backdrops are sunsets.  It is the time when earth gives you a giant natural soft box.  The magical effect of your subjects beings......

The Byodo-In Temple, located in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, is one of our favorite locations to go to whenever we have new equipment that we want to test, or just to find somewhere serene.  The Byodo-In Temple is actually a scaled replica of......

Hi everyone, this is Melissa, the main writer’s other half, guest blogging today. Recently I have started watching my calorie intake because I’ve put on a few pounds since the wedding.  My friends have called it “happy weight,” but I call it, “I-have-to-jump-up-and-down-to-put-my-skinny-jeans-on weight.”  I......

Holidays are usually a great opportunity for family excursions. Today’s location was the Honolulu Zoo. It was my niece’s first time here and she had blast. It’s amazing to me how much energy children have! They are the cutest subjects to photograph because they really......

I want to welcome everyone to our first blog. Four months ago my wife and I decided that we would start a photography business after realizing our true passion for photography and seeing our wedding photographers in action. There is no greater joy than capturing......