Sarah and Rob decided to leave all the fuss of planning a big wedding back home in Ohio, and flew to the beautiful island of Kauai for an intimate destination wedding for two. It was the first time I have ever buttoned up a bride's dress, because I was the only person there. It was such an honor to share in their wedding and obviously, Kauai is pretty much tops as a backdrop. Since there was no rush to get back to the guests, we drove around the island's north shore for photos before the couple continued on their honeymoon/wedding trip. Aloha!
I met Laura last year photographing her fun birthday party with her closest friends. It was a treat to get to photograph her with her lovely kids this year at her favorite Big Island resort, The Fairmont Orchid.
Maria Julia and Nico live in Paris and chose magical Barcelona for their wedding last year. The ceremony was at the Iglesia de Sant Pere de les Puelles in the heart of Barcelona and the reception was held at the take your breath away gorgeous Castell De Sant Marçal, which is, a real life castle. No biggie. There are lots of nice things to say about Nico and M.J. but of all the beautiful things I experienced on their wedding day, I was most taken by their dance floor. The party that exploded before dinner for two songs would blow most wedding dance floors out of the water. This crowd knows how to dance!
I have photographed this beautiful boy every summer since he was born. He is so easy going and happy it's always a treat. The beautiful backdrop of Denia, on the Costa Blanca made for a great shoot with this lovely mama and her boy.
In the chaos and stress of the moments before a wedding, Miyuki turns to me and asks if I need anything to drink, and did I get a chance to go the beach this morning. She and Osamu are some of the most graceful and lovely people I have met in a long time, the kind of people you just want to take it and absorb. At their wedding I realized their family and friends are all reflections of their bright spirits. It was a personal, and special wedding with the couple's good friend officiating the outdoor ceremony up in the hills of Honolulu at the gorgeous Liljestrand House. Osamu is the perfect match for Miyuki, as her parents said at the reception, "because she chose him. " Miyuki looked perfect in a J. Mendel dress and Monolo Blahnik shoes. The event was flawlessly organized by Current Affairs with live music by Ian O'Sullivan.
Rob and Sarah came to Kauai from Ohio for a perfect beach elopement. We went all around the island's stunning North Shore photographing this sweet, sweet couple with Kauai's gorgeous tropical backdrop. Congratulations you two!
We are back on the Big Island of Hawai'i for the rest of the year. I am looking forward to weddings, family, and lifestyle sessions in the coming weeks and months. Here is a the sky from a recent wedding with Vintage & Lace at Kikaua Point on the Kona Coast. What a special rainbow for a destination wedding in Hawaii!
The lovely Monica married Gonzalo in the Sierra of Madrid. More to come.
Sara, Sergio, and their beautiful kids on the beach in Denia, on the Costa Blanca in Spain.