I don't know where to start with these two. I was so honored to be a part of this couple's special day and I must say I didn't expect to totally fall for them so hard like I did. In addition to being successful, gorgeous, and funny.. Theo and Bobby are both kind and such a treat to be around. I tried my best to not act starstruck around Bobby's mother, Joy Mongano. I was a fan of the film based on her very inspiring life before I met her son and daughter-in-law. I hoped I played it cool, Joy. I hope I was cool. The Four Seasons Hualalai did a great job with this beautiful event and Theo could of worn a paper bag and still looked like a supermodel bride, but Sarah Seven did her right. Mara, as always did a lovely job on hair and makeup and Heidi killed it too on flowers. Theo really wanted moment driven photography for her wedding to tell the story of their day. Both Theo and Bobby were very present with their guests and I loved capturing their special relationships and moments with friends and family. I wish the best for both of you. Cheers!
Cat and Dean hold a special place in their hearts for the Big Island of Hawaii and try to come to the Kona Coast as much as they can from their home in Idaho. It seemed natural for them to capture their new status as a married couple on Waialea Beach (Beach 69). I loved hanging out with this funny and smart couple who are both self employed in really cool careers (organic farming and natural health). Getting to hang with such interesting and fun people is a major highlight of this work. Are you looking to capture your love with some special photographs in Hawaii? Call me. xoxo
One of my favorite wedding blogs, Ruffled, totally thrilled me by publishing images from this beautiful Puakea Ranch wedding I photographed last year right after I had baby Ona (not that I'm blaming anybody for not blogging since then). Anyway, it was absolutely lovely and Julian and Katie are that smart and stylish couple you just want to spend more time with. It was a dream as always to work with Kona Wedding Planner Vintage and Lace Weddings and Grace Flowers Hawaii. I hope you have a moment to check out the full post here. I'll blog the full wedding soon, if baby Ona lets me.
Brett and Katie had a perfect modern tropical destination wedding all their friends and family at the Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. This wedding was so fresh with bold colors and Katie totally killed it in her Vera Wang wedding dress. But, let's talk about this arch. The couple's vision for color and statement design was perfectly executed by Sara Kam of Jots of Thoughts with florals by Grace Flowers. I think the purple bougainvillea was such a smart choice for total impact with out blowing the budget. It was such a treat to shoot photos with it as a backdrop. Hair and makeup perfectly done, as always, by Mara. I loved how the event was a really elegant twist on a Hawaiian holiday with a full luau meal and Polynesian entertainment for their many guests that came from around the country to celebrate with them. Congratulations to Brett and Katie.
Vendors: Venue - Fairmont Orchid
Coordination: Jots of Thoughts
Photography - Bikini Birdie Photography
Caligraphy: Fine Lines Caligraphy
Flowers: Grace Flowers Hawaii
Tents/Lights: Big Island Tents
Napkins/Chargers: Hawaii Island Events
Hair/Makeup: Mara McMichael
These two lovebirds were married at the Big Island's Four Seasons Hualalai and were blessed with the most gorgeous sunset and huge waves for a dramatic backdrop to a beautiful ceremony and celebration. Congrats to j + d! Aloha.
Ethan and Ingrid are engaged! The beautiful Waialea Beach (Beach 69) proved to be the perfect place to celebrate their big news. Congrats and aloha! -Megan
This is the most adventurous wedding I have ever photographed! Lindsay and Brian have been traveling the world surfing and exploring but when they set their eyes on the majestic Pololu Valley on the Big Island's North Shore they decided to elope. Sara of Jots of Thoughts and I hiked down into the valley where the intimate ceremony was performed in the forests then they celebrated playing on the beach. What an amazing day! I look forward to sharing more of this stunning couple in the most incredible place. Aloha!