Most of the Big Island of Hawai'i weddings I have photographed so far on the beach have been on the island's Kona Coast so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to head to the island's East side to photograph a destination wedding at Kehena Beach. W and D had a small ceremony only with their closest friends and then headed to The Bali House for the celebration. The rugged coastline of lower Puna provided an unbelievable backdrop to their wedding.
This fun group got together for a full family vacation on the Kona Coast of the Big Island this past summer. The entire family had a great sense of humor which made things run really smoothly here at Old Airport Beach Park.... and look at all these gorgeous kids. I mean, come on! I love the idea of all the cousins getting to vacation together. What amazing memories they will have from this time. Aloha Friday, everybody.
Geoff and Mei had a sweet destination wedding on the Big Island of Hawaii at the lovely Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Kona coast. Congratulations to Geoff and Mei!
I have known Laura since she and I became mothers only ten days apart. She and her partner, Tomás, headed out into the sun drenched Mediterranean coast with me this past summer for a sweet family session with their adorable daughter Emma.
Laura and Gonzalo were married this Spring in the countryside of Segovia at Finca Aldeallana, a beautiful rustic estate outside of Madrid. With their two beautiful sons at their side, the entire day seemed extra special and full of love. Laura looked downright royal in her dress from Basaldúa. A big thanks to Paula for shooting with me. Congratulations, you two!
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.