Moments

10.06.2014

Wedding season is in full swing and I love planning and scouting for portraits in new venues and locations. However, found moments like this from a wedding last weekend are my favorite. I love to hunt around at receptions for real things, emotions, and moments to tell the story of the day. I hope everybody is having a great start to summer and enjoying the spontaneous moments around us all.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph an amazing couple who had their Honolulu wedding at the Liljestrand House, a gem of mid-century modern Hawaiian architecture. It was a treat to visit the house, especially with such a beautiful and gracious group. I look forward to sharing more photography from this lovely Honolulu wedding.

I've already written about what a treat it was to photograph this beautiful family, but I am excited to share more from their destination wedding on Oahu's North Shore. I feel grateful that I got to be a part of such a special and intimate occasion with these two and their adorable baby boy. Heather and Matt did it right! Heather looked beautiful in her Grace Loves Lace dress (brides: check out their site!) and Kahu Pomaika‘i ordained a lovely non-denominational Hawaiian ceremony right on Kawela Bay. It was a dreamy event full of Aloha.

Jaime and Erik had me over to the beautiful Big Island property where they live just above Kona with the most amazing garden. I really hope they have me back to photograph their new baby and tour around the plants a bit more. These two are so excited to bring a new life into the world and it was a pleasure to photograph them in this beautiful time in a family's story. Aloha.

Kelly, Grace, and Katherine were vacationing at their favorite spot, the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai, for spring break from Southern California. I had a great time getting to know this lovely family on their Hawaiian vacation. Isn't Katherine the sweetest?  Aloha!

Andy and Julie Fitts are friends and fellow creatives here on the Big Island. I knew they would be great photo subjects because they are gorgeous, up for anything, and have a really fun and playful relationship. We photographed with soft serve at the Old Airport in Kona and ended at the beach at Kukio. Everything was perfect + they let me take pictures while driving!

Oh. My. Goodness. I just arrived home from my travels to this beautiful wedding where I photographed Matt and (baby Selby) Heather's elopement at Kawela Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. I know wedding photographers are always taking about all the love .. but this was pretty inspiring. I rushed home to hug and kiss my people a little extra after being around these three. Pretty amazing little family. I was so lucky to be a part of this totally perfect ceremony. The entire family was so calm and peaceful, they even helped me relax my wedding jitters, and I really loved Heather's understated whimsical style. I wish Heather, Matt and Selby a bright and beautiful future together full of aloha.

I've started going through old shoots for the website revamp and I've realized there are so many lost frames that I wanted to share. This is a medley of mostly family shoots, but some friends, or magazine commissioned lifestyle, like the above photo for Spain's Revista MIA on living rich in times of economic hardship (hint: love up your loved ones), and some personal moments too.

Alberto and Anna had a zero fuss destination wedding in Denia, Spain last August and I was lucky enough to get to share in the fun with them and their lovely friends and family coming from the US, Argentina, and lots from Anna's native Germany. They had their ceremony at the ermita at Les Rotes and their outdoor reception at Vall de Cavall in Gatas de Gorgos. Congrats to this beautiful couple.

I don't  know where to start about how sweet and genuine these two are (and beautiful!). I am so happy Kristi and Garrett found each other and invited me to be a part of such a special day. They decided to have a destination wedding on the Big Island after visiting the chapel at the Kona Sheraton and falling in love with the setting. Their ceremony and reception was dripping with love and emotion on a day with record high surf. Congratulations to you two!