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bride and groom in covid wedding

Jen and Marc were on my books for a long time. Everything was set for their wedding. We were just 30 days out when the shutdowns started.. and I don’t even have to remind you all of what that was like! Instead of postponing… and postponing.. and then postponing again, Jen and Marc decided to […]


bride and groom in sunset elopement

Amber and Walt couldn’t decide between sunset vs sunrise photos in Hawaii. They wanted a sunset ceremony, but knew that they didn’t want to miss out on the gorgeous sunrises either. The compromise? An adventure session in the morning on the east side where the sunrise is simply *epic* and an evening sunset ceremony on […]


bride and groom in sandy beach wedding

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bride in hawaii elopement

Hawaii Photo Session Tips | What are Haku Leis and why you should wear one! You might be calling it a flower crown, but here in Hawaii these gorgeous head pieces are called Haku Leis! I think they are the perfect addition to your elopement or photo session. What is a Haku Lei? Sometimes called […]


bride and groom in elopement during rainy season in hawaii

When is the rainy season in Hawaii – and what happens if it rains during your elopement? Does the idea of rain on your wedding day sound awful? What if I told you it’s quite magical?? Since all of my elopements take place outside, the weather is always a concern for my couples and I […]


adventure elopement in hawaii

Adventure Elopement in Hawaii | Rachel + Patrick This couple right here is the definition of adventurous, and untraditional. We hit up my two favorite locations for adventure sessions which was like DREAM DAY for me. They wanted to do things a little different. So they had their first dance at a lookout, before hiking […]


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