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bride and groom in covid wedding
bride and groom in sunset elopement
bride and groom in sandy beach wedding

Sandy Beach Wedding | Kristin + Chris Wow does it feel good to be photographing full time again! Covid really did a number on us here in Hawaii. It was great to be back at The Royal Hawaiian, capturing the getting ready photos and a gorgeous first look for Kristin and Chris. The Royal Hawaiian […]


Chelsea Stratso, founder of photography course GCA

🎉ROUND 2 OF MY PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE, THE GAME CHANGER ACDEMY🎉 You may know by know that I like to do it up big for my launches! To kick off the second round of The Game Changer Academy, I’M HOSTING AN EPIC LAUNCH PARTY! 🎉 🎉 🎉 With early access to the program, and a chance […]


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bride and groom in elopement during rainy season in hawaii
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 […]


utah elopement photographer blog

Utah Elopement Photographer | Mai + Dustyn Mai and Dustyn are two of my fav people. I originally met them when they were living in Hawaii and they actually helped kick off my adventure photography career by modeling in an elopement styled shoot for me. So when they asked me to photograph the REAL THING […]


honolulu engagements with couple at the beach

Christianne and Matt are one of my local couples for 2021. That means we got to meet ahead of time for their Honolulu engagements! Since a lot of my couples are destination couples, this doesn’t always happen. It is always an extra bonus to get to be part of the engagement as well as the […]


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