Oahu Elopement Photography | Cole + Kaitie


August 2, 2018

I’ll never forget my first conversation with Cole.

“I’m here with my fiancée, and we just decided to get married. Are you available tomorrow?”

Kaitie had just found her dress, and she was getting her nails done.

“You JUST decided?” I basically squealed! “OMG yes I’m available!”

After being engaged for a few years, they were sitting on the beach in Waikiki when they decided it was time. And I gotta say, I LOVE IT. I love weddings and I love planned elopements, but there is just something about the spontaneity of a true elopement that is fantastic. Their family and friends had no idea that they decided to elope in Hawaii, and my images where what they got to share to announce the news. Talk about exciting!!

I met them at Magic Island in Waikiki where we gushed about how beautiful the day was. They said their “I do’s” standing in the sand, and then we adventured around for their portrait session. Magic Island has a beautiful banyan tree that I can’t get enough of, and the water was the perfect blue. Take a look at my favorites from their special Honolulu elopement!

If you are planning to elope in Hawaii, or maybe you just decided that today’s the day you should get married, I would love to talk details! Contact me today for a full list of available Hawaii elopement packages.

Chelsea Stratso is an Oahu elopement photographer, also specializing in destination weddings and couples portraits. Chelsea Stratso Photography serves all of the Hawaii islands + the west coast.

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