August 29, 2018
Yvonne and Adam met doing one of my personal favorite activities – scuba diving. As divemasters, they have a shared passion for the ocean and knew that their wedding had to be on the beach. Secret Island at Kualoa Ranch was the perfect choice for their destination wedding. If you’ve never been to the venue, it is pretty spectacular. It has a gorgeous mountain view, and guests took a boat over to the Secret Island ceremony. Secret Island is right on the beach with a great view of the island “Chinaman’s Hat”.
It was really awesome to be part of their wedding day, and Yvonne left me the sweetest review on The Knot (cue the tears from me!):
“I am so happy we chose Chelsea to be our photographer! She made us feel very comfortable and you can tell in our photos. She captured the love my husband and I have for each other and I was so impressed with her eye for the best photo ops. On such an important day she went right to work and took photos beyond my expectations. I would recommend her without a doubt!”
Venue: Kualoa Ranch (Moli’i Gardens + Secret Island)
Coordination: Tropical Moon Events
Florals: Vanessa Olsen
Hair + Makeup: Whik’d
Photo Bus: The Photo Bus Oahu
Shave Ice: Kim’s Beachside Shave Ice
Chelsea Stratso is a destination wedding photographer based in Oahu, Hawaii. She also specializes in elopement and couples photography.