Hawaii Photo Session Tips | Haku Leis

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 a Lei Po’o, a Haku Lei is a head lei worn for special occasions. The word “haku” is a technique of lei-making where the flowers are sewn or braided together, facing outward. We sometimes gift them to each other for birthday celebrations, graduations, and for wedding ceremonies.

Other than being a great Hawaiian tradition to add to your ceremony, there are a few other benefits to wearing one for your Hawaii photo session or elopement.

  • They help keep your out of your face on windy days.
  • They add great detail to your day if you are going the more minimalist route.
  • Honestly, you will feel like a queen wearing one.
  • They can be custom made to match your colors and bouquet.
  • You can go big or go small, depending on your style.

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Chelsea Stratso is an adventurous elopement and couples photographer based on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Contact her today to start planning your elopement or adventure session!