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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 […]

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The number 1 question I get from other photographers is about my gear. After 10+ years of shooting full-time, I have my fav go to lenses and accessories. But it wasn’t always this way, I spent a lot of time figuring out what was the best set up for each occasion. So I’ve compiled a […]

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Chad + Leila = non-stop giggles. Seriously, from the moment Chad got down on one knee and asked Leila to marry him, these two could not stop smiling and laughing together! Chad and Leila were traveling from Vancouver to Hawaii, and Chad knew it would be the perfect place to propose. The plan was to […]

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wedding at waimanalo beach

I absolutely love being part of vow renewals in Hawaii, so I was really excited when Jen reached out to me about photographing her 10 year vow renewal with her husband, Jim. I love Jen’s vision for the day, a simple beach vow renewal at Waimanalo with her beautiful children and family. Her family helped […]

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The day we originally planned to have our sunrise session, I got up at 3:30am and checked the weather. It was exactly what we didn’t want to see; pouring rain and so so much cloud cover. We easily rescheduled, but after tons of messaging back and forth I knew Katy was so excited about our session and I hated […]

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