Tanya and Bubba came to celebrate their wedding anniversary from Texas. Three kids and twenty years later, these two were truly enjoying their time together, like it was their honeymoon. Congratulations!!!
Tiny Tyler was born little early but he is ready conquer the world with the all the 6 pounds 13 ounces. I see lots of surfing and football playing in the future!!!
We enjoyed a day at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden to photograph the wedding of Kaylin & Peter. This awesome couple not only had us photograph their special day, but also asked us to perform the ceremony for them. We were so honored to do both for them. It was a small wedding with just the two of them and two of their close friends to celebrate the connection, so it was a very intimate ceremony..
Kaylin’s dress was amazing and she was sprinkled with several turquoise items as highlights. The underside of her dress was filled with a ruffle of blue which matched up to her Turquoise shoes, belt, necklace and even her unique wedding ring. They chose non traditional rings to highlight their bond to each other and I’d have to say they were some of the cutest rings we’ve ever seen. We are so excited for them and they chose one of the most amazing places on Oahu to have their ceremony.
I first met Clint and Stephanie on Thursday at their tiny ceremony at the Newman Center at the Hawaiian University campus. They booked me over the phone so it was great to meet them before their main wedding at the Hale Koa hotel in Waikiki on Saturday. I just loved the relaxed atmosphere of their garden wedding. We did some photos of their first look before the ceremony at the beautiful Hale Koa Gardens and some more after the ceremony at the beach before everybody moved to the ballroom for the reception. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Clauss!!
Possibly the MOST stressful thing in one man’s life is to ask his favorite woman to be his wife. Why? Because it is such a major commitment? Perhaps. Maybe there is a risk of huge rejection? Maybe. Or maybe it could be just as simple as he truly love this person and wants it to be a perfect moment that his love will appreciate and tear up over….and of course say “YES!!” with authority. That doesn’t always happen. Sometimes other words are used :)
Casey was flying out to Maui, Hawaii with his girlfriend Marcy and they were coming out with some close friends and family to take a group “Vacation”. It totally is possible. These guys are all real close so there was no real hint of something out of the ordinary. The plan was that just the two of them would take a nice sunset cruise. Then when they get off the boat, he would propose to her right there on the beach with the family circled around to cheer them on (if she said yes of course). The plan was great, but as we were waiting for the boat to come in it docked but right behind it was another boat. Then another….. and then yet another. Which boat??? Luckily we knew the name of the boat, but for a moment there it was interesting scanning all the boats. Eventually they came jumping off the boat through the water to the sand below where he stopped her in her tracks, fell to one knee and did the gesture of a lifetime by proposing to her. Her words of approval weren’t the typical “Yes”. It was more in the explicit language category, but the overall effect was an overwhelming “Yes”…no matter how you spell it.
We hadn’t met them before the proposal, but once we saw them together and how they interacted, it was very obvious why these two are amazing together. They had heavy sarcasm thrown back and forth to each other with a giggling laughter that showed us that were each other’s Lobsters (Friends reference). We enjoyed a little champagne toast and BBQ after the magical question followed by a day on the beach the next day. All in all, this was one amazing proposal and one heck of a way to celebrate the future joining of these two. We are so excited for them and that we got to be part of the wedding proposal. We can’t wait to see these two join lives.
Sometimes you just need to get away from the daily work and life hassles. Sometimes you just need to plan a trip to a far off tropical location where you can kick off the work shoes, pull on some loose fitting comfy clothes and hit the beach with the family to forget the stress and remember why life is so awesome. The Lin ohana did just that when they came to Oahu to visit for a little family getaway. The whole goal of their trip was to not really have a goal. Just relax and let the day define itself. The “non-plan” plan worked out great for them as you could see how disconnected they became and in no rush to really move onto the next thing. We got a little Oahu family photography time with them at one of our favorite beaches at Waimanalo. The wind was HOWLING when we got there which made it interesting to shoot the girls, but Pete’s gel’d up hair was rock solid. :)
They ran up and down the beaches, made sand castles, and tormented each other as they giggled the day away. This was the perfect example of how to take a vacation with your family.
Baby Diana came to celebrate her 100 days of life to our studio. We made sure to photograph every kissable roll of her body and played dress up and of course had to do some fun mommy/baby girl shots. Can’t wait to see her again soon!
This sweet little baby girl with a super beautiful long first name (Madison-Victoria Kaleoheahea) was really a dream to photograph. Hope you enjoy looking at this little beauty. Oahu newborn photography.
Little Makena and Kota had a blast at the beach today during our photo session. They run from the big waves, chased each other & their parents, played games and built sandcastles. Exactly what family photo session should be like coming from California to Hawaii for vacation.