newly engaged couple, J & D, wanted an engagement session that gave them the true hawaii experience. a photo session that embraced the natural beauty of the hawaiian islands.

we agreed on a location with both calm waters and epic mountain views.  we met prior to our shoot so they could follow me to the off the beaten path location. we bumped down a dusty dirt road to spectacular polihale beach. the wind was whipping pretty good that day but we all agreed we loved the natural windswept beachy look. we all laughed as our hair danced upon our faces with the gusting winds.

we shot until the sun changed the colors of the crystal clear blue waters to a golden glow. as the sun dipped into the ocean we were entertained by the most beautiful color filled sky at sunset.

a true hawaiian experience.

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Vendors:
Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events 
 Venue: Haiku Mill 
 Hair & Makeup: Love & Beauty Maui 
 Stationary: The Simple Flourish
 Tabletop Rentals: Set Maui 
 Décor & Rentals: Rio Event Design 
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seth & annie wanted a candid capture of their beautiful vintage hawaii style wedding. waimea plantation cottages was the perfect venue to bring forth that vintage, old hawaii feel.  the ambiance was stress free & attention to kauai style detail was beautifully executed with authentic hand strung leis & lei po’o, hawaiian lauhala table runners, down to the chicken cake toppers on their wedding pies.

i loved being a part of seth & annie’s day & felt like i was friends with them for years after hanging with them & their family & friends.

more wedding details featured over on Dapper & Dolled

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Drew & Naomi are Utah natives, who wanted a simple island elopement in a place dear to her family roots, Hanalei Bay on the beautiful island of Kauai. They opted for an intimate ceremony where they did not offer their vows infrot of us, the photographer or pastor. They chose to do that later on their own. The thing I love most about elopements is there are no rules & you can create your own traditions from your day. They chose to be married just as the sun was setting on the bay & said their vows to each other by the edge of the Hanalei river.

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