Mike and Kestrels Engagement / Keauhou Beach Resort / Big Island of Hawaii

Kestrel and Mike met while they were both performing in a theater production of Hamlet in Waimea. They started dating after opening night. Mike proposed at their favorite beach, Mauna Kea, they had packed a picnic lunch and found a spot in the shade. He disappeared to get something out of the car and when he came back, he told Kestrel he had just spoken to her father. He got down on one knee, read a beautiful poem he had written for her and proposed. The engagement ring is pink sapphire (sapphire is Kestrels birth stone) and white gold. He got it at their friend Moses’ shop, Mountain Gold Jewellers, in Kawaihae. He actually told Kestrel he was going to rehearsal for a show early and instead he drove to Kawaihae. He had the ring for 2 weeks before he proposed! The inspiration for their engagement photo session was 40s movie star glamour, as well as the Hawaiian beauty of the Keauhou Beach Resort grounds and their love for each other and their son.

Kestrel and Mike’s story and pictures were also published at your engagement 101.com

Kestrel and Mike’s story and pictures were also published at www.yourengagement101.com

Mac and Sienna’s Wedding / Kailua Kona, Big Island of Hawaii

I’m  excited today to bring you Mac and Sienna’s very beautiful and classic wedding and reception.  The day started by walking into the beautiful Hale Kiwi Plantation vacation home, this home was made for wedding photography and perfectly complimented Mac and Sienna’s classic wedding feel and decor. Enter through the magnificent crystal cut glass front doors and you are greeted by an expansive view of the blue Pacific Ocean, framed by an open 40 foot sliding glass wall of the great room with it’s own indoor atrium reaching 25 feet to the sky light. I went directly to the bridal suite to take some pictures of the brides preparations, then off to the ceremony!… a short walk to the gardens just beyond the pool. The lovely 20 minute ceremony was directly followed by the reception.  There were so many lovable parts to this reception. Everything from the lively Hawaiian music by Aloha in Motion Trio to the amazing selection of fish for dinner, which was caught and brought in from the Bahamas by Sienna’s father, Mike. Mac and Sienna, I had a blast capturing your gorgeous day. You two are truly awesome people, and I am a big, big fan! Thank you again for allowing me to be there along side you on your wedding day!