James and Jennifer, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, Big Island of Hawaii

Today’s wedding at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort is definitely a fun one for me to share. Not only because bride and groom Jennifer & James are two super cool and amazingly nice people, but also because everything about this wedding was just fun and relaxed, just the way a wedding should be. Congratulations again to Jennifer & James!

Melissa and Kevin, Trash the Dress, Big Island of Hawaii

The concept of trash the dress is a relatively new tradition and as far from your grandmother’s wedding had as you could imagine. Your grandmother would have kept her wedding dress in the hopes that her daughter or granddaughter could make use of it. Today, a wedding dress represents a moment in time, and if you’re looking for something fun to do with that dress after the wedding, trash the dress photos may be just what you’re looking for! Your never gonna wear the dress again, right? Get creative, “Trash the Dress” in your own special way!

Melissa contacted me a few months ago and was interested in doing a trash the dress session with Kevin while on their Hawaii vacation “to celebrate their anniversary and the fact that her dress still fits after 2 babies and 15 years”. How great is that? Melissa, Kevin and I met up a Kikaua Point, got in the water and had a great time and got some great shots. The hardest part of blogging has got to be narrowing down which images to include! I hear over and over from my clients how hard it is to choose which images from the wedding to include in the wedding album and of course I can totally relate! Here are a few from Melissa and Kevin’s trash the dress session…..

Melissa and Craig’s wedding, Kona Bay, Big Island Hawaii

WOW…yesterday was an amazing day. It started off as a typical hazy Kona day, and then came the rain, then, like magic, just before the ceremony it cleared, and out came the sun. Then out of nowhere there it was, a double rainbow! It was perfectly (and I mean perfectly) framing the ceremony site as if someone above was saying “ it’s your wedding day, here ya-go”. Apart from that little miracle that I was so blessed to be a part of, there were Melissa and Craig, two of the most relaxed bride and grooms that I’ve met. Melissa was absolutely gorgeous and her entourage of “bridesmen” kept me laughing the whole day. The mood was high, the food was great and there was lots of support for getting on the dance floor and letting it all hang out at their wedding reception at Pahukoa Hale in Kona Bay Estates. Here are a few of my favorites of the day.