Jeannie and Derek, Keauhou Resort, Big Island of Hawaii

DIY weddings amaze me – and I love getting to watch it all unfold. Jeannie & Derek’s wedding was a labor of love, in this case it was the groom who took charge of all the decorating on the big day, he was out on the grounds with his power saw, still cutting bamboo posts when I arrived! The Keauhou Beach Resort grounds were absolutely beautiful, from the gorgeous flowers arranged by the groom’s family and friends to the decor and every detail in between. Jeannie & Derek’s wedding was one of a kind, a wedding that really reflected their style as a fun and adventurous couple. The two of them, their bridal party, and their families made this day just so beautiful it was an absolute pleasure to be there.

Jeannie & Derek, thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding. I had so much fun!!
This wedding was made possible because of:

Jeannie & Derek

Cameron Kahau’oho Hart (guitar/ukelele)
“DJ Darren B” Quiet Storm Entertainment
Ka’Ekolu (band)
Dena Domingo (cake)
Natalya Domingo (makeup)
Jackie Koga (hair)
Brian Powers, Hawaiian Images Photography & Video (videographer)
Steve Butters (minister)
Rebecca Arthurs (second photographer)

The Dishon Family, A-Bay, Waikoloa

I am loving my family beach photo sessions!  This family was visiting from California, and had a very windy day at A-bay (Anaeho’omalu Bay), Waikoloa for a beach photo session.  The kids were a lot of fun – they started off not really looking too keen to have their pictures taken, but ended up telling jokes and making everybody laugh.  I loved photographing them at the water’s edge, jumping in the sunset and enjoying each other. 

Aaron and Cherith, Keauhou Resort, Big Island of Hawaii

Aaron and Cherith were married at the Keauhou Beach Resort’s oceanfront wedding site, simply a stunning location for an outdoor wedding! Aaron and Cherith are a photographer’s dream couple:  laid back, fun, respectful, thoughtful,  and so very in love with each other! I photographed the wedding together with my lighting assistant Morgan, using natural light almost exclusively, with Morgan holding a large reflector. The majority of the images were edited using a “retro warm”  finish requested by the couple to give the images a romantic vintage feel.