With views of the Pacific Ocean, a long sandy beach, and fresh salty air Lava Lava Beach Club was the perfect venue for Lanny and Ryan’s Wedding ceremony and reception. This small piece of Hawaiian paradise, the perfect beach location for the newlyweds and their families to experience Aloha at its best. The wedding was officiated by Rebecca Ann Ringler of Simple Kona Beach Weddings who helped create a special personalized ceremony for Lanny & Ryan. Lanny wore a beautiful cross backed dress and had her hair and makeup done by Mara McMichael, accentuating her natural beauty. A lovely wedding, fun, vibrant, colorful, full of smiles, happiness and love.
Surrounded by family and friends, Mary and Jo celebrated their 10 year anniversary with Mary’s dream Hawaiian Wedding. They chose the Fairmont Orchid Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii as the setting for their Hawaii vow renewal, and it was the perfect venue for their reception. What a great gathering place for the family to celebrate!
The amazing scenery and panoramic oceanfront views at Turtle Point, provided an unforgettable backdrop for their ceremony and reception. Turtle point also offers spectacular views of the summits of the Kohala Mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa from a beautifully manicured lawn area extending into the sea.
Choosing the stunning Sheraton Kona for their Big Island destination wedding was an easy decision for Sophia & Chris. Chris’ parents lived on the island for years, at Aston
Kona by the Sea, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When Chris and Sophia began dating, he began taking her to the Big Island to spend time with his family. She too fell in love with the island. So when they began planning their wedding, there was no question it would be here.
The photography coverage started the day before the wedding, with a “White party” rehearsal dinner on the front lawn of Aston Kona by the Sea, I loved getting to know everyone over the course of the celebration. Sophia and Chris are two very fashion forward people, so I just knew the wedding would be as stylish and unique as they are, from Sophia’s modern blue wedding dress to Chris’ matching ascot,vest and dragonfly brooch, the celebration perfectly reflected who they are as people.
Even though I only spent about three hours with Yolanda and David , it was obvious how much they cared for and delighted in one another. The wedding was surrounded by a peaceful, dazed joy that I haven’t seen before. Rachael at Vintage and Lace did an incredible job making this private beach wedding absolutely perfect and I am so glad that I got to be a part of it! Yolanda walked down the beach path at Waialea Bay (Beach 69) to a Hawaiian song played by Charles Grace on the ukelele, as David waited for her in the most secluded little spot of beach surrounded by trees. After the wedding, The couple traveled to Browns Beach House at the Fairmont Orchid for a romantic dinner. Congratulations Yolanda and David, you are beautiful and I could not be happier for you two!
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Admittedly, a wedding photographer should not be promoting eloping … but it is so fun! I know I live in a beautiful, special place and I’m always intrigued when people from out of the area come to the Big Island to elope. Karen and Aaron came all the way from Vancouver, Canada, and eloped at Puako Beach yesterday, and they had a blast. Photographing elopements is a beautiful thing because it is simply about the love between two people. Karen and Aaron are fantastic people and their wedding, standing out on the lava rocks was simply breathtaking. Karen and I had e-mailed back and forth a few times in the past few months, deciding on locations and details, they chose Rev. Patrick Thompson to perform the ceremony, and we decided to time their 15 min ceremony so that the sun would be setting by the end of our one hour photo session….gorgeous!
Steve and Mai traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii to make Kikaua Point the location for their special day! It was a picture perfect morning for their small, intimate ceremony including just Steve and Mai’s little girl, Kohana, and two of their closest friends. The ceremony was officiated by Lona Lyons of Romantic Beach Weddings. I have to make special mention of Kohana…..she was a complete angel during the ceremony and such fun to photograph! Some of my favorite pics of the day are of this beautiful trio just hanging out, laughing and having fun together. Thanks again for allowing me to part of your stunning Kikaua point wedding!
This Big Island wedding is about as vintage and gorgeous as they come. Hillary and Scott are self-described “old school”, and their eclectic style shows it! Hillary wore a gorgeous vintage style dress she referred to as a woodland fairy dress, the long ribbons gracefully danced in the light wind during the wedding. A unique and inspiring service, complete with powerful chanting was performed with aloha by Rev. Penei Aller of Beach Weddings Hawaii. After the ceremony, Hillary and Scott danced as the sun went down over the water. For more of this perfect day, sit back and revel in a little Big Island beauty.
Being a wedding photographer in Kona has its perks, namely the weather. Let’s just say I’m spoiled with year-round sunnyness…almost every day. In fact, rain is so infrequent on the beaches here that most couples don’t have a plan B for the wedding location, so, when we are hit with the occasional rain we usually have to scramble to make last-minute changes to the wedding. This is exactly what was going on yesterday at 4pm, when it started raining at Old Airport Beach, and with Jordan and Jeremiah’s ceremony scheduled for 5pm. Now, I think there is something really romantic about the rain. I absolutely love that this adorable couple didn’t let rain on the day of their wedding stop them. I think it really just added to the magic of the day……….because they decided to stay and have the ceremony outdoors on the beach, and the rain just stopped, magically, shortly after Jordan arrived. The wedding ceremony was officiated by Rev. Patrick Thompson and the couple wrote their own vows …which were incredibly touching. We headed back to the Royal Kona Resort for cocktails and dinner and I need to take a moment to thank Brian Scully for orchestrating a beautiful reception.
Caroline and Scott were married at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, one of my favorite Big island venues! These guys are an amazing couple – so sweet and adorable! The wedding day was truly a reflection of their love and one awesome celebration. The couple got ready early, and then we took pictures before the ceremony to take full advantage of the gorgeous Hawaiian light. The day was filled with lots of laughter, happy tears, and joy!
As a testament to my outstanding clients, and my commitment to producing the best-of-the-best wedding photography, I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a winner of the 2012 Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Awards!
The award is given in recognition of the those whose number of published features in 2011 placed them among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.
I am honored to be part of this group of talented photographers and creative professionals. My features this past year have enabled me to increase exposure for my work, and I am thrilled to have been recognized for my endeavors.
In 2011, I had the privilege of being published in the following publications:
Thanks to all of the other creative professionals who made these features possible!
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