June 21, 2018

Lanikuhonua Cultural Center Wedding, Oahu Wedding Photographer

FILED IN: Hawaii Weddings

“Don’t hesitate, just book her!”

“I found Chelsea through social media, my planner never worked with her and I didn’t know much about her besides her Instagram (she’s hilarious). She wasn’t part of a major photography studio and wasn’t selling crazy packages, she worked solo and it was a risk I was willing to take and it was one of the best decisions I made! Chelsea has an amazing talent and was so fun and easy to work with. She captured every single emotion on our wedding day – the cries of joy and happiness, ugly cries, laughs, silly faces, and beaming smiles. Her work is not your average wedding photography, she adds her special touch and captures your day in an artistic manner that sets her apart but also in a style we will admire in the years to come.

She is easy to communicate with and responds promptly which is so important for a bride planning from afar, she stuck to her deliverable dates and surprised us with early previews. Above all else – her personality is infectious! She’s happy and brings good energy – everyone at our wedding saw how hard she worked, while having fun and getting ‘the shot’. Being able to feel comfortable and be myself around a stranger made our wedding photos that more genuine and real. It was such a relief to have someone encourage you to be yourself and make you laugh during the 500th portrait of the day. Her work is beautiful, she has a kind and fun soul, and she captures the magic that I will be able to relive over and over again every time I look at our photos. Don’t hesitate, just book her!”
– Jane

Jane and I bonded over our mutual love for Beyonce and her instastories crack me up! Seriously – she thinks I’m hilarious but she’s next level. Even from her very first email, I loved her personality – the getting to know her and Jon through instagram after the fact was just the icing on the cake.

The wedding day itself went off without a hitch and it was SO damn beautiful. The guys got ready in Waikiki overlooking the ocean and the historic Royal Hawaiian Hotel (shoutout to Rae Marshall for second shooting and getting such great shots of the guys!) and the girls got ready at the Four Seasons Resort Ko Olina, just a hot second from their beach frontwedding venue – Lanikuhona Cultural Institute. We did a first look in the shade of some palm trees (#casual) and definitely took advantage of the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort grounds. Ko Olina really is such a gem of a place on Oahu and the weather was so perfect. Pro tip: if it’s raining anywhere else, you can almost always count on the Ko Olina area to be dry. You’re welcome.

Alright, enough chatting – let’s get to the good stuff <3

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Shoutout to all the amazing vendors who made this day possible!
Videography: Small Hour Films
Fire Knife Dancer: Maohi Nui 
Wedding Cake: A Cake Life
Tent Fabric Treatment & Lighting: Mood Event
See more Kick Ass Hawaii Weddings by Chelsea Abril

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