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 promptly which is so important for a bride planning from afar, she is stuck to deliver 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 has worked hard, while having fun and getting ‘the shot’. Being able to feel comfortable and being around a stranger made our wedding photos that more genuine and real. During the 500th portrait of the day, it was a relief to make you laugh. Her work is beautiful, she has a love and a soul, and she captures the magic that I want to be able to relive and over again every time I look at our photos. Do not hesitate, just book here! ”
– Jane


Jane and I bond over our mutual love for Beyonce and 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 wedding day itself went off without a hitch and it was SO damn beautiful. The guys got ready at the Waikiki Royal Hawaiian Hotel (shoutout to Rae Marshall for second shooting and getting 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 at the shade of some palm trees (#casual) and definitely took advantage of the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort grounds. Ko Olina really is looking for a place on Oahu and the weather was so perfect. Pro tip: if it’s raining anywhere else, you can 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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