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One thing I love the most about weddings, and especially about the weddings that I’ve had to change and adjust this last year during Covid, is how many couples have been able to incorporate so many special things that they might not have otherwise incorporated in a more traditional wedding day. Amy + Noelia for […]

After a ton of back and forth dealing with Covid and trying to plan their destination wedding in Hawaii, Colby and Kolby (not a typo – how cute is it that they have the same name?! I can’t) finally had their small intimate wedding at the beautiful Paliku Gardens Venue at Kualoa Ranch. On their […]

Outside of my own opinion that Lanikai Beach is literally heaven on earth (and definitely one of the best beaches on Oahu or in Hawaii in general), Lanikai Beach also ranks as one of the best beaches in the world.  But like – can you even blame them? Pristine white beaches, that signature aqua ocean, […]

Bride holding a candle

As an mixed-race Asian woman, I know I was sorely missing out on seeing myself represented when I built out my Pinterest boards. And even when I was looking for vendors, I rarely saw any make up artists with Asian faces in their portfolios. I can’t even begin to tell you the horror stories of […]

Bride and groom leaning against a wall with graffiti

As a Hawaii-born island girl now living my city dreams in Seattle, there are a few things that inspire me more than urban wedding vibes in downtown, or witnessing the seasons change. So imagine my delight when the wonderful Hallea Events proposed a styled shoot at one of my favorite downtown Seattle wedding venues, Block […]

Hale Koa Estate is one of my favorite venues on Oahu because it’s got everything you need to have the most perfect Hawaii destination wedding – it’s off the beaten path (read: outside the hustle and bustle of waikiki), it’s private, it also doubles as accommodation (so you can have your closest friends and family […]

Wedding kiss at the club at snoqualmie ridge

One of the best places for a Seattle wedding photography is at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Indeed, the unrivaled setting in the shadows of the Cascade Mountains gave our beautiful couple a beautiful, peaceful, fairytale-vibe wedding. Very much, wedding in the Swiss Alps vibes with an effortless, country club feel. This was my first […]

Rainy day wedding kiss

My favorite couples aren’t afraid of a little rain on their wedding day especially because that’s pretty common around the PNW. During their Washington Elopement, Kathryn and Colin embraced a favorite PNW past time and danced in the rain. Basking in a bit more of that good luck for their forever to come. Rain on […]

Outdoor weddings in Hawaii are not anything new but this gorgeous event was one to remember. Mikela and Noel got married in this beautiful Fall Big Island wedding day, and despite all the COVID regulations in place made the most of this gorgeous day in Waimea on the Big Island. Fall Big Island wedding days […]

2020 was all about couples making the most of their love and embracing new ways to celebrate their love! I’m a photographer who loves elopements, but this past year was chock full of them. One of my most favorite elopements was this beautiful Fall wedding at the Cave B Inn in Washington. Derek and Ahn […]