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Your Full Guide to a Magical Moli’i Garden Wedding Situated between the serene Moli’i fishpond and the majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range, Moli’i Gardens is one of the most MAGICAL places combing almost all the best parts your dream O’ahu wedding venue could offer. The Moli’i Gardens offers an all-inclusive, private experience with an outdoor pavilion, […]

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 (Jurassic Park Themed) at the beautiful Paliku Gardens Venue at Kualoa […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Katie and Vince represent a really awesome group of brides and grooms that are there for the fun of the wedding day. Moreover, this amazing couple truly wanted this to be a night to remember. Not just for each other but for their entire guest list! We partied the day, afternoon and most of the […]

Kualoa Ranch weddings are some of my absolute FAVORITE to shoot! Over the years, I’ve shot a couple weddings here and they always end up being some of the most fun. You can see some of my other Kualoa Ranch weddings here. If you want to learn more about Kualoa Ranch click here. In addition, […]

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Oahu Church Elopement Session As a Hawaii wedding and elopement photographer, I have a ton more beautiful elopements and weddings on my blog here. Without a doubt, you will find inspiration for your very own Oahu Church Elopement Session. Are you interested in booking or planning a Hawaii or Seattle wedding? Check out how to […]

Most of the time, wedding mornings are pretty laidback for the guys and/or masculine/male identifying counterparts. Most of the time, you won’t be worrying about hair or make-up or shaving your legs. In general, it’s pretty stress free. There are definitely some things that grooms need to consider for the morning of the wedding day […]