Adventurous Trash the Dress Session

Rafaella and Junior traveled all the way from New York to Oahu, after getting married just a few days before this! They wrote that they were down for anything, so of course, if you leave it up to me, I will always + forever plan out something adventurous!! 😉

We met on Oahu’s North Shore early morning on an overcast day. The only other people there were a few fishermen and women. The clouds were heavy with rain, and we had a quick lil sprinkle on the walk from the parking lot, which gave us the most perfect even lighting for our session together.

Rafaella wanted images their their wedding attire, which I love!! Bridal portraits (especially on your honeymoon!-or anniversary!!) Are such a great way to give your dress more life, and a chance to PLAY, besides your wedding day!

We took some beach images first, scrambled a few rocks, and then stripped down for the underwater portion. We took plenty of breaks-breaks-because as you know, trading water is tiring, photos are tiring, so the two together call for breaks!

The water conditions were perfect, and so was this joyful couple. I just loved sharing the morning with them.

I always love trash the dress sessions, especially when they include some ocean water!


Hey friend!

Hi! I’m Emily, a couples, elopement and brand photographer based on Oahu, Hawaii.
You want a stress free, meaningful, and inspired approach to photography-something creative but still refined. Comfortable, but still elegant. I deeply value every couple that I get to create with, and can’t wait to hear your vision and collaborate with you!