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The Ultimate Guide to Honeymooning in Hawaii

It’s no secret that Hawaii is one of the top-rated destination spots in the United States. With its eight islands- Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe- all offering their own unique qualities and things to do, it doesn’t take much convincing to honeymooning in Hawaii. I get asked countless questions about recommendations …

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A Deep Dive into Film Photography; What to shoot with and how to get started

Why I love Film Photography There’s no denying that the film photography has made an unmistakable comeback. The way a film camera captures moments is unlike any DSLR camera- the grain and grittiness of the photo create a series of imperfect, perfect pictures. As social media continues to paint images of perfect photos of people …

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Dillingham Ranch Destination Wedding, North Shore, Hawaii

With the winter season in full swing, more and more couples are choosing to ditch a traditional wedding and opt for an adventurous destination wedding instead. Scout and Whit have a love like none other; it’s young and live, giddy and full of excitement. Getting to know and work with this couple was an adventure- …

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5 Best Tips for a Zero-Waste Wedding

It’s a sad reality that the majority of weddings can create a substantial amount of unnecessary waste. As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen firsthand the number of items thrown away- despite being in reusable condition. The average wedding produces hundreds of pounds of waste and generates 63 tons of carbon dioxide emissions! Luckily, Hawaii is …

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5 Beautiful Wedding Traditions to Include in your Non-Traditional Hawaii Elopement

There’s nothing more sentimental and nostalgic than a meaningful wedding tradition that you can reflect on with your significant other. You can still include some traditional wedding day activities into your elopement day-pick and choose the ones that feel like you! As a Hawaii destination wedding and elopement photographer, I encourage my clients to include …

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Hao + Julie’s Film Inspired Hawaii Mountain Elopement

Film photography has made an undeniable comeback. The original grainy and under-contrasted look emits a nostalgic vibe that adds charisma and uniqueness to each photo.  As an elopement and wedding photographer, some of my favorite images have been film photos. Though taken during the same elopement, with the same couple, at the exact location, photos …

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How-To Guide: Making The Most Of Your Couple’s Session

Couples sessions are fun and exciting! Capturing photos of you and your significant other should be something to look forward to, not something that makes you feel anxious. As a couples photographer, I’ve had many clients express their worries when the time comes nearer for their shoot. They aren’t sure where to start, what to …

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What To Do After Getting Engaged: 6-Step Wedding Planning Checklist

Congratulations!!! You’ve just gotten engaged and are floating on top cloud nine.  Wedding planning has officially made its way into your schedule, and you’re unsure where to start. As a wedding and elopement photographer, I know that newly engaged couples are many times asking the same thing- “what are we supposed to do next?”. This …

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