couple hugging on rocks by beach

Couples Photos on the Beach on Oahu, Hawaii

Mikayla & Gabe’s couples session on Oahu, Hawaii was a blast!

The Love Story

Mikayla and Gabe met in physical therapy school while Mikayla was in the army and Gabe was in the navy. They tied the knot with a quick elopement so that they could be stationed together! These two are super adventurous and I love that about them. Their favorite trip together was a dive trip to Catalina, and a couple of their favorite things to do together are bake good food and go on beach runs! Talk about a cute as heck couple.

The Session

Mikayla and Gabe are perfect examples of the types of couples I work with – laid back and ready to take on anything. During their session, they soaked in the views of the beautiful beach we were at on the west side of Oahu. Mikayla wore a gorgeous simple white dress, short enough to keep her legs dry and let her run on the sand (and in the water). Gabe wore a white shirt and khaki shorts to compliment it. Neutral colors are always my favorite to shoot, and really allow the couple and location to be the focus!

And a fun BTS for you from this day: this was the day that we had those mega huge, biggest waves of the season in Hawaii (40 foot + up North!!). We had to keep a really close eye on the surf, and run back and forth to (very safely and quickly!) get our shots in between the huge sets. It made for some really beautiful images because they totally had fun with it, and it’s definitely a night I won’t forget.

Want to learn more about Oahu’s best beaches for your own session? Book me & I’ll guide you through it! Or, find some basic info here!

More of my Oahu couples & elopement photography:

Couples Photos at Crouching Lion
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Wedding

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!