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Danielle & Sean’s Hawaii Elopement on the Oahu Coast

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Danielle & Sean’s Hawaii elopement on Oahu was such a fun beach elopement

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About the Oahu elopement

 

These two are a super artsy couple, so I knew their elopement was going to be a blast and full of creativity. She’s an art director for an advertising agency – such a cool job! They live in San Francisco, and wanted someplace for their elopement that screamed “Hawaii” and adventure. The two things I’m best at!

 

couple standing on cliff edge in Hawaii

 

So we ventured to one of Oahu’s beautiful cliffsides, with gorgeous bright blue waters in the background and rocky cliffs everywhere. I absolutely love cliffside beach elopements because of the sense of smallness you feel when you’re overlooking Oahu and the blue ocean! Plus, you usually get a good amount of wind that really makes for beautiful hair and dress movement.

 

bride at an elopement in Hawaii

 

This was the last time I photographed anybody before my maternity leave, and I gave birth exactly a week after this day!! I’m so grateful that the timing worked out so I could celebrate with these two and go on this adventure with them.

 

couple on a cliff in Oahu

My top Hawaii elopement/adventure elopement tip

 

Our original location didn’t work out for Danielle and Sean’s elopement because of a huge storm! So this cliffside was actually our backup plan – a great example of when plan B works out so so perfectly.

 

couple kissing in Oahu

 

That’s why one of my top tips for adventure elopements is to always have a backup plan (or two)!

 

couple walking on a cliff during an Oahu elopement

 

When you’re planning to be outdoors, especially in Hawaii, you can never truly predict what the weather will be like. The last thing we want is for you to plan for a super sunny day, only to end up in a torrential downpour and allow it to ruin your big day. 

 

couple embracing on a cliff in Oahu

 

Having a backup plan is super important so that we’re prepared for the worst and don’t have to worry about scrambling the day-of, even if the weather decides to be bad for us! I’m the kind of person that just likes to go with the flow and knows the importance of being flexible, so I always encourage my couples to be ready to adapt and be proactive no matter what situation we end up in.

 

couple embracing at a Hawaii elopement

 

Enjoy Danielle & Sean’s beautiful Oahu elopement photographs!

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Hey friend!

I’m Emily! Your fellow adventure junkie here to document you and your amazing babe of a human. I am based on Oahu and shoot adventurous couples, elopements, and tiny weddings!

YesI will take beautiful photos for you to perfectly preserve your day, but guess what else? I’m also here to help you: find the perfect location, plan out the best time of day, choose the best outfits, and pump you up on our adventure together.