black and white shot from below of the bride and groom holding hands and laughing at each other

Kai + Lucy’s North Shore, Hawaii Elopement

This summer has been a whirlwind!! It seems like I’m shooting a new session every two days- I can’t complain, though; there’s something about the summer months that give photos a unique charm. Many may also see the summer as wedding season- usually the busiest time of year for photographers! With elopements scheduled left, right, and center, I can’t help but get giddy because I have SO many photos I want to share with you guys! This special North Shore Hawaii Elopement is too dreamy not to post. Lucy and Kai love film photography, and opted to add on the 35 mm film photography to their elopement package. The images you see in this post are a hybrid of both mediums.

couple is holding hands walking along north shore beach

portraits of the couple walking along the beach and kai picking up lucy and spinning her arouond

black and white shot of kai following lucy as they walk away from the camera towards the ocean

shot of the couple standing in front of a rocky cliff and looking off into the distance

North Shore, Hawaii Elopement Details

Lucy and Kai are the definition of a picture-perfect and easy-going couple! Both are Utah natives and are big lovers of the great outdoors and anything outside (but let’s be honest, living in a state with a plethora of stunning scenery of mountains, canyons, and rock climbing- who wouldn’t want to be outdoors 24/7?!). The couple wanted a simple Hawaii destination wedding that kept an intimate vibe by only having immediate family attend. Lucy and Kai’s two favorite hobbies are hiking and camping- which is why it seemed fitting for them to elope on Oahu’s North Shore. They wanted a trip full of adventures, memories, outdoor activities, and most importantly- zero stress for their wedding day. Eloping in Hawaii means that their family can be there for their special day, and make a vacation out of it, and enjoy a honeymoon afterwards with just the two of them. Lucy and Kai were amazing to get to know and work with, and I’m ecstatic to see where life takes them.

film shot of the couple looking off towards the ocean

shot of the couple holding hands and looking at each other

portraits of the bride playing around in her dress

the groom is hugging the bride from the behind while they stand in front of a cliff on the beach

portraits of the groom kissing the bride and the couple hugging each other

shot of the couple running along the beach while holding hands during golden hour

Vendor Dream Team (all linked!)

Dress- The Perfect Dress

Suit- Leone’s

Handmade Custom Veil- Mckeene Bridal

shot of the groom fixing his tie

portrait of the bride playing with her dress

film shot of the couple hugging each other at sunset

shot of the couple looking at each other about to kiss

black and white shot of the bride and gooms hands hugging eachother

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