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Maui Engagement Session in Kapalua, Hawaii

These two love birds flew to Hawaii from New Zealand to escape winter and enjoy the warm, tropical weather. Jordan contacted me a few months prior with secret plans to propose to Jess while they were here. He knew he wanted to surprise her with an adventure session to celebrate afterwards while they were visiting Maui. He proposed to Jess while they were on Kauai hiking along the epic Napali Coastline. Of course, Jess said yes!

This shoot was such a fun adventure. We decided to explore Honolua jungle and Ironwoods beach in Kapalua, so they would have a lot of variety for their photos. Two of the most magical spots on Maui that I just had to share with these two wonderful humans.

They had such a fun energy and sweet chemistry. They truly bring out the best in each other; always laughing, smiling and being silly. One of my favorite aspects of being a Maui wedding and elopement photographer is witnessing true love. I feel like a little girl watching a fairytale every time I'm behind the camera with a new couple. I just love it so much. I am so grateful for this career that gives me the opportunity to meet so many amazing humans from all over the world. It was so fun getting to know these two and I cannot wait to travel to New Zealand and visit them! Thank you Jess and Jordan for such a fun evening and huge congrats on your engagement in Hawaii!!

Looking for a adventurous engagement session exploring
Honolua jungle and Ironwoods beach in Kapalua, Hawaii?
contact me today to book a session!

Franklin Falls Adventure Engagement Session | Washington Adventure Wedding Photographer

Franklin Falls Adventure Engagement Session | Washington Adventure Wedding Photographer

before moving to Hawaii i lived in Oregon for about a decade.  i absolutely love it there, but the winters were tough.  not enough sunshine for this gal.  i am a sunshine person for sure and Maui is the perfect place to me.  but i'm still a pacific northwest girl at heart and love traveling there when the weather is nice.  summer and fall are my faves.

i met up with Nikki and Jay for a waterfall adventure engagement session to Franklin Falls near Seattle last summer.  i was there to shoot Chamonix and Davey's wedding in Mount Rainier National Park.  so, it was perfect timing to shoot their engagement session.  we had such a great time adventuring through the forest.  they even did a little rock climbing to get the shot.  such a fun day with some awesome humans. :)

are you engaged and adventurous and live
in washington, hawaii, oregon, california, utah, or colorado?
i would love to connect :)

Best of 2017 | Destination Adventure Wedding Photographer

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wow.  i didn't even realize how awesome this year was until i prepared the images for this post.  feeling incredibly blessed and grateful for this life.

this year i transitioned to adventure elopements and small, intimate weddings.  my heart is happy connecting with humans who would rather adventure into the wilderness on their wedding day than spend oodles of money on a bunch of stuff.  i expanded to the west coast which fuels my gypsy soul.  i'm now available for weddings in california, oregon, washington, utah, colorado, and anywhere else you would like to take me. ;)  i currently have a couple more spots open for weddings in San Diego in May and Lake Tahoe in August.  

a few of my favorite moments from this year.  grab a cup of coffee or a cocktail and enjoy!  a huge thank you to all of my amazing clients that trust me on such an important day in their lives.  annnd for being so adventurous and laid back.  i'm always impressed when my clients don't mind a little rain...and by rain i mean a torrential downpour...or mud between their toes on their wedding day.  if you're the kind of person that embraces the journey then i know we're a perfect fit.  

thanks again for an incredible year.  my life would not be the same without all of you beautiful souls.  cheers to a new year and new beginnings!!

now booking adventure weddings and elopements everywhere in the world. :)
contact me <<here>> to book.  my schedule is filling up quickly for 2018!