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Jess + Kiama's Kauai Adventure Session

I photographed Jess and Kiama’s wedding in San Diego, California in May of this year. It was a small, intimate wedding with their family and close friends. They rented a beautiful house overlooking a gorgeous lagoon. It was a cool, overcast day which I wasn’t expecting for that part of California. I always thought it was sunny year round! Apparently May in San Diego is referred to as “May gray.” It was still beautiful and was perfect for their wedding celebration.

After their wedding, they flew to Kauai for their honeymoon. They decided to book an adventure session to celebrate while they were there. I’m always excited to hop over to Kauai for weddings, elopements, and engagement sessions. It’s definitely my other favorite island, after Maui of course. ;) Kauai is such a magical island filled with hidden gems and epic overlooks that are a photographer’s dream.

The day of our shoot the weather was a little crazy, which can be common for Kauai. It’s actually one of the rainiest places on earth, with an average rainfall of 400 inches annually at Mount Waialeale. That’s a lot of rain! We had originally planned to shoot at Kalalau Lookout but it was dumping rain, so we decided to explore Waimea Canyon. It ended up being the perfect location. The light was gorgeous and we had this spot all to ourselves. I love it when my clients can enjoy these special places in solitude. Thank you so much Jess and Kiama for a fun adventure on Kauai! Can’t wait to come visit you in New York City some day. :)

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Kauai Elopement Photographer . Nickie + Rudy . Part II

Nickie and Rudy eloped at Shipwrecks Beach on the beautiful island of Kauai.  I feel like I've been attracting my ideal clients lately.  Down to earth, naturally beautiful inside and out, adventurous, and FUN to be around.  Yay! :)

This is one of my favorite shoots EVA.  Why?   To begin with, Nickie and Rudy trusted me.  Every idea I had they jumped on it and never questioned what I was asking them to do.....even when I asked him to twirl her on the edge of the cliff.....he paused for a second, but then he was like okay let's do it. :)  The couple.  They were just good peeps.  I could tell they were salt of the earth folks.  They were adventurous.  They were happy.  Their love was beaming.  I was touched by the way he looked at her.  He loved her deep down and I could feel it on the other side of the camera.  True love.  The final reason this shoot was perfection to me was....Kauai.  I have a love affair with Kauai. The vibe is mellow and the scenery is breathtaking.  Maui is awesome, but it's nice to have a change of scenery and slow down a little on the quiet island of Kauai.  I'm ALWAYS available for Kauai elopements and weddings, so contact me today! :)

Ali'i Weddings coordinated the evening and it couldn't have been more perfect.  Big mahalo to them for making the evening flow perfectly. 

Thank you sooo much for choosing me to be your Kauai Elopement Photographer!  I hope to see you both next time your on the islands! :)

Kauai Elopement Photographer . Nickie + Rudy . Part I

I don't even know where to begin with this romantic Kauai elopement.  Perfection.  Love.  Awesome sauce.  These are a few of the words that come to mind. :)

Nickie and Rudy wanted to do a first look at their hotel, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort located on Poipu Beach.  When I walked into the hotel to meet Rudy I knew I had to do a few photos in the lobby.  I fell in love with the modern design and beautiful architecture.  

I absolutely LOVE traveling.  Especially to Kauai.  I live on an island, but I'm a wanderlust at heart.  Any chance I can get to travel and photograph awesome people in love fills my heart with excitement.  I'm always available for destination weddings and elopements on all the Hawaiian Islands and beyond! :)  Contact me to book your destination wedding TODAY!!!

Stay tuned for the photos from their intimate ceremony at Shipwrecks Beach in Poipu. :) 

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