I AM HERE FOR YOU. End Point. This complete bridal guide for Hawaii weddings was created to assist both my Brides + Grooms better with suggestions to help along YOUR JOURNEY.
I want to contribute to making this the best day of your entire life! Of course, these are all suggestions. As a Wedding Photographer, I am highly experienced in the Wedding industry. By no means does it mean you need to “do as I say”. So please, do it how you imagined your day to look like. I want you to feel amazing. I want you to feel stress-free and I want you to be so utterly in love with each other that absolutely nothing else matters.
This is to help guide you lovers! Contributing to truly the best day ever!
If you haven’t decided on a venue yet, I have a blog post for you HERE:
2: NEIGHBOR ISLAND RECOMMENDATIONS
3: TIME OF DAY:
As you know, lighting is so crucial. Wedding/Elopement days are often long but please consider the timing that you start and end your photos. Mid-Day lighting is typically very harsh, so please consider indoor photos for getting ready, the ceremony in the evening 4-5 PM, and then reception to follow 5-9 PM. (Photos taken mid-day at the sun’s peak will not look the same as sunset photos).
However, we will absolutely work with whatever time frame you have!
4: WHAT A TYPICAL WEDDING DAY LOOKS LIKE-ITINERARY:
Remember to eat and drink lots of water, and to take in time for just you two soaking up being married!
A) ENGAGEMENTS OR BRIDALS MONTHS PRIOR
(account for editing time to get the photos back in time)
Engagement photos example
B) DAY OF WEDDING:
I) Getting ready photos
(start with the bride then swap OR have assistant with your partner)
II) FIRST LOOK
(if wanted by couple)
IV) FAMILY + FRIEND PHOTOS
(immediately following the ceremony)
V) BRIDAL PARTY PHOTOS
(stick around for photos)
VI) COCKTAIL HOUR
VIII) SUNSET PHOTOS WITH COUPLE
X) SPARKLER EXIT/SEND OFF
5: DETAILS ARE EVERYTHING
From a watch to a necklace, jewelry, or even your hair piece and sparklers or champagne to celebrate. Small details mean so much and I pay attention to these – so anything you want to incorporate, we’re here for it! As well as mementos or family heirlooms incorporated into your day. And don’t forget the small details of your room being tidy for getting ready shots, ironing your clothes, and steaming your dress. They might seem tedious but it looks very clean and neat in photos instead of having getting ready photos with a messy room etc.
6: UNPLUGGED CEREMONY
WOW! This is an important one. Have you ever seen those crazy Facebook/IG photos of Aunty Susan standing in the middle of the taking photos with her massive iPad blocking the Photographers’s shot? This is one of those moments. Please be sure to inform guests before and during that it is an unplugged ceremony, AKA – no electronics. You can also have a sign put up when guests arrive to let them know that there will be professional photos taken and there is no need to get it on snap or IG. This is such a crucial detail and I want you to know that I got your back and want to get the best shots possible and this allows me to do so.
7: NOW THE FUN PART – picking out your dream dress!
8: WORK WITH YOUR DREAM VENDORS:
Summer Reign Haku @summerreignhaku
Mumu Weddings @mumuweddings
Kylee Akina @jxnmama
Donovan Domingo-Pa @hairbydonny
9: EXPERIENCE: Working with me & my team!
I pour my heart & soul into my couples + work and cannot express my gratitude for getting the opportunity to capture huge life events.
I have served over 150 weddings throughout the years & feel so honored + valued to be part of life-changing moments all around the world. Over the years I have built friendships, amazing relationships, and connections – which is what I truly seek.
I’m not the photographer for everyone and that’s okay. If we vibe, count me and my team in. We give my clients an extraordinary experience from start to finish, a one-of-a-kind experience. My entire team is born & raised in Hawaii and truly embodies the “aloha” spirit. I’m also huge on energy and as long as we vibe together-we’re the perfect fit. My team is ready to take care of you from start to finish.
I truly seek exploring & traveling around the world and am so utterly grateful I get to share my passion in photography with others around the world. I am indebted to my couples who hire me to be a part of their day from far & wide. My goal is to tell your one-of-a-kind love story. Being immersed in the wedding & elopement industry for almost an entire decade I know what will make your day stress-free, fun and flow seamlessly.
We got you!
10: What I get from my couples to make sure we’re on the same page every step of the way!
QUESTIONNAIRE: 1-2 months prior I will send over a questionnaire to nail down all the details for your big day and provide me with to make sure we are on the same exact page. TIMELINE: 1 month prior please send over your timeline for the day of so I can be sure to be there for you every step of the way!
Work with me & my team for that next level experience: BOOK NOW