DESTINATION ELOPEMENT IN UTAH In this post I talk about my team, what we’re all about, being a destination wedding photographer, and this gorgeous destination Utah elopement. Even though I’m based in Hawaii, my team and I are STOKED to travel anytime we get the chance! We adore capturing love stories all across the globe […]

Modern Utah Elopement | Destination Wedding

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Loulu Palms Destination Garden Wedding

DESTINATION GARDEN WEDDING AT LOULU PALMS | OAHU HAWAII This modern and timeless wedding on North Shore was to die for!! Loulu Palms is one of the dreamiest wedding venues because it feels like a complete getaway from reality and you’re totally immersed into a dreamy fairytale. Magical right?! The venue itself is a beachfront […]

How to Elope on Oahu, Hawaii by Anela Benavides Photography. Includes posing inspiration for an elopement & elopement planning tips. Book your couples session and browse the blog for more inspiration #elopement #photography #elopementphotography #Hawaiiphotographer #tipsforphotographers

How to Elope on Oahu, Hawaii

With everything going on I wanted to ease the load for alllll my couples looking to elope on Oahu, Hawaii and give you the absolute BEST suggestions + my top recommendations for vendors to consider. I know you want this day to be as STRESSFREE as possible. So my goal is to create an easy […]

Cotton Wood Canyon, Utah elopement by Anela Benavides Photography. This blog post includes wedding details, bridal fashion, groom fashion, bride and groom portraits. Book your Hawaii elopement and browse the blog for more inspiration #photography #weddingplanning #weddingtips #weddingphotography #hawaiiweddingphotographer

Cotton Wood Canyon, Utah | Lama & Stefany Elopement Photos

Cotton Wood Canyon, Utah Elopement. Adventuring with my family is probably one of my favorite parts of my job. This trip to Utah & then to Idaho was not only for my family but also I got to capture Lama & Stefany’s Elopement in Cottonwood Canyon while in Utah. I am 100% OBSESSED with couples […]


Marokopa Falls Auckland New Zealand | Adventurous Bridal Shoot

I AM IN COMPLETE AWE!!!! Jarreau & Destiny were the absolute sweetest couple and completely down for an adventure! While I was traveling to New Zealand I really wanted to shoot an adventurous session and be able to visit somewhere STUNNING & worth the trip! A good friend of mine from Hamilton put together the […]


I LIVE FOR MY BOHO BRIDE’S. Straight out of my dreams are bohemian couples with lush greenery lounging on a peacock chair with INSANELY gorgeous florals. So I decided to make it a reality! I hosted a styled session with some of my absolute favorite local vendors around the island to come together and make […]


Sena & Eric Nelson This Mountain top Elopement session was EPIC! I couldn’t imagine something more perfect being able to capture their time! Sena and Eric are such an adventurous couple who have been married for years and wanted to “Elope” again in the mountains. This is the moments I LIVE FOR. Traveling, adventuring, hiking […]


Making my Fantasy to a Reality.  I started photography about 10 months ago and my goal has always been to create work that inspires me, captures my love + passion. It was only fitting that I style this Bridal shoot for those Bohemian brides, with a free soul, a kick-back attitude and a heart full […]


ABISH + JEREMY WOW, this session is still one of my favorite sessions to date! Taken at the beginning of my photography career and can’t ever forget the feeling after editing + shooting this styled Bridal Session. I’m so grateful to expand, to grow, to meet others and work with amazing companies! Thank you to […]


WOW! Just wow! This Wedding is by far one of my favorite Wedding Sessions. This couple was so cute together!! I was lucky enough to have been there for them the entire day till the night. We started with pictures outside of the Laie, Hawaii Temple, family photos, ceremeny photos and lastly the reception! Partying […]