A Guide to a Dream Engagement Photoshoot A photoshoot planning guide for engaged couples coming at ya! Your engagement photos are more than just pictures – they’re a celebration of your love story and a cherished memento of this beautiful chapter in your life. But with so many details to consider, how do you create an engagement […]


Exclusive Luxury Wedding at the Four Seasons Oahu Ko Olina

Dream Luxury Wedding at the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina What. A. Dream!!! This exclusive luxury wedding at the Four Seasons Oahu Ko Olina was a total showstopper. Immerse your love story in the romance of Oahu with a wedding curated by Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina. As one of Oahu’s premier wedding […]


Let me introduce you to the Anela Benavides TEAM!! As our client, you are our #1 top priority. You are the sole purpose of why we can share our heart & passion with others. We pride ourselves on being sought out and as you can imagine, we get booked out well in advance. Luckily, once […]

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Why You Should Use The Same Photographer For Your Engagement and Wedding Photos

Getting to know your photographer is so important! That’s why using the same photographer for your engagement and wedding photos is key to having a smooth, comfortable, and cohesive experience. Beach Engagement Photos These romantic beach engagement photos were such a dream! Chloe and Zion booked me to photograph their wedding in February 2024 and […]

A Complete Bridal Guide for Hawaii Weddings

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, […]


Top 5 Oahu Hawaii Wedding Venues

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How to Plan your Engagement Photoshoot by Anela Benavides Photography. Includes posing inspiration for an outdoor couples session and engagement shoot planning tips. Book your couples session and browse the blog for more inspiration #couples #photography #couplesphotography #Hawaiiphotographer #tipsforphotographers

How to Plan your Engagement Photoshoot

How to Plan your Engagement Photoshoot. This blog post has been HIGHLY requested by both clients and/or photographers trying to decide what is the absolute BEST for couples planning their engagements, anniversary or just capturing the mundane moments! And let’s be real- for all my girls out there, this is about the HARDEST part of […]

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Hey guys! Anela Benavides here! I just wanted to start off by giving you a lil. Introduction about myself! I am born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii. I am a Wedding + Elopement Photographer for the adventurous and carefree lovers! I thrive on going on adventures down at the beach with my little babe and […]