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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 […]

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Paliku Gardens Wedding, Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch Wedding at Paliku Gardens This Paliku Gardens wedding with Joni & Matt was such a special day! Exactly 1 year later we got them MARRIED MARRIED. It’s official Joni & Matt tied the knot at one of the most STUNNING venues on Oahu Hawaii. They chose the Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch that […]

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Sunset Ranch Wedding, Oahu – Hawaii Wedding Photographer

Dream Wedding at Sunset Ranch in Oahu, Hawaii This whimsical jungle sunset ranch wedding in Oahu, Hawaii was one of my favorite days ever! These two have been together for 10 years, 2 beautiful kids later and now married! They met when Jana was 17 years old and young parents. So much of their story […]

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Honolulu Wedding at Cafe Julia

This Honolulu wedding on Oahu, Hawaii at Cafe Julia was the most perfect day! Dreamy Honolulu Wedding at Cafe Julia 2 years ago, this cute, quirky, FUN couple reached out to me. They asked me to capture their Honolulu Wedding day. It was so special to witness their wedding and most importantly, watch them promise […]

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Intimate Hawaii Wedding, Hau’ula Hawaii Backyard Elopement

This Intimate Hawaii Wedding was straight out of a movie. This backyard elopement was the perfect way to celebrate Alyssa & Kegan’s love in front of their family! Two thirteen year olds that fell in love in high school and 7 years later married by the age of 21! What an AMAZING story to tell […]

Intimate Haiku Gardens Wedding, Oahu Hawaii

This Intimate Wedding at Haiku Gardens in Oahu, Hawaii was made possible after many changed wedding dates and changed venues because of Covid-19. Finally, these two were able to make their big day happen regardless! The day started at the Laylow Hotel in Waikiki, where the bride and her bridesmaids got ready! We started early […]


Nothing would end off 2020 better than a Covid style drive-thru wedding!! This year has been a crazy one for everyone and these two were no exception. Megan + Makana truly experienced the true meaning of a covid wedding! After getting engaged in April (peak pandemic times), they still did not expect this whirlwind of […]

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Top 5 Oahu Wedding Venues | Location Scouting

Top 5 Oahu Wedding Venues. This blog post is dedicated to the lovers considering getting married on Oahu Hawaii, to those couples that are adventurous, laidback, OBSESSED with both beach & greenery and thrive in bohemian style- THIS IS FOR YOU! I am here for the lovers that want a STUNNING venue, have been on […]

Sunset Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii wedding including getting ready photos, wedding details, bride and groom portraits and wedding ceremony inspiration by Anela Benavides, Oahu Hawaii wedding and engagement photographer

Sunset Ranch Wedding Oahu | Ana & Ty

WOW, just wow! Ana & Ty met in Oahu Hawaii but came from two very different parts of the world. Ana travelled all the way from Mexico and Ty was stationed here on Oahu, but came all the way from North Carolina. Luckily they crossed each others paths, instantly became friends and then eventually fell […]

Lanikuhonua Wedding | The Pascua’s

Chanel + Ricky are my type of couple!!! Super laidback, OBSESSED with their family and had the absolute BEST celebration for their Wedding Day! We started the day at the Marriott in Ko Olina, a stunning resort where the two got ready in their seperate rooms, gave gifts to their closest friends and family and […]