Finally, these two were able to make their big day happen regardless!

Intimate Haiku Gardens Wedding, Oahu Hawaii


Nothing would end off 2020 better than a Covid style drive-thru wedding!

Top 5 Oahu Wedding Venues by Anela Benavides, Oahu Hawaii Wedding Photographer, includes wedding venues and tips for planning a wedding. #Weddingvenue #Weddingplanning

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 […]

Adventurous Mountain top Elopement in Hawaii

Eloped on a mountaintop in Hawaii just 1 week before I went on maternity leave, all I need to say is…. WE MADE IT HAPPEN! Becca had reached out to me a few months prior to deciding to Elope and could not decide if they were going to have a small yet intimate Wedding with […]

Kualoa Ranch

Palencia’s Kualoa Wedding

Pua’ena & Kyle had the SWEETEST Wedding at Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch. Kyle was born and raised in Kahalu’u and in the Kualoa area and met Pua’ena. After only their first date Kyle was introduced to her family and she knew right away he was the one! They have spent 10 years together in […]

June + Sam’s Kona Big Island Wedding

WOW! THESE TWO ARE SO FREAKING RAD!!! I cannot get over their big day! June + Sam flew me out to Kona Big Island to capture their Wedding Day and I am so dang grateful I got to be their third wheel! June met Sam when she was 15 in high school at Kona and […]

Maui Wedding including wedding day details, bride and groom portraits, outdoor wedding and Hawaii wedding inspiration by Anela Benavides, Maui Hawaii wedding photographer

Mackenzie + Kadin’s Maui Wedding

Mackenzie & Kadin have been together over 4 years now and met at a coffee shop Kadin was working at. Kenzie just happened to drive through one day and one thing led to another and they went out on a date. In 2016 they moved to Colorado for 8 months and then eventually moved back […]

Top 10 summer wedding images, Hawaii including bride and groom wedding day portrait inspiration, photography by Anela Benavides

Top 10 images from summer weddings

WOW. JUST WOW. This summer has been filled with EPIC adventures from frolicking through a ranch with a horse, to boho vibes cake smash, to STUNNING sunsets on Kona, Big Island barefoot, a TON of dancing and good freaking times! I wanted to compile my absolute BEST Wedding photos from this summer of 2019!!!! WOOHOO!!!! […]