Sunset Ranch Hawaii Wedding – Jazzy & John

A love letter from Jazzy & John from their Sunset Ranch Hawaii Wedding Day-

Jazzy & Johns love story

The universe aligned our relationship far before we even knew we would even be a lifelong couple. We both did martial arts and competed at the same tournaments across the country. First, we started as being training partners to friends, until December 2011, when John asked me to go see New Year’s Eve fireworks in San Francisco.

It was our first date and we didn’t know what would come next, since John was moving to Southern California for college. We decided to try long-distance dating, where we would visit each other on our school breaks, which was about 5-6 weeks intervals. Somehow it worked and on June 12, 2012, when I visited John, he took us hiking where we can also go cliff jumping. John took us to a ledge and as he jumped off he yelled, “Will you be my girlfriend?! Jump for yes!” All I could see was him in the water-treading and waiting for me to decide. Do I jump off this cliff or do I back down? I gave myself some room, ran to the edge of the cliff and jumped into the water!

Honestly, the rest is history, because, on August 18, 2021, we are getting married in Hawaii, which has a special place in our hearts. I took John to Hawaii in February 2012, and he fell in love with this island and everything this beautiful island has to offer. As for me, it’s the birth home of my parents, and where my grandparents built their lives after leaving the Philippines. We cannot wait until our Big Day and to spend it with our family and friends who are traveling from California!

Client Review – Sunset Ranch Hawaii Wedding

What they had to say about their experience working with me as their Wedding Photographer!

“The best and one thing that stood out to me the most was that you made us was your confidence in handling taking pictures with our families and friends. You gave us many resources that we ended up using on our wedding day. The second memory that we have is being able to model for your drone pictures! We love how those pictures turned out!

You made the whole planning process seamless! Your communication skills were on point! We liked how you checked in with us to discuss what the day would be like taking photos with you. We are grateful that you sent us sneak peek photos! I loved sharing  them with some family and friends that could not make it to our wedding day.

On the day of the wedding, you made us feel like naturals in front of the camera. We usually are not that photogenic, but we had so much fun working with you and your assistant. We definitely want to do more photoshoots in the future 😉 When I saw your email, I was super excited to open the file and share them with John. After watching the slideshow of our Sunset Ranch Hawaii Wedding, we re-lived our best day ever 🙂

Thank you again, Anela for everything you have done for us! Our experience working with you was truly amazing! You are definitely a professional photographer. We loved that you were friendly and so open-minded when you were working with us. We are forever grateful and we will always have photos to remind us of our special day!”

To book me for your wedding or elopement, inquire HERE!

Anela Benavides Photography – Hawaii Wedding Photographer

Wedding Vendors

VENUE: Sunset Ranch Hawaii
Hair: Hair by Areum
MUA: Reinee Maye & Meileen Ramos
Floral: La Flore Events
Wedding Gown: Anomalie
Videography: Red Ring Studio
Cake: A Cake Life
Food: Chef Elmer
Rentals: Accel Rentals


Sunset Ranch Hawaii Wedding

Sunset Ranch Hawaii Wedding | Jazzy & John


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