Sunset Ranch Oahu Wedding – May & Kenny

This Sunset Ranch Oahu Wedding was a beautiful day filled with love, laughter and dancing. May and Kenny added so many beautiful and personal touches to their day. Some of my favorites were the hula dancers & fire dancers which all the guests enjoyed. The evening ended with a stunning sunset. Sunset Ranch Oahu Hawaii has so many gorgeous outdoor locations for photos. I love sneaking away with my couples to capture bride and groom photos on the lawn.

May & Kenny’s Love Story

May and Kenny met in the summer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their story started at Jenny’s end of summer party, where they got to know each other and exchanged numbers – all while cleaning and swiffering till 5 AM.

Being the greatest host, Kenny had gone to bed mid-party, and the place was left extremely messy by the end of the night. May wanted to make sure the apartment was clean before Jenny woke up. While all of the other guests headed home, Kenny wanted to impress (aka kiss) May and decided to stay and help clean the apartment. They talked and cleaned until the apartment was spotless. However, May played hard to get and sent Kenny home without a kiss that night.

The next day, May and Kenny went on their “unofficial first date,” and decided to play basketball and shoot around at a local park in Champaign.
While shooting around, Kenny asked May what it would take to get a kiss (because apparently helping clean till 5 AM wasn’t the key to May’s heart 🤣). Assuming he couldn’t do it, May told him to make a half court shot.

Kenny swished it on his first try. They kissed and the rest is history! I shot their beautiful love story & wedding day coming full circle at Sunset Ranch on Oahu Hawaii. They had a destination wedding where friends & family flew from afar. I often have a lot of destination weddings and love to guide my couples with timeline tips, venue recommendations, suggestions and more!

Oahu Wedding Photographer – Anela Benavides

Being in the wedding industry for so long has come with so much knowledge & well educated of the industry, best places to have a wedding, best vendors to work with, tips to make it a seamless experience and more!

I was able to guide May and Kenny from engagements, to planning, to rehearsal dinner all the way to their full wedding day to spend an entire weekend with them! Loved documenting their big day and having such an amazing connection with this couple! Congrats to the Parks!

Reach out to get your engagements and/or wedding photos done by me and my team! We are now currently booking 2023! xx

Contact me here – Anela Benavides, Oahu Wedding Photographer


Venue: Sunset Ranch Oahu
Planner: @lauriecaty
Wedding Dress: Diana’s Bridal
HMUA: @muamanda
Tuxedo: The Black Tux
Rentals: Accel Rentals
Florist: Summer Reign Floral


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The Park’s Wedding | Sunset Ranch Oahu, Hawaii


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