The North Shore of Kauai is one of the most otherworldly places we’ve ever explored and and a magical land that keeps drawing us back again and again. We were so thrilled to head there with my whole family to celebrate my parents’ 40 anniversary and just had to commemorate the occasion with a couple’s shoot. Aren’t my parents the cutest?! And the breathtaking views of Hanalei aren’t bad either.
So about a year ago Kyle (my Kyle) had a cool idea that has since turned into a full fledged business and marketing platform for photographers and wedding pros all over the country (and even in Canada). Have you heard of Wedding Pioneer?? If the idea of a non-traditional wedding appeals to you go check it out right now! Anyway, as our following started growing we decide to do a massive giveaway and provide an expenses paid trip to Hawaii for one lucky couple to elope. It felt like absolute fate that these two won, because, ugh... we just fell in love with them and couldn't have imagined a more perfect, special, beautiful, wonderful, adventure-filled day! What made the day even more incredible for us is that our own elopement happened a stone's throw away from this gorgeous sunflower farm on Waimanalo Beach. It was the BEST getting to revisit some of our favorite spots around Oahu with Kyle and Betsy. Oh how I wish they lived closer now that we're friends! The hugest thank you goes out to the other incredible vendors who donated their time and talent to make this day such a success!
Guys, we did it!!! We finally shot a wedding in Kauai!!!!! Yes, it was 4 months ago but the excitement hasn't worn off. We're still in awe of this day and the beauty and love we were surrounded by. Whitney and Justin chose to do things our absolute favorite way: completely relaxed and casual with almost zero planning or stressing out. We literally met up with them the day before, showed them some of our favorite spots around the North Shore and they picked one. Easy peasy. Having only a few family members by their sides and Justin's dad officiating meant there was even less to coordinate. After their short and simple ceremony we meandered through the jungle, hiked to a secret beach, and stopped at Hanalei Pier for some epic golden hour photos. This elopement was pure Hawaii magic and our love for these two beautiful people knows no bounds since they chose our favorite place on Earth to say "I do"!