K+B

K+B

It has been such a pleasure working with Sara Kauss Photography! Shooting for her and being a part of her team allowed me to be a part of this amazing wedding at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft Lauderdale…one of my new favorite venues in South Florida. The views from the rooms, the views from the pool, the views from the ceremony sites, even the views from the ballroom…just spectacular! After prepping in their own suites, the bride and groom took to the deck for their first look…and with her coming out in that dress…better than the ocean view:)

Here’s a sneak peek from the day…and to see more beautiful work from this day and many others, check out SaraKauss.com!

Miranda + Hunter

Miranda + Hunter

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) is a section of Kekahakai State Beach Park.  It's the single most beautiful beach closest to Kailua-Kona that you can get to without having to travel on an unpaved road over lava.  While not a typical wedding beach /as it gets crowded with not only tourists but local beachgoers/ this bay has the spectacularly turquoise blue water that everyone craves to see.  Miranda + Hunter weren't deterred....and while they may have had a few more witnesses than was on their guest list, it was a perfectly beautiful day.  Thanks to the coordinators at Big Island Boutique Weddings, and to Reverend Robert (Kuya) Alamodin for the wonderful ceremony!

KATIE + CHRIS

KATIE + CHRIS

Photographer Hannah is one of our main travelers.  If your nuptials are taking place inter-island, Hannah is our go-to.  She has an incredibly photojournalistic way of shooting, which is perfect for intimate elopements like this one...ones that take place without any friends or family attending...those friends and family who are only able to get a glimpse into the day by way of photography.

"Chris and I just wanted to say thank you so much! Hannah was AWESOME! She was so sweet and helpful in more ways than just a photographer. We were a little worried about getting married without any family or friends with us but Hannah totally filled that void and reassured us both. It was nice to feel like we had someone on our side and it was so helpful to have her helping me get ready! 

She showed us some of the photos she took and they are absolutely gorgeous! Although we had switched to the beach, Hannah knew that we really had our hearts set on some pictures in the forest and she went all the way out there with us after the ceremony, mud and all. We are so happy that we chose y'all as our photographer and that we were able to work with Hannah and yourself. Thank you 1000 times again! 

With Love, 

Katie and Chris" 

KATIE + KOLE

KATIE + KOLE

The Big Island of Hawai'i offers 10 of the world's 13 climate zones, giving so much more to offer than just another beautiful beach.  Kahua Ranch sits on the Kohala mountain range at about 3200 feet above sea level, giving it a fantastic view of the ocean and sunset!  Being from Alaska, Katie + Kole can handle a little chill.  They said their "I do's" under the wedding tree and danced the night away on the barnyard deck.  We had such a great time with their wedding party...it was one of those nights that your cheeks hurt at the end from smiling and laughing so much.  Well worth it and we wish we could do it all again!  A big mahalo to Swept Away Island Weddings + Events for putting on another gorgeous event, to the talented musician Dennis GarciaAinahua Florals for the breathtaking flowers, Hawai'ian officiant Kahu Kaalekahi, DJ Tiger Jones, Big Island Hair + Makeup, Aloha Monday's catering, Pineapple BakeryBig Island Tents and of course Big Island Party Bus.  Congrats Katie + Kole!

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RYAN + RYAN

RYAN + RYAN

Yep, Ryan + Ryan! Puts a whole new meaning to the bride taking the groom's name, right?! This couple, this bridal party, the whole guest list actually, were THE MOST FUN. They all were so full of life and happiness and total goofiness, that I'm surprised I was able to get a serious shot in all day...and I wouldn't have had it any other way! Thanks to the Royal Kona Resort for another spectacular event at their Private Lagoon and Ali'i Terrace. And congrats Ryan + Ryan! 

ELEANOR + JOHN

ELEANOR + JOHN

Sunset Cove has become such a popular spot for weddings....and with good reason, the name speaks for itself, and it never disappoints!  The sandy beach is situated upon the lava rock shoreline, just off the Big Island's coast at the Royal Kona Resort.  What we usually don't get there, though, is rain.  But Eleanor + John were definitely blessed with the rain's cleansing purity during their ceremony.  Being just a quick shower, they stuck it out anyway, not letting it ruin their day.  We're so glad they did as it turned into a perfect evening.  Congrats to the new Mr. + Mrs!

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Lindsay + Kelly, by Emily

Lindsay + Kelly, by Emily

We are so excited to introduce Emily as part of our Kelilina team, and cannot wait for her arrival on-island in January 2018!  Here is a recent wedding session that she photographed on the mainland:  

"This was a remarkable session, because the wedding was loosely scheduled for a three-day window of time, with a day-of decision to move forward with the ceremony. The bride lives with chronic fatigue syndrome, and she didn't know which day she'd wake to the most strength. Monday it was! She was a champion - kind, warm, and so in love with her man. Kelly was superb too - one of the most thoughtful men I've met. Shooting this wedding was a joy. Love triumphed over fatigue, and Lindsay and Kelly were marvelous."    

-Emily

STACIE + BEN

STACIE + BEN

These two put together the most incredible wedding for their guests, who had traveled from the mainland for Stacie + Ben's nuptials.  Inviting just their closest friends and family, they had reserved two large vacation style homes up mauka (up the mountain) from Kona, in Holualoa on the Big Island of Hawai'i, where they relaxed together all week before watching them wed poolside at the home.  Complete with a private luau show, it was a night to remember!  Mahalo nui loa to Hawai'i Island Weddings for putting together another great event!

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