CLICK HERE for a look into one of the most impressive pieces of property in Aliomanu Estates on the Eastside of Kauai. Nestled beneath Mano Mountain’s breathtaking view of the King Kong profile, this lush four bedroom three bathroom plantation style home sits upon four acres of beautifully manicured landscape. The list of amenities includes gated entry, sweeping ocean views, wrap around lanais, exquisitly modern kitchen, separate guest quarters, large two car garage plus additional storage, upstairs master suite with upgraded bath, outdoor shower, and much more. This dream house was designed to enhance the natural beauty of Kauai’s surrounding paradise… move in ready!
CLICK HERE for a complete look at Kimberly and John’s romantic morning wedding photography from the end of Anini Beach Road, on Kauai’s breathtaking North Shore. Julia and I started with Kim and the ladies as John welcomed the arriving guests with his contagious sense of humor and warm smile. A light shower moved through the sunshine to bless the celebration and Kim and John quickly stole a moment together under an umbrella. Their ceremony naturally commenced with a casual gathering of close friends and family who were all invited to participate in a unique and personal ring warming tradition. The wedding rings were passed around the circle as funny stories, fond memories, and well-wishes were shared throughout. Following Kim and John’s hand-written exchange of vows, they sealed their bond with a kiss and concluded their beach wedding with a final romantic photo session. After putting the cameras down, we were honored to also share in their brunch reception. Mahalo nui loa for your generosity, congratulations to you both, and we hope you enjoy the photos!
CLICK HERE to view the spectacular wedding of two of our close friends. Aletha and Rob were married just a short distance from their home in Poipu, at the Kiahuna Plantation Gardens. Overlooking the turquoise ocean water crashing against the rocky coast, friends and family gathered from near and far to share this special celebration. A light sprinkle blessed the day as Aletha and Rob shared a private moment before their festivities began. Julia and I truly enjoyed every second of capturing the laughter, love, and sweet embraces that is so natural to these beautiful newlyweds. It was a picture perfect ceremony followed by an intimate reception with many personal touches and heartfelt toasts. We even got to take home our favorite Monkeypod Jam! Much love and aloha, a huge CONGRATS, and enjoy the photos!
CLICK HERE to view our second photo shoot with Monkeypod Jam. This time we focused on the different flavor combinations that go into each artisan fruit spread, highlighting local ingredients, plated creations, and more tropical fruit grown on Kauai. After the fruit was cut, the jam was spread and the plates were photographed, we couldn’t let anything go to waste so I definitely took advantage of the opportunity. As always, it was such a fun (and delicious) session with Monkeypod Jam’s owners/operators, Aletha and Rob. Next up, the Monkeypod wedding!
CLICK HERE to view the complete wedding day of two incredible people at one of Kauai’s most beautiful gardens. Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens in Kilauea offers a variety of unique locations that create the perfect setting for a romantic celebration. Aleetza and Jason were married in a gorgeous teak forest as their close family and friends gathered to support their union. They exchanged vows as a cool breeze lifted off the ocean and swept gently through the canopy of trees. Following a quick photo session on the bluff, their reception took place in a grassy field next to the breaking waves of a private beach. Julia and I enjoyed every second of capturing the breathtaking scenery surrounding this absolutely stunning couple. Special thanks to Marlene from Mira Mira Events who coordinated a memorable event with elegantly refined details and many creative touches. A huge CONGRATS and enjoy the photos!
CLICK HERE for an inspiring look into the love shared between our good friends, Tiara and Mat. Their engagement session took place bright and early as the soft summer sunlight blanketed Secret Beach, along Kauai’s North Shore. Julia and I were so happy for this chance to capture the radiant beauty, compassionate spirit, and contagious laughter that Tiara and Mat always provide. Set against the natural backdrop at one of my favorite locations, these two looked smokin’ hot together as all the elements fell into place for spectacular imagery. Can’t wait for the wedding!!!
CLICK HERE to check out Kauai’s abundance of fresh fruit, friendly farmers, and the local artisan fruit spreads made by our friends Aletha and Rob at Monkeypod Jam. These jams and jellies are truly delicious with creative flavor combinations and the highest quality ingredients, plus they’re made with tons of aloha – a must try and a definite buy! Julia and I had a great day following Aletha around on her normal routine of visiting farmers, picking fruit, and tending her elegantly arranged vendor station at the Waipa Farmer’s Market. In an effort to visually enhance their online marketing presence, these images will soon appear throughout their website. Looking forward to a heavy spread of Lilikoi Curd on my morning english muffin.
CLICK HERE to see my brother’s family in action during a special California portrait session. On our recent summer trip, Julia and I were lucky enough to spend an entire week at the other Sanderl compound with my brother, his wife and their two beautiful girls. With a new baby boy on the way, they were happy to let us document this special time in their lives. From their neighborhood parks to Shaver Lake, we couldn’t stop taking photos! We even had a little time after dinner to makeshift a garage studio and sneak in a quick pregnancy session. Much love to the Sanderl gang and hope you enjoy the gallery.
CLICK HERE for a look at Judy and Bruce’s vow renewal ceremony and romantic portrait session after 35 years of marriage. These two have not missed a step in their devotion and love for one another. With their shared humor, youthful spirits, and playful nature together, it’s easy to see how their life-long commitment works so perfectly. We were blessed with another gorgeous day at Shipwreck’s Beach in Poipu on Kauai’s beautiful South Shore to photograph this special ceremony dedicated to the everlasting bonds of marriage. Mahalo to Judy and Bruce for inviting us to take part in this memorable celebration. Enjoy the photos!
CLICK HERE to see our online gallery of the Vogt’s family photo session from Ke’e Beach on Kauai’s North Shore. This family was ready for some exploration as we faced the natural elements of a jungle walk to the beach with frequent squalls of wind and rain throughout the portrait session. We had a great time sharing stories as the five of us ducked for cover under a single umbrella while we waited for the skies to clear. Waiting out the weather payed off with dramatic views of the Napali coast and a colorful sunset that finished off the session beautifully. We were so happy to have met and worked with the Vogt family. Their patience and openness to adventure made this a memorable photo session in a challenging location. Much aloha and enjoy the photos!