moody beauty – seaside bridal session in hawaii

Last week I had the honor of attending Joelle Perry’s fashion show here in Honolulu where she showcased both some of her couture designs and some of her new ready-to-wear line. It was amazing! (see here). Today, Joelle Perry’s brilliance is on full display with this gorgeous seaside bridal editorial photographed by What A Day! […]

natural looking beauty tutorial

There’s one person on this island that I trust with my face and that’s Heather Saffery. She did my makeup for my wedding, the Ku’u Lei shoot, and every other event I’ve needed to look great for! Today she’s here sharing steps for a healthy, natural look along with some behind the scenes shots by Just […]

elopement tips and advice

Moana Events is one of Hawaii’s finest boutique event planning companies and definite favorites of mine. Meaghan (who you’ve seen model in this shoot) is an amazing member of the Moana Events team and is not only planning her own fabulous wedding, but also the weddings of other brides-to-be. Moana Events recently launched a new […]

hawaiian honeymoon fashion

Today’s honeymoon fashion shoot from Angie Capri Photography is filled with laid-back island style. From the boudoir to the beach, this creative team has got your looks and outfits for your Hawaii honeymoon covered! From Angie Capri Photography – “ We began our photo shoot with Maddie modeling honeymoon boudoir looks inside the Marriott Hotel […]

vintage bohemian, polo-inspired wedding in hawaii

Floral designer Debbie Hemingway (who designed my own wedding!) and Jeannemarie Photography teamed up with some wonderful wedding vendors for this vintage bohemian, polo-inspired wedding editorial shot against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains here in Hawaii. From Debbie Hemingway of Designs by Hemingway – “A year in the planning, we decided to set our shoot at the […]

regal bridal session with an orchid veil

I’m so thrilled to share this shoot from the fabulous Carmen and Ingo Photography with you today! When these two told me they were going to be stopping by the Hawaiian Islands (on their honeymoon!) I couldn’t resist pulling something together for them to capture. With design & styling by the incredible Morgan of Moana […]

tropical banana grove inspiration shoot

Oh tropical wedding inspiration shoots – how I adore you! Creative, colorful, and bursting with warm summer feelings, this banana grove editorial from Jonathan Canlas embodies it all. With fantastic floral design & creative direction from Avery Solmssen of Green Honolulu and coordination by Nichole Weddings & Events, prepare yourself to go bananas for this inspiration shoot! What […]

bohemian princess day after session

If you’re looking for a unique bohemian beach look – today is your lucky day! Connie and Wesley’s adorable day after session mixes free-spirited styling with the natural beauty of Kua Bay on the island of Hawaii and it’s all captured beautifully by Rebecca Arthurs Photography. From Connie – “It was weird, at one point, […]

pacific island honeymoon: which island is best?

You ask: Where should we honeymoon? And I say: An island in the Pacific! But which one is best? Well, that depends. Today, along with gorgeous images from Ashley Goodwin Photography, I’m going to break down the three most popular Pacific Island honeymoon spots – the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, and Bora Bora in order to […]

ku’u lei: behind the scenes + giveaway!

I’ve always loved behind-the-scenes features. It lifts the veil on the magic that happens at styled shoots and shows some of the amazing creativity from the wedding pros involved. When Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots and I dreamed up this shoot in Hawaii – I really had no idea what […]

ku’u lei: colorful and tropical bridal session

With the Ku’u Lei inspiration shoot series we visited the city first, then the mountains, and so of course we had to round it out with a trip to one of Hawaii’s famed beaches. Despite the gray skies and rain, today’s tropical bridal session inspiration shoot (conceptualized and shot by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory […]

ku’u lei: island chic engagement inspiration

Highlighting Oahu’s beautiful and lush Ko’olau Mountain Range was a must for the second inspiration shoot in the Ku’u Lei series. Conceptualized and photographed by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, it’s a lightly stylized love session with two of my dear friends – Jose and Nick – modeling for it! […]

ku’u lei: vintage inspired wedding in hawaii

After almost a year in the making the Ku’u Lei (My Beloved) Shoots are finally here! Conceptualized, styled, and photographed by Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots, today’s wedding inspiration editorial melds Downton Abbey glamour with the Hawaiian Islands to create a flawless vintage tropics look. To bring our vision to […]

stylish honeymoon looks

Honeymoon, intimate engagement party, tropical rehearsal dinner… whichever event it is that you’re seeking ideas for this darling and daring poolside shoot from Anna Kim Photography has it all with a hint of retro flair and tons of style! I love the array of stylish swimsuits, cover-ups, and that gorgeous neon dress – all of which […]

shipwreck themed wedding inspiration shoot in maui

There is just so much to love about this shipwrecked themed wedding inspiration shoot from Rebecca Arthurs Photography. The windy weather along Maui’s rugged coastline lends an air of excitement and the impeccable nautical details throughout this shoot bring the theme to life. Wasn’t that an epic shoot? I can’t get enough of it. The […]

ku’u lei: a stylized shoot in hawaii

I am teaming up with Orchestrated Stylized Shoots for the tropical adventure of a lifetime and I’d like to invite you to come along! From February 1-3rd Orchestrated will be hosting its first ever three-day event nestled on the island of Oahu: Ku’u lei (My Beloved). Over the course of the three days there will be […]