Mothers and daughters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These are some of my favorite photos to take on a wedding day. Most likely because I got two girls and I know that one day I'll be giving them away in marriage, and that thought terrifies me but also fills me with so much joy. Some of my favorite photos on my wedding day are with my mom and dad. Which is why I always get so excited when a bride has her mom help her get ready, and when we have enough time for a Daddy first look. Super special moments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is something you really want or need photographed on your wedding day?
Can someone please tell me why this was my first sunrise session on Hawai’i? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like come on, what have I been waiting for? Hawaii sunrise light was absolutely amazing! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This sweet family was the absolute cutest! They are obsessed with their little baby boy! You can see just how much they love him and each other. ❤️ @itsme_shivu thank you for trusting me with capturing your family in paradise! ❤️
It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now that’s gonna get stuck in your head now huh? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m just posting all these beach headshots, because I will soon be back in AZ and it’ll make no sense to post beach photos, because we will live in a state where beaches do not exist. So here’s me laughing at absolutely nothing on the beach. But let’s be real this is the face you see 99% of your session or wedding! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today I’ve realized that since I was born I lived in 13 different homes. That’s kind of insane? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What about you??
This inspiration shoot should’ve graced my blog a long time ago. Putting styled shoots together can be such a headache, but once its done, it is all so worth it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had such a blast working with such incredible vendors. I was inspired by Hawai’i’s beautiful ocean colors. The turquoise and deep blue waters; Waimānalo Beach is one of favorite beaches for that exact reason. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To read and see more go to the link in my bio. Seriously, I would love you forever times infinity!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Planning, Design & Lead Photography: Unfading Beauty Photography @unfadingbeautyphoto Florals: J’Adore Floral Designs LLC @jadorefloralhawaii Makeup/Hair: Stephanie Trittipo @stephyt2222 Hairpiece: Peaches and Love @peachesandloveusa Dress: Miyuki Liem Bridal @miyukiliembridal Veil / Bridal Cape: Over the Moon Bridal @overthemoonbridal Wedding Arch: Oahu Wedding Altars @oahuweddingaltars Venue: Sherwood Beach, Waimanalo, Hawaii Models: Natasha Goshorn @nattie1255 (and her husband)
Why should I photograph your wedding day? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s the thing, on your wedding day we’ll spend a lot of time together. Other than your groom, I’ll be with you 90% of the day. 100% we need to connect and click, you know. I make dumb jokes and snort when I laugh. If you find that weird, we probably wouldn’t work good together. I’ll most likely see you in your bra and I’ll hold your dress while you pee. I will fix your hair and adjust your dress. I’ll bustle your train and make sure your fashion tape is still sticky. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ll be real close friends real quick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Emphasis on friends. You’re not just a business transaction to me and I don’t want to be that to you. I like to say that I photograph legacies of love, starting from your engagement session all the way to your growing family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you hire me to photograph the beginning of your life together with your groom, you get more than pretty pictures. You get an experience and friendship of a lifetime. You get heirlooms to pass down generations. ❤️
Hey photographer, business owner, entrepreneur. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I see you. I know you. I’m you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m over here hustling. Over thinking every caption for every photo I post. Over analyzing ever image I post. Checking and then checking again to see if today’s post gets better interaction then yesterday’s or last week’s post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Guess what, at the end of the day it doesn’t really matter. Who is Instagram or Facebook to tell me that my work isn’t good enough. That my couples and families I photograph aren’t special enough. For real though. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the last few weeks I’ve been very intentional on engaging with other accounts. To search other photographers, florists and wedding industry vendors and just loving on their posts. And you know what I found out, I found some really talented people, like REALLY talented, who’s posts had anywhere from 35-60 likes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Does that mean that they’re just just ehh? No way, I still drooled over every image, every bouquet, every cake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So if you find yourself down this pit of “I’m not good enough because Instagram is telling me so”, stop that right now. I’m serious. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You are super talented and even though you’re not where you wanna be, one day you will be. Because everyday you put in the work, and 5 years from now you’ll look back and say, “oh yes, I’m pretty good at this.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I believe in you. Do you?