Hawaii is truly a wonderful, magical place that envelopes you as soon as you step off the plane. Especially on the Big Island, where you step out into the warm, Hawaiian breeze and onto the open air tarmac in Kona. Noelle and Darrin's wedding day at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was a beautiful, relaxed and free-spirited celebration. The beautiful details and Pacific Ocean as the backdrop made for a gorgeous wedding; but what made it all the more special was the infectious love and joy held for them by their family and friends.
Hawaii has always been a dream travel destination. I certainly didn't think it would be a place I'd get to visit for a few years -- especially not until after my husband graduated with his engineering degree. But one text from our friend and wedding photographer, Daniel Kim, completely changed that for us.
It was a huge honor and incredible opportunity to photograph this wedding alongside Daniel. We are so grateful to him and his wife Ashley, and ro this sweet couple who trusted in my work and made it possible for us to travel to Hawaii.