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"The Garden Isle"

Kaua'i also called "The Garden Isle" is the island I was born and raised on! With this in mind, I do know the island very very well. I may be biased but I do think it is the most beautiful place not only in Hawaii but in the world. It's called The Garden Isle because of how lush it is. Unlike the other islands, you don't have to drive to "find" where the trees and vines and rainforest are...it's everywhere. You'll see it when you first land and everywhere you go is lush. It's one of the less developed islands in terms of conveniences and infrastructure and for this reason, many locations on island require some effort to arrive at. Regardless of how we get there, every location is gorgeous and will satisfy your need for that quintessential Hawaiian feel. There are some locations that I refuse to photograph at, like the taro fields of Hanalei & Wailua Falls because, as a Kauai native, I know the rules and respect the sacredness of certain areas. Some areas hold an immense level of reverence for all people born and raised on Kauai and should be respected by all who visit and work on Kauai. These places are more than a photo backdrop. BUT the following locations listed below are totally cool to shoot at and are some of my all time favorites!

 

Fun Facts about Kaua'i

- The official island color is purple

- King Kamehameha did not conquer the island

- Kauai is the oldest of all the major islands

- Mount Waialeale is the wettest spot on earth...it rains every day

 

Take a look at these location ideas as you are planning your Maui wedding, engagement, couples, maternity or family photo session. And remember, if you have a location not listed hear, please tell me. I am all ears!

Locations

ShipwrecksSouth Side

About | A popular surf beach with cliffs

 

Pros | Its gorgeous, cliffs, beach and lava rocks.

 

Cons | Super popular with beachgoers and surfers

 

Best time of day| Sunset

 

Featured Work at Shipwrecks:

B&M - Wedding

Chelsea - Maternity

Larsen's BeachNorth Shore

About | A north shore beach

 

Pros | white sand, lava rocks and mountains

 

Cons | A 10 minute walk to and from parking area.

 

Best time of day| Sunset

 

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Coconut CoastEast Side

About | In Kapaa, small cozy beach with shallow areas

 

Pros | Shallow waters great for standing in, SUNRISE views.

 

Cons | Only good during sunrise. Sunset is too busy with fishermen.

 

Best time of day| Sunrise Only

 

Features Work at Coconut Coast:

Ashleen - Maternity

Gillins BeachSouth Side

About | relatively secluded beach in Poipu

 

Pros | white sand, reef and trees

 

Cons | A bumpy ride on a rock road to arrive at

 

Best time of day| Sunset

 

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KiahunaSouth Side

About | Beach in Poipu

 

Pros | Great sunset views, sandy beach.

 

Cons | Popular with tourists staying at nearby hotels

 

Best time of day| Sunset

 

Featured Work at Kiahuna:

T&P - Wedding

Lydgate BeachEast Side

About | An east side sandy beach with rocks

 

Pros | white sand, lava rocks and parking

 

Cons | not west facing so you won't get direct sunset

 

Best time of day| Sunrise or sunset

 

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private wedding venues

Princeville RanchNorth Shore

About | North Shore Ranch on a bluff

Pros | Sweeping views of the hills and mountains

 

Featured Weddings:

M&T

H&J

Plantation GardensSouth Side

About | A garden setting steps away from the beach

Pros | Unique, access to gardens, close to beach

 

Featured Weddings

T&P

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