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Oahu

"The Gathering Place"

Oahu is the most densely populated island in Hawaii and thus it's also known as the gathering place. With Waikiki on the south shore and the nearby Kakaako and China Town, you might forget that you're in Hawaii at all! Shops, bars, restaurants and hidden foodie gems ("hole in the walls") that are ahhhmazing. I spent the majority of my 20's living on Oahu as a college student and so this island holds a special place in my heart. It's also the island that I have chosen to reside in and base all my professional activities out of. The thing about Oahu that not many people realize is that you can truly get the best of both worlds. There is the hustle and bustle of downtown but also just under an hour away from the city, you'll find yourself in what you'd expect from Hawaii. World renowned beaches, local food fare and restaurants, and local artisan shops. (Always shop local while in Hawaii).

 

Fun Facts About Oahu

- Official island color is yellow

- island flower is the Ilima

- It is the most populated island with roughly 75% of the states population residing here

- Iolani Palace is the only Royal Palace in the United States

- Waikiki was originally a swamp!

 

Take a look at these location ideas as you are planning your Oahu 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 and will always be up for an adventure.

Locations

NuuanuCentral

About | Forest location in Central Oahu

Pros | Lush, close to Waikiki

Cons | Bring mosquito spray

Best time of day| a couple hours before sunset

 

Featured Sessions at Nuuanu

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WaialaeSouth Side

About | A beach location near town

Pros | Cute coconut trees, views of mountains

Cons | Setting sun will not be in photos since its east facing.

Best time of day| Sunrise or sunset

 

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WaimanaloEast Side

About | A large white sand beach

Pros | blue water, white sand, mountains

Cons | popular with beachgoers

Best time of day| an hour before sunset or sunrise

 

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Lanai LookoutEast Side

About | Cliffside location

Pros | Unique, epic, overlooks ocean

Cons | steep

Best time of day| Sunset or Sunrise

 

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Private wedding venues

Bayer EstateEast Side

About | Plantation style home, backyard

Pros | cozy, cute house to get ready in, lush

Cons | small, no real sunset views

 

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Locations

Kauai 96746

 

Oahu 96795

 

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