Oahu Wedding Photographer | Whimsical and Windy Elopement Inspiration

Waimanalo Beach Romance

The bluest waters, softest sea breeze and ultra feminine romance? Yes please. From the way the wind created a sense of whimsy to the crystal clear blue ocean, I’m loving everything about this Whimsical and Windy Waimanalo Elopement Inspiration.  With a light dusty blue dress from Mr. Pretty Skirt, I wanted a bold bouquet that added a pop of color.   I had sourced a mix of tropical blooms and elegant orchids from a local flower mart called Watanabe Floral.  With the help of online tutorials and practice, I pulled it off!  I especially love the way her 2-piece dress flowed in the wild grass! Tori’s hair was directly inspired by the elements.  For so many brides getting married in Hawaii, creating a hairstyle that works with the wind while still being romantic and elegant, is imperative.  The ladies of Reveal Hair and Makeup knocked it out of the ballpark with this side parted, low bun.  Romantic, elegant and practical…basically everything you need in a wedding hairstyle.

As anyone who has ever spent some quality time in Hawaii knows that it’s lure and beauty lies in so much more than just the white sandy beaches. And sometimes, you’ll come across a location that offers up 2 distinct views. Two separate views that would lead the viewer to assume it’s at 2 very distant spots. On the contrary, this very special location allowed me to capture the stunning views of Waimanalo Beach and it’s forest just steps away from the sand. Win Win! It’s east facing location meant that the setting sun would beam it’s soft light through the trees, offering a soft backlit glow to Tori and Bryan. The wind blew softly through the grass and her long flowing 2-piece gown echoed the flow. The ocean is likely the bluest hue on the island. You’ll soon see just how perfect the dusty blue hue of Tori’s dress, was mirrored in the hue of the sea.

Waimanalo Beach is probably my most loved beach on Oahu. It’s crystal clear blue water is welcoming, even for a mediocre swimmer such as myself. A day spent here will likely be one of your most relaxing experiences on island. It is a favorite location for both locals and visitors alike. It’s beauty is unparalleled and because of this, I always bring along with me a paper or reusable bag to pick up any tiny bits (or large bits) of plastics that you’ll surely see. These micro plastics are not only an eye sore but they’re incredibly dangerous to our sea life. As a local photographer, I encourage everyone (visitors and locals) to do their part in preserving Hawaii. It is all of our responsibility, and no, our county does not hire beach cleaners to pick up microplastics. It is truly our responsibility!


Hair and Makeup // Reveal Hair and Makeup

Models // Tori and Bryan

Florals // Sourced at Watanabe Florals. Created by Yours Truly

Dress // Mr. Pretty Skirt

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Hawaii wedding photographer serving Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai & The Big Island. Specializing in Destination Weddings, Intimate Elopements, Engagements, Maternity and Branding Photography.