Taylor & Jarrod - Couple's Session at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

Taylor and I found each other on Instagram! When I announced that I was going to Oahu she reached out to book a session and I’m so glad she did! When we got together I found out she is also from New York - such a small world! We started our day at the Botanical Gardens and then headed to Kailua Beach Park for sunset! Happy scrolling!

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Meghan & James - Couple's Session at Manoa Falls & Diamond Head Beach

The great part about my job is at each wedding I’m not just getting to know the couple, but I also get to know the bridal party and family! So when I photographed Emily & Fritz’s wedding and found out that Meghan lives in Oahu we OBVIOUSLY had to get together for a photoshoot! We started out in the awesome rainforest as we hiked to Manoa Falls which although was really tall it kind of looked like a drip more than a waterfall. 😂If you know me at all I’m only saying that because I’m bitter about how many stairs it took to get there. However we got to frolic around in the bamboo which was the coolest thing ever. And then Meghan swung on a vine to unleash her inner George of the Jungle which was also both entertaining and awesome. The amount of mosquito bites I got was most definitely not fun but so worth it for these photos of these two hotties. 🔥We finished off the shoot at the beach for sunset where I let James get revenge for having to get his photo taken by soaking Meghan and flinging her around the beach. 😂

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Claire & Kyle - Couple's Session at Waimea Valley and Waimea Bay

I got to photograph Claire & Kyle right before attending The Heart Workshop this December. Claire is an adorable and talented photographer based in Canada and when we connected about going to the workshop we knew we had to do a shoot together. These two are steamy as all get up. During their stay in Oahu before the workshop they rented this adorable hippie van and lived the van life for a few days! We started our session on the beach at Waimea Bay and then went across the street to Waimea Valley and took some photos there. Claire fed the chickens even though we told her not to but at least she got some pictures with chickens! We played around in the freaking RAINFOREST (ndb.) and got to create this MAGIC. Happy scrolling! Good luck keeping your jaw off the floor. 😉

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In Home Elopement in Las Cruces Pt.2

This is my last blog post from New Mexico!! I'm so sad! I really can't thank Andrea and Stephanie enough for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing few days in New Mexico. I got to see a state I had never been to. Meet a bunch of photographers who I now consider to be friends and meet a bunch of hot people that were a pleasure to photograph. It was such a great experience!

If you haven't been to New Mexico you need to go like NOW! It's such a nice place and everyone was so sweet! And....Mexican food. I meaaaaaaan do you need another reason to go? As usual the vendors are below..check them out on Instagram!

 

Vendors:

Host: Andrea Godfrey Photography | Andrea Godfrey | @andreagodfreyphotography

Host: Stephanie Wood Photography | Stephanie Wood | @stephaniewoodphotography

Venue: Cynthia de Lorenzi | @cdelorenzi

Macrame: Ox & Nag | @ox.and.nag

Calligrapher: Etui & Co. | @etuiandco_

Furniture Rentals/Styling: 3 Sisters El Paso | @threesistersep

Gown Boutique (Savannah’s Gown): Ella Blu | @ellabluep

Long Train Full Lace Gown Designer (Savannah’s Gown): Martina Liana | @martinalianabridal

Model: Savannah Cornejo + Sam (boyfriend) | @nannisee, @svucedup (boyfriend)

Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep

Makeup: Elyse Simons Beauty | Elyse Simons | @elysesimonsbeauty

Hair Styling: Deshea Exclusive | Heather Deshea Harrison | @desheaexclusive

VW Photo Bus: The Photo Bus El Paso | @thephotobusep

Field Hat: Brixton | Urban Outfitters | @urbanoutfitters

Gold Ear Cuff + Gold Earrings + Gold Floral Hairpieces: Lietofiore | @lietofiore

Geode Ring Box: Naked Gem Studios | @nakedgemstudios

In Home Elopement in Las Cruces Pt.1

New Mexico seems to be the home of hotties nationwide. I'm completely obsessed with all of the models that we had throughout our stay in New Mexico. These two cuties are actually boyfriend and girlfriend....how cute is that??

Meet Randy and Brittany! I'm completely obsessed with how beautiful they are as a couple.

Vendors:

Host: Andrea Godfrey Photography | Andrea Godfrey | @andreagodfreyphotography

Host: Stephanie Wood Photography | Stephanie Wood | @stephaniewoodphotography

Venue: Cynthia de Lorenzi | @cdelorenzi

Macrame: Ox & Nag | @ox.and.nag

Calligrapher: Etui & Co. | @etuiandco_

Furniture Rentals/Styling: 3 Sisters El Paso | @threesistersep

Gown Designer: Dreamers and Lovers | @dreamersandlovers_

Model: Brittany Peralta + Randy (boyfriend) | @brittperalta, @b_strongbaca (boyfriend)

Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep

Makeup: Elyse Simons Beauty | Elyse Simons | @elysesimonsbeauty

Hair Styling: Deshea Exclusive | Heather Deshea Harrison | @desheaexclusive

VW Photo Bus: The Photo Bus El Paso | @thephotobusep

Field Hat: Brixton | Urban Outfitters | @urbanoutfitters

Gold Ear Cuff + Gold Earrings + Gold Floral Hairpieces: Lietofiore | @lietofiore

Geode Ring Box: Naked Gem Studios | @nakedgemstudios

Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep

Alex & Ben - Couple's Session at White Sands National Monument

I have had the pleasure of photographing these two several times! I photographed both their engagement and elopement in New York. Ben was transferred to El Paso so when I found out I was heading that way I knew I HAD to message them to see if they were down to come to this magical place. We took some sunset shots and I love that they knew they didn't even have to ask if they could bring their dogs because they know I'm obsessed with animals. Jeff got to hold onto the pups and love them during the shoot and I got to frolic around with one of my favorite couples! Fun fact: The same white dress Alex wore in the second half of the shoot is the same dress she eloped in a few years prior!!

 

Styled Elopement at White Sands National Monument

Alright guys! It's the moment you have all been waiting for!! I know you saw these hotties on my Instagram and Facebook page. And to answer your question....yes these people are real and they really do make people this hot in real life! 

The White Sands National Monument needs to be on everyone's bucket list is it isn't already. It has the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen in my life and they're 360 degree sunsets. The sand is amazing and feels like moon sand because the sand is actually made of crushed gypsum! The sand was cool to the touch even though it was hot as balls in New Mexico. While we were shooting they were actually testing rovers for Mars because it's the closest to Mars' sand in the entire world. The White Sands has 180 species of animals that only habitate at White Sands. Okay...now that this sounds like a third grader's history report...let's look at some hotties!!

The Styling team ( 3 Sisters El Paso ) did such an amazing job putting all the details together! It looks like a wedding right out of Urban Outfitters or something!

Chelsea is probably one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen and Cody ain't so bad either!

Sooooo like anyone else think they should get married for real?

 

 

Vendors:

Host: Andrea Godfrey Photography | Andrea Godfrey | @andreagodfreyphotography

Host: Stephanie Wood Photography | Stephanie Wood | @stephwoodphoto

Venue: White Sands National Monument

HMUA: Makeup by Brenda | Brenda Tarango | @tarangobrenda

Calligraphy Agates: Kayla Mcmullen | @wildivoryandco

Gold Ear Cuff + Gold Earrings + Gold Floral Hairpieces: Lietofiore | @lietofiore

Quartz Headpieces: JUDYandMADELEINE | @judyandmadeleine

Model: Chelsea Hunter | @hunter_chelsea

Model: Cody Burns | @ryancodyburns

Geode Ring Box: Naked Gem Studios | @nakedgemstudios

Florist: Kern Place Florist | @kernplaceflorist

Furniture Rentals/Styling: 3 Sisters El Paso | @threesistersep

Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep

Gown Boutique: Ella Blu | @ellabluep

Long Sleeve Lace Gown Designer: Pronovias | @pronovias

Flowy Cap Sleeve Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero | @maggiesotterodesigns

Hillary & Kevin - Couple's Session at Minnewaska State Park

This is the last of the 2017 blog posts!!! I'm officially ALMOST caught up!! These two love birds came to me for their holiday photos and I'm so glad they did! Their outfits were on point, the weather wasn't too horrible and they got such beautiful photos!! I recommend Minnewaska to a lot of my couples! It's a super easy 1 mile walk to the falls and then you drive up to the top of the mountain for the lake photos! You get all the adventure photos without having to risk ruining your hair and makeup with strenuous activity. I hope you enjoy flipping through this session!

Lilly & Mike - Engagement Session at WillsWay Equestrian

Lilly & Mike had their engagement shoot where their wedding will be held. During their engagement shoot we got to hang out with Lilly's awesome horse. I got to pet a dog and a lot of horses. I meaaannnnnn...can you get any better than that??

Carolina & Ben - June 16, 2016

Carolina and Ben had a super sweet elopement in the middle of Van Vorst Park with their closest friends and family. The two had their ceremony in the gazebo, followed by a dance and cake cutting under the gazebo as well. Afterwards, we walked the park and the surrounding areas down to the waterfront and took pictures all along the way. There was a little rain along the way but that didn't stop us from making some magic! The fog along the skyline was to die for! I need some more sweet ceremonies like this in my life. Know someone planning an elopement? Send them my way!