Chelsea and Austin are engaged! In fact, they are nearly married, as this Thursday marks their big day, but I was lucky enough to have the chance to photograph this special session for them as they prepare to say their “I do’s.”
One of the perks of being a wedding photographer in Spokane is being able to easily fly to Hawaii for destination weddings and portrait sessions – something I took advantage of as wedding season is just beginning to gear up in the Pacific Northwest. Chelsea, Austin, and I met up on Oahu, and it was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to explore more of the island with them. We normally use Honolulu as a short day or two layover between flights to the Big Island or elsewhere, so it was fun to see that there is more to it than just Honolulu. Chelsea introduced me to a beautiful beach about 45 minutes from Waikiki, and I was blown away by the location. A little forest greets you before the ocean, and it was magical!
Chelsea and Austin were magical, too. It always warms my heart to meet couples who are so madly in love, and best friends who empower each other as well. They are clearly full of joy, and their love radiates from these images. It’s the real deal, y’all, and I am always honored to be in the presence of love.
A very, very special thank you to two of the most talented wedding vendors around, Blush Beauty Styling and Ocean Dreamer Florals. I was blown away by the beauty these two brought to this session, with their gorgeous hair and makeup, and gorgeous haku worn by Chelsea. She looked every part the queen, with her king at her side.