Friday, June 5, 2009

Kelly & Will - Kualoa Ranch

Where do I even begin? Everything about Kelly and Will's wedding was breathtaking! They rented this great vacation home right near Kualoa Ranch to get ready and have their "first look". This property was BEAUTIFUL! It was raining pretty hard when we got there but it cleared up and didn't rain for the rest of the day :) I met Kelly at her Erin and George's wedding up at Kualoa which you can see HERE. George is Kelly's cousin. Anyhow, from the first time I met her I knew that she was such a sweet girl and the way she described her wedding, I knew it would be nothing less than spectacular. They decided to see each other before the ceremony for portraits which I think is a really smart idea! It allowed for plenty of time for photos and after the ceremony, they were able to relax with family and friends. Their first look at each other was so sweet. We then went up the Kualoa Ranch and took some detail shots and everything from the gourmet sushi chef to the band to the favors, leis and cake, along with the pristine scereny was simply stunning. I just love Kualoa so much since Kawika and I were married their too :) We have some great memories up there so I have such a personal connection to the place. The reception was a fun celebration and everyone partied until the end. Oahu weddings are soooo much fun! Laura from Parasol Events coordinated the wedding and did a fabulous job. Kelly and Will are such a beautiful and super sweet couple and I am so happy that I got to work with them and document their very special day! Kelly and Will, Congratulations! Let me know when you are ready for some family photos :)

Kim came to Oahu with me for the weekend and helped with both Joy and Gil's wedding and Kelly and Will's. Kim - thank you so much for all your help. You are amazing and took so many beautiful shots! I can't thank you enough. I'm so happy that we are able to help each other all the time :)

We had fun using the 85 1.2 lens again (that I rented) for this wedding and the images that the lens produces are just yummy! Love the lens - again, any photographer's reading this, please comment on your experiences with this lens or the 50 1.2 - trying to decide which one I will get this year :)

Check out the slideshow at the bottom of the post.

Lauren is a really close friend of my Sister in Law's (Nohea Laboy). I was so excited to see her and her adorable baby boy at the wedding:

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