Thursday, January 13, 2011

Adrian & Christian | Wedding | Kapaa, HI | Chris

 Happy THURSDAY everyone!!! My first wedding of 2011 was absolutely incredible. Seriously. A Danish-Hawaiian wedding? What more could I want? Have I told you how much I love my clients? This opportunity enabled Brisa and me to go on our first vacation together since our honeymoon nearly 4 years ago. Ridiculous, right?

In order to spend more time with family and friends on their wedding day, I met up with Adrian and Christian a few days before their wedding for their portraits at Adrian's favorite part of Kauai: the North Shore. Adrian specifically requested epicness because she loves epic wedding photographs. Her words, not mine. But, I was happy to oblige her and hopefully I delivered!

Fast forward to their wedding day and it was perfect. An absolutely gorgeous Hawaiian day filled with love, family and friends. I learned so many Danish wedding traditions such as various songs sang during the reception, when the groom steps out of the room - all of the men give the bride a kiss (and vice versa), brudevals - a bridal waltz and the cutting of the groom's sock! Too fun, right?

Thank you again so much for the amazing opportunity to photograph your ridiculously awesome wedding! And I just wanted to give a quick shout out to all of Adrian and Christian's family and friends for all of their help throughout the day! You all rock! =)

If you are thinking about getting married in Hawaii, you MUST contact Manda at the Hukilau Lanai! Fabulous food and arrangements and the staff was courteous and awesome!

Also, you need to contact Noelle Purvis for your delicious wedding cake!

Sisterly love

Bridal portraits

Love colorful bridesmaid dresses

Adorable flower girls


First look.

Mother and her daughters

Awesome cake by Noelle!

A brief moment before the reception festivities started

First Dance


Aftermath of sock cutting

Let's dance!

Shave ice. Enough said.

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  1. Absolutely magnificent work. This is my favorite of your work that I have seen thus far. WOW.

    The first bridal portrait where she is more serious I love.

    I love the girls being swung in the air.

    The dramatic lighting with the couple on the beach is a dream.

    Amazing work. I know the couple must be happy.

  2. You seriously rock my friend. I love them all!

  3. So gorgeous. Really jealous you got to be in Hawaii, too! Fabulous photos as usual.

  4. you just really have outdone yourself chris. this is like...the twentieth time i've looked at this wedding and i'm still in awe of your handiwork!


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