BUDGIE + KELA | BIG ISLAND BEACH ADVENTURE SESSION

How these Big Island Natives Met

If we were to imagine an epic, fun-loving, adventurous couple to go on a photoshoot with here in Hawaii, it would be Budgie and Kela. These two always have a smile on their face and they are always down for an adventure. 

We knew capturing their photoshoot on this Waikoloa beach would just be perfect because this is the same beach they actually met at a few years back. One evening, Kela was out running with her dog along the beach. Budgie was camping with friends and watching as Kela ran past him. Before long, he couldn’t help himself and totally went up to Kela and introduced himself. They chatted for a bit and realized that Budgie’s sister and Kela were friends when they were young. Budgie made sure to get her number and the rest is history. 

Adventurous Spirits Through and Through

Since Budgie and Kela got together, they have been non-stop adventuring and traveling around the Big Island and also around the world. Not too long ago, they spent a few weeks in a camper van and traveled all throughout New Zealand. They also love to adventure, camp, and be out in nature as much as possible. 

What Their Adventure Session Looked Like

During the entire photoshoot, Budgie + Kela were smiling incessantly and so playful. Budgie would find ways to make Kela laugh and the laughter was truly contagious. Ryan and I had so much fun capturing their contagious and joyful love. There were even times when Budgie was spinning Kela and fell to the ground (more than once). Even these shots turned out cute! 

After our session, we all decided to camp at the beach we shot at. We built a campfire, slept under the stars, and recollected the entire session. We were absolutely thrilled to be able to deliver these images to Budgie and Kela before Budgie’s 30th birthday this upcoming week. Thanks for being such awesome models, you two! 

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