KELLY + GYU | GOLDEN HOUR ADVENTURE SESSION
A couple weeks before shooting with Kelly and Gyu, we learned that they had just gotten married and wanted an adventure session while they were visiting the Big Island for their honeymoon. Kelly had been to the Big Island before and had adventured with Ryan when she was here last. Knowing Ryan and his love for adventure and this island, she knew this would be the perfect excuse to get some awesome adventure shots of her and her new hubby.
Kelly and Gyu were so incredibly kind. They literally have the sweetest story that goes along with their calming and loving sprits. Kelly was teaching English in South Korea and decided to join the local running club. It was there when the sparks flew between Kelly and GyuWook when they met.
Although both of them could hardly speak one another's language (Gyu speaking Korean + Kelly speaking English), they connected on a deeper level and continued to pursue one another during Kelly's time in South Korea. Although it took time for Kelly to learn Korean, these two endured a long distance relationship until they finally committed their lives and moved to Hawaii together.
It was such a joy to be able to capture such an incredible love story that defeats the odds. Thank you for showing us that love sees past cultural boundaries and that love persists despite unknown circumstances. We had the best time with you, Kelly + Gyu!
They attended the work conference and kept things casual and light even though there was an attraction on both ends. On the last day, Jewell and Roger finally got to spend some time together, chatting, and getting to know one another. After talking for what seems like hours on their last day, they kept their conversation going even while they were on separate islands.
We took Shannan + Josh to the perfect location for an afternoon photo adventure session on the Big Island. We started on an abandoned road and then ventured to an amazing eucalyptus forest that led to a raging waterfall.
Brenna + Curtis have been friends ever since Brenna first arrived to the island. She started working at Kohala Zipline and immediately became friends with her new work buddy, Curtis. For years, they developed their friendship growing in their care for one another. Curtis, being from the island, was able to show Brenna some pretty amazing places she had never discovered before (including the location of our shoot).
While Sadik was living in Germany and Jessica in the States, they met online through a karaoke singing app. After discovering more about each other from a distance, Jessica took the leap of faith to fly and visit Sadik in Germany. When Jessica arrived to Germany, they hit the road and drove 2,000 miles across Europe and the rest is pretty much history!
They met each other while Ali was working at a restaurant where Zach was out to dinner with his family. Ali thought Zach was adorable, so she told the other waitresses that was waiting on the family that she wanted to be the one to run their food out to them and finalize their tickets at the end of dinner. They ended up exchanging numbers after that dinner and the rest is history.