SHANNAN + JOSH | EUCALYPTUS FOREST WATERFALL ADVENTURE
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. In the hour it took us to get to the waterfall, we got to learn more about Shannan and Josh and how their love story developed. Shannan + Josh have been together for over eight years and have been married for three years.
Shannan and Josh met when they were both attending university in Toronto. They were friends for awhile until Shannan, Josh, and a bunch of friends took a trip to New York. It was after this trip when Josh and Shannan decided to pursue things on a deeper, more romantic level. Just over two years ago, Josh + Shannan started a new chapter on the Big Island of Hawaii. Josh is currently a manager at one of the primer resorts on the Big Island and Shannan runs her own business that specializes in creative solutions for small businesses.
We were so pumped to learn about this unique and talented couple! Who else loves learning about other couple's and the ways their lives have morphed together to support one another?
Thao + Alex contacted us to capture their engagement session while they were visiting Big Island. Being adventurers themselves, we knew we wanted to take them hiking in the valley. We definitely hiked further than we had ever hiked with a couple and we loved getting to know their story along the way.
Sara and Eric had been planning their Maui vacation for awhile. Sara finally graduated from medical school, and they decided to celebrate with their first trip to Hawaii. When we were speaking with Sara before their Maui trip, she mentioned that she wanted a variety of incredible landscapes during her adventure session. We knew exactly where we wanted to take her and Eric for their anniversary spent on Maui.
Nita + Jordan wanted to capture their anniversary and kick off their big move with a photoshoot at a black sand beach close to where they moved to on the Big Island. Nita + Jordan first visited Big Island a year ago on their honeymoon and totally fell in love with it. They couldn’t resist the pull that Hawaii has on you. They went back home in California and figured out a way to save up to buy property in Puna on the Big Island. A year following their wedding, they did come back, bought property, and have been recently settling into their new lives on the island.
Poonam + Vijay reached out to us about capturing their anniversary photos at a black sand beach in Maui, also known as Waianapanapa State Park. Poonam mentioned how important it was for her and Vijay to finally have amazing photos of them.
Being able to capture Hannah + Kyle’s love while watching the sunrise up on the mountain made it feel so intimate and special. What made this occasion so much more special was the fact that Hannah + Kyle just got engaged while they were on Oahu just a week earlier. Kyle was so sweet in organizing a photoshoot for Hannah so that they could remember this incredible Haleakala sunrise while they were on Maui.
When Ally and Daniel contacted us about an adventure session on the Big Island, we knew exactly the place we wanted to take them! They told us they wanted lush greenery, so we immediately thought to take them to the valleys! These two knew that they wouldn’t do another photoshoot like this again so they jumped on the opportunity to book an adventure session with us while they were on the Big Island!
Freiya + Max were visiting from Germany and we took them on a fun adventure session to the back of the valleys and to a secret waterfall while they were on Maui. During our three hours hiking and adventuring with these two, we found out how they met, what they love doing together, and what makes their relationship so unique.
We took Anna + Wesley on an adventure session in Kona while they were visiting the Big Island. We met for drinks before our adventure session and we got to learn all about their sweet love story. These two were high school sweethearts. They broke up when they went to college. Anna went to school up in BC and Wesley decided to go to school in Arizona. After about two years in college, both Anna + Wesley came back home to celebrate their brothers’ graduation. It was during this time back home that Anna + Wesley rekindled their old love.
Court + Nate had been planning to do an adventure session with us on the Big Island for months. Court + Nate moved to Hawai’i because Courtney is a traveling nurse. They live on the east side of Big Island and Courtney knew she wanted an adventure session with us on the west side before they left the island. They even got an AirBnb in Kona for the weekend so they would have a couple days to enjoy this side of the island before our adventure session.
Dani + Matt are the sweetest couple! They have always dreamt of getting married by the sea and when they found St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, they knew Big Island was where they wanted to get married. This small intimate wedding is going to be a dream to shoot and we cannot wait! We’ve been chatting with Dani for awhile now through Instagram all about her vision for their intimate wedding and their engagement shoot while they’re currently on the island. This time visiting Hawaii, they wanted to figure out all the logistics of their wedding plans.