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?
We took Caitlin and Mark on an epic waterfall adventure session while they were visiting the Big Island. Mark actually grew up in Hawaii on the Big Island; however, he had left to join the military and hadn’t been back in two years. Mark and Caitlin got to surprise Mark’s family when they got to Hawaii. His family was so stoked to be able to see him again. Caitlin was visiting Big Island for the first time, so it was such a blast being able to adventure around with them and show them parts of the Big Island they had never been before.
Devin + Austin reached out to us even before they got married. They knew they were going to honeymoon in Hawaii after their wedding, and Devin knew she wanted the memories of their time in Hawaii captured. When Devin talked about what she was envisioning for their session, we all agreed that Pololu Valley would be the perfect location for their adventure session. It would be the perfect mix of valley shots mixed with the forest and ending at the cliffs for sunset.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda + Jake decided to take their second mini-moon on the Big Island one year after their wedding on Oahu. You see, they stayed on Oahu and had a small honeymoon after their wedding last year; however, they were itching to get back to Hawaii and had always wanted to make it to the Big Island.
Let me just to tell you, Cam + Kayleigh are one badass Oahu-based couple! They inquired with us for their BIg Island elopement in April. When I actually looked into who they were, I was blown away by both of them. Cam is an INCREDIBLE underwater photographer while Kayleigh is an amazing diver, ocean conservationist, and shark lover! Once I saw their passion for what they do here in Hawaii, I knew we had to learn more about them and their vision for their elopement on the Big Island.