Kelton + Joanne | Big Island Wedding

I’m excited to carry on from last week’s blog post of Kelton + Jo’s pre-wedding shoot with their Big Island wedding! It was an absolutely beautiful wedding day!!! As you can see, they were married in paradise. Tropical paradise! On an oceanfront property that feels like a wonderful oasis! Their wedding was filled with lots of stunning details and above all so much love and excitement to be married!! As I shared in the last post, Jo is a fashion designer and owns Cedar and Vine. So take special notice of the wedding party outfits that were all her designs. It was one of the many details that really stood out and was unique about their wedding. The textures were amazing!

We had our fingers crossed that the forecasted 90% chance of rain was just a generalization of Hilo being the rainy side of the island. However a big storm hit the island that weekend and there were numerous downpours throughout the day. So the location Jo envisioned for their first look down the cliff was too hazardous. And then rising water levels prevented us from going to others nearby. But their gorgeous property worked out so well! We found a private area for an intimate, sweet first look. Everyone was amazing to grab umbrellas as needed and fully enjoyed the wonderful, love-filled day! I’m very grateful for everyone’s cooperation to dash out when the weather let up and truly enjoying the day to the fullest!! Thankfully after a short weather delay the outdoor ceremony carried on as planned. With the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Their ceremony was touching and personalized with heartfelt vows they read to one another. The sun started to come out as the ceremony was finishing and a rainbow appeared as they exited. Sealing their promises! It was breathtaking and such an incredible beginning to their marriage.

Following the ceremony it was sweet to have an ice cream truck pull in the yard and a cart full of coconuts grown on the property for everyone to enjoy! There was a clear tent set up for the reception, strung with pretty lights that added a sparkle to the evening. And the meal and desserts were delicious followed by hilarious speeches and beautiful music. The kind of speeches that had people crying from laughter!! It was entertaining and fun along with many compliments for the wonderful couple!

It was very special to share in and capture this delightful Big Island wedding day! And we’re glad that for all the years these two families have been very close friends that now a marriage has connected them! Congratulations newlyweds!! We wish you many, many years of happiness, love and fun adventures together!

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Vendor Credits:

Fashion Designer (Entire wedding party): Cedar + Vine

Flowers: Seeds Flower Shop

Rings: Malleable Jewellers and Whitney Haynes Design

Wedding Dress Embroidery: Janeva Faircloth Store

Stationery: Belinda Lovely Paperie

Bride’s Hat: Lilliput Hats

Tumblers: The Clay People

Wedding Cake:

Kelton + Joanne Pre-Wedding | Big Island, Hawaii

On the first day of 2020 we flew from Maui to the Big Island. Which definitely started the year off on a high note!! Kelton + Jo were engaged on this tropical, paradise island a year prior. So we were looking forward to their destination wedding for months and feel very grateful to be chosen as their wedding photographer! We’ve enjoyed watching the progression of this relationship over the years. Having photographed my beautiful and brilliant cousin several times in the past it was extra special to include the love of her life for pre-wedding photos! Having known both of them all their lives as our families have been connected for decades and admiring the beautiful people they’ve become, it was amazing to share in celebrating their love in Hawaii! They’re super sweet and a wonderful compliment to one another!!

As they live in Toronto we made arrangements for an engagement/pre-wedding photo shoot over on the island. I’m so glad we did! We had a fun, adventurous time. It was also a great opportunity to use locations that are meaningful to them but would require too much driving on the wedding day. We started off at a local surf spot with the black sand beach then headed along the gorgeous scenic drive to the ranch property with a waterfall. Jo is the talented designer/owner of Cedar and Vine. Every outfit she wore was one of her creations! The final one being her stunning reception dress. Seeing Jo after that outfit change added so much more anticipation for their wedding day. There were lots of oooh’s and awww’s!! I’m so happy to share this love-filled pre-wedding shoot with the gorgeous Hawaiian scenery!

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BEAUTI photography Big Island Hawaii pre-wedding photo shoot engagement photo
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BEAUTI photography Big Island Hawaii pre-wedding photo shoot engagement photo
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Also next on my list to blog is their beautiful wedding day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Film Processing + Scanning: Canadian Film Lab

Outfits: Cedar and Vine

Stewart family beach session | Big Island, Hawaii

I’m excited to share photos of one of my favorite families!! Being asked to photograph my cousin + family in a beautiful place that holds special memories was a treat while we were in Hawaii! I visited them a few times while they lived on the Big Island years ago and spent time at A-Bay then. A beach they enjoyed to go to and a place of happy memories! After 10 years living back in Canada, this was the first time for all of them to be on the Big Island at the same time. Thanks to a cousin getting married in Hawaii it was an extra fun time to be on the island with lots of relatives over there. It just so happened without knowing that we booked condos in adjacent complexes right at A-Bay. Being able to spend time together was wonderful. There were lots of laughs and reminiscing. Like always, it’s easy and fun to be with their family!! Their morning beach session was good for my heart!

I feel very lucky to have photographed their amazing family in a place they love! It had been quite a few years since I last photographed them so how everything worked out for a beach session was perfect!! More memories in a special place. We look forward to our next visit to the Big Island so much!

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Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab

Texas | February Long Weekend 2019

The cold was not letting up and I was fortunate to get a break from winter in January to go to the Big Island of Hawaii but my husband was busy with work. By mid-February with a long weekend approaching Kent was very ready for warm weather and an adventure. We searched flights to various places as we looked at the weather forecasts in each location. We came up with leaving a couple days later to spend February long weekend in Texas!! We’ve had layovers in Houston with overnites there but this was a chance to see more of the Lone Star State.

We spent just shy of 4 days in the state and put a total of 938 miles on our little rental car. Gas is cheap and with the highest posted speed limit we saw being 85mph that sure helped us cruise around and see as much as possible! It was a highlight to visit friends that live around Austin, catching up over Texas barbecues and tacos. The Alamo in San Antonio was really interesting to learn about the history of that area. Then enjoyed walking along the riverwalk and had lunch by the river. Knowing it would be a few hours drive down to the Gulf of Mexico it quickly hit our list to head south to Corpus Christi and spend a nite on North Padre Island. It was foggy and cool but regardless it’s a nice feeling to be by the ocean and that salty air! Then we headed back north to the Austin area. On our last morning went to Magnolia Market in Waco.

It was a great little getaway! On that February long weekend many places in the southern States got snow. We made the right choice to visit Texas for a break from winter!!

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Just over the bridge from Corpus Christi and you’re on the Gulf of Mexico with long stretches of sandy beaches.

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All along the Texas Tropical Trail on North Padre Island were these little communities where each house is a different color. We liked the coastal vibe!

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If you go to Corpus Christi give yourself a few hours to tour the USS Lexington aircraft carrier museum.

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It was a nice, sunny Sunday afternoon in Austin to stop by the Capitol Building.

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Chip + Joanna Gaines have definitely put Waco on the map with their Magnolia Market at the Silos. It seems like this stop was what intrigued people most about our trip to Texas. Of course everything there is very well thought out and designed. We liked the use of the historic buildings and old machinery.

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Johnson family | At-Home Newborn Lifestyle

I had the most wonderful time with this beautiful family of 5!! Just before the holidays I headed over to their place to take newborn lifestyle photos. This precious, little bundle arrived earlier in December and is so loved! Sweet baby Seth was just 11 days new and is such an adorable baby! Many times while editing these photos I had the thought that he is very, very cute and yes, absolutely perfect!!

We were so fortunate when shooting indoors to luck out with only sunny day of that week. In many ways it was a bright spot of the week! Spending time with friends at this special time for their growing family, capturing their sweetness and bond, the many cuddles and all the adoration for baby Seth. The older kids seemed like they had really grown up and kept me amused. Everyone – including the dog – has adjusted well to the new family member. Sam joined their family on the bed and the way he curled up made for a cozy place to tuck in the sleeping baby. It was adorable!! With all the love and cuteness in their lovely home it was hard to put down my camera and say goodbye.

Congratulations Johnson family and welcome baby Seth!! Thank you for having me photograph your family!

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