Who doesn't love Hawaii?! Check out this incredible scenery and this intimate wedding I had the pleasure of shooting back in May! The plan must have changed at least 10 times, originally suppose to be in Glacier National Park, then the beach that the wedding was suppose to take place on was destroyed in the floods! Hotels changed & timelines changed, but this small group managed to go with the flow and have a great time!
As luck would have it, I came down with the flu the day I left Reno, so I spent the first two days in Hawaii just trying to maintain my body temperature and stay on top of my medicine. Rather than go zip lining or snorkeling, I slept on the beach and bundled up in my hoodie despite the 80* tropical temperatures. Had it not been for my husband, I'm not sure I would have made it through the wedding, or the portrait day! He carried all my gear, made sure I stayed on top of my medicine and made sure I stayed hydrated. And when my flu turned into bronchitis and we had to repel down a deep rooted, muddy hillside to a waterfall, he helped me keep my patience a waited with me when I had to catch my breath on the way up.
Despite the challenges of being so sick, we still managed to enjoy Hawaii. I mean, IT'S HAWAII! And Kiley and Alex are my kind of people, adventurous and down for anything! We traipsed all over that dang island on the portrait day, taking our time, finding beautiful spots, and stopping for some life changing coffee and food truck sandwiches --which, is why I HIGHLY recommend a second portrait day! When the energy is fun and relaxed, you can take your time and take advantage of the location. If you're going to have a destination wedding, you might was well incorporate as much of the location as you can in photos! Obviously there's always more to see and do, and even with getting up at dawn, and shooting into the evening, we still only managed a small portion of the island!