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On Day 3 of our coverage of Karen + Tony’s Hawaiian Wedding, they got back into wedding attire, and we had some fun taking advantage of all that scenery Oahu has to offer.  It’s so enjoyable to do this type of session, since there’s no worries about schedule, no concern for staying perfectly clean, and we can really dig in and make some memorable images!

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Day 2 of Karen and Tony’s Hawaiian wedding at the Turtle Bay Resort begins with a first sight and a few portraits in the Banyan tree forest, such a beautiful spot!

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Karen and her parents cresting the hill to the ceremony.

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Gotta watch for those low light strings when doing the Hora!:-)Turtle_Bay_North_Shore_Oahu_Wedding-0026Turtle_Bay_North_Shore_Oahu_Wedding-0027Turtle_Bay_North_Shore_Oahu_Wedding-0028Turtle_Bay_North_Shore_Oahu_Wedding-0029Turtle_Bay_North_Shore_Oahu_Wedding-0030Turtle_Bay_North_Shore_Oahu_Wedding-0031

 

It was a wonderful day full of laughter and happy tears, and we were so pleased to be able to be there to document it!  Thanks for trusting us to capturing it and for bringing us along on your island adventure!

A shout out to Nichole Weddings for helping to keep everything going smoothly, it was fun to work with you!

Cliff

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to travel to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii with Karen and Tony for their wedding at theTurtle Bay Resort.  We knew Tony through a mutual friend, and were thrilled to get to know Karen through the process.  They live in San Francisco, and most of Tony’s family lives in Korea, so Hawaii was the perfect place to meet up to celebrate!  We’ve travelled to Hawaii several times on vacation on our own, and Malarie spent all her childhood Summers there in her youth with her grandparents, (Lucky! I was sweating it out in Arizona) so we jumped at the chance to shoot there.  We photographed them for three days, the first day being the Paebaek Ceremony to honor Tony’s Korean heritage.

 

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The Hanbok (Karen) and Gwanbok (Tony) might be my favorite ceremonial attire, so ornate and dramatic.
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Tony had an emotional moment during the ceremony with his parents.Turtle_Bay_Oahu_Wedding_Photographer-0011

This part of the ceremony the family throws dates and chestnuts into a part of the Hanbok, and however many are caught is how many children they’ll have.  I think the total was somewhere in the 30’s, so they’d better get busy.:-)

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Tony had to perform a feat of strength to show his marriage worthiness. He looks pretty comfy here, so I’d say he passes.Turtle_Bay_Oahu_Wedding_Photographer-0014Turtle_Bay_Oahu_Wedding_Photographer-0015Turtle_Bay_Oahu_Wedding_Photographer-0016Turtle_Bay_Oahu_Wedding_Photographer-0017

Can’t wait to share day 2 very soon!

We’ve been looking forward to sharing this wedding for a while now, as it combined so many of our favorite elements.  Colleen + Dane were so open and expressive, the venues were both ends of the spectrum, classic and modern SF while both being a bit larger than life, and they know how to party!

We started things off at the Olympic Club in SF.

They didn’t see each other beforehand, so this was Colleen’s first peek around the corner to see Dane for the first time that day.

It’s not often you find someone who laughs with such enthusiasm as Colleen, and as you’ll see, it happened frequently this day.:-)

I caught them practicing for their first dance while waiting to be announced.

 

Thanks so much for having us along!

Cliff