Paoa + Kawika | Camp Palehua | Hawaii Wedding Photographer

I mua Kamehameha! This wedding was so special to me. I knew Paoa since little kid days back in elementary. We were in choir together and grew up as classmates. She went on to do great things and ended up back here in Hawaii with her fiance, taking care of Camp Palehua. This plot of Makakilo land is absolutely beautiful - perched high on the hills of the west side of Oahu. I had a chance to visit the location before and my jaw dropped. But the location was only the backdrop to what would become one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to.

Hard to believe Paoa planned this whole thing herself. Every detail was accounted for. Not to mention it was the biggest wedding I’ve photographed yet: 300+ people. But it still somehow felt intimate - like ‘ohana. And that’s because of the hearts of Paoa and Kawika. You can see the love they have for each other, for their family and friends, and for the ‘aina they malama. What an unforgettable day! And how fun it was to see old classmates and reunite with Kamehameha kumu.

Shoutout to my beautiful wife for being the 2nd shooter on this one! Enjoy!