At Sky and Reef Photography, we focus on getting a mix of both candids and posed. We are about having fun and getting those once-in-a-lifetime shots that last a lifetime. Our photos are bright, vivid, true to life color, which showcases Hawaii's natural beauty. Ultimately, I am here to make you look Damn good in your photographs.
A picturesque shoreline, a vast ocean with crashing waves, and the expansive sky blending with the blue of the sea on the horizon – that’s what Sandy Beach in Hawaii’s Oahu has to offer you. So if an arresting view on a golden beach is your idea of an engagement session destination, then you could do what Gina and Eric did! These two lovely people decided to tell their story with the sparkling blue ocean in the background, and I got the opportunity to photograph their engagement session in this gorgeous setting. With the stunning location offering me plenty of picture-perfect frames to pose my couple against, I just knew we were going to get some stunning shots. And that’s exactly what we got!
My bride-to-be, Gina, is a former dancer, and I could see how graceful she was in her poses, especially when my couple broke into dance right on the beach. Eric, on the other hand, is a former member of the military and was stationed in Hawaii when he was younger. So choosing Sandy Beach for their engagement session seemed so natural. Gina and Eric, I love how you added a personal touch to your engagement session photography. These two first met through mutual friends in DC and also live there now. And they are planning a small wedding, although the date is yet to be fixed. Maybe in Hawaii, Gina and Eric?
Throughout the engagement session at Sandy Beach, my couple was so happy and excited. They fell twice while frolicking on the beach, but the sporty duo didn’t think much of it. They just got back to having so much more fun together. I think these little gestures show how these two will stand the test of time and support each other through the ups and downs of life.
My lovely couple even put so much effort into the attire they chose for the session. While one look was coordinated in whites, for the other look, they complemented each other in aqua. It was such a thoughtful way of bringing the colors of the ocean into their photographs and blending with the surroundings. The flowers adorning Helen’s cascading tresses just added to the whole Hawaiian vibe. For a few images, Gina and Eric, even put on colorful garlands like a true Hawaiian couple (when in Hawaii, do it like a Hawaiian!). These little details added so much charm to my couple’s engagement images. Everything went so well with the scenery around, and I got some amazing pictures of my couple as they laughed together and played in the water. Be it the couples portraits on the sand, photographing them as they took a dip in the ocean together, or capturing their silhouettes against the sun, I enjoyed creating all the images. There was romance in the air. And not to forget the gorgeous sky that kept us company the whole day. Nature did conspire to bring out the best in the photographs we took!
Gina and Eric, you two are made for each other. I loved spending time with you and photographing you two at the sublime Sandy Beach. It was a joy to see you guys laugh and dance together. I thank you for choosing me to be your engagement photographer and wish you have a lot of fun planning your wedding. And yes, I look forward to capturing your future celebrations too!
If you are in Hawaii or planning to visit the island soon, I am at your service to document your special moments. I will capture your vacation or celebration and turn them into images that you could treasure for life! There’s so much natural beauty to explore in Hawaii, and if you liked the pictures I took of Gina and Eric at Sandy Beach, I have got many more breathtaking spots for you! Besides proposal and engagement photos, I also photograph weddings, holiday pictures, and family portraits. To get in touch with me, you can drop me a mail or call me at 808-688-3396. To check out more of my work, take a look at my Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. You can also find me on Youtube and LinkedIn.