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Shoot and Share Finalist

Sky and Reef Photography awarded Finalist for Images at Shoot and Share Photo Competition Shoot and Share Finalist Tara, from Sky and Reef Photography, entered one of my first photo competition ever. EEEk. I added some of my favorite images from 2018 into the Shoot and Share Photography Competition. Scroll below to see some of […]

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March 20, 2019

Pinterest Storyboard Planning

Pinterest Storyboard Planning at Sky and Reef Photography If you are reading this and asking What the heck is Pinterest? Then you should probably ask your soon-to-be wife or wife. She most likely has a Pinterest and she has pinned recipes, workout, engagement rings, and cute outfits. I love Pinterest and I love the ideas […]

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March 11, 2019

Hawaii Family Vacation Photos

Hawaii Family Vacation Photos   What if 18 years fly by faster than you thought, and before you know it all you’ve got are some cell phone snapshots? What if weeks turn into months turn into years, and you’re left struggling to remember the days when your baby used to fit in your arms? Imagine […]

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March 8, 2019

Male’ana Gardens is the Perfect Venue for your Intimate Wedding

 Male’ana Gardens is the Perfect Venue for your Intimate Wedding Are you looking for the perfect option for your small intimate Hawaiian wedding? Do you like nice things? Are you the kind of person who enjoys superb service and attention to detail? Do you also love eating award-winning farm to table cuisine? Well, There is an […]

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March 4, 2019

Sky and Reef Photography Winner of the Editor’s Choice Awards!

Sky and Reef Photography Winner of the Editor’s Choice Awards! I am so pleased to announce that Sky and Reef Photography has been awarded Editor’s Choice Awards from Two Bright Lights!!! I received this award since I was one of the photographers with the most published work last year. I am so honored to be published […]

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March 4, 2019

Kualoa Ranch is Hawaii’s Most Popular Wedding Venue

5 Reasons Why Kualoa Ranch is Hawaii’s most Popular Wedding Venue This Year! Locals and destination brides alike are flocking to Kualoa Ranch for their weddings this year and even next year. Kualoa Ranch is the most popular wedding venue on Oahu for 2019 and maybe even 2020. Here are a few reasons why Kualoa Ranch […]

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February 12, 2019

Best Oahu Wedding Venues

Best Oahu Wedding Venues Top 17 Best Wedding Venues in Hawaii   Choosing your wedding venue is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Here is a list of my favorite wedding venues located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I choose to include these venues because I believe they are the most beautiful places […]

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January 25, 2019

Kualoa Ranch Secret Island Beach Elopement

Kualoa Ranch Secret Island Beach Elopement with Kualoa Drone Wedding Photographs On the gorgeous east side of Oahu, Hawaii. Kristina and Mike took the plunge at Kualoa’s Secret Island Beach wedding venue. Kualoa Ranch and their private beach area called Secret Island, tucked behind the ancient Molii Fishponds and nearby to Kaneohe Bay. Secret Island is an intimate white […]

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January 25, 2019

Best Dancing Wedding Photos of the Year

Best Dancing Wedding Photos of the Year                                                           Cultural Palestine Wedding Danieh and Yousef The groom rode into the brides street on a white horse, surrounded by his […]

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January 22, 2019

Hawaii Wedding in Private Estate

Hawaii Wedding in Private Estate Kara + Joe   Kara and Joe’s wedding may have been my favorite wedding of 2018. Maybe it was the sparkler exit, maybe it was the gorgeous wedding gown or maybe it was because everyone had so much fun. The guest danced the night away. Hawaii Wedding in Private Estate […]

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January 22, 2019

Maternity Photography Wailea, Maui

Maternity Photography Wailea, Maui I am so excited to share this stunning Maternity session in Maui. I picked up the two lovebirds at their hotel Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui and drove them 5 mins to a secret beach. We had a jam-packed Maternity session that included sunset beach photos, drone shots, and a milk bath shoot at the Fairmont […]

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January 18, 2019

Sky and Reef Photography named Best Hawaii Wedding Photography by the Knot 2019

SKY AND REEF PHOTOGRAPHY NAMED WINNER OF THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2019! Thirteenth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor Top Wedding Vendors Across America Honolulu, Hawaii January 14, 2019—Sky and Reef Photography is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2019 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards, an accolade representing […]

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January 15, 2019

Hawaii Drone Wedding Photography

Hawaii Drone Wedding Photography With Hawaii’s specular landscape that includes mountains, turquoise waters, and sandy beaches aerial photography is the new must-have for your wedding day.  Sky and Reef Photography is happy to announce we are offering drone and aerial photography in 2019.   The advantages of using drones for wedding photography are numerous as drones offer a truly […]

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January 10, 2019

The easiest way to get your marriage license in Hawaii

The Easiest Way to Get Your Marriage License in Hawaii   So you want to get married in Hawaii? Congrats! That’s amazing. And you won’t regret one single minute of your wedding day or the honeymoon after (please tell me you’re staying for the honeymoon). I want to be honest with you though — it’s […]

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December 20, 2018

Babymoon Hawaii Photographer! Hire a Photographer, Adventure, Eat and Relax!

Babymoon in Hawaii Hire a Photographer, Adventure, Eat and Relax! What the (heck) babymoon? a babymoon vacation is a time (usually in your third trimester) before your new baby where you (or by yourself) and you’re significant other go do something fun and relaxing together. Many people choose to go on a trip and do […]

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December 5, 2018

25 Questions to Ask Your Hawaii Wedding Photographer

25 Questions to Ask Your Hawaii Wedding Photographer   Here is an insider’s scoop from a renowned wedding photographer to help you to navigate your wedding photography questions. When you’re planning a destination wedding, you have a lot of tasks to juggle. First of all, you have to find that perfect place. Then, you have […]

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November 14, 2018

What to Expect from your Hawaii Wedding Photographer

 What to expect from your Hawaii Wedding Photographer Your Hawaii destination Wedding should be stress-free and relaxing. I am here to photograph you drinking rum out of coconuts in your wedding attire. So relax, I got this! I created this guide as a roadmap to help you understand what to expect when you are expecting […]

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November 6, 2018

Which Hawaiian island is right for your Destination Wedding?

Which Hawaiian Island Is Right for a Destination Wedding? Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Big Island?   So, you are engaged and you have always wanted to get married in Hawaii but not sure where to start. It’s hard to go wrong with choosing paradise for your destination wedding. While it’s true you’d be hard-pressed to […]

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November 6, 2018

How to Plan a Destination Wedding 

How to Plan a Destination Wedding  When you’ve been capturing memories for newlyweds as long as I have, you learn a thing or two. Especially since my specialty is wedding photography on and around the Big Island, Kauai, and Oahu, my expertise lies in capturing your destination wedding as perfectly as possible. Kona ranks among […]

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October 31, 2018

Bel Air Bay Club Wedding Venue

Behind the Scenes at The Bel Air Bay Club Wedding Venue I recently spent an afternoon with the Bel Air Bay Club’s venue coordinator, Tessa, and I was beyond impressed. We walked around the stunning oceanfront wedding venue and she offered me a grand tour as well as shared some great wedding insights, behind the […]

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October 13, 2018

Olivas Adobe Wedding

Olivas Adobe Wedding Featured Love Inc. Mag   THE LOVE STORY Before Steph and Kat had ever met, two of their mutual friends, Michelle and Jo, seemed to know they would hit it off. It had been a while since Kat had attended the weekly wine club they held at their home, so on a […]

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October 13, 2018

10 Rules for Getting Married in Hawaii

10 Rules for Getting Married in Hawaii Congratulations — you’re engaged! After your engagement, you probably got a wonderful week or two of celebrating becoming a fiancee. No longer just partners, you’ve said “yes” to making it official and spending the rest of your days with the love of your life. You get to show […]

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October 11, 2018

Yosemite Destination Wedding Lauren + Robert

Yosemite Destination Wedding   Lauren + Robert Traveling with Lauren and Robert to Yosemite was a dream! It was so much fun joining them on an adventure through some of the most beautiful locations throughout Yosemite National Park. We did three photo sessions while we were in Yosemite. Can this be any more perfect? Our […]

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September 27, 2018

Starfish Wedding Invitations

Starfish Wedding Invitations Your wedding invitations will set the tone for your entire wedding. Basic Invites amazing invitation suites offers stylish designs and completely customizable options. Basic Invite’s starfish wedding invitations are a stylish way to inform your friends and family of your big day. These stylish starfish wedding invitations will stand the test of time on […]

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September 25, 2018

The Big Island Wedding Venue Guide

The Ultimate Big Island Wedding Venue Guide How to pick the perfect wedding venue that suits your style Have you dreamed of getting married in Hawaii?  A destination wedding on the beach in Hawaii can seem a bit daunting but this Big Island Wedding Guide is here to help simplify your planning and help you […]

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September 18, 2018

Mauna Kea Stargazing Photos Sessions

 Mauna Kea Stargazing   Unique Photography Sessions for you and your family … Looking for unique photos to take during your vacation to Big Island? Are you up for an adventure? Do you want to try something new? Do you like stars? Check out Mauna Kea Stargazing Photo Session!   What is Mauna Kea? Mauna Kea is a dormant […]

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September 14, 2018

Beach Proposal Photos

 Beach Proposal Photos I love proposals, and I love photographing them Especially when on the beach in Malibu. The anticipation. The surprise. The emotions. The excitement. It kind of makes me feel like I am a female James Bond. Waiting for the surprise. But, really, most of the time, I am behind the camera tearing up. […]

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July 17, 2018

Kealakekua Bay Wedding

Kealakekua Bay Wedding Kealakekua Bay Wedding This stunning big island wedding venue located in Kealakekua Bay was originally a series of private homes located oceanfront next to Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park. It is such a special place to get married and is filled with natural beauty. You may even spot a spinner dolphin if […]

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July 17, 2018

Maternity Milk Bath Photos

Maternity Milk Bath Session Maternity Milk Bath sessions are all the rage. They are such a fun way to celebrate your pregnancy. You should expect to get all glammed up, lay in a milky bath and take fabulous photos. Sorry, I will not rub your feet while you are in the bath.  Danielle is pretty much […]

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July 6, 2018

Beach Proposal Photography

Beach Proposal Photography With the help from Los Angeles top proposal planning company, Your perfect Yes, Javier seamlessly surprised and proposed to his girlfriend Mary Anne at Point Dume located in Malibu just north of Los Angeles. The romantic proposal was filled with champagne, fruits, meats, cheese, and snuggles. I was lucky enough to be there and capture […]

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July 2, 2018

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