The Willette Family, Kauai

Fact: I LOVE that my job doesn't always end after documenting a couple's wedding day.

Carey & Gracie were married 3 years ago in the tiny town of Tincup, Colorado.
Now they have an adorable almost-2-year-old named August. So much has changed, but it still manages to rain any time we get together for photos (the very last photo here gives me all of the deja vu vibes).

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Joe & Emma - St. Regis Princeville Kauai Wedding

Exactly nine years & nine days ago, I photographed my very first wedding. And if you had told me then I would someday be photographing an olympic medalist's wedding in Kauai -- I would have told you that you were bonkers. I first met Emma at her sister's wedding three years ago (who also infamously held the cover image of my website for several years). So naturally when she first asked if I would be free for her wedding in Kauai, my heart jumped out of my chest and danced all over the place.

Joe & Emma's wedding was the stuff of my dreams -- a dropdeadgorgeous wedding party, 360 degrees of stunning views, a couple that couldn't stop staring at one another, more love and laughter than my camera could handle, and a little rain just to make things interesting. Even a perfect stranger could have waltzed into their wedding and felt the overwhelming sense of history and adoration these two share. And I am over the friggin MOON to share their wedding with the world.

| Venue: St. Regis Princeville | Florals: Martin Roberts | Hair & Makeup: Lulu Lush | Band: Island Kings |

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Ryan & Colleen - Kauai Backyard Wedding

When I first looked up the weather forecast for my big weekend of weddings in Kauai (spoiler alert: this is wedding number one of TWO) and saw rain and thunder clouds across the board, my heart fell a little bit. But then I remembered that rain never fails to make for an epic wedding story and beautifully dramatic photos. Boy was I right.

Colleen is a dear friend and industry college of mine, and so when she asked me to photograph her intimate backyard wedding the same weekend I was already going to be in Kauai, I couldn't say 'YES' fast enough. Ryan & Colleen make for a deadly cocktail of sarcasm, silly faces, and practical jokes - and their wedding was 100% true to THEM. From the first look surprise (just wait) to the relocation of dinner tables (you'll see), their wedding day was truly one of a kind and I just wish I could do it over and over and over again.

| Venue: Private Residence | Design/Florals: Bride (Eventful Wedding Planning) | Stationer: Pigment & Parchment |
| Hair & Makeup: Artistry by Stefanie | Rentals: All About Events / Lee's Rentals | Catering: Contemporary Flavors |
| Groom's Suit: Hey Gorgeous | Bride's Dress: Sparkle Bridal |

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