So sorry for the long Title on this one, gang! Let me explain....
Several of my wedding packages come with an engagement session. Sometimes, I have clients who are flying in for their wedding and don't have time to do an engagement session from the time they've made plans for their Hawai'i wedding to the time they fly in for their big event. My advice would be not to stress out about it unless you're using the photos for the reception at your wedding day.
For instance, my lovely couple Amy and Bernie flew in just a few days before their 10/10/10 at the beautiful Moana Hotel. They opted to use their engagement session AFTER their fun filled event since they had a few days to chillax as husband and wife here on O'ahu.
How's their 10/10/10 Sunset photo!!!
Fortunately, like most of my couples, Amy and Bernie are a sweet laid back couple so they were open to shooting their engagement session post wedding day.
I suggested that we contrast their wedding day and do a SUNRISE shoot at Makapu'u Beach Park. They were totally gung-ho with the idea!
Here are a few images from their engagement shoot at Makapu'u...
Good morning, Sun!!!
Oooo! Wait! Before I go on...just a quick commercial break here...
This was the shoot where I "christened" my new Vibram FiveFingers Treksports! These "shoes" are AWESOME and totally perfect for running around on all them lava rocks! I purchased mine from the historic, Uyeda Shoe Store at University Square!
Okay, back to our sweet couple...
There is nothing like morning sunlight...and just so you know, when we do a sunrise shoot WE MUST BE ON TIME as the sun does NOT wait for anyone!!! Once she's up, she's up! So sunrise shoots don't last for very long as the light gets more and more intense and becomes less flattering.
Fortunately, when it started to get this way I found a little shaded "nook" that I could tuck these two love birds in.
MAHALO NUI LOA, to Amy and Bernie for their flexibility and their smiles.
And MAHALO NUI LOA to Vibram Five Fingers for making feetware that makes total sense! Especially for this island-trekking-documenting gal!!!
FYI...I bought these in black so that I could also wear them to some of my wedding shoots. Not for all! Just some!!! :)