Honolulu I love u!

I realize I still have not recapped our San Francisco trip buuut I couldn’t resist posting the Honolulu pictures like right now so I will recap SF at a later date!

We didn’t do much sitting on the beach as it was super humid when we were there but not very sunny and it wasn’t too pleasant to be outside during the day. So, instead we shopped and ate and took pictures! Well, actually, we were there to shoot a wedding so we did have lots to do in regards to that. I don’t think we really had a moment to relax as we were go-go-go the entire time. Which is fine, I love being busy!

Our room was one of the largest hotel rooms that we have ever stayed at. I think that when we checked in the guy must’ve thought we were on our honeymoon or something because the room we got had two showers, two closets and a huge deck with a beautiful view! We were pleasantly surprised. I took these 2 pictures from our deck. I love the ocean view mixed with the city skyline, so my kind of city!


We of course, had to check out the awesome shopping with all the luxury boutiques, how could we not! We went to Ala Moana Center as recommended by my fabulous reader Kara and loved it. Even loved the little food court in there as we found a little handmade mochi stand and shave ice! (No, not eaten together 🙂 Oh and hubs got pineapple soft serve so he was in heaven.

We also made our way to the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center which was fun as well. It’s a huge mall but the entire street is all shopping, so of course we found all the luxury boutiques there too 🙂

Honolulu - Louis VuittonHonolulu - PradaHonolulu - Chanel

The wedding that we were shooting was being held at the Honolulu Design Center (the reception was held there) which is also where I met up with a bunch of fabulous blog friends/readers! We met at the Amuse Wine Bar inside the Design Center and it was SO good. They have these machines with a bunch of bottles of wine and you insert a credit card type thing and you basically get to sample a ton of different kind of wines.

(A few of the girls and I. We didn’t manage to get everyone in one picture but thank you all for coming!)

Thank you so much to Grace Like Kelly for putting this all together, J and I had so much fun meeting with you all and eating the yummy food! I can’t wait to come back, I feel like I have a big group of friends to come see!

By the way, we really wanted to try Stage, the restaurant at the Design Center but we ran out of time. The decor in there is so cool, if you are going to visit Honolulu I would recommend going there just to see the restaurant!

So yes, we did have some time to visit the beach. We watched the sunset go down one night and it was quite a romantic little moment. The one problem about being photographers is that it’s near impossible to get a picture of me and hubs together in one picture as we don’t really want to be handing our fancy cameras to strangers so we instead just get pictures of each other. It’s okay though, I don’t need a picture together when I have all the memories in my head. 🙂


(oh yes, this is my hair post-digital perm. I am totally happy with how the waves turned out)

So that, was our trip minus the wedding events of course! Those will be posted on style.ish in about a month or so (we are SO behind with all of our sessions because we got so busy but we are catching up!) We had a great trip and are so lucky to have gone out there for “work” (although we never feel like wedding photography is work.) We are definitely ready to book our trip out there again but I think next time we are staying out in the North Shore which was where we did the day after session. It was just so pretty out there, I was gasping at the gorgeous view every second.

All the girls I met with pretty much convinced me to move out to Honolulu which I never would’ve thought of before this trip. It really is a fun city and to have the beach so nearby is such a plus. Well, as long as I can get to go there for work, I’m happy for now. So, anybody else getting married in Hawaii and need a photographer? If so…shoot me an email, we’re available! 🙂

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  • Diane
    October 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    these photos are great! now i really want to take a trip there.
    p.s. your hair really looks fab!

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  • Kellie
    October 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I want to go back to Hawaii so bad! We went to Waikiki and loved it!

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    October 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    gorgeous photos! and i love your wavier hair – fits the whole beach vibe perfectly, too.

  • Jaime
    October 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Gorgeous- love the black and white shots! These would be cute to frame and hang next to one another. 🙂

  • Grace Like Kelly
    October 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I totally agree, you need to move here! Honolulu suits you! And you totally have a built in group of friends, lets get you lots of photo shoots here, and eventually you will have to stay! It was great to meet you and hubs, you guys are so fab! Can't wait to see you again.

  • emimonster
    October 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    i love love love honolulu too! i went there for a week in sept and i almost cried on the flight home cause i didnt wanna leave paradise. =)

  • Hanako66
    October 30, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    they are so gorgeous tiff!!!!! you make me miss hawaii so much. i still have so much family there!

    i adore your hair…it turned out perfect!

  • Fashion Therapist
    October 30, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    My husband grew up in Hawaii and I've been bugging him for a vacation there and alas he's given in. YES! Your pics are making me excited.

  • FENNOfashion
    October 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    The pictures that you have are extremely pretty!!!

    October 30, 2009 at 9:55 pm

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  • drollgirl
    October 30, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    your shots are amazing!!! i wish i was there right now! WAH!!!!! and you look so gorgeous in that last shot. crimony!

    hope you have a nice weekend. 🙂

  • Maki
    October 31, 2009 at 4:01 am

    OMG… that's where I grew up for 14 years – the photos make me so homesick. I moved to North Shore when my girls were just babies, but I so wanting to move back there. Thank you for beautiful photos. I can't believe it…


  • hungeryjack
    October 31, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Nice post – beach wedding pictures ..Keep Posting

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  • hungeryjack
    November 1, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Nice post – deck design pictures ..Keep Posting

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  • hungeryjack
    November 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Nice post – hair perm pictures ..Keep Posting

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  • hungeryjack
    November 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Nice post – hawaii beach pictures ..Keep Posting

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  • MissNeira
    November 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

    So pretty! I love the print of your dress!

  • K @ Blog Goggles
    November 6, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Um, can I say I'm super jealous? That looks like such an amazing trip! You lucky, lucky girl 🙂

  • denise, the prime magpie
    November 12, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Beautiful photos. What an amazing place Hawaii is, and it's so nice you got a chance to enjoy some tropical paradise before coming back to the chilly PacNW!

  • N
    March 26, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I LOVE Honolulu! My cousin lives there so I always try to visit in the Winter Months. Next time you're there, I *highly* recommend Bubbles Dessert…they have ICE CREAM mochi! ICE CREAM!!!