Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hawaii Wedding Photographer :: Hillary and Don's Wedding

What a Wonderful World.......

I went to HAWAII!!!


Many moons ago, Don & Hillary asked yours truly to be their wedding. Originally the knot was to be tied in Nashville where they both are from and run successful wedding industry businesses. Don is a photographer and Hillary is the brilliance behind Brocade Design. (Should also note that Don and Hillary we're BOTH students at Genesis 1, Durum addition). No wonder theirs so awesome! ;)

Where do I begin? Gosh, this wedding was just beyond anything I can describe. Don, Hillary I can't thank you enough for the invite to shoot your grand affair. Everything came off in such high style and I expected nothing less. I can't tell you how HONORED I felt when asked to not only sit during dinner with the bride and broom but to also be right next to Don while I had the greatest Mahi Mahi I've ever eaten in my life. REAL TALK. I won't speak much more.

To top it all off, their wedding was even featured in Style Me Pretty :: Destination Weddings just this past week. Brides and blog followers will know that SMP ranks among the very best in all-things-wedding, and it's truly a privilege to be showcased there.

The vendors and details below:

The Wedding Tree at Four Seasons Hualalai
Event Design: Hillary Yeager (the bride) of Brocade Designs
Wedding Coordinator: Shea Cochran of Four Seasons Hualalai
Floral Design: Flowers by Heidi + The Bride (design)
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet found at the Bride Room
Sash: Gray Satin embellished by Tru Lu Couture
Bracelet: Honora “Kona” Cufflinks + Pendant: The Green Daisy Shop
Shoe Clips: Finkshop
Invitations + Menu: Seaside Invitations
Programs: Amber Housley
Compass Favors + Table Sign: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Hualalai
Linens: Premier Linens
Chargers: Bride’s Own / Napkins: Vintage, Bride’s Own

Current brides. This wedding is the result of lots of planning and solid communication between client and photographer. We also did a "next day shoot" where we went BONKERS with the dress that included jumping in the pool. All in all it was EPIC. Have a look my friends.

I have over 80 images below that will do the talking for me.

Happy Wednesday!!

I should note here that our bride went through a MASSIVE life style change and dropped some significant weight in the months leading up to this grand day. I'll remain the gentlemen and not talk numbers, but you'd be AMAZED!!!!!!!! Hillary, you looked incredible. Wow wow wow!

I fought back some serious tears here. We all did.

This was taken about 6 minutes after saying I do!

I love this so so so so much. Photographers, I waited a good 4-5 minutes for this expression.

Thriller, I believe. ;)
Day 2

HOT!....errr, cold... but still HOT!
Have the best-est life guys. You deserve it!


Bonus behind the scenes shot. Okay, we were supposed to do a practice, synchronized jump except we weren't supposed to jump. Everyone got the memo expect for DON. LOOK at those reactions. Hahahahahahaha. I love it.


Anon*RN said...

SAM...you capture the emotion like no one else!! And the outdoor shots = the couple on the beach with that gorgeous sky - and the cake on the beach (who would have thought..wait..you thought!!) - absolutely stunning.

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Every time I see you've updated your blog, I get a little wiggly with excitement. Maybe a little too wiggly. Thanks for keeping me wiggling.

Phil Thornton said...

Love these two people. You did an amazing job capturing their spirit. Lovely, lovely work. Too many favs to even mention here!

Photographer Ransome said...

I am inspired with this two lovely couple. Hope that I could find my special someone also.

Reese M said...

Sam, I am shooting a wedding tomorrow (also in Hawaii, hehe), and you just got me even more stoked with this post. Love the detail shots, and pool sequence is priceless!

Susan Sanders said...

First: My nephew works at that resort. Great place!!

Shower shot slays me.

Christine@ hawaii wedding said...

It such a beautiful wedding and I must say that your photos are just so excellent! They are the kind of quality I would love to use for such a day.

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