I can’t wait to share with you this stunning Lanikai Beach wedding of Sarah and Tom’s!
So, I know that I have said it before…
I’m not a morning person….
Yes, I know that you can train yourself to be a morning person, and I truly want to be one, but I’m just not!
But, when I know that I am lucky enough to photograph a beautiful wedding at Lanikai Beach at sunrise, well, you can say, I’m really giddy about it!
Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii is so incredibly beautiful at sunrise, because the sun literally rises right from the mokes (islands) in the water. The water is warm and teal. The sand is a blinding white. It’s breathtaking.
Add a beautiful couple like Sarah and Tom, and well, magic happens!
Sarah and Tom decided to elope here in Hawaii, as this is where they are both living, and where they fell in love! Tom is honorably serving our country, and Sarah is busting her butt in school right now! So, they invited their family and closest friends for an intimate wedding on the beach!
And it was a beautiful morning! There wasn’t too many people on the beach, and we arrived before the sun rose to set up and spread some rose petals on the beach! The red really popped on the white sand! Combined with the gorgeous haku lei by North Shore Haku Lei , it was just beautiful!
I couldn’t help but get teary eyed as I documented the way that Sarah looked at Tom. And how Tom vowed to take care and love Sarah forever. The sun rose behind them and literally made them glow as they said their vows!! There wasn’t a single dry eye!!
Afterwards, we captured some amazing family photos for everyone that came out, and even had to stop for a minute to switch gears when a stunning rainbow appeared out of nowhere!!!
We ended the morning playing in the water!!! Tom even “winked” at me as I watched him ALMOST drop Sarah in the water!! It seriously was a beautiful wedding!!
Sarah and Tom, I truly wish you guys nothing but pure happiness in your marriage! Watching you two grow together will be an amazing journey! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day!
Vanessa Hicks Photography has been named Hawaii’s #1 Wedding Photographer for 2018 by Hawaii Magazine! Also specializes in engagements, couples, family and maternity sessions! Available for travel on all Hawaiian Islands and worldwide! Based in Hawaii and California!
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