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Hawaii Engagement Photographer | Illiana and Marcus Mountaintop Engagement Session

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I hope you guys are ready for one of the most fun and adventurous engagement sessions ever!!

When Illiana contacted me, her and her fiance’ were living in Guam! Right as they started wedding planning, military life threw them a curveball, and after only months of living in Guam, they were getting relocated to Hawaii!Hawaii beach engagement session

Their love story is so beautiful! After 4 years together, Illiana arrived to what she thought was her friends baby shower! As she walked in, she notices there are decorations and flowers, everything in white. No pink or blue to be seen.hawaii beach engagement session
Marcus’ parents were there. Illiana’s parents were there. Her sisters, her best friend from high school. Her sister’s husband and his parents. She see’s her dad and bursts into tears. He flew all the way in from San Antonio, Texas to be there.crouching lion hike engagement session

He then says to her:

“September 29th, 2016 will mark four incredible years together. We’ve done everything from backpacking part of the Appalachian Trail, to snorkeling the reefs in Cozumel, Mexico and I assure you the adventures will not stop there. I honestly, do not know where my life would be without you, Illiana. We have one hell of a roller coaster ride together, and a ride I intent to never get off. I love you so much more than words can ever express. And with that, I would love nothing more than to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Marcus flings the paper he is reading from, drops down on one knee, and pulls a tiny box from his pocket.
“Illiana Nicole Tidd, will you marry me?”sparkle engagement ring

So sweet right!?!?

Illiana sent me several ideas from Pinterest of the type of engagement session she wanted, and she didn’t even realize that one of the locations she sent me was actually here in Hawaii! It was the Crouching Lion Hike!!crouching lion hike engagement session hawaii

So hiking up a mountain we went! How Illiana still looked this gorgeous and Marcus not getting his Navy Whites dirty is still a miracle to me! (they did change up on top of the mountain!) Me, on the other hand, was a hot dirty mess 😉crouching lion hike engagement session hawaii

Check out these beautiful engagement session! I am so excited for their wedding next year at Kualoa Ranch!!

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Check out some more of my favorite engagement sessions below!

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