Lisa + Matt {Day After Wedding Hawaii Love Session at Ko Olina Beach, Oahu}

There's something magical that happens when a couple lets you into their world. I feel a bit like a spy who is being shown a very special secret, witnessing the emotion on their faces and the way they share their own love language. This magic happens most frequently when the couple is relaxed without a care in the world except enjoying each other's company, and Day After sessions are filled with these amazing moments.

Of course, don't get me wrong, the wedding day is spectacular in its own extraordinary way, but there is usually so much going on with tons of details and memories to document. We also have to be aware of a timeline and I would always want more alone time with just the couple. 

I met up with Lisa and Matt after their Oahu wedding for more adventuring and I'm so thankful we did! Their beautiful love dazzled. Plus Lisa was able to have another gorgeous look. My hope for Lisa and Matt (and all my couples) is that wherever life's journey takes them, they will be able to look back at their photos of the fresh start of their marriage and be reminded of all the fluttery feelings and the reasons for their everlasting commitment.

Maui Wedding Photographer : Sunrise Bridal Couture inspiration at Beautiful Hawaiian beach.

Stunning romantic flowy carol hanna wedding bridal gown oahu donny zavala workshop

Absolutely over the moon to share this drop gorgeous styled shoot curated to perfection by adorable Lucia of @utterlyengaged and an amazing group of artist for the #donnyzavalaworkshop I attended earlier this year. There's no words to describe how insanely beautiful was this sunrise shoot since minute one, Makapuu beach welcomed us with stunning pink skies that left us holding our breath to let the calm breeze of the ocean touch our skins, its was a truly beautiful experience to be surrounded with such amazing photographers and artist from so far away to capture this moment.  I am a true believer that every wedding should be as epic as it can get and everything about this inspiration was just exquisite from the delicate flowing gown of Carol Hannah’s to the lovely craftsmanship of the floral designs of Catalina Neal I'm forever grateful for this day.

From Lucia | CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLIST Utterly Engaged :

“Like a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light.” – Nikki Rowe

The entire shoot was concepted from these words. The Mood: raw, overgrowth, abundant, magical, imperfect, discovery. The Color Story: dusty mauve, corals, lilac, fern, charcoal. From there the entire shoot becomes a journey of discovery. With open hands, and surrendering to the creative process, everything falls into place in a raw and organic manner that is more beautiful than I could ever imagine.

  CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLIST Utterly Engaged | WORKSHOP : Donny Zavala 


 CREATIVE ASSISTANT Caroline Cervantes | SPONSOR Mastin Labs 


 CALLIGRAPHY Sarah Ingram | WEDDING RINGS Susie Saltzman 

 SILK RIBBONS tono & co. | MODEL Angelei Shulman