claudia+joshua’s surprise hawaiian proposal

Joshua emailed me to see if I was available to shoot his proposal on Kauai. Of course I was game!

We spent a few emails and many texts getting things all planned out. I knew when he and Claudia would be arriving and what they would be wearing. I have to say I felt a little stalker-like as I casually sat to the side waiting for them and then for him to make his move. (And he through me off when he got up once just to “see what direction might be best”!)

He did a wonderful job though. And she said yes!

Claudia was pretty surprised to see that some guy that had asked for the time a few minutes ago was actually a photographer there to shoot this event in their life.

We then did a small beloved session for them there on Haena Beach (right near Tunnels on the north side of Kauai). I left them then to give them time to watch their first sunset as an engaged couple – and what a sunset it was! (I knew it would be a beautiful evening when I saw this rainbow before they arrived).

Thanks for letting me part of this amazing moment in your life you two!

(PS: I'm available for proposals on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, the Big Island or any of the Hawaiian islands, really!)

kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz
kauai proposal photography - hawaii wedding photographer andy stenz

julia+don’s hawaii beloved session

Julia+Don are wedding photographers based out of Spokane, Washington (but if you think I travel a lot, you should see their schedule!).

I met Don at a really neat conference in Vancouver (which I'm going to again this year) and we hit it off. Both of there where on O'ahu when Jessica and I were, so we headed up a mountain to do a double session – they shot us and I shot them. Here's some of my favorite from our short session at sunset near Nanakuli.

(PS: If you like cool photography series, check out their neat series with a spacesuit on instagram)

(PPS: I will be in Hawaii through Feb 11th, if you or anyone you know would be interested in a session like this, drop me a line.

hawaii oahu beloved photography for julia and don
hawaii oahu beloved photography for julia and don
hawaii oahu beloved photography for julia and don
hawaii oahu beloved photography for julia and don
hawaii oahu beloved photography for julia and don
hawaii oahu beloved photography for julia and don
hawaii oahu beloved photography for julia and don