julie+pete’s big island hawaii wedding

Julie+Pete are pretty stellar human beings. The kind you want around you in good and bad times. They excel at their careers and they are rocking life together.

I was overjoyed to join them out on the Big Island of Hawaii for their intimate wedding at Ke Alohi Kai, an estate right on the ocean in Kona-Kailua.

The ceremony was delayed a few minutes by a little rain but the humidity didn't stop us all day long. There was a firedancer and a ukulele player, because after all we were in Hawaii. The day was completely laid back and had a wonderful island feel to it.

Besides all of the hard work Julie+Pete put into the day, they had some amazing help from Rachel+Ben at Vintage & Lace who helped put together a stellar cast of vendors. Seriously. I think every vendor asked me what would work best for me to get the best photos I could get. Besides doing an amazing job for Julie+Pete, they made my job that much easier! The flowers were by Passion Flowers by Nalani , the food by Paradise Gourmet, and the cake by Short N Sweet Bakery.

Julie+Pete: Here's to many more beautiful sunsets for the two of you! Aloha!

PS: The lack of Pete's dress shirt came during a little accident with some amazing teriyaki sauce during dinner. The best part: the vendors took his shirt, laundered it and returned it to him dry! Amazing people.

PPS: That BLUE DRESS! Love it.

julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai
julie peter kona-kailua big island hawaii wedding at ke alohi kai

darlene+sam’s hawaii beloved session

Jessica and I didn't go to Hawaii on our own. We enjoyed the company of her parents, Darlene+Sam, who were celebrating their 45th year of marriage together. To give them a chance to focus on each other for a while, we did a Beloved Session at Glass Beach on Kaua'i. Beloved Sessions are a time to celebrate your beloved, to connect with each other, and to find anew the love you share. It's for the engaged and for the married. I'll have more about it on the site soon, until then, enjoy Darlene+Sam's photos. They are an amazingly strong and loving couple – a great example for Jessica and I to be.

hawaii wedding and portrait photographer andy stenz
hawaii wedding and portrait photographer andy stenz
hawaii wedding and portrait photographer andy stenz
hawaii wedding and portrait photographer andy stenz
hawaii wedding and portrait photographer andy stenz
hawaii wedding and portrait photographer andy stenz
glass sand beach beloved couple's photography
glass sand beach beloved couple's photography
glass sand beach beloved couple's photography
glass sand beach beloved couple's photography
beloved session photography
beloved session photography
beloved session photography
beloved session photography
beloved session photography
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session
kauai wedding photographer andy stenz - beloved session