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Cliffside Engagement Session in Oahu, Hawaii Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Cliffside Engagement Session in Oahu, Hawaii Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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“Let me tell you, there is a reason that Vanessa was voted as Hawaii's #1 Photographer! She is AMAZING! ❤️ We had the pleasure of having her photograph our engagement pictures in Maui when we were visiting on vacation and we are so thankful we had the opportunity to work with her! ❤️ From the moment I reached out to her to the day of our photos, she was quick to respond, made our time with her so fun and relaxing, and the pictures we received....just...WOW! ❤️ Vanessa, thank you for capturing our love in our most favorite place! If I didn't already have our wedding photographer booked we would be asking you to come to Arizona for our wedding! ❤️ If you are considering booking Vanessa for your photos, be like Nike and JUST DO IT. You won't regret it!!” ❤️ WHAT A TESTIMONIAL!! Just make me cry this morning!!😭 Trisha, your kind words are so appreciated!!! ❤️

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On your wedding day, you make promises to each other in front of your family and friends. You vow to love each other, cherish each other, forever. 💍 It got me thinking of the promises that I want to make to my wedding couples when they hire me. So here are my vows to you.... 💍 I vow to me more than just a photographer on your wedding day. I’ll be there to hold your dress when you have to use the bathroom, I’ll be there to help fix the strap on your shoes, I’ll be there to hand tissues to your grandmother as she’s crying. I’ll do everything in my power to make this the best day of your life! 💍 I vow to make sure you feel like the most stunning bride and/ or most handsome groom in front of my camera. I vow that any insecurities you have , you will not feel them in front of me. I vow to show you just how incredibly beautiful and special you are. 💍 I vow to have fun with you! You will see me more than any of your vendors on your wedding day, and even more than your significant other. I vow we will laugh, maybe even cry! But it won’t be boring! 💍 I vow to you to document your legacy to the best of my ability. I understand the importance of these images. I understand that these images will be seen by your children and grandchildren. I vow that this is not something I take lightly. 💍 I vow to you that hiring me will be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding day. I vow that you will be more than happy with my services. I vow that you will love your images. And I vow that I will take care of you, not only on your wedding day, but throughout the entire process. 💍 This I promise you. #30daysofsc

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Beautiful Hawaiian wedding at Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii! Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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This morning I learned that @starbucks at the airport doesn’t open till 4:30am! And for a caffeinated driven entrepreneur, I was not a happy camper! 😱 But all is well with the world! It’s 4:47am and I have my coffee and I’m waiting to board my flight to my favorite island Kauai for a morning session! ☕️ And lucky for @clairewaitephotography , I got my coffee so I’ll be showing up with a smile on my face!! 💕 And yes, who all doesn’t want to just TWIRL through life like this?!? 🌟 Host: @styledshootsacrossamerica Planning & Design: @heatherbengeevents Venue: @haikumill Flowers: @mauipalmtreefloral Hair & Makeup@loveandbeautymaui Gown: @christinenokta

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I am so so so excited to be heading back to Arizona, not only for the AMAZING @showit.co United conference in November, but for a beautiful wedding in January as well! 🌵 I love traveling so much , but I’m not going to lie, I love that I get to photograph the most special day of a couples lives! It brings me Ak much joy, and I know Arizona will not disappoint!! 🌵 Where will this incredible business take me next?!? #30daysofsc

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Gorgeous wedding on the Big Island, Hawaii Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Stunning California wedding at Leal Vineyards California Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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When this is the FINAL SHOT OF THE NIGHT, well you just die a little inside with happiness! 🌊 I am pretty sure that this was one of my most funnest, wettest engagement session I’ve ever had!! 🔥 And I am DYING with joy!! ☀️ Kaily and Christr (yes he’s name is awesome, that’s not a typo) are SO IN LOVE!! Like, most of this session, I had to take a step back and let them do their thing! ❤️ Then, at the end, they decided to get SOAKED in the water!! And it was epic! 😍 I am soooo excited for their San Diego wedding next year, which was my first California wedding booked since announcing my expansion! 🌟 Head over to my Facebook page and IG stories to see another sneak as well!!!

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Haiku Mill Wedding in Maui, Hawaii Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Gorgeous Wedding Menus Inspiration- Calligraphy California Destination Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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“Everything I do now makes sense All roads end All I do is for you” ❤️ This beautiful song by Kenny Lattimore was playing as Chelsea walked down the aisle to her happily ever after with Shawn at yesterday’s @turtlebayresort wedding! ❤️ The look in Shawn’s eyes as he saw his bride to be was just so emotional, I had a hard time keeping my eyes dry as I was photographing their ceremony! ❤️ This beautiful wedding was so much fun, so many laughs, and a lot of dancing! I can’t wait to share more from their special day!! ❤️ Venue: @turtlebayresort Event planner: @vidachicevents

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🌴 Yesterday’s wedding at @germainesluau was absolutely beautifully! 🌴 I knew the minute that Jeanine messaged me last year for her wedding, that I wanted her to choose me, as she was marrying a Hicks man—> no relation!! So it was absolutely a #teamhicks day! 🌴 Hawaii gave us gorgeous weather, the luau at @germainesluau was fun, and I’m pretty sure that Hershel married the most beautiful bride! Can’t wait to share more from this beautiful wedding with you guys! 🌴 Makeup: @projface Florals: @hauolishaku

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Getting married on The Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii was this couples dream! I can see why!!! Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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I love the Dusty Blue color right now! Gorgeous bouquet by @vidachicevents! Koolau Ballrooms Weddings Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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All about the details!

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So, I have been holding on to some big news that I am so excited to share with you all today! 💕 I am a firm believer in continuing to grow in my business! And for those of you that have followed my journey for a while, I hope you have see that growth! Not just in my photos, but in myself as well! 💕 I am currently LOVING my time here in Hawaii! The first year here has been nothing short of amazing!! 💕 And now, Vanessa Hicks Photography is EXPANDING!!! 💕 I will now be taking on Weddings in California, with dates available for the West Coast as well!!! 💕 While I am available for travel worldwide, I really want to focus on the West Coast markets, especially California!! San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, just all of the beautiful state! 💕 After living in Monterey for 18 months, I REALLY miss it, and I’ve had to turn down so many weddings in California until I figured out the logistics from here in Hawaii, but everything is set in place!!! 💕 SO, for this special announcement, there comes a special discount too!!! 💕 For those that book a California or West Coast wedding in the month of May, I will WAIVE the travel costs!!! 💕 THATS RIGHT!!! 💕
I am so grateful for all of these things to fall into place! Especially grateful for my husband who has and continues to support this amazing journey of mine! And for my clients as well! I am and will always be grateful for you! 💕 So, lets bring on those West Coast weddings! I am ready for YOU!!! And of course, an image of one of my favorite California weddings!

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Walking into this week ready for anything to come my way! Kualoa Ranch Weddings Hawaii Wedding Photographer

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Your bouquet is your biggest accessory on your wedding day! Make sure its grand! California Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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"If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd be picking roses for a lifetime." Studio: @simplybabyphotography Queen: @leticia_letty HMU: @dorysfoltin @maleanacosmetics Flowers: @suvexpressions

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🖤 I don’t photograph a ton of black and white images! 🖤 I love color so much, and I believe black and white photos should be timeless, classic shots. 🖤 I love this simple but perfect shot of Elisa on her wedding day. Filled with nerves, anticipation, and joy knowing that In a few minutes, she doesn’t belong to just herself anymore. She’s about to be a wife! 🖤

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The Akala Chapel at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii is one of the most stunning wedding venues in Hawaii to get married at! Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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"Let the sea set you free" California Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Candle light, moon light, star light, The brightest glow is from love light. --Grey Livingston ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations on your engagement Kaitlin and Mitch!!! This wonderful couple messaged me THE DAY AFTER Mitch proposed to Kaitlin in Kauai, and I was there the following day documenting their beautiful love! . . . . . #vanessahicksphotography#destinationweddingphotographer #theknot#greenweddingshoes #loveintentionally #junebugweddings#bridesmaids #engaged #featurepalette#elopementcollective #lookslikefilm#intimatewedding #adventurouswedding#bohowedding#radlovestories#thebelovedstories#destinationwedding #bohobride#hippiebride #indiewedding #indiebride#dirtybootsandmessyhair #liveauthentic#thewandererscommunity#loveandwildhearts #lightinspired#stylemepretty #cali #hawaiiweddingphotographer

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💛 Oh California!!! I seriously am so happy to be here.... except I’m COLD you guys!!!!!! 💛 But, Kristara and Andrew made it quite warm with their love at La Jolla Cove last night!! 💛 That incredibly bouquet by none other than @pluckfloral was a showstopper!!! 💛 I am so excited to share more of this session from this beautiful shoot and to do more work here in California! 💛

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I've never had any couple of mine regret doing a First Look!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seriously, look at the emotion in Ethan's eyes as he turned to see his beautiful bride to be moments before their wedding! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While "tradition" states you shouldn't see your spouse till you walk down the aisle, I always tell my couples who are on the fence about doing one to really think about it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You are a decent amount of feet away when your spouse first sees you walking down the aisle. Unless you are perfect vision, you really can't even SEE their face until you get closer!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Or, you can have an intimate moment like this, just you two, up close and personal! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I LOVE first looks and I think you will too! Check out my blog post as well talking more about first looks! #weddingwednesday

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This beautiful Big Island Wedding is up on the blog today! Adorned with stunning florals, a beautiful Watters Dress, and a beautiful venue at Puakea Ranch! See more on the blog!

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Who says your bridal portraits shouldn't have a beautiful white horse with it?!?! Sunset Ranch Wedding, Hawaii Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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“Love knows no reason, no boundaries, no distance. It has a sole intention of bringing people together to a time called forever” -Unknown 💚 A little rain and wind didn’t stop Adam and Stevie from taking some of the most beautiful engagement photos I’ve had the pleasure of photographing! 💚 What I love most about Hawaii is not just it’s prestine beaches, but some of the most epic views, if you just head up! 💚 So happy to have found a new location for future couples, but even more excited for Adam and Stevie’s wedding that’s coming up soon! #vhbrides 💚

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Nothing beats walking into the weekend like getting married in Maui at The Ritz Carlton! Maui Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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A floral garter?? I think yes!! Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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🌟 When brides ask me what they should invest in, one of the things I tell them is a STUNNING bouquet! 🌟 I have seen and photographed so many weddings, from the simplest weddings to larger scale weddings, and your bouquet is always center stage! 🌟 Think about it, it will be in the majority of your wedding images that you will be looking at for years and generations to come! 🌟 Even if you are having a simple wedding, make sure you make your wedding bouquet a priority!!! 🌟 Looking for an amazing florist? Head to the blog to see who my #preferredvendors are!! This stunning bouquet by @bluekaidesigns is one of my favorites! 🌟

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Golf Country Club Wedding in Hawaii Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Getting married on the cliffs of California? Sounds like an amazing day for me! California Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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A beautiful Hawaiian Sunset to end this beautiful wedding at Sunset Ranch in Hawaii Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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**YOU GUYS!!!!** 😄 It’s been less than 24 HOURS since I announced my expansion to California! 🤗 And I’ve already received a San Diego Wedding Inquiry for next year! 😍 WHAAAAAAAAATTTTTT!!! I mean, y’all really know how to make a girl emotional!!! ❤️ This gorgeous shoot at San Francisco City Hall was one on my all time favorites!!! 😍 Dress: @epiphanyboutique_carmel Florals: @cassia.foret Hair and Makeup: @glamologybeautylounge @glambymaggie Film: @estrellafilmsmonterey Vintage Rentals @viewpoint_events Dress: @badgleymischkabride Shoes: @manoloblahnikhq

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YOU GUYS!!! Yesterday was an absolutely BLAST!! 🍍 I jetted off to Maui yesterday to attend #TheJamesandJessWorkshop with two of my favorite people @jameswitty and @jessfairchild ! 🍍 I met these two beautiful sounds two years ago at the @showit.co United Conference and instantly loved them when I took one of their breakout sessions! 🍍 Then last years conference on the dance floor is when I realized just how awesome they are!!👋🏽 🍍 When I found out they were coming to Maui and doing a workshop, I may have been the first one to sign up!! To spend the day with them, listen to their teaching, pick their brains, AND have cups of Rose’ with it, I mean, WIN all the way around! And the other incredible #bossladies that were there!!! 🍍 And then to add this incredibly stunning couple for a shootout at the @ritzcarlton at the beautiful @steeplehousemaui , well, I can say my day was made! 🍍 I can’t wait to show you more from this day, and even more excited that James and Jess are keynote speakers at United this year! Sharing the stage with them and so many others is such an incredible honor!!! 🍍<——- @jameswitty and @jessfairchild just for you!!🙄🤣

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**CALLING ALL SAN DIEGO COUPLES!!** ✈️ I’m heading to San Diego in a few weeks and looking for a gorgeous couple to model for me while I’m there!! 💕 Who wouldn’t want a free shoot showing your love, all dolled up?!? ❤️ DM me or tag a friend down below if you know anyone!! 🙏

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"Any home can be a castle when the king and queen are in love..."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vendors:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Design and Coordination @vidachicevents ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ HMU: @jirehartistry @perfectlymadehawaii⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @koolauballrooms ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Marble backdrop: @timelessevents_ct ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Calligraphy: @thesimpleflourish ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Furniture rentals: @visions__hawaii ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Table rentals: @accelrentals ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vintage car: @classiclimos ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gorgeous couple @ash.lynn.rae & @patrick_michehl

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A tropical haku lei (floral crown) is always a good idea for your island wedding! Hawaii Wedding Photographer Vanessa Hicks Photography

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One of the reasons why I love my job is not only the fact of being able to capture love on your wedding day, but, also being able to make dreams come true. 💛 Do you know how many times I hear the following…. . ” I hate the wedding photos we took.” . ” We had a ‘cheap’ photographer/friend take photos, and I wish we would have hired a photographer” . ” I wish I knew how much I would want wedding photos” . and the one that hurts the most… . “I don’t have any wedding photos.” 😭 YOU GUYS, it breaks my heart to hear things like this, which is why it is SO IMPORTANT to invest in a wedding photographer, but that’s a whole other blog post ( DON’T SKIMP ON YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!) 😫 So, to able to give my friend and fellow wedding vendor Janae the wedding images she wished she had, made me incredibly happy! Janae is an incredible baker at She Bakes It Designer Cakes and just relocated to Georgia, so hit her up if you are in need of sweets! 😍 Janae and Tremel were celebrating their 7 year anniversary, and after watching so many couples get married over the years, it was time she had the wedding photos she dreamed of! Head over to the blog to check out this gorgeous shoot! 😍 HMU: @madyyylion Event Coordinator and Florals: @vidachicevents Cake: @shebakesit

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Yesterday photoshoot was another one of those shoots where the end result was so much more better than I could anticipate! 🌹 It was one of those days where everything happens for a reason! You would never know by looking at my gorgeous friend, that she almost didn’t make the shoot because she wasn’t feeling well. 🌹 I wanted this QUEEN to feel as beautiful as she is both on the outside and inside. 🌹 And with the help of some AMAZING vendors, we did just that!!! 🌹 I can not WAIT to show you more of this beautiful session!!! 🌹 A huge thank you to all of the vendors who made this day happen! 👇🏽 Studio: @simplybabyphotography HMU: @dorysfoltin @maleanacosmetics Florals: @suvexpressions Royalty throne: @ambientrentals My beautiful friend: @leticia_letty

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As Casey sat at Koki beach on one of the many adventures she and Matt had taken as a couple, she knew she was in love with him and wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. ❤️ At the exact moment, Matt felt the same way. ❤️ So it made sense that they would gather back in this special beach, surrounded by their closest friends and family, some who flew literally around the world, to watch the dedicate their lives to each other! ❤️ Yesterday’s wedding on the Road to Hana was absolutely amazing! ❤️ @caseymarissad

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Can’t have #weddingwednesday and not post a stunning wedding photo! 💐 One of my MANY favorite images from this incredible wedding shoot at @sunsetranchhawaii ! 💞 Still can’t believe all that the team of vendors and I pulled off that day! It was nothing short of amazing!! 💛 Vendors: Venue: @sunsetranchhawaii  Florals and Arch: @jeffalencastre  Event Planner: @perfection_international Rentals and Table Top Decor: @accelrentals  Dress: @whitehothawaii  Makeup: @jenfoglam

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“If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.” Rumi . . . Seriously you guys, I can't get over just how incredibly stunning Elisa and Simon's wedding day was!!!! They way they looked at each other would take your breath away! <3

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I absolutely COULD NOT WAIT to share this with you guys!! 🖤 This morning, I partnered with @thesimpleflourish to bring her vision to life!! 🖤 You might have seen on @brides recently the article about the amazing @viacalligraphy creating @thejustmarriedjacket !!! It’s been known as #thetravelingjacket ! 🖤 And a chapter is coming to Hawaii!! That’s right #hawaiibrides , you can rent out this amazing leather jacket for your big day NOW! 🖤 Of course, it would be even more awesome if you are a #vhbride , but either way, if you are getting married in #Hawaii, head over to @thesimpleflourish , give Sarah a like, and shoot her a message if you are interested in the jacket for your big day! 🖤 Stay tune for more pictures from this shoot with the stunning @raeceens_one !!

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‘For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.’ 🌴 Still dreaming of Courtney and Morgan’s beautiful @kualoaranch wedding! 🌴 Venue: @kualoaranch Coordinator: @everaftermoments Catering: @kenekeswaimanalo Bartending: @Honolulubartending Cake: @acakelife Event Rentals: @pacificpartyrentals Florals: @sweetblossomdesigns DJ: @JustPressplay HMU: @beautyspellhawaii Dress Designer: @morileeofficial

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🖤 I don’t photograph a ton of black and white images! 🖤 I love color so much, and I believe black and white photos should be timeless, classic shots. 🖤 I love this simple but perfect shot of Elisa on her wedding day. Filled with nerves, anticipation, and joy knowing that In a few minutes, she doesn’t belong to just herself anymore. She’s about to be a wife! 🖤

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🌴 Yesterday’s wedding at @germainesluau was absolutely beautifully! 🌴 I knew the minute that Jeanine messaged me last year for her wedding, that I wanted her to choose me, as she was marrying a Hicks man—> no relation!! So it was absolutely a #teamhicks day! 🌴 Hawaii gave us gorgeous weather, the luau at @germainesluau was fun, and I’m pretty sure that Hershel married the most beautiful bride! Can’t wait to share more from this beautiful wedding with you guys! 🌴 Makeup: @projface Florals: @hauolishaku

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Happy Monday!!! 🌹 Raise your hand if you could’ve slept an extra hour or two today?!? 🌹 My hubby got new black out curtains in our room, so it was so dark when the alarm when off, i may have hit the snooze a few more times before I was officially up! 🌹 Then I remember what I get to wake up and do, and it makes getting up and dealing with the Monday’s just a bit more better!! 🌹 HMU @dorysfoltin @maleanacosmetics Florala: @suvexpressions Studio: @simplybabyphotography Sleeping Beauty : @leticia_letty

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