I know I say this a lot when it comes to weddings but Haylin and Jimmy’s wedding at the iconic Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki was one of the most memorable weddings I’ve shot. I’ve had a soft spot for Hawaii, it’s culture, and the people who live there ever since my first visit to the islands the summer after I graduated from high school. Haylin and Jimmy, along with their ridiculously cute daughter Maddie, are the embodiment of what Hawaii and the aloha spirit is all about. Hospitable, generous, fun loving, go-with-the-flow… they were just beautiful people to be around and I was so fortunate to be a part of their day.
I met Haylin and Jimmy for the first time when we linked up for their engagement shoot back in June of last year. The second time we met was their wedding day in February of this year. Because we totally hit it off and had a great day shooting the first time, it totally set the precedence for our chemistry on their wedding day. This is one of the big reasons why I am such an advocate of e-shoots. Haylin and Jimmy were so comfortable with me on their wedding day that they knew exactly what to do and how to do it whenever I would set up a shot.
There were so many amazing, hilarious, and touching moments throughout the day. I will never forget the video testimonials that they played during the reception. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at a wedding before! You can check out the rest of their wedding day story here.
Thanks to my awesome friend Lauren Smith from L-4-Love who set me up with Haylin and Jimmy!