Joel and Katie got married on New Year’s Eve in Denton (check back for those pictures soon!). Just a few days later, I had the great honor of traveling with them (and my beautiful wife, Sarah) to Hawaii for a Trash the Dress / Post-Wedding destination shoot! Sometimes referred to as a Newly-Wed shoot. We had a lot of fun doing this and these photos turned out great!
We started off in a cave off of Kaneana beach on the west side of Oahu island. This neat place is right off the highway, but hard to see at first. It’s not you’re tourist cave either. It’s deep and pitch black when you keep going back. Luckily, I have lights!
I used my wireless strobe to illuminate the cave and show it’s features. We didn’t go deep, so the light on them is actually ambient light coming from the opening. On the shot below I used a red gel to give the background some color. Deep red was one of their wedding colors, so I stuck with that.
Here’s a good shot that shows the opening back behind them.
Then we headed to the beach. We hit a few different ones, but they were all close to Waianae, HI.
Lighting became a little challenge, but luckily I had Sarah, my lovely wife, to assist. The reflector did amazing work.
They loved this tree so we had to get a shot with it, hehe.
After sunset, we had just a little twilight left, but we sure made the best of it.
At this point, it’s super dark, but these cameras have come a long way. Strobes and lenses help too. What you don’t see here is Sarah holding my lights so the ocean doesn’t take them away.
Then things got a little wild!
We all had a blast on the shoot, and Sarah and I made a vacation out of the trip. If you want to help pay part of my way to make it to your honeymoon destination for some awesome photos… let’s talk! I’m always down!