I'd invite you to check out the photos so you know what I'm talking about when I say this shooting experience was incredible! Rebecca had contacted me about doing a fearless bridal session and I told her it would be kind of difficult to schedule right then since I was about to leave for Hawaii. It turns out that they were planning a delayed honeymoon at the same time I would be there so I planned my itinerary around a trip to Big Island.
When I met up with them, it was the second week of their honeymoon and they had a huge vacation rental called the dolphin house in Big Island Hawaii. They had their own private area of waterfront where we did the immersion photos at the end with all the lava rocks around them. The flowers you will see in Rebecca's hair came from the plants in the yard! That's one thing about Hawaii - they're so casual about the colorful fruit and flower trees -- you can pick a bouquet from the side of the road that would cost $30 at Trader Joe's here. And the plumerias!!! The blooms fall to the ground and they're so beautiful they almost look fake. And they smell like a million bucks.
On a personal note, it thrills me to see Josh and Becky interact. He toughens her up, and she softens him up. They are so very tender and lovey together, but not at all in a cheesy way. They don't always believe me, but I think they are totally photogenic all the time.
I loved the experience - it was as close to doing a "day after" session as I have been able to get. I am hoping my 2008 clients will be up for an after the wedding session as well - there's something magical when you're not worried about getting the clothes messed up and you get to travel to a crazy location. I'll go back to hawaii any day! :)
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