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Kristen & Kevin Hawaii Wedding Photography| Kualoa Ranch on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu

Updated: May 10


Photographing a destination wedding on the island of Oahu in Hawaii is a dream for many destination wedding photographers. This past Memorial Day weekend, Jake and I boarded an airplane and took the five-hour flight over the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles to Oahu to photograph one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve witnessed.

On August 21, 2016, Kevin planned a sunrise walk on Waimanalo Beach to propose to Kristen as the sun came up, stretching golden light on one of their favorite sunrise spots! Without hesitation, Kristen said YES!

“I knew I was crazy about him by the second date. Knew I wanted to marry him around the time he went on deployment a few months later,” says Kristen.

Although Kristen and Kevin were both raised on the mainland, they knew they wanted to get married in Hawaii. Their date was set for May 26, 2017…to be held at Kualoa Ranch – a 4,000 acre, private nature reserve on the windward side of the island. The Kualoa Private Nature Reserve is legendary to ancient Hawaiians as well as the Hollywood film industry, and is also a working cattle ranch and farm! Jurassic Park, Skull Island, Jurassic World and Godzilla were all filmed at Kualoa Ranch. How cool is that?!


Sometimes called “The Gathering Place,” Oahu certainly lived up to its name as Kristen and Kevin’s guests started arriving from the mainland the week leading u