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Rugged Hawaiian Wedding Photos on the Big Island

November 4, 2016 | juliette

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This epic post-wedding shoot showcases a side of Hawaii that few people know exists. Rather than choosing one of the many idyllic beaches for their Hawaiian wedding photos, Alisha and Phillip opted for darker, moodier locales: an abandoned resort and a sprawling lava rock field. In stunning contrast, the bride wore a full-skirt blush gown by Allure Bridals and the groom looked dashing in a navy blue suit. With the help of the oh-so talented Karina and Maks, Alisha and Phillip commemorated their first day of married life with some of the most breathtaking photos we’ve ever seen!

The Couple:

Alisha and Phillip

The Wedding:

Kona, Hawaii

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From the photographer: The amazing thing about post wedding bridals is that not only do you get to go to a dream location but you don’t have to worry about getting your dress dirty or about a wedding timeline. It’s a perfect day to just be with your love – to hold each other in moments of stillness, to share kisses and sweet embraces, and to embrace all the messy and wild moments!

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When the topic of the location came up for the session, Phillip asked if I would be interested in exploring an abandoned resort with them. It was truly hard for me not to squeal with excitement! I absolutely love the contrast of abandoned places, paired with a beautiful couple in their wedding attire!

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After shooting at the resort, we ventured out to a nearby beach and climbed some lava rocks for some dramatic pictures with lava landscapes. We ended the session near the calm of the ocean at sunset.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Karina and Maks
Wedding Dress – Allure Bridals

 

Congrats to Alisha and Phillip, and a huge thanks to Karina and Maks for sharing these breathtaking post-wedding photos with us! For more non-traditional location inspiration, check out this canoe post-wedding shoot in Slippery Rock, PA!

xo

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