So I had mentioned last week that I was so excited to be heading to Kona Hawaii to photograph Rachel & Elie’s wedding. It was even better than I had imagined. It was so fun to see these two again. The last time I saw them Rachel was a bridesmaid at her best friend Michelle’s wedding on Mackinac … and here I was months later with them in Hawaii… man I love my job!
I arrived to the rehearsal and was instantly welcomed by their family and friends. Everyone there was so incredibly warm and welcoming. It is just a testament to Rachel and Elie. The ceremony was one of the most intimate ceremonies I have ever witnessed… everyone circled around the hoopa.. everyone was involved with the ceremony by reading and just by being so close. It was incredibly touching.
Now I’ll be honest I don’t usually go through all the pics before I blog… I quickly pic a few of my favorites and that’s it. Well, for some reason this time I’ve already looked through all the pics… and you know… I have never felt this way… I walked away feeling like I know Rachel and Elie even more … seeing the procession of images… the looks they give each other… the little touches between moments… it is clear that these two are not only madly in love… but incredibly comfortable and happy with each other. Some couples are bubbling over with excitement… some couples are filled with butterflies in anticipation… Rachel and Elie seemed to be truly serene. I loved it!!… then again being on Hawaii doesn’t hurt!!
Rachel & Elie, thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this incredibly intimate and beautiful celebration of your love. I truly feel honored. I can’t wait to meet up with you again.. maybe for a little reunion in SF!!!