February 25, 2020

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Destination Wedding | North Shore Oahu, Haliewa

Kossandra and Tom’s Wedding Day – Oahu Wedding Photographer

The North Shore of Oahu is an iconic location. Its famous for it big surf, easy living, and epic vacation rentals. This Oahu wedding day at a private estate made for the most beautiful North Shore Oahu wedding!

There is a lot of love, planning, and sometimes stress that goes into making your Oahu destination wedding dreams come true. As your vendors, we know that you are working with the extra challenge of distance while planning. Between all the family photos, elopement photos, and wedding photos I shoot on Oahu – I’d say 99% of my clients are vacationers to the island.

Your destination wedding on Oahu would not be complete without gorgeous photos to remember it by!

Kossandra and Tom’s wedding was an absolute stunner, and I’m so thankful to my friend Rae who brought me along to capture all the magic with her. You might be asking yourself – how do I choose a wedding photographer for a day as important as my destination wedding on Oahu?

Here are some questions to ask yourself when choosing a wedding photographer:

  • Do I like their editing style?
  • Are they willing to send me a full wedding gallery and NOT just a “highlight reel” of the best shots from many weddings?
  • How experienced are they?
  • Are they priced high enough that I know they are running a legitimate business, which requires paying for liability insurance, lawyers to write contracts, back up systems to protect my images, the latest and greatest gear.. and so much more!
  • Do they bring experienced photographers as their second shooter, and not someone they might have found in a Facebook group a few days before? (YES, this really happens).
  • How are they with coordinating large groups of people – and do they do it with a smile?

Any professional will be more than happy to answer all of these questions for you and more! Your destination wedding on Oahu is a BIG DEAL, and you want to trust your day to someone who knows what they are doing, and has done it hundreds of times already!

Getting ready details, Oahu Hawaii wedding
A bride and groom getting ready for their wedding on Oahu's North Shore
A bride and groom on Oahu Hawaii First Look
Light blue bridesmaid dresses North Shore Hawaii wedding
Wedding party laughing together Oahu wedding day
tropical wedding ceremony details oahu hawaii
North Shore Oahu Wedding ceremony moments
first kiss as husband and wife oahu wedding day
cocktail at destination oahu wedding
wedding guests posing for pictures haliewa wedding venue
bride and groom walking on Oahu's North Shore
Pineapple centerpieces at Oahu wedding reception
Oahu wedding reception grand entrance
oahu wedding reception toasts
dancing at Oahu wedding day

RACHEL JAY IS AN EXPERIENCED WEDDING, ELOPEMENT, AND DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING ALL COUPLES AND FAMILIES IN HALIEWA AND OAHU. Want to see more of our work? Check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration, or other blogs from our favorite Oahu wedding venues.

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