This traveling wedding photographer took her adventure to Hawaii! Buckle up for a vibrant love and laughter captured against the breathtaking backdrop of Poipu, Kauai!
During my trip to Kauai, I met up with some amazing people that live on the island! This Kauai adventure session with McKenna and Stuart was such a blast!! We started our hike through some backroads and after about a mile we reached the shore. These two are a couple of sweethearts that are so youthful and fun! They are a joy to be around! I had the pleasure of capturing their love in one of their favorite spots on Kauai. This secluded beach in Poipu was a dream to photograph on. We were the only ones on the beach and the views were incredible! Stuart and McKenna are frequent visitors in this spot. Surfing is their jam! The dynamic duo brought a whole new meaning to the phrase “picture-perfect.”They truly have an infectious zest for life!
Seeing how comfortable they are out here in their home is surreal. We spent some time rolling around in the sand, playing in the ocean. After this, we hiked up to the cliff. This is where we watched the sunset and rainclouds move in! In Hawaii, rain or shine, it is absolutely stunning! What made this photoshoot truly special was the couple’s willingness to embrace the moment, letting their personalities shine through. No stiff poses or forced anything—just genuine, unfiltered love and laughter. Their playful banter and natural chemistry added an extra layer of magic to the already enchanting scene.
If you are in Hawaii on a vacation and want to capture your love on the island, let’s chat! I have so many locations I would love to photograph your adventurous souls! Let’s embrace the magic, chase the sunset, and let your lens capture the poetry of love in every frame. Aloha!
Stuart and McKenna grew up together on Kauai. When McKenna was 11 she fell in love with him and decided she was going to marry him! Around age 14 he returned the feelings and they started dating at age 14 and 15. They dated for 5 years and then parted ways after our first year of college. After 3 years of not taking at all, he reached out over Facebook. They met up for coffee a few times when he was home on Kauai and they decided to try again at a relationship. They got married a year later!! These two recently celebrated 2 years and have a 1 year old little guy named Maverick.
If you do make it out to Poipu, Kauai, here are some places I would recommend checking out or doing!
- Poipu Beach Park: Enjoy the sun, surf, and golden sand at one of Kauai’s most popular beaches. It’s great for swimming, snorkeling, and picnicking.
- Spouting Horn Park: Witness the impressive Spouting Horn blowhole, where ocean waves create a natural spout through a lava tube.
- Allerton Garden: Explore the lush Allerton Garden, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, known for its beautiful landscapes and rare plants.
- Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail: Take a scenic hike along the coastline to discover stunning vistas, limestone cliffs, and the unique flora and fauna of Kauai.
- Kauai ATV Tours: For an adventurous experience, consider taking an ATV tour to explore the rugged terrains and beautiful landscapes of Kauai.
- Koloa Heritage Trail: Learn about Kauai’s history by following this self-guided trail, featuring cultural and historical sites.
- Kauai Sea Tours: Embark on a boat tour to explore the picturesque Na Pali Coast or enjoy a sunset cruise.
- Old Koloa Town: Stroll through the charming Old Koloa Town, where you can find historic buildings, unique shops, and delightful restaurants.
- Smith’s Tropical Paradise Luau: Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture by attending a traditional luau with music, hula dancing, and a delicious feast.
- Kayaking and Snorkeling: Rent a kayak and explore the coastline, or go snorkeling to discover the vibrant marine life in the crystal-clear waters.