Christy
Dedicated May 2019

Did anyone else do a honeymoon photo session?

Christy, on July 13, 2019 at 3:46 AM Posted in Honeymoon 1 38
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My husband and I both love photography, but we don't have a ton of photos of us together because one or the other of us is almost always behind the camera. With our wedding, we both agreed that photography was a priority. Along with our videographer, our photographer was the first vendor we reached out to. We even chose our date based on their availability. We knew the style of photo we wanted for our wedding, and I was 100% certain in our choice (and I still am - I LOVE our wedding photos). But, in searching for our photographers, I did find the work of several others that I really enjoyed, even though they weren't quite the right style for our wedding. One of them in particular, I couldn't get out of my head. When I learned through their Instagram feed that their move back from Maui to Australia had been delayed until two weeks after the wedding, I made up my mind. I reached out to them to book a honeymoon photoshoot. And I am so glad I did!

Just like our wedding day, rain rolled in and tested our resolve. We had already rescheduled from a sunrise shoot on May 5th to sunset on May 4th, as the weather forecast for the next day looked pretty bleak. Storms were predicted for the afternoon of the 4th, but we were going to meet some groomsmen to watch a hockey game, so we dressed comfortably, hoped for good stormy light, and brought photoshoot clothing as a backup. As we drove to the other side of the island, big, fat raindrops started to hit the windshield. Grey clouds coated the horizon. It was pretty much a torrential downpour. After watching the game for an hour and no letup in sight, we decided to call off the sunset shoot and try our luck with sunrise again. We were leaving for the Big Island the afternoon of the 5th, so it would be our last chance. Sad that our gamble had failed (but happy that the Sharks were winning!), we ordered drinks and appetizers. Just as we took our first bites, we got the text - a photo of the clouds clearing, and the words, "The view from our place looks promising." We scarfed down the appetizers and rushed to change before the light was gone.

We made it just in time.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I didn't but my friends did and they're cute too!
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  • C
    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    These are gorgeous!
    We did a shoot in our wedding clothes on our minimoon!

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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    These are gorgeous pictures! Congratulations!
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  • Kristen
    VIP April 2020
    Kristen ·
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    We are thinking about doing one, but not 100% decided on that
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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
    Soon2BSmith ·
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    WoW!! These are freakin gorgeous!!!

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  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
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    Omg girl these are amazing!
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  • Jeanelle
    Super September 2018
    Jeanelle ·
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    So magical and romantic! Wow pics in Hawaii, can't pick a better backdrop.
    We had ours scheduled with our photographer who flew into where we live in Brooklyn from Rochester.

    We almost rescheduled that week since I was sick in bed for 2 weeks with a cold that developed into hand foot and mouth disease. but we would have to pay for her travel and we were already cutting it close to our wedding. So I insisted we stick to it.

    We wanted to capture our lives as homebodies in our happy place, we make breakfast together every day and hang out in our apartment that we live in quintessential Brooklyn. We were dressed in jeans and tshirt/tank top.

    Our plan was to go down the block to our favorite restaurant or go to the waterfront. Instead I couldn't make it down the block and had terrible diarrhea. So we went to the roof with our 6 months pregnant photographer and took sunset pictures. I threw up in the middle of them and continued the photo shoot.

    The things we do for likes, jk! Thought we would have at least one to use but we were pleased we had hundreds to choose from even though I hadn't eaten in a week and was the sickest I've ever been and bawled for a couple hours before she showed up.

    So classic that your resolve is tested every step of the way and makes the story so good as you face those challenges together. Go team!

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  • Dita
    Expert August 2019
    Dita ·
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    Those are so beautiful! We’re going to Hawaii for our honeymoon and I’ve actually been considering looking into it!
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  • Dita
    Expert August 2019
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    I love home shoots! These came out lovely! My FH would probably think I’m crazy, but I would totally want to do this when we buy a home. 😬
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  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
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    Wow these are gorgeous! I didn’t love our wedding pictures and we aren’t doing our honeymoon until it gets colder because we want to do Turks and Caicos so this might be a great idea!
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  • Christy
    Dedicated May 2019
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    Those are gorgeous! Makes me want to bring my dress back for our anniversary and take more Smiley love

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  • Christy
    Dedicated May 2019
    Christy ·
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    I love these! You guys look so comfortable and happy together. You're a trooper - you would never know everything you went through before (or during) that shoot, and you're right - it makes the story so much better!

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  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Cliodhna ·
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    These are stunning photos, Christy Smiley love

    The photographer did an amazing job capturing the love between you both!

    Who was the photographer?

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
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    Your photos are so beautiful Christy!! The colors are fantastic!! Such a beautiful backdrop!

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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
    Kellie Martinez ·
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    I love this! We are planning on having professional photos taken on the Disney cruise ship next year because there are multiple times and locations that they do that so I'm excited for that. Smiley smile

    These pictures are just as special as the wedding photos and I'm so happy you will have these memories captured to last you a life time!

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  • Christy
    Dedicated May 2019
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    Thank you! We are so glad we did them - almost makes me wish we had done some on each island we visited! Our photographer was Adam from Love + Water Photography - they're an awesome husband and wife team who just moved back to Australia from Maui. They do a lot of really cool work in the water, and some neat drone shots too!

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  • latasha
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    latasha ·
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    Love it! I’m interested in doing one on our honeymoon.
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  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
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    I loooooove these! So dreamy and romantic.
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  • Renee
    Super April 2020
    Renee ·
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    Your pictures are so great! I've never thought of having a photographer for our honeymoon. I love the idea

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  • Tina
    Super August 2019
    Tina ·
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    Wow these are amazing and a great idea!

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