This wedding and adventure session was photographed by our lead photographer, Micah Camara, a few weeks ago and I can’t get over how incredible their gallery turned out! Nalani and Michael’s wedding have us even more obsessed with big trees and twinkle lights than we were before! And how epic is this wedding day coordination and design by @alohafridayskauai?
Micah said the ceremony was really moving which is clear after looking at the photographs, and they had an epic day exploring and adventuring around some of our favorite places on the island. Enjoy the photos and if you know Nalani and Michael be sure to click the “like” button below and feel free to leave them some love in the comments section!
xo, Megan Weber (Assistant for Bradyhouse Photographers :))
Hi guys! This is Megan (not to be confused with the usual voice around here, Meg), and I’m the assistant for the Bradyhouse Photographers team! I get the pleasure of communicating with our amazing clients helping them plan out the perfect day and making sure all details are set in place before their Elopement. We’re going to be starting a new blog series with some of our amazing lead-photographer weddings shot by Micah and Peter, and since we can barely get either of the boys to write an Instagram caption (haha!) they’ve asked me to help with writing their blog posts! So excited to show you all their amazing work – so let’s get started!
This Elopement was photographed by Peter a few weeks ago and I can’t get over how incredible their images turned out! When we send our new client questionnaires we like to ask, “what’s an adventure you’re dreaming about?” Haleigh and Rob both answered that their elopement was their dream adventure, and after looking through their gallery anyone can see why! From the look in Rob’s eyes as they exchanged vows and Haleigh’s smile, you can tell this was another special one.
One of our favorite Kaua’i officiants, Frieda Gayle, stood beside Haleigh and Rob as they exchanged their vows on the cliffs at sunrise, “With this ring, I give you my promise that from this day forward you shall not walk alone. May my arms be your shelter, may my heart be your home. May we walk together through all things. May you feel deeply loved because you are. May you always see the best of you reflected in my eyes.”
Peter said the ceremony was really moving which is clear after looking at the photographs, and they had an epic day exploring and adventuring around some of our favorite places on the island. Enjoy the photos and if you know Haleigh & Rob be sure to click the “like” button below and feel free to leave them some love in the comments section!
With love, Megan Weber (Assistant for Bradyhouse Photographers :))
We walked out into the forest from the road as the sun finally broke through the clouds. They swayed back and forth, dancing to their playlist that was playing through the speaker, and the softest mist began to fall from the sky showering them with what looked like glitter from the light. The forest was silent other than their occasional laugh and the click of my camera shutter. It all felt so romantic and peaceful.
We chased the rain and windstorm, or it chased us, for the better part of the day but everywhere we went it turned out perfectly. For their ceremony, the sun broke through a high ceiling of clouds and lit up the ocean with the most beautiful colors. Their first dance was done at the edge of the water as the sun fell and it was just perfect. These two were radiating with joy the entire day, so grateful we got to be the ones to preserve it! Enjoy the photographs!
The day started early for Rachel: 4am for hair and makeup. Shortly after Peter and I showed up to begin photographing and filming the getting ready, first look and sunrise ceremony nestled back by the cliffs on the beach. When he saw her for the first time, Colin’s face was everything a bride dreams of when they imagine their first look. He was so captivated by her beauty and it really seemed surreal surrounded by all of the flowers in the Grand Hyatt’s incredible garden displays. They walked hand in hand over to their ceremony site, made it official and then we went on a little adventure to a special place where they could exchange their personally written vows to one another.
These two were so stoked all day with everything that Kaua’i gave them. A little rain fell at the waterfall and it didn’t phase them. Their boots were wet, her dress was muddy, and they were all smiles the entire time. It’s the best ever when people let go of all expectations and just live in whatever gets handed to them; that’s when the real magic happens and it was no exception with these two. Take a look at their photographs and you’ll see what I mean! So excited for Peter to finish their highlight film from this day, it’s going to be amazing!!
oh my goshhh this day was full of so much epicness. the rain was threatening us all day, looming over us in dark clouds and wind gusts but somehow no matter where we went it held off for just the perfect amount of time. we got out to one of my favorite spots on the island for their ceremony and although it was beautiful, the light was dark as the sun was setting behind the clouds. the wind died just enough for their ceremony to be peaceful, slow and calm, and when they were finished we walked down to the beach. the ocean was glowing bright blue under the dark ominous light, almost so much that no matter what i did my frame was filled with blue hues in everything. and then just like that, like it came out of nowhere, one minute i couldn’t figure out why my camera was reflecting so much blue and the next, it was like the sky was on fire right in front of us. Peter said it was like fire and ice, parts of the sky and ocean glowing blue and others exploding with reds and purple. mike spun her around as she played with her dress, her pink skirt matching the clouds as she twirled into him. alyssa had prayed to her mom the entire night before to look out for them and to show them some magic on their wedding day, I’d say she was listening for sure.
After what was one of the most magical sunsets we’ve seen all year, we were all on cloud 9 once the color finally faded into the night sky. to celebrate, we all went out for a few beers afterwards before their dinner and raved about how incredible the sky was and what an awesome day we had. after a few toasts, some cheersing and hilarious conversation we called it a night and we were filled with so much happiness. I love when it feels like hanging with old friends at the end of a wedding day – congrats to these two and enjoy!
Living in a place like Hawaii it’s so easy to get lost in the beautiful backgrounds and amazing color, placing people in the mist of a vast landscape in a perfect sunset, always looking for that epic shot. Shooting in the grungy streets and neon lights of Vegas was a much-needed reminder that whatever the surroundings, often the real magic of a photograph lies with how you see and capture the people. I’m still learning every day what the balance of those two things look and feel like, but spending a week with other photographers was so inspiring and a good reminder to keep growing and to step outside what is comfortable.
We all took photographs of each other in places we would never normally shoot, and we really focused on capturing each other how we see one another, and I’ve never been so proud of a set of portraits.
Peter is solid and soft, always striving to be the best he can be, constantly trying to improve at any given focus with the most gentle and caring heart. He is always looking out for the ones he loves before himself, never needing credit, or the spotlight. He is a constant and unwavering source of strength in my life.
Jackie is beautiful and piercing, a curious reflective soul mixed with a little wild. She has a hidden sensitivity that only makes her stronger and she is capable of things beyond even her own comprehension.
Micah is an artist, often standing back and observing from the shadows before stepping into the light, and when he is seen he is an explosion of undeniable and vibrant joy.
We all see people in vast dimensions and different forms, and to me these photographs are much more than a beautiful background or pretty light, they are a window into the amazing qualities and hearts of friendships that I cherish in my life. These are photographs of all of us as we are, and I’m going to try to do more of that.
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“And since I won’t make a promise I can’t keep, here are some things I can and can’t promise. I can’t promise that I won’t ever make you cry, like I am right now, but I do promise to always be by your side and take the pain away as soon as possible. I can’t buy you everything in the world, but I do promise to provide for you everything you need physically, spiritually and emotionally. I can’t promise that we’ll always see eye to eye on everything but I do promise that I will respect your opinion. I can’t promise you your health, but I do promise that I will always pray for it, help you achieve it, and be there taking care of you if you ever need it“.
The raindrops rolled down her cheek along with the tears, and she didn’t blink as not to miss a single moment of his words. The ocean was calm behind them reflecting the warm light pouring out from beneath the clouds, and as soon as they were finished exchanging the most beautiful vows, the rain stopped, the sun appeared, and we watched as they playfully danced in the shoreline of the ocean to their favorite R&B playlist drenched in orange and pink light from the most perfect day.
These two are why we do what we do. Completely unbothered by the storm that seemed to follow us all day, no concern for raindrops in her hair, mud on her dress, the locations we went to. Their full attention was on their promises to one another and letting the day unfold naturally with whatever the island blessed us with. When you have that kind of attitude, you find rainbows, epic sunsets, empty beaches, blessings of soft gentle rain and everything is magic. Kaitie and Rob, it was such an honor to be your photographers and new friends, thanks for including us in your champagne toasts and sharing your car-bar;), you guys are the bomb and I can’t wait to watch what kind of adventures life brings you, congratulations again!