Melissa and Bill straight are up some of the nicest and hardest working people I know. Bill’s a veterinarian and Melissa is one the most incredible animal groomers I’ve ever met. Obviously, I take my sweet Chuckles puppers to both of them. She is cared for and loved so much that I have no worries each time I drop her off.
Melissa & Bill’s backyard wedding took place in Oahu, Hawaii and holy shoot it was so beautiful. It was filled with so much passion and beyond fun. Getting the opportunity to spend a couples days with some of my closest friends in one of the most beautiful places in North America was such an honor to be a part of and photograph.
Not only did they have their closest family and friends there, they were all involved to help their day be that much more magical. Days before Bill made both of them wooden rings. Yeah, he actually made them with his own two hands and they are stunning.
During our portraits we were able to hit up a park with views of Diamond Head, which is a dormant volcano in Oahu. You could see ocean for miles as well as a pretty view of the city.
If any photographer out there gets nervous to shoot a friends wedding, don’t; it’s so much fun! Not only do they trust you with all your fun experience, you get to see them laugh, have fun with their favorite people and party! It’s almost like attending a wedding, but you actually get to take photos of the beautiful day as well!
Enjoy these backyard Hawaii wedding photos!