Hannah and Grayson’s wedding was one I will probably remember for the rest of my photography career because of the amount of love and support that was present that day.
H + G decided to ditch the big , elaborate wedding plans to have an intimate ceremony with their closest friends and family on the grounds of the Mauna Kea Resort on the Big Island. I arrived just in time to catch Hannah finishing getting ready. She decided to surprised her moms and her bridesmaids by showing them the dress + makeup as a finished look – and seeing her mom tear up was just so sweet.
When I went to meet up with the groom and his boys, they were helping each other with their details, pinning their lapelles and sharing a drink of whisky. Then H + G shared a first look with a legendary setting. The whole rest of the wedding was SO BEAUTIFUL. And I don’t mean the scenery or decor. This family loves each other so so so much, they made sure to make every single guest feel appreciated, loved, and important.
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
I had always wanted a destination wedding. I love travel and experiencing new places and cultures. Since Grayson and I met he has joined me in this love. Originally I had dreamed of Banff or Iceland, but Grayson prefers beaches and sun to the snow. So I decided to “compromise” on Big Island. Oh darn, right? My family had already planned a family vacation for November, so we decided to save some money and tack a wedding on as we knew part of the family had already booked. We would have eloped but we knew our parents would want to be there to witness, so we ended up with a small guest list of 10. Also 10 guests was the maximum for “elopement” pricing at our venue which worked out beautifully and gave us some HUGE savings.
What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
Do it! It was definitely the best decision we could have made. It was personal and intimate, truly focusing on the commitment and not necessarily a big production. Putting the relationship and marriage at the forefront as it should be
B is BEYOND Incredible!Working with B was fabulous in all ways. She was professional, friendly, creative, knowledgeable, and our photos are beyond incredible. Béa was a phenomenal choice for our wedding photographer! I can easily say Béa was one of the best photographers I have worked with and made my wife and I feel relaxed during our couple’s photos and throughout our wedding day. Also, all of our photos turned out fantastic! For any couples looking for a travel/engagement/wedding photographer; definitely reach out to Béa, you won’t be disappointed!I literally want to frame every single one of them. I cannot recommend B enough 😀
Aloha! I’m Bea, aka TheWanderingB! I am a traveling adventure photographer based ion the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. I love exploring with my couples and capturing their emotions as we trek through the valleys or a quiet stroll on a remote beach whether it be on Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Oahu & beyond! I pride myself in specializing in adventure elopements, intimate weddings, adventure couple’s session, engagements, proposals, honeymoons, or just photographing some fun lovers! So if you are a couple seeking an adventure photographer and desiring someone to capture your raw and intimate love story, click HERE to access my booking request form!
I’m Bea, aka TheWanderingB! I am a traveling adventure photographer based on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.