Aloha and welcome to our blog!

This is where we love to share our most recent work. Our blog gives us another chance to showcase our lovely work as well as giving you a greater sense of who we are. You will also find more about the beautiful island that we are so blessed to call our home. Thank you for stopping by and please check back to see what we’ve been up to.

Mahalo, Fawne + Sebastian

February 24, 2017
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kauai photographers the meaning of aloha When visiting Hawaii, you will often be greeted or sent on your way with a warm 'Aloha'! But what does the word really mean? It commonly will be used in expressing love and in greetings and farewells. But it means so much more and truly is a way of life here in Hawaii, often referred to as 'The Aloha Spirit". We wanted to dive in a little deeper and share with you the beautiful meaning behind this word, so you can have a new appreciation for it when visiting Hawaii and take this Aloha Spirit home and sprinkle it throughout your life. Aloha is a way of life, a foundation. It is the essence of communication. From speaking from the heart and connecting with others. To have patience in our conversations and building relationships based on love. And the key to it, and everything is Love; to love one another. To live with Aloha, it is all about living with Love.

         A “Akahai” meaning kindness, to be expressed with tenderness

L “Lokahi” meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony

               O “Oluolu” meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness

      H “Haahaa” meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty

              A “Ahonui” meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance

So when people first come to our islands, that is the first word they often hear. Even if they don't understand the depth of it, it does not matter, just the fact that they are hearing it and absorbing the Aloha Spirit has a powerful effect. From the years of being on Kauai, we often hear visitors speaking of how amazing they feel here, and this magic that the islands have, and how everyone was so loving to them -  they have experienced Aloha.

But did you ever think that you can take that Aloha Spirit home with you, and ask yourself 'How am I able to express that spirit of love in every moment?' And cultivate that in your daily life. I promise you, nothing but good things will come.

This is just scratching the surface of Aloha and to write this blog post trying to define Aloha, comes with such an honor and respect for this ancient way of life.  So before we leave you, we wanted to share another layer of this beautiful way of life.

alo - sharing, in the present

ha - breath of life

The idea of Aloha is that you are in another persons spiritual presence exchanging the breath of life.

So as you can see there is really something special about this word and our way of living here in the islands that we all can learn from and put into practice in our daily lives. The Aloha Spirit has the power to make our world a better place, because who doesn't feel better when Aloha is shared with them?

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May 31, 2016
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We jumped at the opportunity to photograph an editorial piece for the elegant wedding lifestyle magazine, Cottage Hill. When Katie O. Selvidge, the founder and editor of the magazine, proposed we do the shoot at 10,000 feet on the summit of Haleakala on Maui, our excitement went through the roof. The harsh volcanic setting provided a unique, other worldly look and feel to the shoot. Although the temperature dropped well into the 50's once the sun dipped below the craters edge, we were blessed with unusually mild weather and photographed well into sunset. We had such a blast on the shoot, it was so exciting working in this exotic location with this incredible team. Special thanks to Katie O. Selvidge of Cottage Hill magazine, Hair and Make Up: Maui Mira with , Model: Jessica Blair, Gown: Carol Hannah, Paper and Calligraphy: Jessica Gatlyn of Bohemian Ink. maui wedding photographers haleakala maui wedding photographers hawaii wedding photographers on maui island maui wedding photographers in hawaii wedding photographers maui hawaii maui wedding photographers maui wedding photographers destination weddings hawaii maui wedding photography hawaii wedding photographers on maui best maui wedding photographers top maui wedding photographers
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April 25, 2016
About Us

This week we will be celebrating our 11 year anniversary!! It’s incredible to say, and a little hard to believe, that we started our journey together over a decade ago. Although, the time has flown by it has been a long wonderful journey together, filled with such depth, growth, fun, love and adventure. In planning how to best celebrate our anniversary, we got to thinking about last years anniversary trip and decided to share it with you here on our blog.

Sebastian secretly planned a trip for us to spend a few days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. The trip was a complete surprise and he only let me in on the secret a few hours before our plane left Kauai. I was so incredibly excited, I had the biggest smile ear to ear all the way to the Big Island.

Driving into the park we were taken back by the beauty and mystic of our surroundings. Fern tree rain forests and the misty clouds creeping over the mountain letting us know we were in a very special place. Little did we know that our visit happen to coincide with a major geological event. The lava lake that sits inside the Halema’uma’u Crater, located in the park, had reached a record high and you can witness huge plumes of lava bubbling within the crater. Of course, this was incredibly exciting to hear but we knew the best time to view this spectacle was at night. We spent the day exploring the vast park and enjoyed a few incredible hikes. It is amazing to be surrounded by such unique landscapes, from pristine rain forests to harsh barren lava flows. One of our favorite hikes was the Kilauea Iki trail, it was stunning from start to finish.

The hands down greatest highlight of the trip was to witness the erupting lava lake in the craters center. There was an immense buzz around the creater lookout and we had to drive over a mile away just to get a place to park. There were so many locals and tourist alike flocking to see this rare and amazing site. Seeing lava, bubbling and shooting out from the earths core was one of the most amazing experiences and something we will never, ever forget. Not only that but there was a local halau that sung Hawaiian Chants, which together with the bubbling and shooting lava was deeply moving, it gave me goose bumps. We felt like we were transported to the earths beginning and witnessing this creation, it was something so powerful and profound it truly can not be put into words, so we'll just leave it at - it was unforgettable.

Enjoy our photos we captured from our anniversary trip and cheers to celebrating life with the one you love!

Hugs,

Fawne + Sebastian

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April 18, 2016
Wedding
Although our main focus is serving larger weddings, occasionally we do make exceptions and accept smaller stylish elopements. We do this exclusively for clients who truly value beautiful photography and want a stylish and memorable wedding, without all the details that come along with planning a larger wedding. So, when Hannah and Norman described their vision for their Kauai bohemian elopement, we were immediately excited and knew this was going to be the right fit for us! The sweet couple was from Kentucky so they brought their unique country vibe to their stylish boho elopement. With the help from Princeville Ranch we incorporated a few gorgeous horses into the shoot, which were a dream to work with, although they kept trying to eat the bride's flowers and the groom's boutonniere- haha! You can't blame them, they were very beautiful and smelled oh so good! :) Of course, their Kauai wedding would not be complete unless we finished their fine art portraits at a near by beach for the last bit of sunset. It is so refreshing to have clients that put in the thought and effort to make their wedding unique, special, and classic. Thank you Hannah and Norman for being such a joy to work with and for the opportunity to create beautiful art with you both! So if you are excited about having us photograph your special & stylish elopement, please reach out to us with your dream and vision. Be passionate. Be inspired. Let your personality shine. Be creative, be unique, make it your own! Mahalo for stopping by! Hugs, Sebastian & Fawne kauai bohemian stylish elopement ranch inspired boho wedding kauai photos handsome groom on kauai for his boho elopement boho elopement ceremony on kauai with hawaiian elements kauai wedding photos of ceremony on the north shore princeville ranch boho kauai wedding with horses bohemian kauai fine art wedding photos on ranch with horses boho bride and groom with horses on ranch for wedding photos boho bride with blush pink dress and flowers for kauai wedding boho kauai wedding photos with horseskauai wedding beach photos at anini beach boho bride and groom fine art beach kauai photos for wedding portraits tropical boho kauai wedding elopement on beach fine art wedding photographers kauai
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