Devin & Raquel - Sunset Surf Proposal at Waimea Bay

Devin & Raquel - Sunset Surf Proposal at Waimea Bay

One of our best friends, the crazy talented musician Devin Henning, proposed to his Brazilian bride out at Waimea Bay…on a SUP board…with the ring in his boardshorts. That is a Hawaiian proposal at it’s finest! In the winter time, the swells can reach 30-40ft and Raquel is one of the pro surfers crazy enough to paddle out into them! So Dev thought what better place to ask for her hand in marriage than out at her favorite break on the planet :)

Mac & Lex - Honeymoon on Hawaii's North Shore

Mac & Lex - Honeymoon on Hawaii's North Shore

They were so comfortable in their own skin and confident in who they were created to be :) They claim to eat more Portillo’s than anyone else in the city of Chicago and are a true Superman/Lex Luther combo; Mackenzie being superman and Lex being the Kryptonotic Luther haha.

Jenna & Brendan - Diamond Head Honeymoon in Waikiki

Jenna & Brendan - Diamond Head Honeymoon in Waikiki

We photographed Jenna & Brendan’s wedding in Cincinnati, OH just 5 months before this. They decided to honeymoon in Hawaii at Waikiki, Maui, and Kauai. For Valentine’s Day (just two days before they arrived), Jenna’s mom surprised them with a couple’s session to have photographs of their brief time on Oahu before heading to the other islands :)

Allie & Christopher - Surprise Proposal at Kualoa's Secret Beach

Allie & Christopher - Surprise Proposal at Kualoa's Secret Beach

He proposed using a heart lego box which was the same box he used for his first gift to Allie, which was a lego-shaped heart necklace :) He was able to get Allie’s grandma’s ring to ask her to be her bride - it didn’t fit, but nothing a jeweler can’t fix for such sweet sentiment.

Xavier & Natasha - North Shore Ocean and Mountain Proposal

Xavier & Natasha - North Shore Ocean and Mountain Proposal

With the mountains reigning in the background, the blue ocean reflecting the puffy clouds and the cliff on which he would ask her to be his wife, this was exactly what Xavier had in mind when proposing on Oahu! He pulled it off, but not without a little speculation from Natasha (as all proposal stories go).

Nikki & Jarred get Engaged (before Eloping to Hawaii!)

Nikki & Jarred get Engaged (before Eloping to Hawaii!)

These two will be getting married right down the street from us in Hawaii next spring, so we were stoked to hang out and document this season of engagement for them at the place they met.