We had the privilege of taking the engagement photos for our new friends from South Carolina, Jenna and Stephen. It's often helpful to spend some time just hanging out to get everyone comfortable before the actual photo shoot, and we were a little early for the "golden hour" when the sun would be just where we'd want it for this session.
So, we met up at an East Oahu coffee shop run by our friends, Island Brew (Charles makes a wicked French Press!). Jenna and Stephen enjoyed each other's company over a cup of coffee while took some candids.
Then we were off to the ocean cliffs rimming Hawaii Kai, known to the locals as Spitting Caves. We got some natural light shots while the sun was still high in the sky, but as it dropped to the horizon, a wireless strobe was put to good use for fill light. We were waiting for some great waves in the background, and the ocean did not disappoint!
Thanks, Jenna and Stephen for letting us be part of your engagement visit to Hawaii! And, thanks Donna (Mom!) for helping with the lights :-)