Elopements

AN INTIMATE ADVENTURE

BEING A HAWAII ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
Eloping with your bestfriend in paradise (or somewhere magical around the planet) is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourselves. From a sweet intimate ceremony on the beach to an epic adventure that takes us hiking into a secluded coastline, or perhaps to the top of a mountain, we can specially curate your day to make sure it's the event of your dreams.
Right now you might be reading this wondering if a Hawaii Elopement is right for you... At the end of the day, all you need to do is ask your higher self, what feels right.. not sure how to hear this part of yourself when it responds? All you need to do is listen to your gut instinct. There are lots of reasons one chooses to elope! Some get overwhelmed with planning a big wedding, for others a big wedding just doesn't feel right, and for some they want the day to truly be an experience. When you elope you get to have an epic day for just the two of you... You get to spend more time together... you get to focus your energy on one another and create incredible memories. Just remember, there is no wrong way to marry your person. There is only your way! Whatever feels right for you. We love elopements! They're intimate and magical. You get to share this epic union by entering into it on an incredible journey together. 
For the adventurous hearts - an Adventure Elopement might be the best option for you.

hawaii elopement photographer

Being a
is one of my favorite things.

ELOPING

is it right for you?

DO YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOUR WEDDING DAY HAS BECOME MORE ABOUT

 pleasing other people?

Check out why Zach + Aleka decided a

hawaii elopement

was right for them.

My husband and I hired Jenna Lee Pictures a year ago today to curate our wedding in Kauai. Initially, Zach Dancel and I thought we wanted a large blow-out wedding. However, we soon realized that we weren't planning a wedding for ourselves. We were constantly trying to please everyone else and meet their needs. After attending weddings of friends and family, we could see how so many couples just become consumed trying to make sure every guest has fun which often deprives the newlyweds from enjoying THEIR own day. That is when we decided to keep it simple and elope. 

We contacted Jenna with less than 6 months notice, and
not only did she make the process EXTREMELY easy from the beginning, but she constantly recommended vendors, new places, and shoot ideas for my husband and I to have the perfect day. When we visualized our wedding, all we truly wanted was to keep it stress-free so we could just focus on what really mattered: our marriage and commitment to one another, and Jenna made sure of this. We loved her work and passion for her profession so much that we actually decided to do a TWO day shoot with her. 

Our two-day adventure elopement took us to an amazing and remote location in Kaua'i that involved hiking for several hours into a gorgeous and private coastal area. We saw blow holes, turtles, and endangered monk seals along the way that Jenna had spotted. Our fearless photographer who did not care getting rained on, muddy, and even letting me borrow her SHOES so I would not slip, ensured our special day would be nothing short of PERFECT- and the pictures she took will prove it! We loved the symbolism of hiking for a couple hours before committing to one another, just traveling hand-in-hand, helping helping each other along the way.

On the second day, we started our hike at 3:30am to venture to the opposite side of the island on Oahu's North Shore. At the crack of dawn, Jenna PICKED US UP from our hotel (AT NO ADDITIONAL COST) and we hiked up to this amazing lookout for sunrise pictures overlooking the water, where
we laughed, cried, played, and celebrated our love. (Crouching Lion).

I must say that when we booked Jenna,
I did not expect her to have such an impact in our lives. Not only is she extremely talented, (hence why she has been voted top 3 wedding photographer in the world by WedAward for a couple years now)but she truly cares about making every single experience unique in their own way. Jenna is so much more than just an epic wedding photographer, she has gained a very special place in our hearts and we will MAKE SURE to use her services, including drone shoots, again in the near future. 

With much Aloha,
The Dancels.

Zach + Aleka

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Hawaii Adventure Elopements

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