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4 Tips For Taking The Best Wedding Photos In Hawaii


Hawaii is one of the best places to hold wedding ceremonies. Wedding statistics show it is one of the most famous destination wedding places. After all, it offers many beautiful views, ranging from beaches and waterfalls to lush forests and green fields. The weather is also often warm and inviting, making for a great tropical wedding.


Aside from being an excellent place to have a ceremony, it's a great state to take wedding photos for the same reason above. If you're planning to have your wedding photos taken in Hawaii or you're a photographer about to help a couple with their wedding shoot, here are some tips to take the best photos:


Take advantage of Hawaii's unique destinations


As mentioned before, Hawaii has many beautiful, natural destinations. Its islands have countless beaches, hiking trails, and waterfall locations that would be great for taking unique wedding photos.


Some of its most beautiful places are Kapalua Bay Beach, for its turquoise waters and tall palm trees, and Wailua River, a picturesque body of water. There are also volcanoes you can visit, including Kilauea, for more unique wedding pictures you'll remember for years. It would be a waste to go to Hawaii and not take advantage of these beautiful, natural destination you wouldn't see elsewhere.


Choose the right time of day to shoot


Hawaii has a warm climate. it can get hot and uncomfortable fast, especially for couples that have multiple outfits to change into or are wearing wedding dresses and suits.


To prevent discomfort, it's best to shoot during the early morning or before sunset. Noon is when the sun is highest, making it hard for photoshoots. Not only will it be too warm to pose or snap pictures, but the sun will also provide a harsh light that won't be flattering for wedding photos. To make the most out of the day, start your shoot early. You may even catch some pictures with the sunrise if you begin early enough!


Get photos of a lei exchange


Hawaii has different activities that show their welcome and appreciation for locals and tourists, which is a great way to get memorable wedding photos.


One such event is the Hawaiian lei exchange. Lei greetings symbolize a warm welcome, love, and affection, frequently performed with tourists or during celebrations to congratulate someone. Taking wedding photos of a lei greeting can represent how a couple welcomes one another in their soon-to-be-married life with love and affection. It'll be a unique photo in a wedding album and an even more special moment for the couple. It's best to take lei getting photos at natural areas, like forests or beaches, to highlight and complement the flowers to be exchanged by the couple.


Set aside time to capture details


Wedding photos are all about capturing special moments of the couple as a way to remember their ceremony. Thus, there will be a lot of hand-holding photos to showcase their bond and kissing photos- as long as they're comfortable- to display their love.


Apart from taking photos of the couple, it's essential to capture the details: two hands intertwined while wearing wedding rings, a closeup kiss on the forehead, and hands holding a bouquet. These are intimate moments that will help the couple remember their close relationship in the future. As such, photographers should take the time to capture these details.


Taking wedding photos in Hawaii is one thing, but taking the best pictures is another. Follow these tips to make your Hawaii wedding shoot one to remember.


Article written in collaboration with Lily Day.

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