This beautiful lady is my close friend Naoko’s friend from Japan. When Naoko introduced me to Ryoko, I immediately connected with her and couldn’t wait to work with her. She wanted to do a shoot just for herself, which I thought was a wonderful, brave thing to do. Sometimes we need to just take a moment to appreciate how far we have come over the years. She is not married, and she was a little bit nervous about the shoot, but she totally embraced it and followed my direction like a professional model. She truly looked stunning!
My friend Naoko has her own business as well: Wedding Scenes by Naoko– check her out and follow her on Instagram! She helped me put this special session together. For the first half of the session, we did a boudoir shoot. Like most ladies who have never done one before, it can be a little intimidating at first, but once we helped her settle in and find a groove, she was amazing! Ryoko is naturally beautiful, so it was not hard to capture such captivating photos – she looked so lovely in every image. In addition to the shots at the vanity set, we also incorporated some light and airy creative shots with fun props. All three of us had an amazing time! It was so nice to be with friends just doing what we love and enjoying each other’s company. There was lots of laughter for sure.
After the boudoir photos, we thought it would be beautiful to capture her on the beach in front of the sunrise in her wedding dresses. We paired her white ballgown with a bouquet of black and white anemone flowers and dusty pink roses. Stunning! The sunrise played right along with our blissful bridal theme with blended shades of orange, pink and blue. The colors reflected off of the blue waves, and Ryoko relished in the blissful moment. It’s impossible to not feel at peace out by the water. That feeling is what made me fall in love with Hawaii, and I’m so glad we were able to give the gift of aloha to Ryoko.