Anand + Naomi | Manoa Falls Elopement
These two. I don't even know where to start. We met at Manoa Falls to hike to the waterfall at the end of the trail, taking photos along the way. Whenever I do hiking sessions, the couples usually change clothes at the top, and then we take photos. Not Naomi, tulle skirt the whole way. I LOVE it!
Anand and Naomi met at during their first of medical school.
We were friends at first and then developed major crushes on each other.
Went to Officer Training down in San Antonio the summer after first year and really bonded 1-on-1 at that point. I packed my entire wardrobe and sweet Anand carried all of it from the airport. We toured San Antonio together that summer and took a road trip to New Orleans- at one point we ran out of gas and literally rolled into a gas station. We also got carded for a rated-R movie which was super embarrassing. He fell in love with me when I was gross and sweaty out at the field- we couldn't even shower the first week! We started dating and the rest is history!
They came here to O'ahu to elope, where Naomi was born, bringing her mother along for a beautiful vacation and to see her daughter get married. At sunset they went to the beach and were married, just the way he proposed. I feel so honored to have been able to capture a piece of their story.
Always get in the waterfall, jump in the ocean, go to the top of the mountain or the edge of the cliff (carefully) - that's where the cool shit happens.