Helicopter Themed Wedding at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii

Weddings are always exciting events to photograph but when part of it is shot from a moving helicopter… now that’s a thrill! Kamilla and Leigh’s guests arrived to Hawaii from Australia with little knowledge of what the couple had in store for them, other than that they were to meet in the hotel lobby for a shuttle pickup to the ceremony site. To their surprise, they were dropped off at the airport where 5 helicopters waited to escort everyone to Kualoa Ranch on the windward side. I hopped in the chopper with Kamilla, her bridesmaid, and two adorable flower girls and we were able to grab some fun photos on the way to the ceremony site. Leigh greeted the guests as they landed one helicopter after another and anxiously waited for Kamilla to make her grand entrance. I quickly hopped out of the chopper to grab a few shots of Kamilla walking down “the aisle” while my assistant photographer snapped shots from a helicopter hovering above. After the ceremony, everyone flew back to Honolulu and we were able to take some aerial photos from a second helicopter of the newlyweds. Thanks Kamilla and Leigh for  having us photograph such a fun and memorable wedding!

Mahalo to all these amazing venues and vendors! Prep: Hyatt Waikiki. Florist: Easley Designs. Helicopters: Makani Kai and Blue Hawaiian. Makeup: Delish Makeup Artistry. Hairstylist: Whik’d Hawaii. Reverend: Frank Mak. Reception: Trump Waikiki.

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Joseph Esser Photography is a fine art wedding photography studio based in Honolulu, Hawaii and available for travel worldwide. Let Joseph photograph your special day with the attention and professionalism it deserves. Joseph's fun and creative style expresses the best elements of traditional picture storytelling and modern photojournalism. We specialize in both natural light and studio light photography to give you a unique blend of soft, romantic portraits along with vibrant and colorful images. We offer complete wedding day photography services as well as modern and stylish photo booths. In 2015, we also added a photo booth onto our company's service and its been an instant hit with our clients.

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