June 30, 2022

Elegant + Tropical Wedding at Ko’olau Ballrooms


Photography: Kaila Key Photo

Venue: Ko’olau Ballrooms + Conference Center

HMUA: Faith Nachor and Donny Domingo

Florals: Su-V Expressions

Coordinator: Hitched In Hawaii

Linens: The Wedding Linen Company

Ummmmm. WOW! That’s all I have to say about this gorgeous venue!! As an Oahu Based Wedding Photographer, I will say this venue takes the cake for venues I’ve shot at. It’s stunning, well maintained, luxurious and yet still has that incredible tropical feel that Hawai’i provides!!

Joy + Michael had to reschedule their wedding date 3 TIMES!!! All because of Covid!! I had first worked with this couple about 2 years ago when I captured their maternity photos. We instantly clicked and found out how much we loved working together! Sadly, they had already booked another photographer for their big day but I was still grateful we had the chance to work together at least once! The year after, I shot their first family photos! It was another huge success and we shot some of my most favorite family photos I’ve captured. Still, their wedding photographer had been booked but I was happy to be along for the ride!

A few months later, Joy reached out to me and said she was CANCELLING her deposit with her photographer! She said they couldn’t get it out of their head how much they felt I belonged at their wedding doing what I do best. So I got her all booked up, and then their amazing day came and I am SO LUCKY to have been a part of it! And still in shock that I got to be the lucky photographer to capture their love (for the third time!!)

I will never forget the vibesssss at this wedding. I cracked up with the wedding party, danced with some uncles, ate my heart out, and cried more times than I care to admit (just wait till you see the first look photos!!!!). Thank you Joy + Michael for letting me be apart of the best day EVER!