WAIPIO VALLEY HAWAII WEDDING
This day was an incredible photographic treat. The couple rented the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in the state of Hawai’i for their wedding week. The property sits overlooking vast swaths of Waimea countryside with views of the volcanos. Both bride and groom got dressed in the spacious house and the bride and I followed to a private home on the edge of Waipio Valley. It was perhaps a 45 min drive from the dry sunny hill country to this incredibly lush and misty valley. They were married by Kahu Tom with valley views behind them. Post ceremony we all hopped in a chartered 4×4 for a steep and bumpy descent and tour of the expansive Hawaiian valley. We took some shots in front of some immense waterfalls at the back of the valley and then met with some wild horses as we approached the beach. One of them began pawing at my camera bag which I had unwittingly left by a tree while I worked. Our last photo stop was the misty black sand beach flanked by waterfalls. We all headed back to sunny Waimea in time to freshen up for a chef-catered dinner for two back at the Frank Lloyd Wright house. It was perfect. I’m always happy to island hop from Maui for days like these.