from the tundra to the topics

This is the story of Jenny and Dane. A wonderful couple who planned their wedding in the blistery mountains of Alaska, and ended up saying their “I dos” on a luscious tropical cliff, overlooking a turquoise bay in Kauai.

Jenny has a natural ease and classic grace about her that translated perfectly into a stunning, elegant wedding. You would think that the stress of planning a wedding a world away, on her own, would frazzle any bride, but not Jenny! She found the venue, the caterer, the musicians, the make-up artists, the hair stylists . . . and of course me J and pulled together a truly gorgeous wedding.

I was fortunate enough to travel with Jenny & Dane, and their family, to Kauai and was able to shoot not only their big day, but the rehearsal dinner as well. The laid back atmosphere of Kauai was intoxicating, and everyone involved in the festivities got to relax and enjoy wonderful food, beautiful music and amazing scenery.

The rehearsal dinner was held at an amazing estate, nestled behind a fantastic tropical forest. The background was too incredible to pass up, so we snuck in a quick “we didn’t get to do engagement shots” shoot :)

On the day of the wedding, we all crossed our fingers as the morning storms blew through. Just to be on the safe side, we brought a cute little umbrella down to the secluded beach where Dane saw his bride-to-be for the first time. Thankfully, we didn’t need it! The clouds parted, the sun started to shine, and we got some lovely beach shots before heading back to a private residence on a bluff for the ceremony.

Jenny was beyond stunning in her lace gown and pearls. I told her she was a cross between a Grecian goddess, Audrey Hepburn, and a bohemian beach babe!