Hawaii Wedding in Waikiki: Flavia + Ben

Sometimes you just get really lucky.  I can’t tell you how awesome it is when your people, from across the International Date Line, 5,690 miles away,  find you online.  That’s when the magic happens.

“I am an American living in Adelaide, Australia with my Australian fiancé. We met in Taiwan and fell in love on a random trip to Malaysia. We’ve been through months and months of long distance, but have finally managed to be together! We will have guests from all over the world join us on November 23 and I want to document as much as I can with some stellar photos.” – Flavia

Yes, please! I am a sucker for these kinds of one-in-a-million love stories.  Love that covers distance, time zones, cultures, customs, plane tickets, love letters, phone calls, and care packages.  Love that says, “Why the heck not?  Let’s go for it.  Completely.  Fully.  I can’t see my life any other way.  You have to be in it.  We will do whatever it takes to make it work.  Overcome any obstacle, because baby, I LOVE YOU! Marry me?”

Yeah, I did take some liberty with the dialogue, but in my head that’s how the story would play out.

Flavia is a timeless beauty.  Look at her gorgeous cheek bones!  She’s strong and adventurous and Ben is charming with a brilliant and witty sense of humor.  Together, they’re one of those dynamite couples.  They really seem to add to each other.  50%+50% = like 500% when they’re together.  I feel like they are the type of couple that will grow old together. When they look back, their memories will be rich and full of awesome experiences.  It’s so beautiful to witness a love like that.  A love, where you as the photographer, feel so sure that this couple is going to live a happy, fun, adventurous, full life together.

It was an honor you two.  Thank you so much for inviting us into your world.  We had an absolute blast!


Crystal Chanel & Ivan


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