Tiara and Derek’s destination wedding in Oahu, Hawai’i was a spectacular event. We started at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel in Waikiki, before heading to the Bayer Estate for the wedding. The Bayer Estate is a quiet colonial-era estate on the beach east of Honolulu. The evening finished with a spectacular meal at Roy’s Restaurant. We were blessed with scattered showers that parted at all the right times during the ceremony and portrait sessions. It was such a relaxing and beautiful day! Tiara and Derek are off to Kauai for their honeymoon before coming back to join me in the (currently) very chilly San Francisco Bay Area. Thank you so much to Tiara and Derek for inviting me to come along, and for the wonderful assistance of Nancy Tsai and Peter H. Chang with the photography and video fusion coverage.
We’ll have a wonderful fusion video from the day coming soon as well.
Nancy’s photo below:
Getting ready at the Bayer Estate
The Bayer Estate’s ocean front view for the wedding ceremony:
Photo below by Nancy Tsai:
This event marked the debut of my new Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II lens. I almost always shoot with all prime lenses for improved optical quality, but this lens is directly comparable and was a huge improvement over my other zooms. Highly recommend!
A rainbow even appeared after a quick rain shower.
Many thanks to Ashlee Chung for her fantastic help coordinating the event. Ashlee really helped things move along with a smile and is one of the best coordinators I’ve worked with to date. She’s also local to Hawai’i which is always really helpful for these events.
Wedding Ceremony – The Bayer Estate
Officiant – Rev. George W. Scott
Reception: Roy’s Restaurant, Kalanianaole Highway