Moli’i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch | Oahu Wedding


Since moving to Oahu over a year ago (holla! I cannot believe it’s been a year), I’ve been focusing on rebuilding my photography business and networking with local wedding vendors and photographers. It’s been a bit of a humbling process to move my very established business (13+ years, 350+ weddings) from Minneapolis to Hawaii, but it’s been totally worth it to fulfill my personal dream of living in tropical island paradise!

I don’t recall exactly how I met North Shore based wedding photographer, Chelsea Stratso, but I’m sure it was through Instagram. We somehow connected and I was drawn to Chelsea not only because she’s a spectacular photographer, but because she’s an amazing business woman. I jumped at the chance to second shoot for her, and we’ve since shot several weddings together. Chelsea has been a great introduction to Hawaiian weddings, and I’ve learned so much from her. I’m super grateful for the opportunity. Thank you Chelsea!

Moli’i Gardens are part of the stunning Kualoa Ranch, with the Ko’olau mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop. Every detail was gorgeous and Tali & Jeff and their friends and family were all smiles and laughter all day! I loved their waterfront ceremony and Tali’s dramatic entrance down to the gardens with her father escorting her down the aisle. After cocktails, the guests came up to a pavilion area and dined and danced under twinkling cafe lights.

Photographer: Chelsea Stratso
Second shooter: Laura Ivanova
Venue: Kualoa Ranch
Coordinator: Luana Events
Hair and Make Up: Cherbu
Florist: Plant Hawaii
Cake: A Cake Life
Videographer: Isle Media
Catering: Memoirs
DJ: Bliss DJ
Rentals: Accel Party Rentals
Planning a destination wedding at Moli’i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch? Contact me for availability and rates.