I’ve known Katie and Joe for a very long time. In fact, the way that I met Katie was quite a bit hysterical. I worked at another staffing agency from where I am now, and Katie came in looking for a job as she recently moved to the islands. I didn’t find her anything in her field (social work), but we hit it off so well that we became friends. She’s asked me several times to take photos of her and Joe. Admittedly, they weren’t of their wedding since they had been married for years before I met them. One day they sadly announced that they were moving to Argentina to take a break from Hawai`i. Katie asked me to take some photos of them around the island, and I was more than happy to oblige.
Luckily for me, they moved back to our beautiful state and are here to stay. When Katie got back, she volunteered to do a “trash the dress” session with me. I went to the local Goodwill store, bought an old wedding dress, and voila! Katie was transformed into a beautiful bride. She has always been one of my favorite models to call when I need to try something new. She’s always excited to help. Her radiance is always easy to capture on camera. The way that Joe and Katie look at each other is equally easy to capture because of the pure love that they have for one another.
I’m not only happy to have a friend, and neighbor (her and Joe are now our next door neighbors), but her as a friend. We always say that we need to spend more time with each other. Clearly that needs to happen. And quite honestly, have another photoshoot.