Erin & Christo North Shore Oahu Wedding

When you surround yourself with awesome people, great things happen.  I lucked out to shoot this intimate little beachside wedding in Haleiwa on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The only requirement for guests was to wear flip-flops. Check out Christo’s photography HERE and videography HERE.

Event planning by Judy Bacon
Flowers by Picket Fence Florist
Catering and Fire entertainment by Noah Akin
Beachside Venue, Hale Kimo
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12 Responses to “Erin & Christo North Shore Oahu Wedding”

  1. Lori Huskins — November 26, 2010 @ 9:45 am (#)

    R.J. – amazing, as always. What an absolutely gorgeous wedding! I am so excited that you are going to photograph our wedding!! Thank you so much for changing your schedule and for leaving Burning Man early just to make it work. I can’t even put into words how appreciative we both are. You’re the BEST! 🙂

  2. Jamie — November 26, 2010 @ 4:09 pm (#)

    Erin… I love you… these pictures are amazing… I know that photog had something to do with it….but I think it is your beauty and radiating mommy to be-ness…. that made the shotts!!! love you love you!! so pretty!!

  3. Adam Houseman — November 30, 2010 @ 8:34 am (#)

    Awesome set of images RJ. Light-painting with a torch=Sweetness.
    Erin and Christo, you two are stunning.

  4. amber pierce — December 2, 2010 @ 12:22 pm (#)

    R.J. – Do you know how many times I’ve been back to this site just to look at how you captured this beautiful couple and their event? Amazing shots…as always!

  5. Erin — December 24, 2010 @ 1:32 am (#)

    RJ – Thank you so much for capturing our memories of this day in such a unique and beautiful way. You made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera right away. And you sent us the HUGEST print I’ve ever seen for our follow-up party within a week, all while you were teaching a seminar. You are amazing. Happy Holidays!!!

  6. Corrie Brockman — February 1, 2011 @ 2:11 pm (#)

    I am totally inspired. What an amazing use of light and color. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Kathy Fisher — July 4, 2011 @ 6:04 pm (#)

    OK, I’m blown away right now. The photo’s are beautiful! I am in the process of booking Hale Kimo for our venue. Then I noticed something! Erin and Christo!! I was their RN when they had their baby! What a small world!! I would love feedback on the Hale Kimo! Now maybe I found not only a venue, but a photographer??

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  10. Mark — May 10, 2012 @ 4:27 pm (#)

    Great pics.. Where was this location?

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  12. Jessica Constable — April 6, 2016 @ 4:40 pm (#)

    I just wanted to say how beautiful your work is. I am also getting married on the North Shore later this year and I was wondering what time of day did this couple have there ceremony? The pictures are gorgeous with the bright blue sky. I am wondering what time we should have our ceremony so we can get incredible photos like these! Amazing! 🙂

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