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Hawaiian Sunset Bridal Portraits
















“But these are the days we dream about, when the sunlight paints us gold.” In the words of Kylie Martin, the photographer who conceptualized this serene Hawaiian bridal portrait shoot, these beautiful days leading up to a wedding, are the days we dream about. We crave the salty air that twists around the bride, emphasizing her effortless and natural beauty, as her photographer captures her bridal portraits. Read on for more from the creative team.

More from the photographer, Kylie Martin:
“The inspiration for this session was drawn from natural textures and light located on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. During the late winter months the sea casts large swells that release a salty spray throughout the air; as the sun begins to sink into the horizon, a rush of gold light pours out over the ocean and reflects into the hazy air creating a serene, romantic canvas. We chose a gown that was modern but feminine, the natural textures found throughout the gown were complimentary to the location we shot in. We wanted our bride’s hair to feel effortless but still maintain a chic quality. Kendra was able to create two stunning original looks out of one, this helped create a “day to night” or “ceremony to reception” hairstyle. A lush, overgrown bouquet completed the look by incorporating neutral colors and a unique arrangement. The concept was to create an effortlessly chic look that can appeal to any bride who wants to remain classic but allow for some modern touches.”

Photographer and Concept Design: Kylie Martin | Hair and Makeup: Kendra Hittinger | Dress: The Dress Theory and Houghton NYC | Florals: Passion Roots | Model: Kaleo Woods | Ribbon: Adorn Ribbon | Photo Lab: PhotoVision | Assistant: Whitney Huynh (Tulle and Grace Photography)
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