We had the most amazing trip to Hawaii last month! My childhood friend who currently lives there, asked me to be her wedding photographer and I couldn’t have been any happier! Not only did I get to be her photographer but I got to be there for one of the biggest moments of her life! Those photos will be coming to my blog a little later, yay! Being that this year will be our 5 year wedding anniversary, Andy and I decided to stay a little longer and make a vacation out of our trip while we were staying on the beautiful island. We chose to stay on the North Shore because usually when we are in Europe, we are constantly on the go. So this way we could really seclude ourselves and do what we needed most…RELAX! We did decide to rent a car so we could still go and explore and I have to say that was one of our best decisions apart from when we decided to stay at Turtle Bay Resort. It was one of the best experiences we’ve had and I would highly suggest staying here if your travels every bring you to the North Shore.
One of the perks of jet lag was waking up everyday at sunrise and seeing this amazing view just outside our balcony. Andy is the best husband in the world for never complaining about carrying my camera gear or me wanting to stop for photos. My beautiful friend on her wedding day! This part of our trip was definitely one of the highlights. The day after the wedding, we met up with my friend and her wedding party and rode ATVs through Jurrasic Valley!King Kong movie remains. Because jet lag never really wore off, we were up early enough to spend several hours by the pool and then we would go hiking or exploring around the island.We stopped by Byodo Inn Temple which is so amazing and will totally make you feel like you’re in Japan! I think out of all the beautiful sights we saw my favorite was Lanai Lookout. And of course we had to get a few photos here!
On our way to the airport we stopped off at one more beach. It was raining the whole day so I only snapped a few more photos before we left but it was still so beautiful!