Kaneohe Destination Wedding ~ Shawn + Eddie

July 17, 2014


I’m always excited to receive an inquiry from a referral. Just was the case from Shawn + Eddie. Shawn’s mother moved to Hawaii several years ago and she had a dream of marrying on her farm up in Kahaluu. It was the perfect location with its vast green lawn and the Ko’olau’s in the background just added to the majestic day we had!

Family is the basis of everything. It’s who we are made up from. It’s who we reunite with in good times and bad. They’re blood right???? Not always the case. Some are adopted, some are melded together by marriage of parents but, we’re still family. Such was the case with Shawn + Eddie’s wedding. Shawn being adopted and having seven siblings this was truly a blended family and one filled with LOVE! We had such a fabulous time photographing these two families coming together.

Like a said before, Shawn was adopted…out of Korea where her mother took her back to the USA (mid-west) to be exact to raise her. Just a few years ago she was re-united with her birth mother and we were so happy that she could make it to the wedding. I don’t think I caught a moment where she wasn’t smiling. We wish them many many years of happiness together.


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The Mom’s helping Shawn get ready for the ceremony

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It was a simple set up for their ceremony but, with that backdrop who needs much else?

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Shawn walks down the isle with her father. Can you see me in the background

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The Moms participate in the candle lighting ceremony.

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The Chinese Tea ceremony.

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A touching moment at the reception between the moms.

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We had such a fabulous time photographing Shawn + Eddie’s wedding having been a part of it showed us the true meaning of love and family.











Jeannemarie is Hawaii’s Premier destination wedding photographer. She is base out of Wailea Maui and Honolulu Oahu and is ready to photograph you where ever you day takes you. Contact her today for your free timeline and photography consultation


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