Hurricane Iselle Aftermath in Pahoa and Kalapana and a trip to Rainbow Falls in Hilo, Hawaii

Hard to believe that almost two months ago, this was the main road right in front of my brothers property in Pāhoa, Hi. It was amazing to see the community come together and help one another after Hurricane Iselle. There were trees down everywhere blocking residents in, including us. We were feeling cabin fever set in... and thinking we weren't going to be able to get out for days. We had had about enough of sitting and waiting so we started out hiking to see if we could get help but as we got closer to the road we slowly started hearing chainsaws making their way closer to us. Finally they reached us and were even kind enough to clear our driveway so we could get out. It was absolutely amazing to see how strong the community is here and how giving everyone is. As scary and destructive as the hurricane was... I actually thought created some breathtaking scenery... like the first few below. I love how beautiful greenery covering the road was. Hope you enjoy. Aloha! -Elly 2014-08-25_0011




















Destination Wedding Hawaii Aloha!

Just wanted to give you a heads up! I'm going to be in Hawaii for sure February 19th through March 5th, 2015. If you're considering a destination wedding there around that time I'd love to talk to you about potentially photographing your wedding. I may be there staying there a little longer if work allows - aka you hire me. The great thing is that travel will already be taken care of so you'd just be paying for my amazing artistic talent :P

Perhaps you're already married (or just got married and will be on your honeymoon) and dreamed of having beautiful images in your wedding dress in Paradise. Now is your chance - let's do an after session in Hawaii! I'm absolutely in love with after sessions regardless but doing one in Hawaii would be epic. If you are not familiar with after sessions here's the deal. After sessions are done at some point after your wedding day in which you you dress up in your wedding attire either alone or with your spouse and take amazing creative images. I honestly can't imagine a more beautiful place to do that.

Whatever type of portraits you may be interested in.. if you happen to be there around that time, then I'd love to talk.

This is all I've been able think about lately...