Being a Wedding Photographer for many years now has given me the opportunity to capture some really memorable moments. Dena & Duke's wedding represented sort of a personal milestone for me- an event that I was more than glad to capture for them.
Duke's dad - Glen, is a really good friend of mine, who I've known since the early 1980's. It was his entrepreneurial spirit that influenced me to go into business for myself back then. To me, Glen was that mentor I watched , that fearlessly and optimistically started many businesses, and lived that fun Hawaii lifestyle with his family that I really admired. Our own kids grew up together, and when the time came to construct my home, his cool island style house was what I modeled my building plans after. The Tomlinson's are a great family. So when I found out that Duke was ready to take the walk down the aisle with his beautiful bride Dena, it felt very much like the pride I would feel for my own son.
Their wedding day took place at the lush and private Lanikuhonua Estate, on Oahu's west shore on a bright sunny perfect Hawaiian day. Their many family and friends were on hand to share in the fun of their big event. No detail was overlooked - but nothing overshadowed the love that Duke and Dena had for each other, and the gratitude they both have for the very special people they surround themselves with.
I hope you enjoy some of the snapshot moments here ! I feel so blessed to "work" in an industry that allows me to play with my friends, like this. Congratulations Dena and Duke! Aloha all ~