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Meghan & Olly’s Hawaii Wedding :: Hawaii Destination Wedding Photographer


Their wedding day was set on Aug 21st on the beautiful island of Kauai; exactly three years from the day they met and half way between Chicago and New Zealand.  There couldn’t be a better time or place for such a special celebration.  I have had the privilege of knowing Meghan my whole life. No, really.  Meghan’s parents, Juli & Dave, are my godparents and our families have been close friends for over 30 years.  I can’t even express the special place the Watt family has in my heart.

Meghan & Olly’s story takes us around the world.  Meghan is from Chicago and Olly is from New Zealand.  Their story began in Malmo, Sweden, where they met and currently work and live. Olly asked Meghan to be his bride and love of his life in Cannes, France. We did their engagement shoot in Istanbul (More to see from that session soon!) and their wedding took place in Hawaii.  I was so excited to meet Meghan and Olly in Istanbul last May, because I had the pleasure of meeting the man who stole Meghan’s heart.  Meghan oozes happiness.  Her smile is contagious!  I couldn’t wait to meet the man who brought her such happiness and joy. Olly truly treasures Meghan.  Agustin & I spent the weekend hanging out with Olly & Meg, exploring, dining, and taking some fun photos.

The wedding day was full of laughter and sweet sweet love.  There were many moments with their closest friends and family, wonderful food, great conversations, and rousing speeches from life-long friends that traveled the world to witness Meg & Olly commit to their lives to one another.  Meghan & Olly, thank you.   I love you two so much and am so honored to have had the opportunity to witness and document your contagious love!

Mia, Meghan’s make up looked absolutely incredible!

Juli, the bride’s mom, is a talented jewelry designer and made all the bridesmaids’ gifts and the bride’s jewelry.

Pretty much best wedding party ever.  Photos with wedding parties are always a blast, but when they are your friends…it’s awesome.

“T-Rex is chasing you” shot – um yes.  Hilarious.  Please note each person’s expression. Priceless.

Erin, Meghan’s sister and MOH, is a trained Opera singer and sang beautifully during the ceremony.

The Watt Family :)


Rockstar Vendors:

Venue: Plantation Gardens   Special thanks to Mona!

Hair & makeup: Mia Moriguchi (

Bride’s Dress: Casablanca

Bridal Store: Crystal Bride in Geneva, IL

Groom’s Suit:  Tiger of Sweden

Bride & Bridesmaids Jewelry: Jewel’s Jewels 

Flowers: Martin Roberts
Invitations: Brandy from A Sensible Habit
Wedding Coordinator: Kaye from Kauai Event Planners
Cake: Sandi Hulst
Musician: Paul Togioka
Save the Dates: Magnet Street 



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  1. Whitney Lane says:

    Gah! Such an amazing location!! such a cool opportunity :)

  2. Chasity says:

    The colors in this blogpost are insanely gorgeous! Great work!!

  3. What a cool story! The vibrant oranges and purples that she chose for the florals and dresses for the ladies are beautiful. They look like this was a joyous day had by all. You always capture the love of your clients (and friends).

  4. Juli says:

    Well, I’m sitting here with my tissues and crying like I thought I would at the wedding and didn’t (relief!!!). This is a beautiful documentary of an incredible day. You have amazing talent Kelly and a way with your subjects that makes them look comfortable and natural. And the whole T-Rex thing has me in stitches. That is the most awesome picture! Makes me chuckle just thinking about it. I can’t wait to see the rest!!! Thanks again for capturing Meghan and Olly’s special day!

  5. Linda Gerig says:

    Wow,Kelly, you did an incredible job of photographing the wedding as well as putting together this page…exquisite!

  6. Natasha says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!! and I adore the first look shots!

  7. Kathryn says:

    Love it! Well done, Kel. I love all the colors!

  8. Meghan (bride) says:

    Just stunning, Kelly. I’m so grateful to have you as a friend, and I couldn’t be happier that you were there to capture this amazing day. The whole thing was so magical and these pictures absolutely nail it. Thank you thank you thank you!

  9. Brendan Scott-Woods says:

    Fantastic photos, Congratulations again Olly & Meghan, may the happy times continue for many years ahead.

  10. Wow what a gorgeous wedding! I love love love the sunset photos on the beach, how romantic!

  11. PS – I love your logo btw!! :-D

  12. Cheryl says:

    Lovely wedding. Great images! I love the invitation shot with the rings. Very cute.

  13. Debbie M says:

    lovely hawaii wedding

  14. Jay says:

    So much amazing hair in this wedding!