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Hawaii Wedding Photography : Byodo-In – Yohko & Vijay

May 7, 2014
07 May 2014

“I HO’OKAHI KAHI KE ALOHA.” ~ Be one in love.

There are stories & then there are stories. And there’s simply nothing more we love than telling them. It’s the reason we do what we do. Photography for us is fluid, in the moment and endlessly fascinating on so many levels. Which is why we are so drawn to weddings – such a celebration of love and in many ways a metaphor for life. Yohko & Vijay’s story started for us in Kyoto late last year. A collision of cultures & absolute love, with their Engagement Album receiving just one of 6 silver distinctions at WPPI this year. That we had the honor of documenting their epic multi-day celebration in Hawaii recently was magical and we simply adored every minute. Connecting through a love & appreciation of photography, we love it when this is a priority for our beautiful couples. We could try to edit – but that simply wouldn’t be us…their story was beyond emotional, beautiful and the coming together finally of soulmates. With family and friends from all over the world meeting in the middle, perfect Oahu. We’re presenting this in 2 features…today is the Japanese Wedding. Amid the stunning Byodo-in temple, nestled in cloud drenched mountains thanks to the trade winds. From the fabulously fun getting ready with bubbles, pizza, & our Avenger-inspired sub-plot, the groomsmen rehearsing the vows, the bride & bridesmaids breathtaking visions. It was a whirlwind of romance & enchantment with emotional first looks, bridal party chaos on the beach and then the incredibly moving ceremony which all started with the darling ring bearer screaming HELLO his entire epic walk across the bridge to the wedding congregation. It was all a dream. Pinch us with photos. A glorious, intimate celebration with endless laughter, tributes, love, tears and a few very poignant (quick) moments after the ceremony ended to take it all in. Just us, Yohko & Vijay and that exquisite setting…The perfect way to exhale before heading off to the first reception, floating high above Honolulu at lovely Sarento’s. With a surprise trip to the rooftop, organized by the amazing planner Jenn, for a fairytale finale with fireworks exploding over Waikiki. And with that part one was done – utter bliss…And the anticipation of the next celebration to come and still dream of…

Much love & endless thanks to the incredible wedding team at Savvy Weddings for all their support, especially Jenn & Kris. So much more to come…

Yohko & Vijay. Byodo-In, Hawaii. April 25, 2014.

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37 Frames Recent Awards & Accolades include:

  • 2014 – 1st Place – WPPI International Awards of Excellence – Wedding Category – Bride or Groom Alone
  • 2014 – WPPI International Awards of Excellence – 7 Awards – 1 Gold, 2 Silver Distinctions, 4 Silver
  • 2014 – WPPI 2014 International Conference – Master Class speakers (MGM Grand – Las Vegas)
  • 2014 – Asia Top Photographers List from the AWPA (Asia Wedding Photographers Association)
  • 2014 – Best Wedding Photographers of the World – by Junebug Weddings
  • 2014 – Junebug Weddings Best of the Best – Best Wedding Photos of 2013 – 2 Honorable Mentions
  • 2014 – Top 20 Award from the ISPWP (winter quarter) – Bridal Portrait Category
  • 2014 – Fearless Photographer award for Collection 19
  • 2013 – Nominated by American Photo Magazine for their 2013 ‘Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World’ list
  • 2013 – Rangefinder Magazine – 37 Frames feature story
  • 2013 – Three Top 20 Awards from the ISPWP (fall quarter) – First Dance & Wedding Dress categories
  • 2013 – World’s Best Wedding Photographers Hotlist – Junebug Weddings
  • 2013 – WPPI (2013 second half) 1st Place – Wedding Photojournalism, 3rd Place Commercial & 5 Accolades of Excellence
  • 2013 – WPPI (2013 first half) 3rd Place – Photojournalism, 2nd Place – Commercial & 5 Accolades of Excellence
  • 2013 – Three Top 20 Awards from the ISPWP (summer quarter) – Engagement, Wedding Dress & Reception categories
  • 2013 – 2nd Place: Portrait – WPPI 16×20 Print Competition & 4 Accolades of excellence
  • 2013 – 2 International Awards of Excellence from UK Wedding Photography Select
  • 2013 – WPPI Photographers Ignite speakers
  • 2012 – World’s Best Wedding Photographers Hotlist – Junebug Weddings
  • 2012 – Creative Asia – Medalists (Wedding, Photojournalism, Commercial & Fashion, Travel, Landscape)
  • 2012 – Creative Asia Travel Photographer of the Year (3rd)
  • 2012 – WPPI Awards of Excellence 16×20 Print Competition – 6 Accolades of Excellence
  • 2012 – WPPI Photographers Ignite speakers
  • 2011 – WPPI First & Second Half Members Competitions – 2nd & 3rd & 18 Accolades of Excellence
  • 2011 – Px3 (Prix de Photographie Paris) – Silver Medalist
  • 2011 – International Photography Awards (IPA) – 4 Honorable Mentions
  • 2011 – WPPI Photographers Ignite speakers

 

 

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35 replies
  1. Phaia R says:

    ohmygod. most amazing wedding photos ever. i feel like I was there. Phenomenal. love love love the superheroes shirts and the temple from the ‘Lost’ wedding was amazing. but I love most of all the fireworks. I love love love everything!

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  2. wade bell says:

    Amazing pictures. Love the super hero theme! All the Best! Wade

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  3. Jan Taylor says:

    What a beautiful wedding. I didn’t want the photos to finish. They were certainly a fun couple and all the male super heroes looked great. I loved all the photos and especially when the Dad saw his daughter and the look on Vijay’s face when he saw his beautiful bride. xxx

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  4. Christian Walker says:

    this is completely ridiculous. well done!

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  5. David Clumpner says:

    Absolutely beautiful.

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  6. Ming Zhi says:

    Top notch.

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  7. Ai says:

    These people are COOL. And they got the photographers of their calibre. Love love love!!! I see awards written all over these sets!

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  8. Antonia Dominguez says:

    These are amazing! And these are just Day 1! 🙂

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  9. Leon Yujiro Maeda says:

    Awesome!!

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  10. Gaurvika Nayyar says:

    just saw these!!!! i teared up seeing the ones with your dad yohoko!!! So beautiful!!!!

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  11. Christina Short Man says:

    Beautiful photos! I cried a little when I saw the ones of you and your dad too!

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  12. Bibiana Jin Reiser says:

    Seriously stunning and gorgeous. Be happy, you two!

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  13. Tabitha Yim says:

    Best wedding album EVER!

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  14. Juliana Hong says:

    素敵すぎる〜〜〜!!ちょっぴりその場にいれた気分(笑)ミスユ〜 <3

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  15. Jai Krishnan says:

    Robert and Ming, second cutest wedding couple

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  16. Christina Chiou Yeh says:

    congrats,Yohko! Your photos are unreal – absolutely stunning. happy to see your news!

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  17. Natsumi Watanabe Ito says:

    beautiful photos!!! 37frames+gorgeous couple=perfect team!
    葉子パパとの写真、ジーンとくる(>_<)

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  18. Grace Shih says:

    absolutely gorgeous pics!

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  19. Vidya Pai says:

    These picture are amazing! You look absolutely STUNNING! Vijay is a lucky guy 🙂

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  20. Jennifer Peacock says:

    W-O-W! Incredible photos. Love that photobomb of the shirtless old guy wearing the fishing hat! A close second to the duck on the bridge;) Looking forward to part 2!

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  21. Toshie Kuwabara says:

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!congrats Yohko Murakami

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  22. Deepti Chandran says:

    Lovely pics!!!

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  23. Heather Rachetto-Olsen says:

    Congratulations!

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  24. Misato Takka says:

    Yoko-chan!! I almost cry!! Congratulations 🙂 Please let me know when you will come to Japan , I would like to see u!!

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  25. Chris Walker says:

    Tracey & Dee. You are the very best at what you do. I will travel anywhere in the world to learn from you both. These photos totally ROCK! Kudos and keep on telling those incredible stories. CW

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  26. Ai Ries Collazo says:

    Every cut was so special, I am tearing up! Congratulations! I wish you all the happiness and blessings for your future together.

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  27. Kellie Potter-Skinner says:

    Wow Tracey completely amazing !!! Awesome job 🙂

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  28. Silvia Musto-Barvitius says:

    LOVELY captured !!!! i love them

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  29. Pinky photography says:

    Wow…just wow!!!! Amazing!!!!!

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  30. Lisa says:

    @37frames Just amazing. The first look parts made me tear up!

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  31. Hawaii Wedding Love says:

    @37frames Wow, I’m amazed. There’s so much emotion in each shot. Helps that they are gorgeous but can see why you’ve won all those awards.

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  32. Neil Gesundheit says:

    What an amazing wedding and an incredible way to capture it. Congratulations to both of you!

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