Stormy Couple’s Session On the Cliffs | Hawaii Engagement Photographer | Ola + Michal

May 20, 2018 | 8 comments

If you’re planning on a couple’s photoshoot, anniversary photos, or an engagement session while visiting Hawaii, you’ll definitely want to see the magic Ola + Michal created cliffside. These two just have so much fire, for once I was thankful for the humidity! haha

Sunrise is Underrated, Clouds = Mood

I’ll be honest: I’m so not the best at mornings. I’m more of a night owl than a morning bird, but when it means we get really rad light I will always suck up the early alarm clock. It’s all the more reason to get coffee afterward, right? Plus, I love that sunrise is sort of the underdog when it comes to light. Everyone loves that golden hour, but really there’s so much beauty in the morning. On this day, we were up before the sun and wandering down by the cliffs.

I also can’t say enough how much I love a moody sky. Clouds create such texture and it’s a completely different feel. Cloudy skies evoke emotion like no other. I just love the way these two embraced the clouds and focused on each other.

I love the way Ola + Michal braved the cliffs together. They weren’t afraid to get close to the edge and see what was on the other side (some crazy crashing waves, by the way). It makes my heart skip a beat, but adventurous souls like these two are what inspires me!

We even got photobombed by a fishing boat while we were down there!

I don’t know about you, but when it’s cloudy I definitely want to snuggle up. I think it’s just a part of those feelings a gray sky brings out. Ola + Michal took advantage of the weather by getting cuddled up close.

After hanging out by the cliffs, we ventured down to the river for a little fun. I love having two locations for a shoot because it lends to so much diversity. With the cliffs, we got the ocean and this dramatic landscape. With the river, we got the lush green and tropical vibes Hawaii is known for.

Sunshine, rain, gray skies, it doesn’t matter when you’re together. I seriously love capturing connection no matter what the sky is doing, so always know that we’ll still get out there and have fun even if it’s moody out.

Plan your Hawaii couple’s shoot today

To plan your adventurous Hawaii couple’s session, get in touch! I’m so lucky to live here in the middle of the Pacific and am happy to help you choose a spot that’ll be the perfect place to remember all the things you love about each other.


  1. Ashley

    I audibly gasped when I first looked at these. Amazing! Such a gorgeous Hawaii adventure session. These tones and the energy between them is stunning.

  2. Abigail

    This is such a stunning couple session! I need to come to Hawaii and adventure now! So much movement and laughter.

  3. Sienna

    Everything about this couple and shoot screams "adventurous"! Definitely giving me those Hawaii vibes.

  4. Jen

    Ugh. These are PERFECT!!! I want to shoot a Hawaii adventure session so so so bad!!

  5. Erin Brennan

    This adventurous couple’s shoot makes me want to visit Hawaii all the more. This is perfect! So intimate and moody and passionate yet fun and flirty.

  6. Savannah LeJeune

    AH this couple is gorgeous! And so is this Hawaii adventure sesh! I love it 😀

  7. Sam

    When in doubt, go to Hawaii for your adventure session. Seriously. These images are slaying me. So moody and raw! <3 <3 <3

  8. Megan Steen

    Okay, after seeing this Hawaii adventure session I’m convinced you’ll have to be my personal tour guide when I visit!


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Hey! I’m Randi!
an elopement photographer + intimate wedding photographer based in Hawaii. I document real love stories around the world that you can read about here! You’ll also find insightful planning guides along with other resources to help you visualize your best day ever. Happy reading! ♡