Shooting weddings in a place like Hawaii is. . . just so darn fun! #1. People are super chill and make you feel like family. #2. It's gorgeous. Everywhere. Ashley and Jio are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I knew it when I met them, but it was totally confirmed when I saw them interacting with all their friends and family on their wedding day. When the speeches go long because everyone has so many special things to say about you - that's a good thing! I also loved how so many of their friends were involved in details like music, catering and decorating. I can't say enough good things about the venue! If you're looking for a beautiful, intimate spot for both ceremony and reception, check out Pa'ina Place in Kona, Hawaii. Every inch of the property has been meticulously and thoughtfully landscaped by the owner. Ashley and Jio - mahalo for letting me get to know you on your once-in-a-lifetime day. I appreciated every detail and every special moment. God Bless!