The Aloha Series: Part Three

When you shoot wedding after wedding and one family after another, your creativity can easily get drained. I needed an outlet to be able to do some fun and "me" shoots with no time constraints or expectations and that's why I started The Aloha Series. In case you missed the explanation, this series is meant to capture the essence of Hawaii (even though I've never been) and attempt to recreate my own little paradise right here in Virginia Beach. Go check out part one and part two, and now I am so so happy to present part THREE! 

Usually when photographers will plan a 'styled shoot' they go ALL OUT with the dress, hair, makeup, vendors, details, etc... but that just wasn't my goal for this shoot. I did want a fabulous dress, model, location, and a volkswagen bus. I needed a VW bus to complete my idea so when I came across Michael and his gorgeous bus, I was so ecstatic! It was everything I had envisioned and way more. Thankfully, the previous dress I planned on using fell through because the white dress below is a dress I bought for $20 off of a Yard Sale page! (Woo! Bargains!) The flowers were also handmade by me and my uber talented friend Jenni using clearance Harris Teeter flowers. See? Not every shoot has to be fancy to be glamourous. I couldn't be happier with the turnout of these photos because they truly capture everything that represents my 'brand' -- color, fun, and of course, the beach. 

I technically could have broken this up into two different parts but I really couldn't wait to get them posted. Enjoy the most perfect sunset I have ever seen with the third installment of the Aloha Series. 

Wanna see more?

View the WHOLE series here.

The Aloha Series: part one and part two

Posted by Ashley Lester.