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30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

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30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

Hello,

My husband and me will be traveling to the area in July to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We do not usually do "touristy" activities during our travel and prefer to venture on our own and relax in nature. However, this event calls for a special night for our anniversary date and also I would like to find a reasonable photographer for a brief shoot (1/2 hour) on the beach at sunset. We also plan a brief trip to the Hilo area (considering this will still be an option).

I appreciate suggestions for our trip and also, photographer!

Mahalo!

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1. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

GD64, you have posted on the small forum specifically for Kailua-Kona. If you hop up one level, to the Island of Hawaii forum, you will be much better off. That way, you will be able to find the top questions, to the right side of the page. Mind you, they are easier to see if you aren't on a mobile device.

In the top questions, there is a long list of links, with some wonderful information for you. Manta ray diving, restaurants, driving at night, and so much more.

One in particular that you should check out, is the one about your favourite things to see and do. It is near the top of the list.

Congratulations on your anniversary too!

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NOTE: The thread I was referencing above doesn't exist anymore.

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3. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

Thank you! Yes, the photographer question is directed specifically for the Kailua-Kona area.

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4. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

I don’t know anything about photographers here, just a dumb 1st time tourist. But I will say that we were at hapuna beach two days ago at sunset 7pm and there was a couple getting married. The guy blew through the conch (?) shell to start the wedding and it was just the two of them and two others, was pretty cool to watch and they had awesome sunset pics on a picture perfect beach.

There are also some sunset dinner cruise options I think I saw a flier on.

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5. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

Thank you and no "dumb" responses! I appreciate your response. ONE QUICK QUESTION: How was the air and is there still sunshine? Please say YES!

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6. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

Try the website Thumbtack for finding a photographer. You submit your dates, requirements, etc and photographers who are interested will respond. We hired one for this week from Kona, and I also did it last Thanksgiving in San Jose CA with a good experience.

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7. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

Air has been perfect all week once you get north of Kona, Kona is noticeable but hasn’t affected my family. Sunshine here all week except cloudy and a little rain yesterday, so we went to Hilo since it rains there all the time anyway.

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8. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

The best wedding/family/anniversary kine photographer on the island, IMO, with very reasonable prices as well, is Funky Hula Gurl:

http://www.funkyhulagurl.com/

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9. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

Check out http://jimdierking.com/

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10. Re: 30th Wedding Anniversary - Special Ideas and Photographer

Happy Anniversary!

For a truly romantic night out, Ulu Ocean Grill at the Four Seasons - https:/…

And for a photographer, Karen Loudon - http://karenloudon.com/

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