Welcome to the blog, sort of like a digital garden where dreams are planted and grow wild! My name is Quianna and my family calls me “Qui” like key! I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Scottsdale and the Bay Area.
I love adventures and creating memories even more than I love photographing them—and I LOVE taking photos! In addition to capturing weddings, family milestones, and the best memories I also offer business tools, motivation and inspiration to help creatives turn their passions into their profession. We only get this one life, why not live our days doing what we love?
Hawaii Inspired | California Coast Wedding | Laura and Josh
Hawaii Inspired California Coast Wedding
For almost two years of planning and dreaming about their Hawaiian Wedding Laura and Josh never let this year’s pandemic cancel their love. With their hearts set on their destination wedding on the shores of Hawaii they were determined to celebrate with their toes in the sand! After lots of unforeseen obstacles and hard decisions out of their control these two and their beautiful family brought their visions to life on the coast of California!
Laura and Josh got ready in their home, decorated with Polynesian florals and Hawaiian music to set the vibe. Laura even did her own hair and make up! Just being in their home while getting ready felt calm, inviting and relaxed – I felt like I really was in an AirBnB in Hawaii!
After exchanging a first look, their small wedding party hopped in a limo and traveled through the Santa Cruz Mountains to create their intimate and sentimental beach wedding. Many laughs, vows to each other and their children brought on tears of joy and floods of emotions.
Following their beautiful portraits besides the Davenport cliffs and crashing waves we traveled to Laura’s best friend’s childhood home to celebrate the sweetest back yard luau!
The entire day I was mesmerized by all of the kindness, love and emotions expressed throughout their day. It truly was an honor to witness so much pose and gratitude for a wedding that wasn’t anything that Laura and Josh anticipated!
Thank you Laura, Josh and your beautiful blended family for sharing your wedding experience and proving that love really is all that we need. It was an honor to work closely with you to ensure we captured the best Hawaiian vibes possible! Love y’all so much! Cheers to forever and ever.