Hawaii Through the Roots’ Lenses!

Our wedding photographer pals Nate and Jensey Root outdid themselves in Hawaii! I am so excited to finally be able to share THEIR version of our trip. At some point I might go back in and add these photos to the appropriate places in each of my trip report installments, but for now, I’ll just put them all in a pair of updates with links to where each activity was described in my report. Enjoy!

My impression of our room at Aulani can be found HERE. The Roots were one floor up and one room over from us, so at least they had an actual view…

Our day trip around Oahu together started with a drive up H3, arguably the World’s Most Scenic Highway. At last I can show you how pretty it was!


Ah, Kualoa Ranch and its movie tour

We’re walking, we’re walking…


See!!! I *told* you the bus was sketchy!



OK, now I can TOTALLY see two gorillas smooching!

Oooh! This is a much better shot of the miniature temple used in the venerable classic Aztec Rex!



From there, we continued on around the North Shore, stopping to eat and explore along the way.

I think I could put together a whole scrapbook of Patrick being impish in the water…


Wow… Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck looks even grottier in color!



OK, so here are some better shots of the pig-head offering we came across at Pu-u o Mahuka Heiau…

This is from Turtle Beach, NOT a turtle sacrifice!

Matsumoto’s Shave Ice!


So we kinda were standing in a graveyard as we ate… that’s OK, right?

Not OK


I am very excited to see Nate shot the very same photo as Patrick… or maybe Patrick stole Nate’s shot…


Action shot!!!



The next batch of shots will show you what the Roots saw when we weren’t with them and when they weren’t toiling away at editing wedding photos.

Talk about a busman’s holiday… it looks like the Roots stumbled on a wedding (or at least some kind of private event) at the JW Marriott Ihilani next door.

Yep! They’re THAT good!



See what I mean? The pool area is WAY better at night!


This is the closest Jensey has ever been to a fish…


Tomorrow: The Roots’ Version of the Starlit Hui!

13 Responses
  • ATG
    July 9, 2013

    How did I miss this the first go ’round?! *shakes fist at the sky* DANG YOU, EVENT PLANNING! Thanks for giving me such beautiful stuff to look at (and distract me from work).

    • Carrie
      July 9, 2013

      Event planning is a harsh mistress… see you next week at the Con!

  • Elizabeth
    June 26, 2013


    Props to the “We’re walking…we’re walking.” caption.

    • Carrie
      June 26, 2013

      Didn’t know if anyone would notice that one! 😀

  • Michelle
    June 24, 2013

    So I’m sitting here minding my own business then bam…I see these pictures and am dying to go back to Hawaii…curse you Roots!!! (you must picture me shaking my fist in the air ala William Shatner to get the full effect)

    • Carrie
      June 25, 2013

      “ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTS!!!!” … Hmm… not quite as satisfying as the hard “k” attack of “KAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHN!” but close!

  • Eileen
    June 17, 2013

    Yeah! I’m so glad to finally see some photos of you and Patrick!

    • Carrie
      June 17, 2013

      Well, you know how it is, Moma. When you’re the shutterbug, you’re never in any of the pictures!

  • Hope
    June 17, 2013

    So many pretty things in this post! I did miss the T-Rex though. 😉

    • Carrie
      June 17, 2013

      I don’t know why he only bombs OUR photos… maybe he respects the Roots’ art too much!

  • Claire (Chilly)
    June 17, 2013

    Some of those photos are absolutely stunning, i’d blow them up and have them on my wall if it wasn’t wierd to have someone else’s holiday photos in your house.

    Love you and Patrick doing your best Jurassic Park impression.

    • Carrie
      June 17, 2013

      Yeah, I was not with the program on that one—I shoulda stolen Patrick’s expression! 😀

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