Oahu, Hawaii

Honolulu, North Shore, and Diamond Head

Oahu is the first island that my husband and I spent time in, and it’s home to Honolulu and the North Shore surf capital of the world. My grandma grew up in Hawaii and it was exciting to explore the islands she called home! One of the best things about being a photographer in Oahu, Hawaii, was getting to do a few sessions while I was there – check out Diana + Russ! I’d always be up for coming back here to shoot again.

We spent our first day in the Ala Moana/Waikiki Beach area of Honolulu. The next day we visited Pearl Harbor and then hung out at the Electric Beach, named because it’s close to a power station that makes the water warm and is a popular spot for sea life. Another day we drove up to the North Shore and hung out at the beaches around Haleiwa, which quickly became one of my favorite places in the world. The North Shore is where most of the surf competitions happen during the winter months because it’s famous for its big waves, but it’s comparatively calm in August, so calm we even got to swim at the Banzai Pipeline. We spent our next day back in Honolulu hiking up Diamond Head before flying over to Kauai!

Oahu is a beautiful place with so many different personalities, and we look forward to going back – especially if we can get such a cute convertible rental car again. 🙂