Oahu Engagement Session, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii Engagement Session

Anant + Amy

San Diego Wedding Photographer

This Is Why You Need To Hold Your Engagement Session In Oahu

Miffy + Michael

There’s a reason why Hawaii is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. From its pristine beaches loved by surfers and beach bums alike, rolling green mountains, and mouthwatering cuisine, there’s something for everyone in the archipelago. Oahu, the third largest island in Hawaii, can be described as paradise on Earth. This is why Myfy and Mike chose it as the destination to hold their engagement session.

If holding your engagement session in Hawaii is something you and your significant other want to do before the “I Do’s,” here are some of our favorite places to shoot.

Kalaniana’ole Highway 

Kalaniana’ole Highway is the scenic main thoroughfare that connects Waimanalo to Hawaii Kai on Oahu. Built into the cliffs overlooking the ocean, it’s one of Hawaii’s most scenic drives. There are also a number of beautiful sights to see along the way. 

If you start from Hawaii Kai towards Waimanalo, you’ll see the Koko Head Crater, an extinct tuff cone that’s one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks. Hanauma Bay is one of the most breathtaking beaches in Oahu, known for its turquoise waters that are teeming with sea life. The Lanai Lookout Point boasts lava formations that are thousands of years old, and the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail is a leisurely hike to a historic lighthouse in southeast Oahu.

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

Located in Kaneohe in Honolulu, the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden is 400 acres of lush gardens and tropical plants from places like Hawaii, the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Polynesia, Tropical America, Melanesia, and Africa. In Hawaiian, the word ho’omaluhia means “to make a place of peace and refuge”, and this is exactly what you’ll find here. Amidst the stunning backdrop of tropical scenery, it’s also a beautiful location to hold your engagement session.

China Wall

Oahu is known as a volcanic island, and on its eastern tip is the China Wall (also known as the China Walls), rock formations formed by prehistoric lava flows marking the most recently-formed part of Oahu. The location gets its name from China’s majestic Great Wall, and is a well-loved spot for picnics, cliff-diving, fishing, sightseeing, and watching the gorgeous sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The waves cresting against the ancient lava formations will make for some unforgettable engagement session photos.

Kualoa Regional Park

If you’re looking for a serene and peaceful beach away from the party spots of Oahu, Kualoa Regional Park is the best place to go. Kualoa Regional Park’s rich history spans thousands of years. In Hawaii’s early days, legends were told about how Kualoa was known as a place of refuge and a sacred location for native Hawaiians. Nowadays, Kualoa Regional Park is registered in the National Registry of Historic Places.


If Kualoa Regional Park’s sloping mountains and vast greenery look familiar, it’s also known as “Jurassic Valley,” where the Jurassic Park movies were filmed. The privately-owned park features 4000 acres of protected landscape, which provide picture-perfect opportunities wherever you look.

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