I was planning a surprise proposal for my girlfriend on the Big Island, and contacted Kris so he could meet me at Makalawena Beach a bit before sunset. Kris was extremely helpful in avoiding disaster since he told me that the Makalwena Beach gates closed at 7pm, which would leave us trapped (plus, there was a 1hr hike over volcanic rock!).
Instead, Kris recommended we meet at Kukio Beach, which was much more accessible and just as secluded and beautiful (phew!). He picked out the spot, which was just *perfect* since it was isolated and had a beautiful rock formation. This was fantastic and very timely advice as things came down to the wire the day of!
Kris was very discreet before the proposal, and my girlfriend had no idea he was a photographer (I barely recognized him!) until after the proposal. Once I did propose, Kris turned the occasion into a full blown photo shoot, which I admit I wasn't quite expecting, but am *super* grateful for now, looking back at these wonderful photos :) Kris had great ideas for poses and played with the sunset lighting very well.
Kris, thank you again for making my proposal an amazing and unforgettable one :) :)