KRIS CESNA

About 17 years ago, my journey with photography began in Lithuania. Couple Cups is a little bit more than wedding photography, it has become a big part of who we are. I love taking photos of Hawaii weddings, engagements, and vow renewals, but we're just as excited about capturing the fun and beauty of everyday life.

May 4th, 2013

I met Sandra, my wife and after 7 years together, we got engaged and tied the knot on May 4th, 2013. Our son was born 6 years ago. Fast forward, and now we've crafted slow life with our son, Aras. He reminds us daily to appreciate life's simple pleasures and time together.

HAWAII LIFE

While I'm out capturing love stories, Sandra works behind the scenes, assisting clients, managing emails, and planning beautiful elopements in Hawaii. Whether it's a romantic sunset elopement in Hawaii, a sunrise on a black sand beach, or a joyful celebration with friends and family at one of Hawaii's finest venue's.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER &

FAMILY

WE CAN'T WAIT TO TELL YOUR STORY

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Couple Cups is a little bit more than wedding photography, it has become a big part of who we are. I love taking photos of Hawaii weddings, engagements, and vow renewals, but we’re just as excited about capturing the fun and beauty of everyday life.

About 17 years ago, my journey with photography began in Lithuania. It’s where I crossed paths with Sandra, who later became the love of my life. After 7 years together, we got engaged and tied the knot on May 4th, 2013. We moved to Hawaii 10 years ago right after our wedding. Fast forward, and now we’ve crafted a slow life with our son, Aras. He reminds us daily to appreciate life’s simple pleasures and time together.
While I’m out capturing love stories, Sandra works behind the scenes, assisting clients, managing emails, and planning beautiful elopements in Hawaii. Whether it’s a romantic sunset elopement in Hawaii, a sunrise on a black sand beach, or a joyful celebration with friends and family at one of Hawaii’s finest venues.

Your images are your story, your history
LOVE NOTES

"Sandra and Kris were so fantastic, professional, fun, and creative. They really allowed us to relax, and enjoy the experience so our pictures truly reflect the joy and emotion of the day. Honestly our hopes for the photos were blown our of the water. Really can not describe how happy we are with our photos. I would definitely suggest using them if you have the opportunity. Wish we could use them for all our photo worthy family events. Over the Moon! Thank you Sandra & Kris"

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Renee & Jesse, Hawaii Wedding

"I was a little worried spending so much money on a photographer, but it was worth every penny that we spent. While planning for our wedding I looked all over trying to find the right photographer. Their pictures are artistic and not static like a lot of the other photographers. All the pictures are available for download, which is amazing, and we can share the pictures on social media as well like."

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Taylor & Dustin, Hawaii Wedding

"Sandra and Kris are the best in every way! Couple Cups went above and beyond our wildest expectations. Our photos are breathtaking. (I totally cried when viewing them for the first time) On a technical level, the photos are perfection, but on an emotional level, they evoke every precious moment-- the anticipation, the love, the happy tears-- all over again. More than that, Sandra and Kris were like a part of the family. They made us feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera (not an easy task), and our wedding guests still talk about how much they loved our photographers. They were the best investment we made on our wedding day, and I cannot recommend them enough."

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Kelcey & Caulin, Hawaii Wedding

"My fiancee and I initially planned to visit the big island and then thought it would be a great place to take engagement shots. After some searching we came across Sandra and Kris and their work. They had an amazing eye for what would look beautiful and stunning. For the actual shooting, they were flexible and extremely easy to work with. At the end of it, their turn-around was awesome. I recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a photographer on the big island."

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Scott, Hawaii Engagement

"Sandra & Kris of Couple Cups were amazing as our wedding photographers. What I loved about Couple Cups was that they were very professional, extremely talented, super sweet and helpful, and wonderful to work with. They are such a cute couple and we really enjoyed spending our wedding day with them. The outcome was so beautiful. We love looking back at our photos constantly and are so proud to share them. They have amazing prices for their services, especially in Hawai'i, and I look forward to using them in the future for family shoots."

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Hilary & Chris, Hawaii Wedding

"I am so lost for words. Being photographer myself I fell in love with their style. They gave me different locations to choose from and fell in love with Pololu Valley. When I finally got to meet them they were so kind. Upon receiving the photos I was blown away every single photo was AMAZING! Kris has a great eye at capturing the real raw moments. His post processing is great the colors and resolution of the photos are great. Thank you so much Sandra & Kris!"

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Diana, Hawaii Engagement

"Sandra & Kris were amazing - they did a great job capturing the entire day for us! They knew exactly what to do through the entire day and made it stressless for everyone involved in the photographs!"

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Lynzi & Mike, Hawaii Wedding

"Just book them, already! My fiance and I were vacationing on the Big Island and were absolutely thrilled to work with Kris and Sandra! They are laid back, fun, and so easy to talk to - they made our portrait experience a breeze! Our photos are stunning. They provided an incredible experience and beautiful work! We love Couple Cups!!!!"

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Bethany, Hawaii Engagement

“ Kris went above & beyond for our wedding photos. Him & his wife were quick to respond, upload sneak peeks, & edited our photos with such care & precision. We loved them! So excited to frame & share with family and friends. Thank you, both!”

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Wedding at Marriott Waikoloa, Big Island of Hawaii

“ Kris has such an eye for THE best shots! He captures the scenery so well and also the little moments. What made me go with Couple cups was their Instagram, check it out! They have such rich tones and really capture the depth of the big island (black rock, deep greenery etc). On the day of the wedding it was pouring rain so we couldn’t get the first look and other shots we wanted on the property, Kris arrived and gave us the direction we needed! I love my sneak peak and can’t wait for more of the shots!! Thank you Kris and Sandra!! Highly recommend!!”

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Holualoa Inn Wedding, Big Island of Hawaii

“Sandra and Kris were great throughout our entire planning process. They were quick to reply to emails, they offered valuable suggestions and they were extremely easy to work with. Kris' attention to detail was amazing, helping us pose and making sure he got the right shots all while making us feel comfortable in front of the camera! We are so in love with our photos and would recommend Couple Cups to anyone!”

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Papa Kona Venue, Big Island of Hawaii

“ Kris did a wonderful job capturing our intimate wedding! He definitely understood the vibe of what we were looking for. Although the weather did not want to cooperate, we still received beautiful photos of our wedding while also capturing Hawaii’s beauty!”

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Elaine & Evan, Hawaii beach Elopement