Ken & Tania Shepard, the husband-wife team of Azzura Photography

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Happy Valentine's Day and the return of an old love ...

The last six months have been some the best (and the busiest) in our studio's history. In addition to photographing over 45 weddings in 2012, we've traveled from France to Hawaii, booked extraordinary weddings for 2013, and even managed to take some time off for romantic strolls in the woods together. It's been a whirlwind, and as I look at the many ways we've spent our time, I realized that one of the things I've missed is sharing our 'Daily Shot of Inspiration.' In my own little way, sharing these images is my personal contribution to bringing a bit of joy and art into the daily lives of our friends and clients. 

To kick off our 2013 'Daily Shot of Inspiration', I chose one of my most-loved destination wedding images. When Heidi and Peter hired us to capture their wedding on the Big Island in Hawaii, I knew it would become one of our favorites. This image was taken just moments after they had their "First Look" on the beach, and I feel a sense of joy and freedom every time I see it. It is a perfect photograph to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day, and to symbolize the excitement we feel for the year to come.  :)

Mauna Lani Hotel Wedding by Azzura Photography

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