Hawaii elopement photographer Masha Sakhno Photo captures couple at waterfall in Maui.

No rules.

No strict timelines.

Nowhere to be but by each other's side.

Hawaii elopement photographer Masha Sakhno captures newlyweds at red sand beach in Maui.

you could hike up a mountain...

say I do by a waterfall...

I'm here to tell you elopement planning doesn't have to be stressful.

coverage starting at $3,900

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Get-To-Know-You Questionnaire

As soon as you book, my first priority is to get to know you two and everything you want out of your Hawaii elopement experience. This questionnaire will be a deep-dive into your personalities, likes/dislikes, and what you envision for the day. There are absolutely no wrong answers on this and it's simply used to curate the best possible experience. It will also help get the creative juices flowing by asking questions you didn't even think to ask yourselves!

Vendor Recommendations

Included in the guide are some of my absolute favorite vendors including florists, hair and makeup, officiant, etc. Once you’ve narrowed in on an island and general itinerary, this list will be huge to elevate your experience (think private chef, beach picnic, boat or helicopter ride...)

Exclusive Elopement Client Guide

Along with your questionnaire, I will send out the ultimate elopement client guide that is exclusive to my couples. This guide is over 60 pages and jam packed with anything and everything I could think of to make your planning process easiest. If you have a question, chances are...it's answered in the guide 🙂 You don't have to read it all, but I'll bet if you do...you'll feel like an elopement guide yourself haha.

Location Ideas + Permit research

After receiving your completed questionnaire and conducting a follow-up consultation, I'll recommend locations that fit your style. I will also help research any necessary permit requirements (you know...the boring-but-really-important-legal-stuff *yawn*).

Drone use*

If the weather permits and the location allows*, drone photo (& video if in your package) is included with all elopement collections. This is an epic addition to your gallery for those otherwise impossible landscape shots!

Customized Elopement Timeline

Once we have a general idea of what locations and activities you'd like to include, I will craft a personalized elopement timeline to make sure we 1) fit everything in and 2) have plenty of downtime so nothing feels like a stressful production.

Backup Location Research + Timeline

You can plan a pretty picnic but you can't predict the...you know how it goes 🙂 Because elopement are typically outdoors, we might encounter some less-than-perfect weather. Your safety and comfort are my top priority and while a little rain never hurt nobody, we will always have a back-up location that we have previously agreed on in case things really go south. Great thing about the islands is they offer so much topography that you can always drive less than an hour and usually find some sun!

Unlimited Consultations and Planning Help

I'll say it once and I'll say it again...I'm here for YOU! Even though elopement planning is supposed to be less stressful than wedding planning, it's still got its ups and downs. While I can't control everything, I truly want to help make this experience as amazing as possible for you! I'm always just a text, call, or email away.

no hidden travel fees

No matter what island you choose, my flight, hotel, car rental, food, etc. does not come at an additional cost to you. Only thing not covered are high-end experiences (helicopter, boat, etc.)

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love notes

Masha is insanely talented and went above and beyond for mine and my husband's elopement in Hawaii. She was extremely helpful in the planning process, her elopement guide made it so easy for us to begin planning and narrow down which island would be best for us. The day of the elopement was stress-free and everything we had hoped for. She scattered personal touches throughout our entire experience from gifts to polaroid photos to a sweet thank you card. We loved the photos of our day and can't wait to hang them up around our home.

THANK YOU MASHA!!! 10/10 recommend

val + trev

Honolulu wedding photographer captures elopement on Oahu.

I'm a big fan of making things easy.

Once we've decided on an island and general location (with plan B and C options in case of bad weather) it's time to book any additional vendors, travel, and accommodations.

The client guide will include vendor + activity recommendations so you don't have to do all that research by yourself.

I will also recommend accommodations based on your vibe as a couple and ideal proximity to your ceremony.

That's it, we've dreamed, planned, and executed your best day ever! Now it's time for you to kick back and relax because I've got it from here.

Your only job on your elopement is to be giddy-in-love with your partner.

I can't wait to capture the kisses, laughs, tears, and tenderness.

Book travel, vendors, accommodations

Enjoy your epic day!

Timeline + last minute details

Schedule a call, book me, choose your island

I will create a customized timeline for your Hawaii elopement. This will help us stay on track and fit in all your desired activities. Remember everything I recommend is just a suggestion!

Ultimately, you have the final say in timeline and how you want to document your elopement.

No two elopements are the same & your idea of adventure will look different from someone else's. That's the true beauty of eloping!

Throughout the process, I will be touching base to make sure you are geared up and ready to go for your elopement day. From the big things to little things, I'll be sending email reminders of what you'll need.

The most important part of the process: getting to know each other! If we decide we are a good fit and I'm available for your date, you can officially book me for your elopement!

Right after you book I will send a detailed questionnaire so I can help guide you into the destination of your dreams! There are so many beautiful places to have your ceremony; I want to help you choose one that is the most perfect for you 🙂

Along with the questionnaire, you will receive an in-depth client guide which highlights the different islands, including locations and vendors, and answers most of your questions.

I totally understand how difficult it might seem to plan, and as your Hawaii elopement photographer, I'm with you every step of the way.

Black and white portrait of couple eloping on Oahu.

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Masha Sakhno is a wedding photographer and business coach based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Servicing the local area of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and the surrounding areas. Specializes in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce candid and emotional photography.