Hear what couples have to say about Aloha Ever After…
“We’re on Anini Beach here having our wedding tonight on a beautiful sunset night, beautiful weather, working with Timory. Everything has just been great. The services are spectacular. We haven’t had to worry about anything working with Timory! Everything went off without a hitch. We’re about ready to head to our reception. Thank you Timory! Thank you Aloha Ever After! Aloha! Mahalo!” (taken on location at a wedding ceremony at Anini Beach, Kauai, Hawaii)
—Rachel and Brady, Washington, 2013
Aloha Ever After, and specifically owner and photographer Timory McDonald, did a great job for us. What a fantastic company to use for all of your wedding needs! We got married on 11/11/13 on Kauai, and Timory was our angel throughout the entire process. She organized everything from the photography, videography and photo booth to the beautiful custom centerpieces. Timory is extremely efficient and pays very close attention to detail, which all brides know is very important on the big day. Beside her in-depth professionalism, she also played a coaching role for the entire bridal party throughout the day, which was very welcomed with her sweet nature and years of experience with weddings. She went above and beyond to keep all worries behind the scenes unknown to us so we could be peaceful and enlightened until the very last dance at the end of the night. We cannot thank her and her team enough for making our wedding day the happiest day of our lives! Mahalo!
—Tamara, California, 2013
Thank you for all the wonderful photographs you took of our wedding. It was hard to pick just one for our thank you cards! We enjoyed getting to work with you and couldn’t be happier with our photos!
—Chrissie and Ross, California, 2013
I just want to tell you that everything has been so much more than expected. You really are amazing. We cannot say enough about Timory’s services. From the moment we first spoke, she was full of ideas and suggestions that helped us take some of the confusion out of our wedding day. She is beyond professional in her planning, but completely approachable and laid-back. We were able to pull off a surprise wedding (our guests had no clue until right before the officiant began) without a hitch and under budget. She helped us find Pat (the officiant) who was the absolute perfect match for our needs. He was able to put together a personal and heartfelt service without the need for a rehearsal. From the flowers to the transportation to the luau afterwards, Timory is the only reason it all worked so perfectly.
There are many brides who crack under the stress of their weddings. Their magical day is crushed by a missed or forgotten detail. There was no chance that would happen. Aloha Ever After was in constant contact with us from day 1. Whether through email or phone calls, we could count on them to keep us up to speed and on track. Timory was also our photographer. If you are planning to get married in Hawaii, then the best island to do it on is Kauai and the only person I would trust to coordinate it would be Timory McDonald.
When received the CD of all the photos I was absolutely in awe! I love the photos so much. It is going to be hard to narrow everything down (to my favorites)!
—Emma, Texas, 2010
I want to say with all my heart that I deeply appreciate the quality of the photos you took with my parents on their visit to Kauai. Thanks so much.
—Ingrid and Bruce-Kawika, Hawaii, 2012
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so so so much for helping us with our wedding. Everything turned out better than we could have imagined! Bettie was amazing with hair and make up (my hair was cute and breezy on the bottom and stayed where it needed to on top). My make up lasted the whole night. Bettie was even prepared for my unpreparedness. I didn’t bring any lipstick or gloss on my trip for whatever reason, so she gave me some on a stick to touch up when I needed to. She’s great! Magenta picked the perfect spot on the most perfect beach for us. As for the photos, Kalasara made us feel comfortable, and thought up some great poses for us! We even got a nice rainbow on the way home to make it extra special! We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you so very much.
—Kim, Canada, 2012
We can’t thank you enough for all you have done! We appreciate it more than you will ever know! We really appreciate all you guys have done for us. It was our perfect dream wedding. And the bouquet was absolutely beautiful.
—Kari and Russ, Washington, 2012
We owe you a HUGE thank you! You all helped make our special day better than perfect! Everything was beyond wonderful. It was all organized and planned perfectly so there was no stress, making it so we could just enjoy the day.
We received the CD of photos last night, and we are so stoked on your work! We love the pictures. The only problem is to find the ones we like best! We didn’t think it would be so difficult to narrow it down, but since you did such an amazing job, we love pretty much all of them. The day was captured perfectly. Thank you so much.
We couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Timory! Two words: Simply Beautiful! Many thanks to you and your staff for coordinating and capturing one of the most memorable moments of our lives! Oh, and we can’t leave out Mother Nature – “Mahalo” for providing us with such an amazing backdrop (a double rainbow, two breaching whales and a bouquet sent from heaven – it doesn’t get any better then that). You all were so friendly, personable and professional. Weddings can often become stressful and expensive but you all put our minds at ease, always available, organized and budget-friendly. Thank you! Anyone choosing your services will not be disappointed. We definitely give you and your staff at Aloha Ever After two thumbs up! Until we meet again, somewhere over the rainbow …
—Jesus and Raina, New Mexico, 2012
Doing these photos with you was one of the most fun things we did the entire time we stayed on Kauai!
—Yolanda and Garrett, Canada, 2012
It took a stress load off me to work with Aloha Ever After, which with our busy lives was exactly what we needed! You really did take care of everything like you said on your website.
We always research everything and so we checked out Aloha Ever After. There was nothing but good reviews and happy customers – now we can see why. Our work is very demanding and we are so grateful that you really did take care of everything. We were able to arrive and step into everything just like you said.
We’ve been HIGHLY pleased with everything. Everything was so easy – even my hair turned out gorgeous. We’re nothing but pleased.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
—Brandy and Kristopher, Oklahoma, 2011
We would like to thank you again for the absolutely stunning pictures that you took at our Kauai Wedding.
Aloha Ever After was an absolute pleasure to work with. The coffee table wedding album will be a wonderful way to showcase your beautiful photography.
Thanks again for the wonderful, lasting memories.
—Susan, Arizona, 2011
Thank you so much! Our reception was great.
Our family was very impressed with your pics! Thanks for taking the extra time to change photo editing for us even after the job was “done”.
—Scotti and Carmen, Washington, 2011
The photos are absolutely beautiful…thank you so much! We had a difficult time choosing because of all the wonderful shots & I really liked the black & white ones.
Thanks again for everything. You have created many memories that we will treasure always.
—Heather and Dave, California, 2010
We received the DVD and the pictures look great! You did a great job, especially given the circumstances.
We really appreciate all of your hard work into making it a special day.
Now we can look at pictures of our memories and it puts us back on the beach. The pictures look great and thanks for everything you did.
—Justin and Mindy, Washington, 2010
You did a great job and our wedding was a dream. I wouldn’t have done it any differently.
—Stephanie, Arizona, 2010
Timory is exceptionally unique. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed as our photographer. She had outstanding skills and creativity which left us with wonderful photos of our wedding.
We were extremely pleased with the results and have received so many compliments about our photos. The follow up service was highly efficient and professional and we had our photos back earlier than we expected.
We would highly recommend Timory to any couple looking for a photographer.
—Tamara and Fred, Canada, 2009
Note to Smith’s Gardens: After returning we were highly disappointed in the pictures our family took. It certainly didn’t appear to be as magical as we had remembered. However, we were thrilled last week when our photographer e-mailed us several pictures she had taken. Timory had done a beautiful job on the pictures. We felt she did an amazing job capturing the magic we had felt that day.
We received the remaining 800 pictures in the mail today and are absolutely thrilled. Timory was even able to get smiles out of our one child who never smiles for pictures – a truly amazing feat! She was fully receptive to photo suggestions from us, but was also excellent at choosing poses, groupings and backgrounds. The photographs she took were day versus night compared to the photos we took.
Timory was able to get individual shots of all 13 of us, as well as group shots both at Fern Grotto and Smith’s Gardens. Her prices were highly affordable compared to other photographers. To us, having our special day recorded so well was of the utmost importance. We will enjoy these pictures for many years.
Marc and I are primarily writing to highly recommend and encourage you to suggest Timory McDonald to your future wedding couples. Both the grotto and garden areas you have are breathtakingly beautiful. You certainly deserve a photographer as talented as Timory to capture that splendor and preserve the memories of your clients so well. If you have any questions about Timory McDonald, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
Thank you again,
—Karen and Marc, Florida, 2009
Timory was the most fantastic and helpful person to have in preparation of our wedding. She helped coordinate EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that we needed-not just the pictures, but any detail we could have imagined. From flowers, to lighting, to music – Timory helped with it all!
She provided us with extremely insightful advice, aided in negotiating very fair and reasonable rates, and was able to keep us very well informed with deadlines. She is every bride’s MVP! She is organized, punctual, thoughtful, and very professional. I seriously do not know how I could have coordinated everything without her help!
As far as her photography, it was incredible. Beyond words. She is able to capture detail and emotion beyond what words could explain. She is a true artist. Overall, we were just so pleased and continue to be so thankful for the opportunity to work with Timory. We can not thank her enough for everything!!!
—Katie, Texas, 2009
Although my new wife, Katie, summarized how awesome working with Timory was, I just wanted to add that as the groom, she made life extremely easy. She was super laid back but also kept all the guys in line. She made sure we all were on time and got some really great and funny pictures that are so special to have in memory of such a special day. She has also been so thoughtful after the wedding to make sure we had everything we needed and that we were pleased with how everything turned out.
Some people just “take your money and run”…But Timory is the furthest thing from that. You can tell she takes pride in her work and cares more than anything about her customers and their satisfaction. She is a rare gem! Talented, professional, & all around just a great person to work with! Thanks Timory! You are the best!!
—Corey, Texas, 2009
Getting married on a beach in Hawaii was a dream come true for me. Since the moment my fiancé and I discussed getting married I knew it would be on the island of Kauai. Then the real work began: at which beach would we get married and who would we use as a photographer?
I scoured the internet for wedding sites on Kauai and became fascinated with the Hanalei Colony Resort. Its remote location is perfect for the intimate wedding we wanted and the lush landscaping provides the tropical touch that was so important to me in my decision to marry in Hawaii.
We wanted these elements to be showcased in the photography. And Timory was able to pull it all together. Of course it’s impossible to depend on the weather to cooperate on Kauai’s north shore, but Timory worked with us and our small wedding party through wind and rain to capture our event forever in the best possible way. She focused on the other elements that made the day so special for us, such as family, location, incorporating the lush grounds, and the wedding party’s attire.
She exceeded our expectations with her determination and dedication to provide us professional pictures capturing that special moment in time, from the formal photos of my husband and I in the grassy garden area to the ensemble on the beach during the ceremony. I am thrilled with the outcome of our wedding and anticipate the day we return for additional fond memories.
—Heidi, Nevada, 2009
I recently decided to have my photo taken with my grandson, and after asking around Kaua’i for a good photographer, chose Timory for the job.
Portraits are difficult enough to capture the right light, expression and look without having a bubbly, bouncing, mischievous 10 month old baby on your lap. Fortunately Timory had all the skill and patience necessary for the task and was quite adept at getting the baby to look at the camera and smile at the same time.
The photographs have turned out beautifully and will be a lasting keepsake of this wonderful time in our lives. The thing about photographs is you don’t appreciate them as much at the time as you do several years down the track. They are a wonderful emotional investment for yourself and future generations.
—Robert, Australia, 2009
Thank you so much for the pictures, they all came out gorgeous! The vibrancy is amazing, Great group photo too! I appreciate all your time & care.
Blessings & Mahalo,
—Lila, Kauai, 2009
The whole experience of the destination wedding was scary to me at first because I tend to be somewhat of a control freak. Everything was perfect and I would recommend all of you to any of my friends that wanted to get married in Hawaii. There would be one catch — they would have to bring me with them.
Bobbie and I are so thrilled with the photos of the wedding! They are all so beautiful and you have captured us so well. I normally am not one for showing pictures of myself but for some reason, I want to show these off — they are that beautiful.
I am serious when I say that you have captured our feelings in pictures. Both my mother and Bobbie’s mother have said after looking at the photos — that both of us look so happy and in love.
Again, thank you for sharing our special day with us. I hope to cross paths with you when Bobbie and I return to Kauai. Maybe it will be for one of our anniversaries and we will be asking you to snap some photos of us for prosperity.
—Bobbie and Patti, Illinois, 2009
Aloha, our wedding was absolutely perfect!
We were blessed to have Timory to work with. From 4,000 + miles away she went above and beyond the “usual” requests to facilitate and enable the creation our very personal and specialized event.
I am so very pleased that it all came together so well, into true fruition. Mahalo!
—Hope, Michigan, 2008
Timory was a wonderful and creative photographer, she was very understanding of our wants and took her time with each shot.
Our wedding photos came out amazing. Going through the photos makes me smile each time. Timory really captured our moment and how we both felt on that day.
I would recommend Timory to my friends and family. Thank you Timory for all that you did for us! Thanks again!
—Nicole, California, 2008
On our wedding day we were so excited and it must have showed because when we walked out on the beach Timory walked right up to us and introduced herself.
The first thing we noticed was her smile and of course her camera. We felt at ease with Timory and trusted her ability as a photographer.
The photos were wonderful and captured the special day we will never forget.
—Bill and Stacey, California, 2007