Every Last Drop (part 2)

When the Knight and I got married we didn’t hire a professional photographer. We didn’t want some stranger sticking a camera in our faces; fake smiling for someone we didn’t know. Instead we sent out a group plea a year before the date, “Are you good with a camera? Would you mind being our paparazzi for the day? We can’t pay you but we’ll buy all the film you need and do all the developing.” Five awesome photographers and two, no –  three videographers stepped up that day. It was the best decision we made concerning how to capture the day. Second best decision was the note attached to the disposable cameras at every table at the reception. “Scavenger hunt! Get pictures of these things: Maid of honor. Head chef. Bride’s boots. View from your hotel room. The table with the most creativity wins a prize.” Each table had a list that was slightly different. In the end we got pictures of things most newlyweds don’t – pictures of the reverend who married us, the bartender, Best Man West, Best Man East, the dinner… The photography scavenger hunt was such a success I have been playing the game on every vacation since. Here’s Hawaii’s “hunt” (Oahu only):

  • Picture of island from arriving airplane
  • rental car
  • Deep sea fishing boat
  • papa with a fish
  • Someone hula dancing
  • A veteran
  • view from hotel window
  • something yellow (the Oahu color)
  • State flag
  • Liberty bell
  • eternal flame
  • Kukui
  • pua’ilima
  • poi
  • toes in the sand
  • fruity drink
  • coconut
  • Ono pop
  • library
  • sunset


  • Nene
  • Monk seal
  • Trigger fish
  • yellow hibiscus
  • surfer
  • outrigger canoe
  • lava
  • ukelele
  • The words “the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness”

Of course Maui will have its own scavenger hunt as well. I’m still working on the list. I imagine there will be some duplication (like view of the island from the arriving airplane, toes in the sand and view from hotel). Maui’s color is pink so I’ll be sure to add a pink hibiscus to the list.

Things I need to ask: 1) can I take pictures during a military ceremony? can Kisa take a picture of me getting my ink? can I borrow the underwater camera for pictures when we snuba? If there are positive answers to these questions I’ll be adding a few more challenges to the scavenger hunt!


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