Oʻahu Wedding Association president Joseph Esser said in a written statement that the association is both disappointed and devastated by the mayor’s decision.
He said the bill not only impacts the wedding industry, but maternity shoots and family photos as well. Esser said a different management plan would have been better for his industry.
“Reduce the number of permits, reduce the usage so you can control it," said Esser. “I have to now take my clients to, like, maybe Magic Island to do a photoshoot. There are no beaches that are accessible anymore in my own community."