Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Wedding at Molokini Lookout

When Patrick asked Millie to marry him, he decided to make sure their wedding was first class and that he didn't miss a beat. First of all, they decided to get married up at Maui's premier wedding site, Molokini Lookout, above Gannon's Restaurant in Wailea. The view is spectacular from the private venue overlooking the islands of Molokini and Kaho'olawe. Secondly, they hired Laurie Terry from Makena Weddings to be their wedding planner, making it easy for them to relax and enjoy their day. Thirdly, they bought out the newest restaurant run by renowned chef, Bev Gannon, aptly named Gannon's, down in Wailea (it used to be known as the Seawatch) so they could enjoy the evening with their guests overlooking the sunset and Pacific Ocean. Finally, they decided to fly in musician Alika Nako'oka and his band from Seattle (originally from Maui) for an evening of incredible music. They decided to stay at the Grand Wailea with all of their guests who came from all over the world. The beautiful property is located right on the beach and has grounds that are a tropical paradise with an amazing spa. Perfect for a bridal party!The groomsmen went tropical, wearing pink Hawaiian print board shorts with the bridesmaids wearing coordinating pink dresses. Great color combination for photos with the blue ocean background! The bride and groom were showered with flowers on their way back down the aisle to rousing applause from their guests!
Our team of included lighting assistant, Nicole Angel, veteran celebrity photographer, Frank DiMarco, who flew in from Portland to shoot the wedding with me and Maui's rising star, 16 yr old photographer, Zach Pezzillo, who captured amazing detail and beauty in every shot. Thanks Team!
I look forward to my next wedding up at Molokini Lookout. Wow! What a view!

Congratulations and best wishes to a first class couple - Millie and Patrick!

A hui hou,

Hyatt Maui Wedding Photographer - Michelle & Jesse

When I met Michelle and Jesse, I knew we would have fun with their wedding. The couple had been referred to me by the bride's sister who is always quick with a laugh or two. The couple was great fun to photograph and made the wedding a joy! Michelle grew up on the beautiful island of Maui and Jesse is from the midwest so there was a lot of family on hand to celebrate.
The couple was willing to go anywhere and try anything for their photographs after their ceremony at the Hyatt Kaanapali so we walked around the gorgeous property, getting photos in the coconut grove, in the hammock and in the gardens.
Our team had fun working with the afternoon light, finding shade among the trees and using the light bouncing off the ocean for soft lighting.
Michelle was a stunning bride and totally comfortable in front of the camera which made the photo session a breeze!
Best wishes to a good looking couple!
A hui hou,

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ka'anapali Maui Wedding Photographer - Helen & Sean!

Helen and Sean's wedding was a terrific event to photograph and I was grateful to be asked to be part of their day! The couple decided to get married on Valentine's Day in Ka'anapali on the Molokai Lawn at Kaanapali Beach Hotel surrounded by palm trees and tropical foliage with a view of Black Rock in the background. It was a beautiful island evening with a light breeze and the ocean as our background.
I had the pleasure of being assisted by talented photographers Shaina Kalama and Zach Pezzillo along with Nicole Angel on lights. Thanks team for making it a great day!Zach did a great job of capturing this image of Helen's Kissing Stool. Sean is taller than Helen and suprised the bride with custom making a "kissing stool" for her to use so they could kiss comfortably! How romantic!
Shaina loves details and captured this image of the gorgeous cake surrounded by beautiful tropical orchids.
Another one of Shaina's detail shots, also creating a sense of place for the wedding with the plumeria flower.

With scenic Black Rock in the background, the couple said their vows as the sun was setting on Valentine's Day.
Congratulations Helen and Sean!! Hope to see you in Oregon!

Best wishes,
Aubrey, Shaina, Zach and Nicole
Aubrey Hord Photography

Congratulations Millie and Patrick!

I was honored to have been selected by Millie and Patrick to capture their Maui wedding last weekend. They had a beautiful ceremony the following day overlooking the islands of Molokini and Kaho'olawe and a perfect sunset to boot! We took them to the beach for a photo session the night before their ceremony and Millie wanted to wear her wedding gown - woo hoo!! So she walked down the beach in shorts and a t shirt with her wedding gown on a hanger and she changed into her gown in a little cove. With a picture-perfect background and the sun setting into the ocean, Millie and Patrick spent some quiet time together enjoying the scenery while we captured it. Amazingly enough, we had a baby whale breaching in the background just offshore which made for a terrific photo shoot!

Millie and Patrick are off on their honeymoon, enjoying the beauty of Hawaii.

Best wishes to an amazing couple!

A hui hou,