Monday, July 19, 2010

Unique Maui Weddings - "I Do!" Now let's go surfing!

This summer I had the distinct pleasure of photographing a unique wedding on Maui that was filled with the usual vows plus, infectious steel drum music and a wave or two. What?? A wave?? Yes, this bride and groom looooooove to surf and they decided to have a morning wedding that involved a great wave session afterward.
The bride performed a special wedding hula for the groom and a little rain blessed the event, making it a wonderful morning.
Lia and James are not only a great looking couple, but they are super fit, making it easy for the groom to to slip into board shorts and slippers and the bride to slip into a beautiful white swim suit and designer pareo from Maui's own LeTarte Swimwear.
The couple decided to get hitched at the beach and then jump in the water on their beautiful custom made wooden surfboard and invite their guests to go surfing with them.
Once the couple said their vows and the minister announced them as officially married, they waxed up their new board and the celebration moved to the ocean. What a perfect Maui wedding!
So congratulations and best of luck to Lia and James! May you always find waves together and laugh together for the rest of your lives.

Kapalua Maui Wedding Photographer - Will you Marry Me again? Surprise!

Congratulations go out to one of the best (and classiest) surprise vow renewals I have seen! When Emir asked Patricia to renew their vows in Kapalua a couple of weeks ago, she could not have been more surprised. He used the idea for a family portrait session to get Patricia ready for photos. They headed down to the beach and took an hour of photos in the coconut grove and on the beach at Kapalua Bay with their family.
Emir told his bride that for the second half of the photo session they were going to change into dressier clothes for a more formal look. Once they changed, we were ready with our cameras as they came out to the scenic Kapalua Point for the vow renewal ceremony. And she said YES again!
Emir had planned everything down to the smallest details with the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua wedding team and it payed off. Patricia was totally surprised and delighted at all the details. A stunning background in Hawaii, a private ocean front ceremony location, a dove release, fabulous minister (Pia Aluli) and a gorgeous evening!
The couple renewed their vows looking out at Kapalua Bay and the west Maui mountains as the sun slowly sank into the horizon with the island of Molokai in the distance.
So congratulations to Emir for planning a delightful ceremony for his bride of 22 years. To Patricia, who was a beautiful bride! And to the girls for keeping it under wraps until the big moment.

I love my job and I love my clients!

A hui hou,

Ka'anapali Maui Wedding Photographer - Jenna & Jason

Congratulations to Jenna and Jason who tied the knot on Maui on July 9th!Best wishes from your photography team!

Announcing "Mrs. Maui 2010" - Patricia Tavares!

Congratulations to the beautiful Mrs. Maui 2010, Patricia Tavares! Best of luck at Mrs. Hawaii on Oahu!

We are honored to have you represent us!
A hui hou,

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ka'anapali Maui Wedding Photographer - Sabrina & John say "I Do" on Maui vs Jamaica

Sabrina and John had planned their perfect wedding for months in Jamaica. When civil unrest hit the area a couple of months ago, that changed the game completely and destroyed their perfect wedding dreams. With the political instability and no knowledge of where their paperwork or deposit had gone for their wedding, the couple had to find a new tropical venue to get married. They chose the ocean side wedding site on Maui called the Naupaka Lawn at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel and kept their fingers crossed that nothing would go wrong. It ended up being a perfect evening with light and weather. I lucked out and got an amazing couple!
We spent nearly two hours talking in the wedding consultation meeting and my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. They had a wonderful minister for their ceremony who laughed along with the couple during their service and had a truly infectious smile. Finally, they ended their romantic evening with a private dinner on the Naupaka Lawn watching the sun set into the Pacific Ocean.
I am honored they chose me to capture their perfect destination wedding in the Hawaiian islands! So congratulations and best wishes to Sabrina and John who were great clients - fun and flexible with their plans and will keep each other laughing for the rest of their lives.
A hui hou,