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Jesse & Randy’s Mauka Lani Estate Wedding

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Location: Mauka Lani Estate in Lahaina, Hawaii

Coordination: Maui’s Angels Weddings

Flowers: Sunya’s Flowers

Hair & Makeup: Kaylynn Richards

Dress: Maggie Sottero

Garter: Helen’s Couture

Officiant: Ernest Puaa

Rings: Shane Co.

Catering: Aloha Events Catering

Cake/Cupcakes: Cake Fanatics

Can Coolers: Paper Leigh

Wall Art: Alphabet Art Photos

DJ: DJ Thomas Ray

Photography: Maui Creative Photography

South Maui – Ohana Photo Session

Some of my fondest memories involve traveling with my family. There is something about leaving home together to explore a new landscape, a new culture and a new environment that really brings everyone together. It happens in those simple moments; watching a sunset, walking down the beach, sharing a laugh, seeing a whale breach or a turtle pop it’s head up for a breath. Family trips are also a great time to add professional photographs to the family album – especially here in Hawaii with the abundance of natural beauty and gorgeous locations – Not to mention the fresh tans and relaxed vibes the island bestows on it’s visitors 🙂

Each family session is unique. Scheduled at a beautiful Maui beach or nature location, we create a collection of photographs that include group photos, individual portraits, couples portraits and candid shots. By creating a relaxed and fun environment, we aim to capture the true personality of each family group and the individuals who make up the ohana (family). We adore each and every family we meet, and feel so honored to be able to step into their lives, their vacation and be able to create a truly special collection of images that will be cherished forever.

Below is a selection of photos from a recent family portrait session on the south shore of Maui. It was a beautiful afternoon and sunset at Po’olenalena Beach Park (one of our favorite locations). Lots of laughter and smiles throughout the session – Wonderful memories for a wonderful family 🙂
Family poses for a portrait at sunset in Wailea, Hawaii.Natural light beach portrait and candid moment of a young woman in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.Sunset beach portrait in the surf at Po'olenalena beach in Wailea, Hawaii. (left) Family portrait under the keawe trees beachside on Maui. (right)Sibling portrait on Maui's beautiful south side with views of the West Maui mountains, palm trees and the ocean.Teenage girl splashing water during a candid moment on Maui's Po'olenalena beach. (left) Father & daughter pose for a laughter filled portrait during their Maui vacation. (right)Father of three children poses for an individual portrait surrounded by Maui's beachside greenery in Wailea, Hawaii. (left) Golden light portrait of mother and son at Po'olenalena beach on Maui.Young adult portrait showcasing South Maui's beautiful scenic view's of Halemahina, ocean and palm trees.Fun, candid family portrait celebrating the youngest daughter's Bat Mitzvah while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii (left). Individual formal portrait of teenage girl with red hibiscus in her hair sitting on beachside grasses (right).Jumping family silhouetted against Maui's beautiful Wailea sunsets.

A Makena Cove Beach Wedding | Winnie + Justin

Winnie and Justin dreamt up an intimate beach wedding surrounded by friends and family. They considered several places and finally settled on Makena Cove (Maui) as the location of this special ceremony. Shortly after making this decision they began researching wedding photographers. From our first conversation, their enthusiasm and passion was evident. They both loved photography and had lots of questions regarding our gear, our approach and delivery options. A couple emails and a phone call later, they asked us to be their photographers 🙂 We were, of course, honored and thrilled.

For this quaint wedding, we settled on three hours of photography coverage. We began with the bride and groom at their vacation rental. Here we captured some candid ‘getting ready photos’, details of the wedding items and bridal portraits before traveling to the ceremony site. Once at the beach, we met with Rev. Laki Ka’ahumanu who guided everyone into a beautiful, heartfelt, and (at times) humorous wedding ceremony.

After the ‘I do’s” with the ocean lapping up at their feet, everyone celebrated the newlyweds and we moved into family/group photos. In the backdrop, neighbor islands Lanai, Kahoʻolawe and Molokini created a stunning scene. Then, it was time to part ways with family and friends, who said their blessings and departed for the restaurant. The sun was approaching the sea, and it was time to get into our Bride and Groom Portrait Session. 

We had photographed well past sunset, into the moody deep blues and purples of twilight, when it was time for the bride and groom to head off to dinner with their guests. Smiles and heartfelt thanks reverberated as we said our goodbyes – A beautiful day for this beautiful couple. Mahalo, and congratulations to Winnie and Justin!

Photograph on left is wedding rings styled on a green palm with pink edging. Photo on right is bride's lace detailed wedding dress hung in front of a large window.

Bride's accessories styled on a wooden table with white orchids: jeweled wedding sash, matching pearl and diamond earrings and bracelet and cream colored suede wedges with tan leather straps.Black and white photograph of groom looking in mirror and finishing up the final touches as he gets dressed for his big day.Black and white photograph on left is close up of the lace details of bride's wedding dress. Photo on right is detail shot of grooms tan leather shoes with white edging and laces.Photograph on left is bride holding up her wedding dress as her mother and bridesmaid begin to lace up her corset back gown. Black and white image on right: Bride catching her reflection in small mirror asBlack and white photograph showing the long lace detailed train of bride's wedding gown as she gets dressed for her big day.Bridesmaid helps the bride put on her shoes as her mother adjusts and inspects the back of the wedding dress.Photograph on left: Bride looking down and smiling at her colorful bouquet of purple and white orchids and pink roses. Photo on right: Guests prepare the beach ceremony site by laying out purple orchid leis into a circle in the sand.Groom's feet as he stands in the sand in a circle of purple orchid leis awaiting his bride.Beach wedding ceremony at Makena Cove on Maui officiated by Laki Ka'ahumanuBlack and white photograph of couple holding hands during wedding ceremony.Officiant Laki Ka'ahumanu singing and playing the ukulele while newlywed couple have their first dance.Newlywed couple embracing in kiss while purple orchids float down around them.Photograph on right: Newlyweds standing together on lava rock at Makena Cove with water splashing around them. Photograph on left: Couple embrace each other after completing their marriage vows.Newlyweds stand together on lava rocks reaching into the ocean at Makena Cove while Maui shows off her beautiful array of sunset colors.Photograph on right: Newlyweds standing forehead to forehead feeling the Aloha, or breath of life. Photograph on left: Couple standing together on lava cliff with the ocean swirling around them at Makena Cove.

After receiving their photography, Winnie and Justin left some very kind words on our Wedding Wire review page:

“My wife and I did a lot of research into photographers in Maui most of whom had a longer history than Maui Creative Photography. Despite this, we decided to go with Maui Creative because of some of the recent glowing reviews, and it was one of the best decisions we made… These guys were truly great, and I couldn’t have imagined anyone else been our photographers for our wedding.”

Ceremony Location: Makena Cove – Maui, Hawai’i

Hair & Makeup: Adiel Sneary –  Salon 253

Flowers: Shari Pierson – Maui Sunset Florals

Officiant: Laki Ka’ahumanu

Photography: Maui Creative Photography

Maui Maternity Photography: Nidhi and Sumeet

A beautiful sunset session with these parents-to-be. Nidhi and Sumeet flew to Maui, from California, for vacation before their first child is born – Some call it a “babymoon” trip. They emailed us a few weeks in advance and asked if we would do their maternity photos on the beach. Of course, we were honored and said YES!

On the day of, we met these wonderful couple at Po’olenalena Beach Park on the south shore of Maui. We enjoyed an hour walking around the gorgeous park creating photographs in the trees, by the lava rocks and finally in front of the beautiful setting sun. They both brought a change of clothes and quickly swapped out their outfits right before sunset to add a little visual variety – We loved the idea!

Nidhi was glowing, gorgeous – And I tell that Sumeet was proud and excited to be a father. We had a wonderful time together and are so excited with the final photographs. Here are just a few of our favorite images from our photo shoot. Enjoy, and Aloha.

Babymoon Session on the beach in Maui

Maui Maternity Photography on the beach

Birds of Paradise: The Maui Wedding of Shannon and Robert

These two are just about the sweetest couple you could ever meet! We first photographed them at our pre-wedding photo session on Maui’s youngest lava flow (La Perouse); It was a beautiful spring day with wildflowers blooming out of the black lava rock and butterflies buzzing about. The sunset was vibrant and colorful, and small surf made it possible to enter the water and capture an absolutely gorgeous portrait with a sky-meets-sea backdrop.

A couple days later we photographed their wedding at Wailea’s Marriott Beach Resort. It was a perfect day for a beach wedding and the resort property provided us with stunning settings for portraiture, details and getting ready photographs. Their theme was “Birds of Paradise” (Shannon’s favorite flower), all the floral arrangements were created by Maui’s top florist, Dellables. The entire day was magic… full of beauty and love – A special day for a special couple. Congratulations to Shannon and Robert!

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Splash! – eSession with Winnie and Justin

Maui Creative Photography

Type: Engagement Photography Session
Location: Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA
Photograph: Matthew Laine Nall, Maui Creative Photography