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A Makena Cove Beach Wedding | Winnie + Justin

Newlywed couple embracing in kiss while purple orchids float down around them.

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


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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(The Keepsake Box: Includes (100) Photographer Select Prints, A Flash Drive containing High Resolution Files and a Custom Designed Wooden Engraved Box.)

Splash! – eSession with Winnie and Justin

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


Sneak Peek: The Wedding of James and Carolina – Merriman’s Maui Hawaii


Mei + Frank’s Wedding Day

It was a beautiful day for a wedding on Maui’s south shore; Mei was getting ready in her ocean side suite, while Frank changed into his traditional Scottish kilt and garb. That afternoon, surrounded by their friends and family, our bride and groom exchanged vows and united in marriage on an intimate sandy beach. In between the wedding events we snuck away for a fun, hour-long portrait session and explored Kihei’s coastline during sunset. The reception to follow was filled with delicious food, drinks, hula lessons, fire dancing, karaoke and lots of laughter – A perfect Maui wedding for the perfect couple. Congratulations to Mei and Frank!!

These are some of our favorite photos from their wedding day….

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Photography: Maui Creative Photography

Venue: Aston Maui Lu

Flowers: Kihei-Wailea Flowers by Cora

Hair & Makeup: Pam & Jensen of Orchid Salon

Cake: Marie Audant of Maui Cake Store

DJ: Bruce Sandler of Village Audio & Lighting

Entertainment: Manutea Nui E

Wedding Favors: Etchythings (by the bride)

Scottish Kilt: Heritage of Scotland

Wedding Dress: Tailored by DesignbySafa

The Wedding of Candice & Jim – Olowalu Plantation House + Maui Wedding Photography






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Our gratitude goes out to Candice (the bride) and Jim (the groom), and also to their families, for inviting us to be your wedding photographers on this special day.  The venue, Maui’s historic Olowalu Plantation House, was gorgeous and the perfect space for this family style wedding.  It was a honor to be your Maui wedding photographers.  Aloha.

images (c) Maui Creative Photography, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. – The Wedding of Stephanie and Andrew

It is a beautiful day at the historic Olowalu Plantation House.  Our bride and groom are getting ready.  The flowers and leis are arriving and the tables are being set.  Family and friends are gathering from California all the way to New York, and there is the sound of waves gently lapping up on the shore.  A stillness is in the air as everyone prepares for the ceremony.  This is the wedding day of Stephanie and Andrew…

From their first email, we could tell that Stephanie and Andrew were a fun loving couple.  They joked with us from the very start and shared stories like we were old friends.

The officiant was incredible and heartfelt as he sounded the conch, recited Hawaiian chants and involved the entire family in the beautiful union of Stephanie and Andrew.  The entire ceremony took place just fifty feet from the sea shore while palm trees and a bright blue sky stood as the backdrop.

A spectacular sunset as seen from the shores of the Olowalu Plantation House, November 3rd, 2012.  Stephanie and Andrew basked in their first moments as husband and wife.

The evening was extraordinary; Great food and speeches accompanied by dancing.  Sparklers came out and the newly joined families celebrated under the giant trees and infinite starry sky.

Congratulations to Stephanie and Andrew, and also to your wonderful families, thank you for having us as your photographers!

A special thanks to:
Coordinator:  Cherise from The Perfect Wedding Maui;  the day flowed beautifully!
Flowers:  Trish from Dellables Maui ; floral works of art!
Venue:  Maui’s Historic Olowalu Plantation House; an incredible ocean front venue!

Much Aloha,
Matthew and Madelynne