Coordination & Catering: Food for the Soul
Florist: Valerie Spalding
Photographers: Maui Creative Photography
Entertainment: Manutea Nui E
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 🙂
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!
- Coordinator: Tracy Flanagan of A Dream Wedding, Maui Style LLC
- Hair & Makeup: Liz & Anna of Maui Makeup Artistry
- Photography: Maui Creative Photography
- Reception Venue: Mala
- Ceremony Location: Ulua Beach
- Flowers: Dellables
- Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes Inc.
- Officiant: Reverend Dennis DeRego
- Music (ceremony): Tim O’Hara
- Favors: Big Island Candies
- Dress Designer: Liancarlo
- Bride Jewelry: Kate Spade
- Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Michael Kors
- Videography: Cinemaui Studio
- Invitations: DK Designs
Melissa & Hamish grew up on opposite sides of the world; Hamish from Australia and Missy from New Jersey. This distance didn’t stop them from finding each other. So when marriage was the next step, Maui became the perfect halfway point for their international destination wedding. The couple decided they would exchange vows at the oceanfront Sugarman Estate in Makena because, “it has a better lawn,” explains Hamish. “He’s a fan of lawns,” Missy says with a smile. So it was settled, and on that beautiful day, the 16th of August, they became husband and wife. The ceremony was full of expression; loved ones gave speeches, sang songs and the newly wed couple completed their union with a sand ceremony. It was an amazing day to witness; the whole event was a reflection of the couple’s colorful elegance, even the island seemed to celebrate turning out one of the most brilliant sunsets we’ve ever seen.
Congratulations to Hamish & Melissa, wishing you both a lifetime of love & happiness together!
Photography: Maui Creative Photography
Coordination: Tina Digman of Food for the Soul
Hair & Makeup: Trisha Josephs @ Beauty by Trisha
Officiant: Reverend Pia Aluli
Catering & Bar Services: Food for the Soul
Session: One Hour Family Portrait Session
Location: Olowalu, Maui
Photography: Maui Creative Photography
The historic Lahaina Town is special place for Mike and Kim. Not only is it the location of their wedding day, but it is also the very place that they met over 12 years ago. At that time, Kim was living on Maui and waitressing in the small beach town. Mike was vacationing with his family, and happened to be seated in Kim’s section of the restaurant one night. The rest is history. They had their first date here, and to make this place even more special, Mike later proposed on the beach down the street.
On May 11th, they came back with family and friends to continue their relationship with Lahaina. This time it was to exchange vows on the same shoreline that had been so significant to their lives. There were some tears, lots of laughter, extraordinary floral arrangements and an outrageous sunset. We were there with our cameras to photograph this momentous occasion and want to express our gratitude and congratulations to this incredible couple.
Wedding Photography by: Maui Creative Photography
Videography: Cinemaui Studio
Coordination: Bliss Wedding Design & Spectacular Events
Venue: Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
Florals: Ku O Lani Floral + Design
Officiant: Laki Ka’ahumanu
Reception/Catering: I’o Restaurant