Maui Photography BlogBy Joanna Tano
An elegant wedding, with a tranquil Pacific Ocean backdrop, was a natural choice for Jonathan and Krystal, who reside in the ocean town of Huntington Beach, California. Maui was also a natural choice for the couple, as Jonathan made his wedding proposal on one knee on a Maui beach, as part of a weeklong celebration of Krystal’s 30th birthday. The couple wanted a small intimate wedding and reception for their closest friends and families, so a Maui destination wedding was a “no-brainer” in Krystal’s words. The oceanfront setting of Olowalu Plantation offered a spectacular sunset. The meticulous preparations for the destination wedding were coordinated by Makena Weddings, with flowers by Dellables, hair and make-up by MeiLi, maid of honor gown by Maui clothing designer Show Me Your Mumu, and delectable dinner by Maui Catering Services. Overall, the joyous occasion was quite beautiful and romantic.
Rachael and Craig had a dreamy tropical wedding at the beautiful Olowalu Plantation House on Maui. It was such an honor to capture all of the beauty and love of their special day!
Tropical Maui Weddings
Feather and Fern
Meili Autumn Beauty
White Orchid Beach House Weddings
I loved capturing Brooke and Brit’s tropical wedding day. The couple had a lovely vision that came to life through the creative talents of White Orchid Wedding’s coordination team. It’s always a pleasure to photograph White Orchid Beach House Weddings because there are such dramatic and beautiful backdrops and the overall feel is secluded and intimate. Brooke and Brit, thank you for having me photograph your beautiful day!
Q. What is your proposal story?
A. One Friday morning, Britt called and surprised me with a trip to San Diego for the weekend. On the phone he said, “Be home by 2:30 and pack your bags. The train leaves at 5:00!”
I, of course was suspicious, but had no idea what elaborate plans Britt had secretly made.
He told me that Saturday night, we would go to a nice dinner at Hotel del Coronado. We took an uber down to the hotel. I was very confused when Britt told the driver to keep going past the hotel to the next street. There, Britt escorted me down to the beach all dressed up in heels and all and asked me to marry him. I am so happy with how everything turned out. From the dress that look so long to choose, until a friend of mine I looked into something like Winnie Couture Atlanta to visit a bridal store, to then locating the venue, inviting guests and much more, I don’t think I could have asked for anything more!
Little did I know, Britt had hired a photographer to capture the whole thing. I had told him I really wanted a photographer after I had seen some beautiful pictures on this Web Site and I’m so glad he organised one for me! Britt had been planning this out for quite some time, involving our closest family and friends. He had even secretly driven 4 hours away to ask my parents for their blessing. Britt then had my mom, Lindsey, help him choose the ring to be made by their family jeweler.
Stunning White Orchid Beach House Weddings
Kapalua Bay Engagement Photos
These two lovebirds were recently engaged and had the wonderful idea of having some photos taken while they were vacationing in Hawaii. It was great to meet up with this adorable couple and capture some Maui Engagement Photos. Thank you for having me as your Maui Engagement Photographer! It was wonderful to capture your love!
Elegant Sheraton Maui Weddings
Casey and Patrick traveled to Maui with a large group of friends and family from California to celebrate their love and wedding day! Its great the capture Sheraton Maui Weddings because the grounds are so beautiful and offer a variety of backdrops: greenery, ocean view and sunset. Thank you Casey and Patick for having me there to capture your special day!
Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
Hair by Eunice
Tropical White Orchid Beach House Wedding Photos
Sylvia and Feng celebrated their love at White Orchid Beach House. The morning ceremony, delicious brunch and tropical vibe was so beautifully executed by White Orchid Wedding! Congrats to this very sweet couple! It was an honor to capture your wedding day!
Wedding Venue: White Orchid Beach House
Coordinator: White Orchid Wedding
Emily and Brian’s Hui No’eau Maui Wedding Photos
Emily and Brian chose the Hui No’eau as their wedding venue on Maui and it was the perfect place! Rolling hills and panoramic views of Maui enhanced the beauty of their day. Platinum Weddings Maui designed and coordinated this lovely event and did a phenomenal job! Tropical Protea flower bouquets added a lovely touch to this country wedding. Emily and Brian are both school teachers so as they decided it would be fitting to have all of their guests arrive by school bus. They had a unique vision and for their dinner they had a gourmet lunch truck cater the wedding, which the guests loved! Congratulations to the lovely couple! It was an honor to capture these Hui No’eau Maui Wedding Photos!
Design and Decor: Platinum Weddings & Events
Bakery: Leoda’s Pies
Caterer: Iron Imua BBQ
Coral Crush Maui
Equipment Rentals: Island Rents
Beauty: Love and Beauty Maui
DJ: Maui DJ Services
Floral Designer: Floral Designs Maui
Officiant: Vene Chun
Music: Manutea Nui e
Event Venue: The Hui No’eau
From the Bride:
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
Q: Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Sweet Kapalua Engagement Session
I was trilled to capture Amy and Cody’s engagement photos at the tree line in Kapalua and down at Ironwoods beach. It was wonderful to meet them and spend some time getting to know them before I photograph their Maui wedding in this summer. What an adorable couple. Amy and Cody, Thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer and for your Maui engagement photography session. I’m so excited for your wedding!
Lovely Four Seasons Wailea Elopement
Marisa and Hunter had a lovely Maui elopement. Their Four Seasons Wailea Wedding & Engagement Session allowed them to relax and really enjoy the wedding day and honeymoon together. I think it’s very sweet when couples decide to elope and focus the day completely on each and it was an absolute pleasure to be their wedding photographer!