I had a great time photographing this lovely family during their vacation on Maui! Morning sessions can be great as they provide a variety of colors and lighting. I love the lighting mixture of backlight, shade, and direct sun to provide both soft and dramatic photos. The blues of the water and sky were gorgeous and the children loved running around on the beach. It’s wonderful when families have so much fun on their portrait sessions and I feel like their relaxed mood really shines through in the photos. Enjoy some of my favorites.
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.