Upcountry style : Maui Wedding at Kaluanui Estate

This shoot was a creative collaboration with some good friends from Maui who are also in the wedding industry!  We chose the upcountry estate of Kaluanui (locally known as ‘the Hui‘) not only because it is one of our favorite Maui wedding venues … Continue reading Upcountry style : Maui Wedding at Kaluanui Estate

Wendy & Dan Olowalu Plantation House Wedding

  Wendy & Dan – Olowalu Plantation House Wedding. Lahaina, Maui. Wendy was such a stunning beautiful bride. She designed and created her wedding dress, which was amazing!  Her bouquet was adorned with vintage broaches, and a “W” (we are still not sure if it was for Wendy or Wedding!), and the smiles were unbelievable!  KISS was the theme, and it made for an absolutely perfect wedding day! Continue reading Wendy & Dan Olowalu Plantation House Wedding

Vintage styling with Opihi Love Boutique Design

Venue: Old Lahaina Prison Shoot Styled by Melissa Padilla of Opihi Love :: http://www.opihilove.com/ Props/Furniture/Decor by Opihi Love ::  http://www.opihilove.com/ Floral Design by Jess of One Love Floral Design :: http://www.onelovefloraldesign.com <http://www.onelovefloraldesign.com/&gt; Wardrobe & Fashion Design by Larissa Williams of LaReur Atelier :: http://www.loveleru.com/ Hair & Make Up by Ry-n Shimabuku :: http://www.ry-nshimabuku.com/ Paper Goods by Artistry 8 :: http://www.artistry8.com/ Model: Malia Haunani Continue reading Vintage styling with Opihi Love Boutique Design

Maui Maka ♥’s Hula Gypsy!

Shopping at Hula Gypsy is like stepping into a vintage dream closet… We love it! Hula Gypsy Vintage Boutique has beautiful vintage and new clothing, accessories and collectibles.  Everything in the store is amazing, & most of it is on Sale! There are usually a couple racks of $20 clothing, and Anna (owner) is so nice to chat with while you browse! We had the pleasure of working with Anna for a recent collaboration for a styled photo shoot. She assisted us in choosing an outfit that met our vision, and our model Rachel looked amazing in it! (see above) Whether … Continue reading Maui Maka ♥’s Hula Gypsy!

LIRA

Check out Maui Maka’s Photo featured in the full page Ad for LIRA clothing in the August Issue of BL!SSS magazine! You can order LIRA clothing online at http://www.liraclothing.com  – we love their new girl tanks!  Check out the Full page spread in the current issue  blisssmag.com/aug12.html   you can scroll through the whole magazine online. LIRA team Rider Jordan Black is someone to keep an eye out for in the Maui surf scene! Continue reading LIRA

Kamehameha Day Parade 2012 – Lahaina, Maui

Our favorite parade in Lahaina!  They close Front Street, dress the pretty horses up with beautiful flower leis, and All the keiki come out to watch the excitement. The parade is to honor and celebrate Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the Kingdom of Hawai’i. The pa’u riders represent a royal court led by a Queen on horseback, followed by princesses representing the eight major islands of Hawai’i. Pa’u women are dressed in elegant and colorful nineteenth century riding gowns.        Continue reading Kamehameha Day Parade 2012 – Lahaina, Maui

adventures in our back yard. Olivine Pools, Maui – Hawaii

Living in Maui its easy to get spoiled. Its not that we take for granted that we live in such a beautiful place. Maui is amazing, but sometimes we get so busy editing photos, keeping up with blogs, facebook, and booking new clients, that we don’t have a chance to enjoy the beauty and adventures in our own backyard.  Its almost overwhelming, there are so many beautiful places to explore, but you find that routine sets in and you end up going to the same beaches day after day. I hadn’t been to Olivine pools in years.  I had been … Continue reading adventures in our back yard. Olivine Pools, Maui – Hawaii

Koa: Brave, bold, fearless, valiant; bravery, courage.

We have been looking forward to Koa’s arrival since his mommy Ginger’s awesome “beer belly” maternity photo session a few months ago. Koa was to be a surprise, no one knew if he was to be a boy or a girl, but Ginger had a feeling it was a boy… and she was right!  a little bundle of Love was added to the Toth family – we love little Koa.  Congratulations Ginger & Jay on your perfect little Boy. We can’t wait till we can take him surfing! Continue reading Koa: Brave, bold, fearless, valiant; bravery, courage.