I LOVE capturing the intimacy of an elopement – especially when there is as much love, chemistry and humour as these two have. Continue reading Elopement at Ka Hale Olinda // Sarah and Ben
I first heard about Cadaqués in an issue of Hobo Magazine. Issue #16 lures you in with seductive images of the ‘playa nudist.’ If you flip to the back there is a short list of places to eat and shop. If one thing has … Continue reading Cadaques, Spain
Between summer weddings in BC and bouncing back to Hawaii, my garden was more tangled, jungle maze then grocery store produce isle. There’s food in there but you need to go hunting for it. I generally abide by a pretty farm-to-mouth mantra… grazing as … Continue reading Eat to Love
Mike and Sarah’s wedding was just right. Not too formal, not too casual, just enough tradition but with a contemporary flare. The table was set with antique china, yet the linens were all whimsically mismatched to give the finery a subtle bohemian … Continue reading A Memorable Fancy
Sweetgrass and Tobacco. As the intoxicating scent from the ritual smudging, drifts on the summer breeze, we are placed in a different state of mind. We are brought into a deeper part of ourselves. And as we focus on what is happening, the scent brings memories, awakens the soul … Continue reading Sweetgrass and Tobacco
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” ― Rumi Continue reading This is Love.
I had to pull over twice on my way to meet Alicia and Ryan, not because I was lost, but because the long winding road to their cottage was so beautiful with the afternoon sun breaking through. After a glass of my favourite … Continue reading Life is but a dream…
Model Tori Praver and professional surfer Danny Fuller met when a mutual friend set them up on a blind date in New York City in 2006. Six years later, Danny proposed to Tori on their annual snowboarding trip to Whistler, … Continue reading Featured on Vogue : Tori Praver and Danny Fuller’s Stunning Kauai Wedding
There are 4 little boys in this family under the age of 7. And one over 70. When it comes to beach portraits there is an exponential relationship between the number of little boys and the likelihood of them ending up in the ocean. So… Kristy, myself or a family member generally gives a quick debriefing on the necessity of staying out of the sand and water until we have taken some nice photos. As it turned out, these four little boys – though definitely against their own instincts – were very well behaved and managed to stay more or … Continue reading Naughty Grandpa…
This is Natalie and Jeff. For the last two weeks they’ve been hopping between Maui and Kauai for their honeymoon! And so I went and met them in Wailea, at a beach by their hotel, to capture some casual memories of their Mauimoon! Last fall, I had the honour of photographing their gorgeous Toronto farm wedding, alongside the amazingly talented Rebecca Amber and styled by the girls at Spread Love Events. Though we went to University together in BC, between them migrating back east and me to Hawaii, we haven’t seen much of each other in the interim. It was so nice … Continue reading Honeymoon : : N and J
For Tory’s birthday this year, for old time’s sake, I packed up my camera and joined him for dawn patrol. This means we set our alarm for long before the sun woke up, grabbed our Hula Pie coffees at Napili … Continue reading A dawn to dusk birthday shift at the Bay…
or married with three children… it was hard to tell! Joanna and Nathan managed to sneak off to Maui for a week – thanks to Grandma and Grandpa who watched the kids! They were obviously overdue for an opportunity to indulge in each other and were so sweet to photograph. Come back soon with the kids! Continue reading Newlyweds…
Kristy and I had the pleasure of taking some family photos for the Acacia Ohana last week! The girls were not entirely sold on being the sole focus of our attention… and so they brought along our two greatest weaknesses… puppies and two year old boys!! It made for the most entertaining shoot, full of quirky, adorableness… And despite Bronx and Axel’s attempts to steal the show, we still managed to get plenty of sultry photos of these two beauties with and without their baby boys in tow! Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons are the creative spirits behind Acacia Swimwear… … Continue reading The Acacia Ohana
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; … Continue reading The girl next door. Sunset Portraits
2012 was a busy year for Maui Maka! With a business that is outgrowing its britches as quickly as we can acquire new ones, it has often felt as if we will never catch up with ourselves. We had grandeur ideas of a “one-foul-swoop-end-of-the-year” post, that incorporated everything we had seen in 2012… but as most new year’s resolutions go… that was a bit ambitious. Instead, with a full plate of destination weddings booked for 2013, I would like to take a moment – and some photos – to appreciate how lucky we are to be able to facilitate … Continue reading A year in reflection…
Natalie and Jeff had a clear vision in mind. They wanted the day to be a personal reflection of themselves, they wanted friends and family to feel welcome and to use the day to not only celebrate the marriage of Natalie and Jeff, but for guests to recognize and celebrate the love in their own lives. Held on their private family farm in Ontario on Thanksgiving weekend, the atmosphere was intimate, elegant and inviting, with vintage details, farm-to-table cuisine, and sublte festive fall elements. Their day was full of love, joy, laughter and unforgettable moments. Photography: Rebecca Amber Photography with Maui … Continue reading Toronto Farm Wedding | Natalie and Jeff
Its Christmas card season! We are offering a special on ‘HOLIDAY CARD’ 30min sessions in order to get those holiday greetings off in time! 30min portrait session 5 -10 photos emailed to you (for those who wish to design their own cards) AND/OR posted to a private gallery (for who those who wish to design and order cards directly from our site – see below for examples) super speedy turnaround time! cost is $190 Space is limited so call the Studio to Book today 808 3447670 OR firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading …And on that note : ‘Tis the season to make your 2012 Holiday Cards!!
As the holiday season approaches, thought we’d repost our ‘party snapshot’ tips from last year! This is our original article (to see the version published in US Weekly scroll down to the bottom). HOW TO TAKE THE BEST HOLIDAY SNAPSHOTS … Continue reading Our ‘holiday snapshot’ article from US Weekly.
I spent this weekend with my best friends «one in spirit». Nothing makes me happier then taking photographs, of people I love, in places I love. I have been taking photos of these «four» in this place for a long time. It never loses its lustre… and neither do they. “KNights in white satin, never reaching the end… Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.” Thank you Tara for providing all the ‘costumes’ «your regular clothes» and rallying the dressed down nudes to dress up. Thank you Anna «so much more camera shy then your beauty lets … Continue reading Knights in White Satin