Honeymoon : : N and J

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

A year in reflection…

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…

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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

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!

the whole is greater than the sum of its parts – aristotle

Seewah is the part that I knew. She is free spirited and special like no other. In the eloquent words of her maid of honor… “Seewah is hands down, the most unabashedly stoked, human being I know.” She is gracefully stunning on every level and shines unfalteringly from the inside out. Though we have floated in and out of each other’s lives over the last decade, Seewah is love at first sight and a forever friend.  The last time I saw her was four years ago and in Bali. We were staying in a villa (five minutes from where she … Continue reading the whole is greater than the sum of its parts – aristotle