My first surfboard was an OLE. It was a present for my 7th Birthday. Custom shaped by Bob for me – with the colors that I had dreamed up and my name in pencil on the stringer, and it was PERFECT. Changed my life. Yes, that surfboard changed my life!! Best board EVER. Ole is a legend in the surfing community and there are hundreds of story’s just like mine, especially here in Lahaina. Bob is still in the shaping room doing what he loves, shaping beautiful custom surfboards for people to ride & enjoy their love of the ocean. … Continue reading OLE custom Surfboards | Bob “OLE” Olson
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…
Check out Maui Maka’s Photo featured in the January 2013 LIRA clothing full page ad in BL!SSS Magazine. Right next to the PARKO World Champ article!! (Congrats Parko!!) You can shop for LIRA gear at Liraclothing.com And flip through the Jan issue of Blisss Mag at Blisssmag.com Continue reading LIRA
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
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.
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
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/> 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