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Claire and Sean's Intimate Maui Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House

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Claire and Sean wanted to have an intimate Maui wedding with their family and close friends. They’re fellow Oregonians, so we immediately connected. If you’ve ever lived in Oregon then you know the special bond we all have. :)

Olowalu Plantation House is one of my favorite wedding venues on Maui and it’s perfect for small, intimate weddings. I love the old, antique house and the endless number of backdrops for photos. It’s private and right on the ocean, so basically perfect for a wedding in Hawaii!

One of my favorite moments of the day was when the bride was pooped on by a bird before the ceremony. We were all cracking up and dying laughing. :) I made sure to get a photo. Scroll down to see haha. It’s good luck on your wedding day right? I also loved that they chose a non traditional wedding cake…a donut! Was such a fun idea and they had several varieties from Donut Dynamite to share with their guests. Their ingredients are locally sourced from our beautiful island on Maui.

Huge thanks to Makena Weddings for a lovely evening!!

Hair + Makeup: Love and Beauty
Catering: Cafe o Lei
Wedding Donut: Donut Dynamite
Rentals: Island Events
Wedding Planner, Bar, + Calligraphy: Makena Weddings
Floral: Dellables Wedding Design + Florals + Flowers by Cora

ready to book your intimate Maui wedding at Olowalu Plantation House? contact me. :)
naomilevitphotography@gmail.com
808.250.3424

Best of 2018 >> adventure weddings and elopements in Hawaii and the western US

Wow. 2018 was a doozy. I love doing this yearly roundup because it really puts everything into perspective and reminds me how wonderful the past year was! I am feeling so grateful for all of you that trust me and include me on one of the most important days of your lives. What a blessing it is!

In February, I attended an adventure wedding workshop at Yosemite National Park with The Hearnes and Maddie Mae. This experience was a game changer for me and gave me the clarity to focus on my passion for adventure elopements and small weddings.

In May, I flew to San Diego to shoot an intimate backyard wedding. It was such a lovely celebration with their family and close friends. Garret and I rented a campervan (our dream car…currently on the search for one!) and explored Joshua Tree National Park together. Definitely one of my new favorite places in the world. I would love to head back there for an elopement some day! Then we hopped back to Hawaii and I shot their honeymoon adventure session in Waimea Canyon on Kauai.

Spent the next couple months in Hawaii and then flew to Truckee, California to photograph an epic wedding at Sugar Bowl Resort on Lake Mary in August. Their rock climbing day-after session was a HUGE highlight of the year! Came back to Maui and then back to Yosemite National Park in September for an adventure engagement session and celebrated my birthday in the valley with rock climbing lessons. A terrifying and awesome experience!

In November, I photographed an eco-friendly wedding on Maui which was also a favorite. I’ll be sharing more from this wedding in the future and really hope it inspires my future couples to create weddings that are sustainable and care for our earth. Finished off the year on Oahu with an adventure elopement and the sweetest couple from New Zealand. It was such a fulfilling way to end the year. :)

My goals for 2019

Outsource - this year I definitely reached a breaking point with my work load. I’m committing to outsourcing the business tasks that I don’t need to do, so that I can create more time to spend with my loved ones, enjoy personal adventures, and give more of my energy to my clients.

Give back to the land - I love my partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects planting 50 trees for every shoot booked, but I want to do more. Currently looking for new partnerships and projects to be a part of to help educate and preserve the natural areas in our country. If you know of a meaningful project that needs help please contact me!

Travel by campervan - My husband and I would love to travel more on the mainland during the summer and fall months….which means I’m available for adventure elopements in Oregon, Washington, California, and Utah!! We’ve been on the hunt for a campervan, so we have a mainland rig for adventures. I’ll be heading to Bend, Oregon in May for some sessions and would also LOVE to shoot in the Redwood National Forest and the Oregon Coast this year. Utah is another bucket list location I would love to see again. We road tripped there a few years ago, but would be thrilled to explore new areas there and shoot some adventure elopements!

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Phew. What a year. When I look back on the year I feel enormous gratitude for all of the amazing humans I’ve had the honor of connecting with. I wouldn’t have had so many epic experiences if it wasn’t for all of YOU! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)

Van and Bea's Honeymoon Adventure Session in Kapalua, Hawaii

Van and Bea were married in Philadelphia and flew to Maui for their honeymoon earlier this year. They decided to book a honeymoon adventure session in Kapalua with me to celebrate! They brought their wedding clothes with them, so they would have a large variety of wedding photos. City vibes from their wedding day and natural tropical vibes from their honeymoon. I loved that idea!

My good friend Barbara photographed their wedding and she referred me to this awesome couple when they mentioned they were coming to Maui. Barbara is a super talented photographer based on the east coast. We met at the Forest and Falls workshop a couple years ago and have stayed in touch over the years. One of my favorite aspects of attending workshops is meeting other talented creatives. Definitely check her out if you’re in need of a wedding photographer in Maryland or on the east coast!

We decided to explore Honolua jungle and Ironwoods Beach on the west side of Maui near Kapalua. The jungle there is like a fairytale wonderland and Ironwoods Beach is such an epic spot for cliffside photos at sunset. These two locations are perfect for Maui adventure sessions and creates a nice variety for my adventurous clients. Congrats you two! Hope to see you again next time your visiting Maui!

Looking for an epic adventurous maui honeymoon session at honolua jungle and ironwoods beach?
contact me today to book!
naomilevitphotography@gmail.com
808.250.3424