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!

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Jess + Kiama's Kauai Adventure Session

I photographed Jess and Kiama’s wedding in San Diego, California in May of this year. It was a small, intimate wedding with their family and close friends. They rented a beautiful house overlooking a gorgeous lagoon. It was a cool, overcast day which I wasn’t expecting for that part of California. I always thought it was sunny year round! Apparently May in San Diego is referred to as “May gray.” It was still beautiful and was perfect for their wedding celebration.

After their wedding, they flew to Kauai for their honeymoon. They decided to book an adventure session to celebrate while they were there. I’m always excited to hop over to Kauai for weddings, elopements, and engagement sessions. It’s definitely my other favorite island, after Maui of course. ;) Kauai is such a magical island filled with hidden gems and epic overlooks that are a photographer’s dream.

The day of our shoot the weather was a little crazy, which can be common for Kauai. It’s actually one of the rainiest places on earth, with an average rainfall of 400 inches annually at Mount Waialeale. That’s a lot of rain! We had originally planned to shoot at Kalalau Lookout but it was dumping rain, so we decided to explore Waimea Canyon. It ended up being the perfect location. The light was gorgeous and we had this spot all to ourselves. I love it when my clients can enjoy these special places in solitude. Thank you so much Jess and Kiama for a fun adventure on Kauai! Can’t wait to come visit you in New York City some day. :)

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Maui Adventure Engagement Session at Nakalele Point

When Nicole contacted me I had such a good feeling about her. I just knew we were going to be a great fit. She wanted to surprise her boyfriend Travis and let him know she was ready to get hitched while they were vacationing in Hawaii. They had an agreement that she would let him know when she was ready. Soooo she decided to surprise him while they were vacationing on Maui!

We had originally planned on doing the shoot at La Perouse Bay, but after they visited Nakalele Point she knew that was the spot to propose to Travis. It's definitely a favorite of mine on Maui and is absolutely perfect for an adventure engagement session! We started just chillin seaside while playing tunes on their ukuleles. They're both incredible musicians. I could listen to their voices alllll dayyy and that's actually how she convinced Travis to do the shoot! She told him that I wanted to use them as models so he had NO idea of what was really in store. She wrote a special song for him that left us all in tears, got down on one knee and presented Travis with a watch that he has always admired from a far. Their engagement session was super magical and I felt so lucky to be a part of such a special moment in their lives.

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