Considering Eloping to Hawaii?

So you are on the fence over having the big grandiose wedding your family is TELLING you to have, or running off to Hawaii, just the two of you, to run and frolic on the beach the way you have in your dreams!

Over the years, I literately have heard this SO MANY TIMES! It is just too common that the family is calling the shots and making the decisions on what your most important day should look like. Really you should listen to what your heart is telling you to do, but there are certainly some really attractive perks that come with eloping.

So I completely understand why so many couples choose just to run off and do what they want and what they choose to do. Of course, being a professional photographer in Hawaii I prefer this as well. The benefits of going this route are numerous and make it a much more attractive way to go. Here are some tips to make your Elopement  easy and stress free.

The very first thing to know is the sky is the limit. Literally! You could do a helicopter wedding landing in a remote location with just a pilot, a minister and a photographer. You could marry on the summit of a 10,000 foot volcano at sunrise or sunset, perhaps a jungle wedding in Hana with waterfalls or an adventure photography session before/after the wedding giving you a complete feel for true Hawaii! Let your imagination run wild as there are no limits.

Personally, I LOVE IT when the couple chooses to do an ELOPEMENT THEIR WAY. It shows not only their style, but also the unique ways they choose to celebrate and express their love for each other. Of course, doing a more adventurous elopement makes incredible photo opportunities and will make especially profound memories.   Planning a three to five hour photo session is reasonable in price and will guarantee that you get all of the great moments that tell the story of your day. This includes moments from getting ready, to exploring through the rain forest, to sharing the most amazing Hawaiian sunset documented for you to cherish for a lifetime.

Couple eloping to Maui with sun setting behind them, taken by Maui Wedding Photography

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100% total surprise proposal went flawlessly! Congrats to Joe popping the question and Reebie saying "YES!" Oh my goodness her expression was everything the moment he asked and they were both giddy with excitement and me as a photographer I LOVE photographing these precious moments! I chose this song by @lilymeola as the song fits perfectly with these moments & particularly because she's a local girl who lived across the street from me in Kuau Maui when I lived in Kuau.

After experiencing some cool spots we made it to Kapalua beach for sunset and afterwards they walked hand in hand for a romantic dinner at @merrimansmaui !

Congrats to Reebie & Joe and their new adventure they have decided to go on! Enjoy the imagery ❤️💍🥂👍🏼

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Something magical about eloping just the two of you. No pressure, no worrying about all the baggage that comes with a big wedding. Just the two of you connecting on a higher level, enjoying every moment in a tree house overlooking the ocean. Congrats to Rebecca & Michael who eloped from New Orleans to marry in this treehouse & later get treated to a gorgeous Maui Sunset. Life is Good!
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Something magical about eloping just the two of you. No pressure, no worrying about all the baggage that comes with a big wedding. Just the two of you connecting on a higher level, enjoying every moment in a tree house overlooking the ocean. Congrats to Rebecca & Michael who eloped from New Orleans to marry in this treehouse & later get treated to a gorgeous Maui Sunset. Life is Good!
Congrats to these two lovers!💍❤️🌴

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"There is no remedy for love, but to Love More!"~ Thoreau

Congrats to Mercedes & Brian tying the knot in style, surrounded by all their best friends, their families and heaps of love! The wedding was planned to perfection with great weather, delicious food & pumping jams making the dance floor shake w excitement! When this song played literally the whole dance floor went crazy with everyone jumping and fist bumping! Congrats to these two lovers! 💍❤️🌴👍🏼

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"We Delight in the Beauty of the Butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that Beauty!" ~ Maya Angelou
Here's to beautiful, strong, woman persisting to be the best people they can be despite strong headwinds and challenging currents! @miaminks13

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A little Maui Magic from the other night at the Four Season Maui. Enjoy

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Take me to the ocean so I can be free!

Makena Beach this was pretty this morning!

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